The official "Some site says this guy is a Yank" detective work thread

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, May 23, 2013.

  1. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #1076 Jamooky, Aug 10, 2021
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2021
    OK - I'll post it here:

    Tylor Golden - Salford City. Say he was born in Myrtle Beach. Other than that, what do we know?
     
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  2. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    #1077 Dave Marino-Nachison, Aug 10, 2021
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2021
    He was news to me! It looks pretty likely that both he and his older brother Deven, who is or was also playing in England, are American though I've seen it reported differently in different places. They were in the U.S. before England.

    https://www.coastfa.com/about-us-1/news/golden-brothers-chasing-pro-contracts

    Tylor drew a PK for Salford in a preseason match last month.

    https://www.dcfc.co.uk/news/2021/07/salford-city-vs-derby-county-match-report-24th-july-2021

    He spent some time on loan at Notts County last season. (It's a long interview and I haven't listened to the entire thing so perhaps he says "YES IN FACT I WAS BORN IN THE US" at some point...)




    Deven seems to be or have been somewhat further down the pyramid.
     
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  3. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    T'Markt now has him with the U19s of Decic in Montenegro.
     
  4. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    T'Markt says Jones is now at Sierre, also in Switzerland.

    https://www.transfermarkt.de/nicolas-jones/profil/spieler/460250
     
  5. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    T'Markt says a '98 named Jean-Yves Poame, who has some Irish YNT experience and was most recently at Athlone but is currently MIA, is American, though he was apparently not born in the U.S. He spent some time at Sunderland earlier in his career.
     
  6. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    This turned out to be correct. He's Tomas Totland's brother. However, I'm not sure Mattias is currently playing anywhere, or at least anywhere I could easily find. His last stop appears to have been lower-division Norwegian club Fana.
     
  7. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
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  8. naopon

    naopon Member+

    Jan 2, 2007
    California
    Club:
    Kawasaki Frontale
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can't find another source for his romanized name but it seems safe to say that his first name is "Shawn" and he's Japanese-Canadian, as indicated by his IG account. Not sure if "van Yaden" is the correct spelling for his surname.
     
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  9. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Ethan Mitchell of Plymouth Argyle, whose club calls him American (as does T'Markt) is, unfortunately, not American. It's possible that some kind of confusion arose because there's a young American player with the same name, but that's just a guess.
     
  10. jlsm

    jlsm New Member

    Watford FC
    United States
    Jan 27, 2021
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  11. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Take a bow, @jlsm, and start a thread! I can confirm that Thorvaldsson has an American father. Based on some database sites, he appears to be provisionally cap-tied to Iceland, for the record.
     
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  12. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Downey is now on the second team of FC Homburg.
     
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    Jun 9, 1999
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    Jun 9, 1999
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    Jun 9, 1999
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  16. gogorath

    gogorath Member+

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    United States
    May 12, 2019
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  17. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    This (Finnish) story from last year confirms that he's American -- but, unfortunately for the purposes of this forum, we're too late, as he's apparently out of competitive soccer and into the sustainable soap business.

    https://www.helsinginuutiset.fi/paikalliset/3185396
     
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  18. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    A few sites say there's an American named Sidi Camara at lower-division German club Deutz; some say he came from Downtown United, a youth club in NYC, and there's a player of that name who seems to be of the right age who played at MLK high school, also in the city. I haven't been able to pin down enough stuff to start a thread yet.
     
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  19. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
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  20. NoHammiesAltidore

    United States
    Jun 28, 2019
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Osaze De Rosario is listed as a citizen by Transfermarkt; he now plays in the Ukrainian 1st division but I can't find confirmation of citizenship. It's likely that he has it as his dad was playing for the Earthquakes at the time of his birth, just no confirmation that I can find.
     
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  21. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    #1096 Dave Marino-Nachison, Sep 16, 2021
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2021
    Huh, that's interesting. You're right, not easy to confirm. But the club did report his signing (and a three-year deal) on its site. He's an '01.

    https://fcrukh.com/posts/ruh-pidpisav-chotiroh-novachkiv

    Apparently he was also looking into opportunities in Spain earlier this year. I believe this was the first time I've come across the ".gal" URL suffix while looking up Yanks Abroad...

    https://lugoslavia.gal/2021/08/osaze-de-rosario-cd-lugo/
     
  22. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This Twitter feed says Benicio Pena, a 2003 GK at Boldklubben AF 1893 in Denmark, has a US citizen father:



    Not much out there on him.
     
  23. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
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  24. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Not really YA at this point, but I came across this first-person account by Delbridge who mentions that he played HS soccer with Bjorn Johnsen. Gotta figure that was a pretty good high school team!

    https://www.athletesvoice.com.au/harrison-delbridge-he-said-i-was-going-to-hell/
     
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    Jun 9, 1999
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