US Players in Asia?

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Menno-soccer-man, Aug 8, 2002.

  1. Menno-soccer-man

    Menno-soccer-man New Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Just a quick question from a newbie. Are there any YA playing in Asia? I would be interested in people who are playing even at lower levels in places like Thailand, Vietnam, India, whatever. I am working on getting teams to support in those regions and wondering if we have Yanks anywhere there.
  2. Davids26

    Davids26 Member

    May 31, 2000
    Wynalda almost went to China. I seem to remember hearing about a former American MLS player playing in Asia but I can't remember who it was...
  3. Colin Grabow

    Colin Grabow New Member

    Jul 22, 1999
    Washington, DC
    I think Dan Calichman played in Japan for a season.

    Michael Pao used to play in Indonesia. And I think Gerardo Laterza plays(ed?) in Hong Kong.
  4. Hank Rearden

    Hank Rearden New Member

    Jul 9, 1999
    Dundee, Illinois, USA
    Jeff Yu (Yoo?) played in Korea for a little while.
  5. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Besides those Colin mentioned:

    Jeff Yu -- Played/plays in Korea
    Mike Powell -- May have played in Japan, not sure
    Mike Preis -- May have played in Indonesia last season
    Darren Sawatzky -- may have spent some time in Korea
    Hugo Perez -- played in Saudi Arabia
    Neathan Gibson -- I think he may be a US citizen now, anyway he played in Japan and Malaysia
  6. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Laterza is the former MLS player (Galaxy).
  7. Colin Grabow

    Colin Grabow New Member

    Jul 22, 1999
    Washington, DC
    Sawatzky did play in Korea:

    "I was in the MLS and decided it wasn't for me anymore, and I went over and played in South Korea, but it wasn't very long before I was ready to settle down at home. (Sounders management) basically said we don't have money for you. That was OK for that season, because I came in late," he said.
  8. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
    Yes, but I haven't been able to figure out the name of the team.

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