Whitbread - Liverpool U-19s [Rs]

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by dheck, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. dheck

    dheck Member

    Sep 20, 1999
    Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    I suspect the [R] isn't needed, but whatever ...

    Most people here are probably aware that Zak Whitbread did not go to the COTIF tournament in Spain with the US U-20s.

    He has been playing regularly for Liverpool U-19s:

    8/24: L'Pool 1 - 2 Norwich
    (Whitbread played 90 in central defense)

    8/31: L'pool 3 - 2 Spurs
    (Whitbread played 90 in central defense)

    Reports here.

    I think it was also reported earlier, but he also saw time as a sub with Liverpool Reseves, in a 2-1 win over Bolton on 8/19. Pretty nice for such a young defensive player.
  2. Martin Fischer

    Martin Fischer Member+

    Feb 23, 1999
    Kampala. Uganda
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is it possible that Whitbred did not go because he might be considering playing for another country?
  3. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Anything's possible. The only two options are the US and England--and both teams have a chance to cap him in the UAE next year.

    He's appeared for the U-23's, but at this point seems an unlikely choice for inclusion with the U-20's.

    The US is more likely a candidate, with England's player pool and their not using him in the past.
  4. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    Even now are they so much deeper than us?
  5. nobody

    nobody Member+

    Jun 20, 2000
    I would imagine they will be much deeper than us for quite a while. We may have a select few young pros and a few dozen kids getting trained down in Florida, but England has hundreds of young kids coming through their pro ranks all the time.
  6. Soccerholic

    Soccerholic New Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    Mile High
    Zak Whitbread???? I thought you were talking about Fatima Whitbread. ;)
  7. mschofield

    mschofield Member+

    May 16, 2000
    Union Berlin
    Nat'l Team:
    I don't know, he seems to consider himself British. I mean, there are a lot of players who could consider themselves American who've never given it a thought. Is there any indication he'd like to play for the US?
  8. fidlerre

    fidlerre Member+

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    yea, he has played for the us youth team.

    he has never appeared for the british youth team.

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