Who's the Boss? Gale Agbossoumonde at Djurgården

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Ed-D, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rico is very likely to move.
    Taylor would be joining Caleb Patterson-Sewell.
     
  2. Cool Hand Luke

    Cool Hand Luke Member+

    Aug 13, 2008
    Austin Texas
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ives twitter RT: "Us-defender Gale Agbossoumonde set to join Eintracht #Frankfurt later today. #sge"
     
  3. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, if he didn't impress at Djurgardens, he appears to be failing upward.
     
  4. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Amazing eh? I wonder if there were any physical problems he was struggling with at Djurgarden?
     
  6. LongDuckDong

    LongDuckDong Member+

    Jan 26, 2011
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rumors are he's being signed for their reserve team which plays in the Regionalliga Sud (fourth division).
     
  7. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    He will not be with Frankfurt's first team, he will begin with the reserves from what I understand (4th division). The reserves of a Bundesliga II team is not necessarily a better situation than the first team of an Allsvenskan club. In fact, I'd say it is definitely a step down in quality.
     
  8. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That would explain it.
     
  9. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He has obvious talent..
     
  10. LongDuckDong

    LongDuckDong Member+

    Jan 26, 2011
    Club:
    FC Schalke 04
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They wouldn't be taking him on loan if they thought he didn't have the potential to play Bundesliga football.

    Also, the Regionalliga has a huge emphasis on developing skill. Half the teams competing are reserve teams (mostly U23). It's not a bad place to develop.
     
  11. SecludedMonkey

    SecludedMonkey New Member

    Mar 1, 2011
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Really? What talent is that?
     
  12. prowazekii

    prowazekii Member

    Jun 21, 2008
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is size a talent?
     
  13. ielag

    ielag Member+

    Jul 20, 2010
    Step down for Boss but probably a better place in the short term since the emphasis will be on development instead of winning. Still not a bad spot for a 19/20 y/o to be in, but he needs to impress during this loan.
     
  14. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Let me be frank; I trust the clubs evaluations of Boss more than you guys. Even more than that I trust my own eyes.
     
  15. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It may be a step down, but when you've shown that you clearly weren't ready for the previous level, that's not always bad. Gale is now in project territory. Hopefully he puts it together, but it will be a long road.
     
  16. ImaPuppy

    ImaPuppy Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 10, 2009
    Using too many parentheses
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Nat'l Team:
    American Samoa
    I absolutely agree with this, just wanted to point out to the other posters that it isn't like he played poorly and was rewarded with a contract surrounded by higher level players, but I would think it is a more than suitable destination for development.
     
  17. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bingo. He needed a step down, and the concurrent easing of pressure that comes with it. Give him a few years to build a good foundation and then let's see what he has to offer.
     
  18. El Michael

    El Michael Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Club:
    DC United
    The dynamic's of Gale's situation are moving more in his favor each and everyday. If I'm not mistaken his contract with Traffic ends next year. If Traffic cann't sell him they make Zero / Zilch on their investment and Gale as a 21 year old becomes a free agent. A Gale with no contract become highly attractive to a lot of clubs.

    Gale is still a bit raw, but he does possess great footwork and ball skills and imo with consistent playing time some of his tactical blunders will begin to work themselves out.
     
  19. babieca

    babieca Member

    Jul 12, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Time for a new thread?
     
  20. russ

    russ Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Canton,NY
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Narcolepsy.
     
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  21. chimac4u

    chimac4u Red Card

    Aug 9, 2006
    I know he isn't technically abroad anymore, but does anyone have an update on him/his play?
     
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  22. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Playing in Carolina.
     
  23. chimac4u

    chimac4u Red Card

    Aug 9, 2006
    He's actually playing? Playing well?
     
  24. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 19, 2008
    Colorado
    Club:
    FC Metalist Kharkiv
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    No idea how he's playing. I just did a google news search and it seems he's been playing regularly.

    One indication that might be in the negative column is that the Railhawks are tied for the most goals conceded.
     
  25. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    He was diagnosed (in this thread) with "Big Kid Disease" and apparently he's still searching for a cure. :sick:
     

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