Will John has Danish Trial

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Dave Marino-Nachison, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
  2. SDBhoy

    SDBhoy New Member

    Jul 3, 2007
    Santa Barbara
    He's only started 2 games in his career according to MLS. This might turn into a dangerous situation for MLS if higher paying Euro leagues begin to accept that even squad players from America can contribute.
     
  3. Shaydee

    Shaydee Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    New Jersey
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    John played 6 games for the Fire in 2005 but hasn't played a minute in league play for the past two seasons.
     
  4. Ceres

    Ceres Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Club:
    AGF Aarhus
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    Well, as I have written in the "Lee Nguyen" thread then Lee Nguyen and Will John were among 4 foreign trialists at Randers FC this week (Lee Nguyen, Will John, Alain Behi and Tidiane Cheikhouna) ....

    Randers have now decided that they may consider signing the D/DM Alain Behi who has won 5 caps for the Ivory coast, while the Senegal U23 NT forward Tidiane Cheikhouna was send home because they dont belive he would be useful at this point in time.. as for Lee Nguyen, then it very much seem to depend on how much $ PSV are asking to get in compare with what Randers are willing to spend on a young foreign talent.. They may also consider a loan deal... So far they have not said what they think of Will John...
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  5. Hyuuga Neji

    Hyuuga Neji Member

    Nov 20, 2007
    The Bay Area
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, if Will makes the team then more power to him.:cool:
     
  6. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  7. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Thanks for the update Kuhnscoot. I'm not suprised that Lee Nguyen might be signed, but Will John is a bit of a suprise. It seems European teams have been impressed with young MLS reserves like Will and Bryan Arguez. These guys didn't see much playing time in MLS, but are impressing in overseas trials. I'm not sure what to make of it yet.

    Presumably Will John would be a lot cheaper than Arguez. In fact, would Will John be a free? Is he still with the Wizards? I guess so. Maybe 300k as a transfer fee?
     
  8. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gives you an indication of where MLS should rank vis-a-vie European leagues. MLS is a pretty good, but not great, league. In America, reserve-level players don't have a lot of other options (and those other options don't pay well either). In Europe, there are a lot of other options, some of which pay quite well.
     
  9. SDBhoy

    SDBhoy New Member

    Jul 3, 2007
    Santa Barbara
    This will embolden some reserve players to look for other options, I think. Hopefully this will give the Player's Union a bargaining chip to raise the embarassingly low minimum pay.
     
  10. DoctorD

    DoctorD Member+

    Sep 29, 2002
    MidAtlantic
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just means that MLS is a higher level than many American soccer fans give it credit for.
     
  11. s0ccerstud86

    s0ccerstud86 Member

    Aug 19, 2005
    Columbia, Mo
    yes, oz city post says it will be a free transfer if it happens.
     
  12. kaka'22

    kaka'22 New Member

    Aug 14, 2005
    New York
    And that MLS players are seriously underpayed.

    MLS really needs to step up their game as far as player salaries are concerned. Look how many Americans and former MLS players are playing in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, BL2, Greece, and lower English leagues.
     
  13. garbaggio

    garbaggio Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Arlington
    Will John never made it in MLS and he got an extended chance because (I'm pretty sure) he got signed to a GA deal as a member of the u20 pool.

    I'm pretty certain he would have been waived as soon as his GA status expired. Less of an impact player than David Stokes.
     
  14. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    His GA status expired last season. He had to be protected/exposed in this last expansion draft.
     
  15. garbaggio

    garbaggio Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Arlington
    Makes sense. I was posting in response to Clint Eastwood's speculation that John might b worth a $300K transfer fee. That would be great if the KC could get it but, privately, I'm sure they'd congratulate themselves for pulling off a heist.

    Arguez is a couple years younger and may have been part of DC's future plans but Will John (nothing personal against him as an individual) is pretty much just a washout.
     
  16. sidefootsitter

    sidefootsitter Member+

    Oct 14, 2004
    Or maybe MLS is full of excellent athletes, who have not come close to realizing their footballing potential.

    So, a team like Randers will take a flyer on a young athletic guy and see if they can mold him into a decent player.

    If not, they didn't spend much.
     
  17. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    I don't know. If he's good enough to get playing time in the top flight of Denmark, then he should have been good enough to see playing time in MLS. I guess we'll have to judge this one when and if:

    a) the deal goes thru
    b) he gets playing time at Randers

    I've always felt that some MLS teams don't give their reserve players enough of a chance to make an impact with the first team. NE certainly does, and they reap the rewards of giving young players a chance throughout the year. Then they're a real asset during the stretch run and playoffs (see Adam Christman, Wells Thomspson, etc). Because lets be honest, the MLS regular season is pretty meaningless. Why didn't DC give Arguez a game or two to see what he could do, and give Simms and Carroll a rest. Arguez didn't even play in the US Open Cup. With all of DC's tournaments (CCC, Superliga, MLS, US Open Cup) they couldn't find one opportunity for Arguez to get a game? Now I'm focusing on DC becuase I know them the best. They had depth in Arguez's (Arguez', do you need an 's when the person's last name ends in z? hmm? grammar!) position with Carrol, Simms, Olsen, etc.
     
  18. BloodEagle

    BloodEagle Member

    May 19, 2007
    Kansas city
    will john is probably the most technically gifted player on the wizards. i would have rather seen him start than many of the other players that started instead of him, like victorine and morsink
     
  19. s0ccerstud86

    s0ccerstud86 Member

    Aug 19, 2005
    Columbia, Mo
    ozcitysoccer.com says it's a done deal. the translations also make it sound like lee nguyen will sign there too. good luck to them both.
     
  20. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. Dave Marino-Nachison

    Jun 9, 1999
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    The caption calls the three new players "Tre nye musketterer".
     
  22. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
  23. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    Looks like Lee has been enjoying the local cuisine a bit too much ;)
     
  24. Ceres

    Ceres Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Club:
    AGF Aarhus
    Nat'l Team:
    Denmark
    "Three new Musketeers"....
     

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