Monday, December 19, 2011

Not a huge deal, but...

I have finally just confirmed that the reported interest from Stuttgart for Timmy Chandler is real, as was a recent report about Wolfsburg's crush. However, the impression I get is that the former are more eager to land him... but also less likely to do so this winter. I found this all out when hearing about a New York-born Japan youth international left back wanted by the Schwabians (who clearly are ready for a full wingback revamp).

It isn't much for now (or overly current), but you know how I like to let everyone distinguish between what's legit and what rhymes with school-skit. Besides, I can promise the holiday goodies are about to get a lot sweeter around here, the elves have been baking up a storm.

In fact, let's just agree I'll hand out one goodie a day for eight straight, making it some sort of weird holiday celebration.





- Greg Seltzer

6 comments:

Mike said...

Looking forward to the 8 goodies.

Matt said...

What else did you learn about this American-Japanese-German kid? Are we going to be spazzing out about what national team he plays for in a few years?

Jay said...

I suspect this kid is entirely in the Japanese camp, given that he left the States at age 2 and has been a mainstay of the Japanese youth teams for years.

Not that I expect that would prevent US fans from spazzing about him, what with our propensity to spaz both in favor of (Neven Subotić) and in opposition to (Danny Williams) players who aren't born and raised in the country.

Bryan said...

Well said, Jay

Michael F said...

@jay - subotic lived in the usa from ages 11-18 and played on youth nat'l teams, i would argue that he grew up here (especially got his soccer training here). i think his situation is a little different.

that being said, how do we cap this japanese fullback + get him into the fold?

(only kidding)

Jay said...

@Michael F:

And? His parents were Bosnian, he was born in Bosnia. The only reason he was in the States at all was because of war. He started playing soccer in Germany, not the US. Frankly, I think the fixation that some people here have with him smacks of opportunism and the Euro-fixation-US-inferiority cycle more than anything else.