Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Offseason goodie

I'm not going to get into club names just yet, but I can assure you that in-form (and out-of-contract-come-January) SønderjyskE midfielder Conor O'Brien is getting some heavy flirtation from clubs in the Eredivisie and neighboring Jupiler League.

He also has suitors up the table in Denmark, but the sense I'm getting is that those are fallback options at this time. In fact, his agent is headed to the Lowlands this week to hear pitches. As you'd imagine, a report coming shortly at MLSS.


- Greg Seltzer

8 comments:

Jayboy said...

The Eredivise has been a great home for Yanks in the past. John O'Brien, Beasley, Bradly, Altidore have all gone and done well there. It would be great to have Conor there to develop!

Greg - I'm sure I have some cognitive bias in remembering only the successful Yanks in the Eredivisie. Are there any recent players that have failed there but gone on to success elsewhere?

Mike said...

Lowlands? As in a Glasgow club?

Greg Seltzer said...

@ Jayboy: Lee Nguyen?

GD said...

Robbie Rogers and Cory Gibbs?

Greg Seltzer said...

Gibbs played the best soccer he ever played in the Eredivisie before a knee injury ruined his time there.

Rogers never made it to the Eredivisie, leaving Heerenveen's reserves after six months for homesickness just as he was about to crack the first team.

Micah said...

Shame about Rogers really. I remember Verbeek was H'veen coach at the time and I believe he said something along the lines of Rogers having a lot more potential than one Michael Bradley. If he had stayed i bet his career could have been a lot different.

Jay Eychaner said...

Unrelated, but I'm pretty sure the way the Zenit PA announcer calls goals is inspired by this cat:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EytotH8BENI

Jayboy said...

Yeah, Lee Nguyen is the only one that came to mind too... and he probably just was in a bad situation with Hiddink leaving PSV. Basically, it seems that we've had good luck with the Eredivise and I'm all for more players shifting there.