Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Jawohl-ian

The Red, White & Blue just got Julian Green-er. However, please let us not lose marbles. All things in proper time. I will do my best to get some German reaction for MLSS tomorrow.



- Greg Seltzer


[Photo: imago/Ulmer]

12 comments:

dikranovich said...

and his first action might come against mexico. nothing like a baptism under fire.

downintexas said...

I'm excited and proud he chose to rep the US. But he is still only 18. I hope he lives up to the hype, but we should hold off on him, so that he does not go the way of Adu.

Zach said...

If he is as clinical in the box as he seems, makes it a lot easier to leave Wondo at home this summer.

J.G. Updike (@FixtureWire) said...

@Zach, Green is a great prospect and very good as a forward, but in an effort to make him the complete forward Bayern has taken to playing him on the wings to expand his game. I think that fact will more likely keep a Shea out of the squad as I never really considered Wondo having any real chance of making the squad.

While this is huge news, and I am quite excited being a Bayern supporter and knowing the buzz that surrounds Green, I can't help but feel sorry for the guys trying to make the squad who are going to lose out to a kid who is going to parachute in at the 11th hour.

Either way, anyone else think Bayern actually pushed this move as part of their conquer America marketing plan? Part of me thinks definitely, but to lose out on a promising forward which is their weakest position in the German squad seems counter intuitive.

justinwkoehn said...

I'm not sure how much Pep is guarding Loew's interest. This is an opportunity for his prospect to get international games under his belt and further develop outside of Bayern fixtures. I'm also hoping that by Bayern locking up the Bundesliga up so early that Green will get more playing time for the first team.

Shea blew his chance at Brazil with the early termination of the loan, so I'm not going to shed a tear if Green takes his spot.

dikranovich said...

jG, do you happen to remember the conquer America marketing plan BAyern put out back in 1977? It was delivered by heir keiser himself.

Bayern is not trying to conquer America with their new Germany facilities in brasil, they are simply looking for more talent.

Greg Seltzer said...

@ JG Updike:

-- Green is a great prospect and very good as a forward, but in an effort to make him the complete forward Bayern has taken to playing him on the wings to expand his game. --

You have it backwards. He is a natural winger that they breifly took to play as a central forward. He has only played 6-7 games out of 21 as a CF for Bayern II this season.

John said...

@downintexas: He will not end up like adu.

John said...

Some people need to stop comparing him to Adu. Green is already three things Adu never was fast, a winger and a goal scorer. And he's on the best football club in the world, while Adu couldn't make it at Benfica.

Greg Seltzer said...

** ... while Adu couldn't make it at Benfica.**



While I can agree with the rest of your comment, this is rather unfair. Adu had 3 goals in 252 minutes (including a 97th minute winner and a stoppage time equalizer) for Benfica.

And his departure there happened because a new coach came in and wanted his own guys - hardly an uncommon fate for soccer players in Europe.

John said...

That's true but I just don't like the comparison.

Greg Seltzer said...

I do not like it, either. Was just making that small point.