Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Yedlin talks Spurs move

Lemme tell ya, this was a very curious situation all the way around. I may get into that later, and the same goes for the curiosity that is the actual structure of this transfer. For now, though, the stage goes to DeAndre Yedlin, who is now scheduled to become a Spurs player next summer. 


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25 comments:

Tybz said...

So it is definitely next summer, or any possibility that he joins them in early 2015?

And if it is next summer, does he player with the Sounders the rest of this year AND the first couple months of next season, or go on loan (or twiddle his thumbs for 7-8 months)?

Nawsk said...

Gah. I was ready to be done with Spurs after they kind of just dumped Dempsey after a really nice year that included some HUGE goals. Hope they end up selling Kyle Walker to make some room. Really think he needs consistent playing time at this point if he wants a shot at becoming a really nice RB in the future. Thought Roma would have been nice to learn from Maicon.

Also, can you throw some cold water on Fabian to Barca. I know it should be common sense, but for some reason I don't want to dismiss it. I think the world of him and think he could play for a CL club.

Tony M said...

Sigh...

I'm surprised Hamburg was never in the picture. I have read that Dolo is a fan.

Double sigh...
Will I ever get a Yank at Arsenal?

dikranovich said...

Dy should be at spurs by January, why would the deal start next summer? Maybe Roma will swoop in late with a rebuy.

Dany Tzvi said...

spurs selling kyle walker seems unlikely. kyle naughton out the door for sure, but Yedlin is not gonna immediately step in to the #1 spot at RB.

@Tony, Gedion Zelalem baby

Tony M said...

Darry, yeah I know, but that's a Gunner coming to the Yanks. That's awesome, but I want to see a guy I followed in his career get there. A Donovan, a Bradley a Yedlin - that make sense?

Ole Olson said...

Was it you Greg that noted when Roma were in the mix that the plan was to sign and then loan DY out until he was ready? Is that the likely outcome here with Spurs? Maybe Bolton could use him outside with Ream in the middle ;)

dikranovich said...

Tony m. You seem to be discounting a lot of fans who watched Gideon grow up in the dc suburbs, play local youth soccer, and then go on to a top club in Europe. Sounds a lot like Donovan. Did Donovan go to Europe before he played for the full national team?

Tony M said...

Um, no, I wasn't. But thanks for trying

UnitedDemon said...

@ Tony, Arsenal courted Gil, who decided to stay home. I'd argue that he made the right choice, academy players at top clubs have something like a 1 in 20 chance to become a regular. So while it would be great to see one of our youngsters make it through, I'm more concerned for the ones who are already in that situation, like Pelosi or Flores.

dikranovich said...

Just maybe it is not coach klinsmanns charm that will guide the young gunner to the us national team, but maybe it is the fact that he feels American. Yes tony m, I think you put your foot I'm your mouth a little bit.

Tony M said...

dikranovich, and I thought your previous comment was bizarre.

jon said...

There's a first time for everything, and today that first time is me agreeing with Dikran. Assuming Gedion's dad gets citizenship in time and Gedion picks the US, there's not much difference between and any other hypothetical American kid (he'd be the least controversial dual national since Stu Holden) that was good enough to join the Arsenal academy at 15 and then broke through to the first team. Tony M, would you feel the same if say Arsenal made a shock move for Will Packwood or Hyndman since they were in European academies since age 14 or 15 and you haven't really been able to follow their careers?

Anyway, I think I understand what Tony M is saying. You want to see a guy come up in an American youth team, then MLS, and then get bought by Arsenal so you can have already been following his young career?

Tony M said...

jon, I'm being completely personal here - I just want to see one of the guys that I have taken a particular fondness for go to a team that I really root for.

I'm an Arsenal fan and have been for over 25 years. I have been one of Yedlin's early advocates ... so of course he goes to Spurs! For me, personally, it's ironic.

Over the years there have been a handful of guys I really rooted for from their youth level on up - Donovan, Beasley, Renya, Bradley, Tim Ream, a few others - and would love my personal predilections to align.

dikranovich said...

I love how tony throws four of the USA all time greats out there, and tim ream. Lol.

mark said...

Did, don't forget that Ream started his career hot with the red bulls. He was also linked to Arsenal

Misael Garcia said...

Is there anyway we can kick dik of the site?

Tony M said...

Misael: You know, calling him "dik" is a good idea. But nah, let's not toss him. It's too much fund trying to follow the crazy logic of his statements. If I, for one, sound annoyed with him, I'm not. I'm more amazed than annoyed

mark: Ream also had a terrific half season in the EPL, then had a tough year and bounced back this year. Ream has a combination of skills that makes him an interesting player.What "dik" doesn't understand, it's about rooting for a guy. It's not about claiming he is already a great player.

heythisisrobbie said...

Have to agree with Dik here. I don't really understand what Tony M is saying.

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Dany Tzvi said...

sorry to cause all the hooplah

but yes, gedion zelalem is an american product, came up from 10 to 15 here. he was discovered by arsenal playing for his maryland club at dallas cup. he trained for the u-15 USNT but couldn't play because he was ineligible at the time.

Be thankful to have an american at your favorite club. count your blessings. do not ask for more from the universe than you deserve. as a lifelong zenit fan, i am very thankful to have had evgeni starikov coming off the bench for the reserve team/being loaned out to siberia for all those years.

Unknown said...

Where is Starikov now?

Dany Tzvi said...

I do not know where he is. Maybe in the Russian 3rd or 4th tier, ukrainian 2nd or 3rd tier. Maybe retired and become an insurance salesman. He never really did anything. Had a pretty good season in 2009 for the reserve team that was so bad (in the third tier) it got entirely axed, then on loans to senior teams he didn't score goals.

downintexas said...

better question. Where is Greg?

fixturewire.net said...

Yeah, anyone know here Greg went? I assume he has his finger on the pulse of what is going on with Geoff Cameron, but everyone is entitled to a vacation.