Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Quick FYI

Despite what you may have heard or read recently, Julian Green has not been demoted to Hamburg II. He certainly might play a couple games with them to build match fitness, but the youngster remains an HSV first-teamer.






- Greg Seltzer

24 comments:

mark said...

Thank you for clearing that up. People need to learn not to trust Bild.

dikranovich said...

Green would be a nice fit in Orlando, or even the new Miami team. Of course LA Galaxy would suit him as well.

justinwkoehn said...

Yeah, in 10 yrs.

dikranovich said...

My guess is that he is in MLS before 2018, and definately before qatar in 2022. Let him come and impose himself on MLS. He should not have any problem getting a licence. He really is a good boy, and you know his Dad will love this move.

Greg Seltzer said...

Yeeeeah, okay. No one else in the world would think it is a great idea for a guy who has debuted by 19 with easily the best team in arguably the best league in the world should leave for a far inferior league he has zero experience with.

Your stance has now officially become a parody of a parody regarding this stuff.

dikranovich said...

I wonder what, if any, is the buyout clause for Hamburg?

Greg Seltzer said...

They hold no buy option.

dikranovich said...

What, there was one?

Greg Seltzer said...

Nope, never was one.

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/08/31/american-exports-bayern-prodigy-julian-greens-loan-hamburg-confirmed

Misael Garcia said...

When will DIK leave us all to enjoy this site and the comments section?

Danny Boy said...

Gotta love over zealous US soccer media.

Green still has a butt load of talent. Can we just let the kid develop? I am tired of reading the doomsday US soccer media blitz the past few years.

dikranovich said...

i think we could really all be a little giddy about JG if he was getting minutes from the bench for b Munchien. if he was getting good minutes at hamburg, we could be happy with that. minutes with a semi pro team? ah, wake me when he is back in hamburgs gameday roster.

dikranovich said...

on a side note, im enjoying looking for eric wynalda comments on MLS.com. he is certainly no fan of coach klinsmann, and he loves a good conspiracy. he is basically a hater/truther.

if there is one thing you can clearly say about US fandom, it is that it is made up of a diverse group of people, who have many many different schools of thought about what is what.

maybe everything is either or, its either this way, or its that way. you either play abroad, or you don't play abroad. certainly you can do both.

you can either love coach, or you can hate coach. you can love to hate him also. maybe its not just an either or proposition. some people might actually hate loving him.

all the discussion is building up the gold cup, and we are on record, winning the gold cup is expected. expectations bring accountability

justinwkoehn said...

Qualifying for confed cup is my expectation. If we have a good showing in the gold cup but get knocked out, but still win the play-in game for confed, then I'm okay with that.

dikranovich said...

Justin, I think everyone can live with that, and probably not even qualifying for confederations cup, but going out and busting up copa America.

coach klinsmann has his opportunities to show what he is made of this cycle, even before the hex rolls around.

justinwkoehn said...

JK said that the confed cup is the best preparation for WC (which doing well in is the ultimate goal). I'm not fine with missing it.

dikranovich said...

I don't think anyone is fine with missing confederations cup. Let's be honest, Mexico could pip us twice in games that count this year, and that would see them going to confederations cup over the USA

This could happen, and we could go on to win copa America. Believe me, if coach Klinsmann won a copa America, the importance of that event would be elevated several fold.

With this said, the largest factor to our success in Russia is going to be the success of MLS club teams, especially those Choc full of National team talent.

justinwkoehn said...

dik's last two statements:
"Justin, I think everyone can live with that, and probably not even qualifying for confederations cup"

"I don't think anyone is fine with missing confederations cup."

Seriously, why do I still engage in conversation with you...

dikranovich said...

Justin, your head is going to explode. you don't even quote me properly.

then you wonder aloud why you even spoke up in the first place.

keep your comments directed at the overall community, and you will not have any problems.

dikranovich said...

"If we have a good showing in the gold cup but get knocked out,.. Then I'm ok with that"

This is what the shoe looks like on the other foot.

k-hamrin said...

Greg, have you gotten any updates on Green? Now Rummenigge is speaking in on the matter as if Green is demoted (http://www.tz.de/sport/fc-bayern/rummenigge-ueber-green-beim-hsv-das-nicht-unserem-sinne-4730435.html). Sounds like its turned into a pr mess up.

k-hamrin said...

Greg, have you gotten any updates on Green? It seems Rummenigge has commented on the situation as if he has been demoted (http://www.tz.de/sport/fc-bayern/rummenigge-ueber-green-beim-hsv-das-nicht-unserem-sinne-4730435.html)
Sounds like a pr nightmare.

brian said...

from greens Facebook:

Hello people, to clear up the confusion: neither the coach nor the sporting Director has spoken so far with me. I learned from the press that I'm supposedly playing for the U23 now. HSV has pledged that on the 3rd day of the game, so I strengthened the first team. That was and is my goal and was the reason for my change. I am license players, have no debt come and give everything in every training. I'm ready to make my contribution to the objective of maintaining. If I can play, I'll score goals.

dikranovich said...

We should all have a good laugh about this. Before we start crying!