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  • an american at chelsea

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story ... 87&cc=5901

    well, gooch is gonna go to chelsea....??

    turned down fulham...

    and real madrid....

    this is the 1st american to be heavily sought by a big euro club...

    don't count landon donovan, who as a 17 year old went the bayer leverkusen, but quickly got home sick for socal...

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    Re: an american at chelsea

    Originally posted by az2004
    well, gooch is gonna go to chelsea
    hailed as the first big true athlete to reach the elite level in USA soccer - he hasn't impressed me with his technical game yet. But he certainly has the tools to be a mainstay in the US defense. The Premiership, with its physical style of play, is a good match for him.

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    • #3
      gooch's strength is man marking...

      during world cup qualifying he did an excellent jon on borghetti....

      gooch took luca toni out of the usa-italy wc match....

      koller did beat him to space in the czech match, but later in the match gooch took out koller, injured him, the czechs lost koller and their wc performance afterwards was atrocious...

      still gooch is the guy you want to amrk a guy like drogba, you don't want gooch's technical skills out there...his job is to defend...

      on another note, euro snobs are having a tough time...the denmark team who lost to usa 3-1 on saturday, lost 1-0 in el salvador wednesday night ...

      we're talking el salvador folks.,,,denmark has honduras on saturday, and they're a few goals better than denmark...

      http://www.uefa.com/competitions/euro/n ... 00474.html

      sweden made a trek to the altitude of ecuador, losing 2-1 and drawing 1-1

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      • #4
        http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/s ... marseille/

        well, finally he's going to marseille....

        after 2 years at clemson gooch went to metz, before going to standard liege...

        next american kid to watch is benny feilhaber, seeing some playing time at hamburg...

        look for him to take the role formerly played by reyna...

        and freddy, continues his progress, qualifying usa for u-20's in canada in july...this will be his 3rd u-20 tourney, not bad for a 17 year old....

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        • #5
          http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story ... 50&cc=5901

          well, it's newcastle united now....

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