Joshua Perez training with PSV

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  1. Clint Eastwood

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    http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/club...ospects:-barcelona-youth-on-us-style_aid28153

    Joshua Perez, the U.S. U15 Boys National Team star and TopDrawerSoccer.com #1 player for the Class of 2016, is currently training with PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, according to his uncle Hugo Perez.

    Indications from Hugo Perez suggest his nephew’s move to Europe is a matter of when and not if at this point.

    The stint with PSV is expected to last two weeks with the obvious possibility of him staying on for longer at the club’s discretion. There are also other top clubs in the picture for the younger Perez while he is in Europe for this trip.


  2. sidefootsitter

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    That's THE Hugo Perez?
  3. Sandon Mibut

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    Yes.
  4. Scotty

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    So is he eligible for an EU passport? Or are his parents considering moving there with him like Ben Lederman's family did?


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    What are the rules in Holland?

    Did say...........................Lee Nguyen have a euro passport?
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    Nguyen was over 18 when he went to Holland.
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    That would be a great spot for any young american.
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    Wasn't even aware of this kid. Thanks for the update Clint. If he's turns out half as good as Hugo was I think we have a serious winner. Early days of course but its nice to dream!
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    Might be better. Hugo didn't have Hugo as an uncle supervising his career.
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  10. Bruce S

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    I do not want to crap on Hugo, but Hugo was big in the USA when we had almost no pro players. Hugo would probably not even play for the USA anymore IMHO.
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    Rightttttttttttttt.
  12. minya

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    You mean that he was so bad that his nephew is a disadvantaged child?
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    But its easy to do that with just about anyone from the 70s and 80s and even early 90s. There are a slew of players who were "world class" then who wouldn't be now because of various advances, physical and otherwise. The game is always evolving.
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    Exactly! He had a chance to sign for Ajax during one of their best periods as a club back then if I remember right....

    He had skills.


    Closest thing we've had to a player like messi. Very one player dominant, but man could he dribble with that one foot like crazy! Very Maradona/Messi'esque.


    TONS of potential...



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    In the past I've defended guys like Lalas, Mike Burns, Mike Windischmann, and Desmond Armstrong from attacks for being "only good enough for their era." I never thought I'd have to do that for Hugo Perez.
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    I will politely, but vehemently, disagree.
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    The same as everywhere else.

    The latest run-around-the-rules is to have a player come in on a tourist visa, practice for 3 months with the club, go home for a vacation, then return for another 3 month tour and so on until the kid is 18 and can become a full pro.

    The money that may have been paid to a player goes to his parents/guardians or a trust fund or lawyer to dispense on his behalf.
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    please tell me Hugo's accomplishments. He was a good but not great player in a sea of nothing in the USA. What were his accomplishments in the world of soccer?
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    I mean, even by the standards of the day, what were Hugo's big accomplishments.
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    no, he was a well-known pro player
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    like Gooch had a chance to sign for Real Madrid?
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    http://articles.latimes.com/1987-09-11/sports/sp-4747_1_hugo-perez

    In the summer of 1987, a couple of months after winning the European Cup Winners' Cup, Ajax wanted to sign Hugo Perez. There coach at the time was a guy named Johan Cryuff, who has proven himself a fairly capable coach with a decent eye for talent.

    With all due respect, Bruce, but I'm going to defer to Cryuff's talent evaluation over yours.
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    There are no rules for foreigners outside the Europeasn Union as long as you are not 18 years old. Then the clubs have to pay a minimum amount of money to the player that is quite high.

    This was posted by me in the Earnest Stewart thread:
    Mark de Jong from Delft gets an answer to his question:
    AZ puts a lot of effort in the Youth system.Yet it occurs frequently that very talented players from the AZ Youth Academy are being snatched before their 18th birthday by other clubs.What ways has AZ to cover the risks that players are educated over here and ultimately break through at another club?

    Stewart:
    We can prevent that by offering them a contract. That is allowed from their 16th birthday. With the real big talents we in fact do this! Once they have a contract, they cannot leave just like that.Take a look at big talents like Thom Haye and Joris Overeem. The problem is that clubs cannot offer youngsters a contract before their 16th birthday. They can leave for a fee of 13000 Euros for every year in the Academy, which only applies to professional clubs. Recently this this unfortunately happened with Ezra Walian, who went to Ajax and Dany van der Moot who went to PSV. We did our utmost best to make them change their minds, but couldnot do more otherwise. Very annoying. Within the Netherlands we are now discussing this problem. One of the solutions is to raise the Academy compensation fee. That is often totally not covering the expenses we made for that player. That is a twisted situation.
    Qestions you have you can email to [email protected]
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