US Star In England Considered Potential Replacement For Vidic, Terry.
This player is starring for Borussia Dortmund and saw action in the most recent World Cup in South Africa. He is only 22 and is considered one of the best up and coming defenders in all of the world. Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea have all made attempts to get him and all so far have been sent back empty handed. He is truly one of the most elite players on the field(excluding keepers) to come out of America in all of recent soccer history. Of course this player is Neven Subotic who plays for the Serbian national team. He grew up in Salt Lake City and in Brandenton, Florida where he caught on with the U.S. national youth program. He had success there, but due to issues with his coach Thomas Rongen which apparently angered him enough to make him refuse to play for this country he left the USMNT and joined the Serbian national team. He is now being given the opportunity to start for Arsenal, Chelsea and Man U. The fact that he is not taking this is really irrelevant to the point I’m trying to make. If Neven Subotic were playing for the U.S. National Team this would be headline news all over the country and would be another big step for U.S. soccer. American players have been doing a lot to improve the view of them throughout the world, and in Premier League play with Robbie Findley, Jermaine Jones, and Michael Bradley all moving to England recently. We will surely have a real American player starring on one of the big teams in Europe soon, but this stings just a little bit because our training camps helped to get this one. It proves we’re doing something right even if we haven’t made it the whole way.