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#278965 - 03/23/12 04:09 PM Re: 2012 Roster Thread [Re: bq]
uhclem Offline
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More trialist info...

from the Stars write-up of their intrasquad scrimmage (a roster list for the scrimmage would have been appreciated):

Conrad Smith - F - 5’9 - 170 - 30
Wiki page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad_Smith_(footballer)

Documentary
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlfa7w_a-day-in-the-life-of-conrad-smith_sport

NASL pic and short bio
http://www.nasl.com/index.php?id=2&playerID=163

Video hilite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvxl76Mqv9U

Marco Di Baccari
Has experience with German Bundesliga youth and reserve teams

http://www.zak.de/artikel/15066/Balingen-Aus-fuer-arrivierte-Clubs

http://www.vfl-bochum.de/vfl2004/nachwuchs/saison_amateure2004/sp14.html

http://www.vfl-bochum.de/kickit/article.class.php?article_command=preview&hash=cfcd208495d565ef66e7dff9f98764da&pageid=3&&type=NEWS:DETAIL:1656&lang=jp&neu=1

Ibee Ibrahim - F - 6'0 - 160 - 20
Wiki page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdus_Ibrahim

Video hilites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-1OdzDEXIc

Video interview
http://torontofc.neulion.com/tfc/console.jsp?id=325

"As the names keep coming up, I'll keep looking 'em up." promises

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#278985 - 03/24/12 02:22 PM Re: 2012 Roster Thread [Re: uhclem]
GumbyGrrl Offline
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Here's what I've figured out so far. Let me know if there are any changes; I'm assuming this isn't completely right.

2012 Roster Moves

"Officially on roster"
Kyle Altman option retained
Simone Bracalello option retained
Justin Davis option retained
Devin Del Do option retained
Cristiano Dias option retained
Neil Hlavaty option retained
Brian Kallman option retained
Andy Lorei option retained
Gino Mauro option retained
Lucas Rodriguez option retained
Kentaro Takada option retained, signed new contract extension
Matt VanOekel option retained
Amani Walker option retained
Kevin Friedland new contract
Daniel Wasson new contract

Edi Buro new signing
Miguel Ibarra new signing
Martin Nunez new signing

Andrei Gotsmanov option retained, yet to report to camp (3/16)
Jeff Cosgriff option retained, yet to report to camp (3/16)

"Officially off roster"
Jack Stewart traded to Ft Lauderdale
Joe Warren retired
Brian Cvilikas option retained, retired
Ely Allen option retained, released

Chris Clements option not retained
John Gilkerson option not retained
Sandy Gbandi option not retained
Geison Moura option not retained
Tino Nunez option not retained

Ryan Woods “left the Stars camp before the final championship playoff series and flew back to England”
Anthony Hamilton contract not renewed
Luke Mulholland signed with FC Tampa Bay

I'll leave the trialists to uhclem
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#278986 - 03/24/12 03:01 PM Re: 2012 Roster Thread [Re: GumbyGrrl]
uhclem Offline
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Pretty close.

I can report from an unimpeachable source that Jeff Cosgriff has retired from professional soccer and has taken a position with a computer firm on the West Coast.

Loved the team, loved the fans, had a great time. But he took an internship with a company who offered him a permanent position with good money and great opportunities for the future. And he got a bit homesick.

He thanks everyone for their support and will always be a Blue.

Rumors about Gotsmanov, too, from a normally very reliable source. Unfortunately, I can't independantly verify so I'm not at liberty to repeat.

"If anyone hears any trialist names not mentioned in this thread, toss them my way." requests

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#279010 - 03/26/12 03:31 AM Re: 2012 Roster Thread [Re: uhclem]
uhclem Offline
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Update on the intrasquad scrimmage!

They finally added the starting line-ups for the blue and yellow squads:

http://mnstarsfc.com/2012/03/yellow-team-wins-intrasquad-game/

So, I am taking this opportunity to do a report on all the trialists who were named (some of these are repeated from earlier posts).

Mitch Hildebrandt - GK - 6’1 - 205 - 23
College pic , bio and career stats
http://www.ougrizzlies.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/hildebrandt_mitch00.html

Senior stats
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/oakl/sports/m-soccer/auto_pdf/2011-12/stats/season_stats.pdf

Interview
http://usa10kit.com/2011/09/04/a-force-on-the-field-mitch-hildebrandt/

College honors
http://northoaklandsports.com/2011/11/12/ou-soccer-lands-three-on-all-summit-league-squad-2/

PDL bio
http://www.buckssoccer.com/Roster/532271.html

Interview Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TLELA67dig

Training video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMhus5BcSzM

Hilites video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7kTZFmw3L0

FB page
http://www.facebook.com/people/Mitch-Hildebrandt/651389851#!/people/Mitch-Hildebrandt/651389851?sk=info

Mba Ernst Tchoupe Ndefotsing - M - 5’8 - 145 - 25
Pic and brief career history
http://www.copapostobon.com.co/noticia/un-camerun%C3%A9s-llega-al-expreso

Feature article with pics
http://www.elpais.com.co/elpais/blogs/figuras-y-recuerdos/africano-quiere-vestirse-verde

Michael Reed - M - 6’0 - 170 - 24
2011 Infosport report
http://www.infosportinc.com/2011michaelreed.html

College pic, bio and stats
http://www.golobos.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/reed_michael00.html

Senior stats
http://www.golobos.com/sports/m-soccer/stats/2010-2011/teamcume.html#TEAM.IND

Interview
http://www.golobos.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/103008aab.html

Kevin Venegas - M - 5’10 - 150 - 22
College pic, bio and stats
http://www.fullertontitans.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/venegas_kevin00.html

Senior stats
http://www.fullertontitans.com/sports/m-soccer/stats/2011-2012/teamcume.html#TEAM.CMB

Drafted by Chivas earlier this year
http://www.fullertontitans.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/011812aaa.html

USL Super-20 experience
http://supery.uslsoccer.com/home/353735.html

Feature article
http://www.dailytitan.com/2012/01/csuf-midfielder-venegas-drafted-by-chivas-usa/

FB page
http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1466793728

Marco Di Biccari (update from Marco Di Baccari) - F - 5’10 - - 28
Pic, stats, transfers
http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/en/di-biccari/profil/spieler_6546.html

Connor Tobin - D - 6’2 - 175 - 25
Wiki page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connor_Tobin

Senior stats
http://uvmathletics.com/custompages/MensSoccer/2008/2008TEAMCUME.HTM

Played in Norway:
http://uvmathletics.com/news/2009/2/17/27277.aspx?path=msoc

Ups and downs there
http://www.yanks-abroad.com/get.php?mode=content&id=5086

College pic and bio
http://www.seniorclassaward.com/athletes/connor_tobin/

USL Pro pic and bio
http://www.rhinossoccer.com/team/index.html?player_id=7

USL Pro stats
http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2011/22376.html#STATS

Short coaches eval
http://uslpro.uslsoccer.com/home/505976.html

Done some coaching in college
http://unhwildcats.com/sports/msoc/coaches/Connor_Tobin

FB page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Connor-Tobin/161069563959799#!/profile.php?id=1295788581

Nick Noble - GK - 6’4 - 200 - 27
Wiki page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Noble

College pic and bio
http://www.msnsportsnet.com/profile.cfm?id=100617&sport=msoccer

MLS pic and stats
http://www.lagalaxy.com/players/nick-noble

Waived by LA
http://www.insidesocal.com/soccer/2012/02/goalkeeper-gaudette-signs-with.html

Superetten stats
http://www.footballzz.co.uk/jogador.php?id=34891&epoca_id=141&op=zoomstats

Video interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_531gKoz1U

FB page
http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000999061825

Shawn Chin - M - 5’8 - 145 - 22
Wiki page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_Chin

Listing on agent’s website
http://novasportsgroup.com/NovaSports/in...&Itemid=216

2nd college pic and bio
http://www.gousfbulls.com/ViewArticle.db...p;Q_SEASON=2010

Senior stats
https://admin.xosn.com/pdf8/720801.pdf?&...;DB_OEM_ID=7700

2011 NASL stats
http://www.nasl.com/index.php?id=291&getTeam=4

Video hilites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RldRaHz5I0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K4N1CrpdXw&feature=fvwrel

Twitter page
https://twitter.com/#!/_shawnchin

Chris Cortez - F - 6'4 - 185 - 23
MLS pic, bio and stats
http://www.cdchivasusa.com/players/chris-cortez

Wiki page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Cortez

College pic and bio
http://www.calbears.com/sports/m-soccer/mtt/cortez_chris00.html

Freshman stats(only year)
http://www.calbears.com/sports/m-soccer/stats/2006-2007/teamcume.html#TEAM.IND

Interview
http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2011/05/16/cortezs-debut-chivas-long-time-making

Player eval
http://www.thegoatparade.com/2011/11/13/2556100/chivas-usa-2011-postmortem-chris-cortez

More eval
http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/soccer/post/_/id/14833/chivas-usa-goats-release-cortez

FB page
http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1242976&sk=info

Quick promo video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgIk_fJz5YU

Video interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzkil8W6-bc

Video hilites and interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7_Qmls8Z58&feature=topics

Conrad Smith - F - 5’9 - 170 - 30
Wiki page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conrad_Smith_(footballer)

Documentary
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xlfa7w_a-day-in-the-life-of-conrad-smith_sport

NASL pic and short bio
http://www.nasl.com/index.php?id=2&playerID=163

Video hilite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nvxl76Mqv9U

Ibee Ibrahim - F - 6'0 - 160 - 20
Wiki page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdus_Ibrahim

Video hilites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-1OdzDEXIc

Video interview
http://torontofc.neulion.com/tfc/console.jsp?id=325

"I'm guessing we've trialed an entire league's worth of players this year." slightly exaggerates

That little old jersey collector

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#279032 - 03/26/12 03:18 PM Re: 2012 Roster Thread [Re: uhclem]
uhclem Offline
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Roster leak or another administration error?

From the NASL's official website:

http://www.nasl.com/index.php?id=2&lastletter=C

While there are some new players missing and quite a few former players still on it, I still find it interesting that trialist Shawn Chin should be listed with a number, 15. And if you click his name, you'll find that they have switched his team listing from FC Edmonton to Minnesota Stars FC on his individual listing.

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Edited by uhclem (03/26/12 03:20 PM)
Edit Reason: change link

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#279361 - 04/04/12 12:30 AM Re: 2012 Roster Thread [Re: uhclem]
uhclem Offline
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An article on our new GK with an interesting bit of info, if true...

http://www.ougrizzlies.com/sports/m-soccer/spec-rel/040312aaa.html

The interesting line is the last one (caps mine), "At Minnesota, Hildebrandt will be one of THREE goalkeepers competing for the starting job, which recently opened up following the retirement of long-time net-minder Joe Warren."

"This shapes up to be the biggest battle for the starting keeper job since Papa Joe and Jon Lowery in 2002," thinks

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Me

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#279368 - 04/04/12 07:27 AM Re: 2012 Roster Thread [Re: uhclem]
bq Offline
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It's a college article so I wouldn't put too much stock in the 3 goalkeepers. Not saying they might not sign someone eventually but I'm thinking we could end up with a loan keeper from an MLS team this season. Not saying I know this by any means. But it's sort of an educated hunch I have.

It's pretty public that the Stars will announce today three sort-of-kind-of veteran signings. Chin is one of them. He missed the Edmonton scrimmage on Monday to go home and pack his stuff and head to MN.

The other two are Chris Cortez formerly of Chivas USA: never saw much play time and was released in February.

The other is a Minnesotan who actually did get some MLS experience but failed to make a mark, Fuard Ibrahim. Originally signed by FC Dallas as the youngest signing ever by an MLS team (17 I think) who then went to Toronto FC where he lingered. He's only 20 or 21 so this could be a really good/safe spot for him to rebuild his career.
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#279370 - 04/04/12 07:29 AM Re: 2012 Roster Thread [Re: uhclem]
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My guess is there will be a goalkeeper announced today. The Stars site says, "The team will also announce three more additions on Wednesday."
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#279372 - 04/04/12 07:46 AM Re: 2012 Roster Thread [Re: GumbyGrrl]
bq Offline
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OK,well, I just listed 3. Chin, Cortez and Ibrahim. Actually I'm not sure Cortez is the one they will announce. Might still be looking at him.

Has Connor Tobin been announced yet? I think they may sign him as well. He made 17 appearances for the Rhinos last season. We definitely need some depth defensively.

I guess we will just have to wait for the press release today.
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#279373 - 04/04/12 08:03 AM Re: 2012 Roster Thread [Re: bq]
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Have the Fire released Jay Nolly yet?
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