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Matis Romero

  • Position: CDM
  • ClubCD Leganés Youth (Spain, La Liga)
  • DOB: Feb 17, 2001
  • Citizenship: Canadian, Spanish
  • Birthplace: Montreal

https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/matis-romero/profil/spieler/604727

* credit to @SpecialK for this find early in the month. Given Matis' pedigree, thought a separate player thread was warranted 

Edited by hamiltonfan

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The number of quality kids that aren't in our system seems surprising to someone like me.  I suspect it is a matter of resources, but for guys like this - and some of the other recent "finds" - it seems like the CSA should be aggressively recruiting and giving them the sales pitch of getting on board (especially at this time which has big opportunities on the horizon).  

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2 hours ago, Vince193 said:

 

He’s not playing for a MLS  Academy / in North American, nobody from the CSA will give him a call. I bet Spain will give him a call before us !

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1 hour ago, SpecialK said:

He’s not playing for a MLS  Academy / in North American, nobody from the CSA will give him a call. I bet Spain will give him a call before us !

right.. sort of how guys like Millar/Busti/Guillard/David didn't get a call right? 

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From what I can see he was playing with the u-19 first team of Leganés last season, which is good for a 17 year old. 

He is no longer with them. Perhaps he could say where he is playing this year. He is not on the Leganés roster any more.

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2 hours ago, LeoH037 said:

right.. sort of how guys like Millar/Busti/Guillard/David didn't get a call right? 

David was playing in Ottawa when he got his first call. Millar, Busti and ZBG play for some of biggest clubs in world. Calling them is a must! The CSA would be totally blind and dumb if they didn’t. 

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13 hours ago, SpecialK said:

He’s not playing for a MLS  Academy / in North American, nobody from the CSA will give him a call. I bet Spain will give him a call before us !

Piette

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15 hours ago, SpecialK said:

He’s not playing for a MLS  Academy / in North American, nobody from the CSA will give him a call. I bet Spain will give him a call before us !

Benson Fazilli
Kosovar Sadiki
Diego Gutierrez
Tristan Borges
Kris Twardek
Emmanuel Zambazis
Derek Cornelius
Axel Desjardins
Juan Cordova
Caniggia Elva
Patryk Misik
Gabriel Boakye
Sebastien Breza
Josh Doughty

 

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15 minutes ago, El Hombre said:

Benson Fazilli
Kosovar Sadiki
Diego Gutierrez
Tristan Borges
Kris Twardek
Emmanuel Zambazis
Derek Cornelius
Axel Desjardins
Juan Cordova
Caniggia Elva
Patryk Misik
Gabriel Boakye
Sebastien Breza
Josh Doughty

  

Breza - has never rep Canada in any major Tourney

Boakye - was playing for TFC when he was first called

Borges - was playing for TFC when he was first called

Desjardins- has not rep Canada in any major tourney 

Elva - has not played any youth games, only 2 U23 games.

Doughty - did not play any major youth tourney.

Cordova - has not play any major youth tourney.

 

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2 minutes ago, SpecialK said:

Breza - has never rep Canada in any major Tourney

Boakye - was playing for TFC when he was first called

Borges - was playing for TFC when he was first called

Desjardins- has not rep Canada in any major tourney 

Elva - has not played any youth games, only 2 U23 games.

Doughty - did not play any major youth tourney.

Cordova - has not play any major youth tourney.

 

A lot of those guys weren't/aren't good enough. Who knows how good this kid is. Obviously if he is good enough we should call him up, but simply playing in Spain doesn't make him good.

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Just now, El Diego said:

A lot of those guys weren't/aren't good enough. Who knows how good this kid is. Obviously if he is good enough we should call him up, but simply playing in Spain doesn't make him good.

How do we know they are good or not when we have no scouts and we don’t play any friendlies. Also look at the the last two U17 teams, basically all NA based players, maybe one or two European based players. If a European team is taking a chance on a Canadian player, they must have some talent. 

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It is true that we don’t play enough to evaluate players.  When you don’t play enough games you stick with what you know and that is players who are local. The exceptions have been at big clubs or were guys who were known before heading overseas. 

For example, if Perruzza didn’t come back to TFC II it’s tough to see him getting a u20 call while with Empoli. 

Its a resource problem.  Of course coaches will pick from players they can watch 20+ games a year... most of us would probably do the same.

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1 hour ago, SpecialK said:

Breza - has never rep Canada in any major Tourney

Boakye - was playing for TFC when he was first called

Borges - was playing for TFC when he was first called

Desjardins- has not rep Canada in any major tourney 

Elva - has not played any youth games, only 2 U23 games.

Doughty - did not play any major youth tourney.

Cordova - has not play any major youth tourney.

 

So you're changing your main thesis from "The CSA doesn't know about players outside of North America" to "The CSA should play non-North American players regardless of skill level or competition at the same position"?  Interesting strategy.

By the way, every single one of those players was called into a camp in the lead up to major tournament at least once.  And the ones that were with TFC were called in while they were in Europe.

Give it up, man.  The data doesn't support your bias.

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1 minute ago, El Hombre said:

So you're changing your main thesis from "The CSA doesn't know about players outside of North America" to "The CSA should play non-North American players regardless of skill level or competition at the same position"?  Interesting strategy.

By the way, every single one of those players was called into a camp in the lead up to major tournament at least once.  And the ones that were with TFC were called in while they were in Europe.

Give it up, man.  The data doesn't support your bias.

Well we haven’t  qualified for youth World Cup  in a while, also the last U17 team couldn’t even make it out the group and lost against CUBA! So if NA based players are not getting it done, maybe it’s time to change it up. Also we are losing European based players to other nations. Players are saying haven’t been contacted by the CSA, Cristante brother ( if it was really him ) said if the CSA called Bryan sooner, we would have a better chance of getting him and other players. 

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28 minutes ago, SpecialK said:

Well we haven’t  qualified for youth World Cup  in a while, also the last U17 team couldn’t even make it out the group and lost against CUBA! So if NA based players are not getting it done, maybe it’s time to change it up.

So, who exactly are the kids that have been overlooked? 

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