Brek Shea to Fulham? Not Buying It

Shea to the Cottagers: We're not buying it

Shea to the Cottagers: We're not buying it

Oh, come now.

Fresh off the highly uneven and underwhelming performance of the US U-20 team in their World Cup, the rumor pushing UK rag The Sun is broadcasting that Fulham are after FC Dallas’s Brek Shea.

As we commented in some of our review on the U-20 team, we were highly unimpressed with Brek Shea in the lead striker role for the U-20 team.

If Fulham wants to sniff around another U.S. striker to complement Eddie Johnson, how about taking a flyer on Conor Casey or even throwing a tryout to 6’2” Indian Hoosier beanpole Will Bruin.

4 responses to this post.

  1. I don’t see how a lanky flank player with little to no speed (against players his own age mind you) fits into Hodgy’s system with the likes of Gera, Duff, and Dempsey. Not to mention Bjorn-Helge Riise on the fringes. I watched parts of the Germany game, and the Cameroon game and came away underwhelmed by Shea. He didn’t stink it up, but he definitely didn’t light it up either….

    Maybe the magic that Roy worked on Deuce will turn Shea’s career into something worth following, but for right now I’d be concentrating on getting more minutes with FC Dallas if I were him.


  2. Posted by Pck on 2009/10/06 at 6:08 AM

    Hah I remember playing against Will back in highschool. Is he really doing that well that heD get EPL looks?


  3. Posted by matthewsf on 2009/10/06 at 6:48 AM

    @Nick, @Pck

    Nope — Will Bruin is not there yet, but he’s 6’2” and playing for a good program. He would be given a Peterlin look so to speak.

    I agree with Nice in that Shea doesn’t fit the Fulham system — I think if he can get over there for training that’s another thing though (and a bigger issue of the EPL vs. MLS).


  4. Posted by Berg on 2009/10/06 at 10:48 AM

    Not a chance. Admittedly, he had little service from those around him but the times he did have the ball on his feet he really did little to impress.

    I guess if you want a striker who seems to lack the natural scoring instinct, he’s your guy.


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