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Agbossoumonde and Bijev off to Germany
by Paul Kennedy, August 31st, 2011 6:32PM
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[AMERICANS ABROAD]U.S. teenagers Gale Agbossoumonde and Villyan Bijev are headed on loan to clubs in the German Second Division.

Agbossoumonde, who debuted for the U.S. national team last fall but has jumped around from club to club in Europe, will join Eintracht Frankfurt on loan from Traffic, the company that owns his contract.

He spent part of last season at Portuguese club Braga without ever making an appearance and he spent the first half of 2011 with Sweden's Djurgarden.

Agbossoumonde was born in Togo, moved to Benin as an infant, then settled in Syracuse, N.Y.

He started for the U.S. U-20 national team at the 2009 Under-20 World Cup and captained it in qualifying for the 2011 Under-20 World Cup.

His 6-foot-2 frame has made him an attractive prospect but he has often struggled. In 2011 Concacaf U-20 qualifying, his error contributed to the winning goal that sent host Guatemala through to the world championships at the USA's expense.

Bijev, 18, was signed by Liverpool to a three-year contract this summer after starring for youth club Cal Odyssey, and the Reds loaned him out to Fortuna Dusseldorf.

"Dusseldorf is a great club with a super stadium," said Bijev, whose parents are Bulgarian. "I am looking forward to playing here and I hope that I can help my new team with goals."

Fortuna sporting director Werner Wolf called Bijev a great talent.

"We want to give him the opportunity here at Dusseldorf to mature as a player," said Wolf.



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