Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Scouting report: Brooks' 'potential value' tops $45 million
April 19th, 2013 6:32PM
Subscribe to Youth Soccer Reporter

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad, germany, under-20 world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICANS ABROAD]American-German John Anthony Brooks is considered one of the top prospects in German soccer. The 20-year-old defender, who says he'll soon decide between representing the U.S. U-20s or German U-21s this summer, plays for 2. Bundesliga leader Hertha Berlin and his "potential valuation" is put at $45.6 million.

Sky Sports Scout rates him at 60/80, making him a "great prospect." Its evaluation describes Brooks:

Standing at 6ft 4in, Brooks is an imposing player - but he is no bruising centre-half [central defender].

Elegant, with a good footballing brain - the fact he has not even been booked for Hertha this season tells its own story about his game. Clearly good in the air, Brooks is a confident performer and at 20 looks a hugely impressive figure.

Sky Sports Scout put Brooks' current value at $7.6 and his potential value at $45.6 million.



3 comments
  1. R2 Dad
    commented on: April 19, 2013 at 7:07 p.m.
    would love to get this guy involved with the USMNT. However, Hertha is going up next season so he will have plenty of visibility and he won't need world cup exposure to get him to the next level. that sounds mercenary and maybe he's not that calculating, but if Hertha was just mid table this year that might have swayed him already...
  1. James Froehlich
    commented on: April 19, 2013 at 7:16 p.m.
    Sounds like he will be a natural for the German MNT. Best not to even waste our time.
  1. feliks fuksman
    commented on: April 20, 2013 at 8:40 a.m.
    Time will tell.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Youth Soccer Reporter
U.S. U-16 girls head to Netherlands    
Coach Jaime Frias has named a 20-player roster for the U.S. U-16 girls national team's Sept. ...
NSCAA launches new youth coaching courses    
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is offering new coaching education programs that focus ...
Roster: U.S. under-16 boys train in Northern California    
The U.S. under-16 boys national team is in Davis, California, for a week-long camp that ends ...
U.S. U-17 girls beat Venezuela twice    
Six different players scored eight goals for the U.S. U-17 girls national team in 4-0 and ...
Roster: U.S. U-18 women train in Chula Vista    
A 26-player U.S. U-18 women's national team squad is training under Coach April Heinrichs Sept. 3-10 ...
U.S. U-19s are in Serbia for three-game tournament    
Eight current pros are in the U.S. U-19 men's national team that is in Subotica, Serbia ...
Mallory Pugh returns to U-20s    
Mallory Pugh, the 18-year-old attacker who played in three games at the Rio Olympics and scored ...
Roster: U.S. U-17 boys head to Mexico    
U.S. U-17 boys national team coach John Hackworth named a 20-player roster for the 2016 Torneo ...
U.S. Soccer hosts women's U-20 NTC Invitational in September    
The U.S. U-20 women's national team's preparation for the 2016 U-20 World Cup in November includes ...
U.S. U-15 girls reach Concacaf Championship semis    
The U.S. U-15 girls national team, coached by Mark Carr, beat Bermuda, 12-0, at 2016 Concacaf ...
>> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives