Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Kainoa Bailey seals deal with Bayer Leverkusen
by Mike Woitalla, August 7th, 2013 8:12PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  americans abroad, germany, mls

MOST COMMENTED

[AMERICANS ABROAD] Kainoa Bailey has played for the Academy teams of two MLS clubs -- D.C. United and Real Salt Lake -- but the 18-year-old is pursuing a pro career in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen.

The Nevada product’s signing became official when he turned 18 on Aug. 2 and he’ll start out with Bayer Leverkusen’s U-23 team, which competes in the Regionalliga, Germany’s fourth division. (The reserve teams of Bundesliga clubs have age restrictions in Germany’s lower divisions.)

Bailey was steered to Germany by former U.S. national team star Brent Goulet, who coached Bailey in 2012 at the now-defunct Nashville Metros of PDL. Goulet, who scored for the USA at the 1988 Olympics and six times in qualifying, played more than a decade in Germany and began his coaching career with eight seasons as assistant and head coach of SV Elversberg.

“Leverkusen is a good fit because they've dealt with Americans before such as Frankie Hejduk, Claudio Reyna and Landon Donovan,” says Goulet. “[Bayer GM] Michael Reschke said that they've learned from the past and will do everything in their power to make sure that Kainoa will have the best possible chance to excel at Bayer Leverkusen. ...

“Kainoa is very young and hungry -- and also very, very fast and talented. With the proper guidance in their youth system he will learn the game tactically and structurally, which in turn will help him play to these strengths.”


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: All 11 players in on England U-21 goal    
England beat Germany 3-2 in a U-21 friendly earlier this week. James Ward-Prowse scored the gamewinner ...
What They're Saying: Raheem Sterling    
"It's not about the money at all. ... I talk about winning trophies throughout my career. ...
What They're Saying: Florida state senator Jeremy Ring    
"My guess is every one of you has seen a coach, a parent-coach, on the other ...
MLS adds to Fred suspension    
For the second week in a row, the MLS Disciplinary Committee has added a game to ...
Mexico and Argentina friendlies average 56,500    
Just how strong is the U.S. market for international soccer? Mexico and Argentina both played two ...
Road to Russia: Kluivert's Curacao advances    
Former Dutch great Patrick Kluivert has led Curacao to the second World Cup 2018 qualifying round ...
Klinsmann, ever the optimist, refuses to buckle    
Another blown lead didn't prevent U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and his players from finding positives ...
Video Pick: Soccer meets 'Game of Thrones'     
Does Brek Shea look like Brienne of Tarth? Lionel Messi like Bran Stark? You can be ...
What They're Saying: Jozy Altidore    
"I want to apologize to our fans and my teammates. Emotion got the best of me ...
What They're Saying: Jurgen Klinsmann    
"He used some verbal words. I asked the ref, obviously -- I told the players at ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives