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Red Bulls striker Tandir heads to Sochaux
January 3rd, 2013 6:49PM
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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Izzy Tandir, the second leading scorer for the New York Red Bulls' unbeaten U-17/18 team in the Development Academy, has signed a contract with French club Sochaux.

The 6-foot-4 Tandir scored eight goals in eight games this season after scoring 10 goals for the Red Bulls' U-15/16 national championship team in 2011-12.

He is the third player to turn pro from the Red Bulls' academy in the last month. Teammates Amando Moreno and Santiago Castano signed homegrown contracts with the Red Bulls.

The 17-year-old Tandir trained in the fall with the Red Bulls' first team. He had previously trained at FC Toronto and SC Cambuur in the Netherlands.

"It was a nice experience for me," Tandir  told Bosnian website Reprezentacija.ba in early December. "A special impression on me was [Thierry] Henry. Remarkable man, a great player. He advised me. When I told him I am from Bosnia, said he knows a lot of players from our area."

Tandir, who was born in German to Bosnian parents but is an American citizenship, played two games in December for Bosnia's U-19 national team against Montenegro.

Bosnian-born players -- Vedad Ibisevic and Neven Subotic -- were also raised in the U.S. youth system but chose to move to Europe, and they are now stars in Germany's Bundesliga.



1 comment
  1. R2 Dad
    commented on: January 3, 2013 at 11:54 p.m.
    If US Soccer ignores this one he will play somewhere else, too.

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