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-17 boys beat Japan three times    
Coach John Hackworth added eight players to the U.S. U-17 Residency Program squad for a 37-player ...
Roster: U.S. U-16 girls head to California camp    
Coach Jaime Frias' second camp of 2017 for the U.S. U-16 girls national team takes place ...
Roster: U.S. U-16 boys prep for France in Florida     
A 24-player U.S. U-16 boys national team squad trained under Coach Shaun Tsakiris March 5-13 in ...
Roster: U.S. U-17 boys prep in Honduras    
The U.S. U-17 boys national team is in Honduras for a Feb. 24-March 3 training camp ...
U.S. U-18 girls tie England, 0-0    
The U.S. U-18 women's national team tied 0-0 with England to finish off its 10-day training ...
Roster: U.S. U-20 women start new cycle     
The U.S. U-20 women's national team, which aims to qualify for the 2018 U-20 World Cup, ...
U.S. U-18 girls beat Norway, 5-0     
Sophia Smith, who scored twice in last Sunday's U.S. U-18 girls national team's 3-1 win over ...
Roster: U.S. U-14 boys train in California     
A squad of 36 players, all born in 2003, is taking part in a U.S. boys ...
Boys U.S. Soccer Development Academy: College commitments fall 2017    
Forty-five of the Boys U.S. Soccer Development Academy clubs have reported 395 players making commitments college ...
Roster: U.S. U-16 girls hold first 2017 camp    
Coach Jaime Frias has called up 24 players, all but one born in 2002, for the ...
>> Youth Soccer Reporter Archives