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Keaton Parks gets first goal for new club Benfica B
by Paul Kennedy, September 12th, 2017 1:40AM
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TAGS:  americans abroad, portugal


Young Texan Keaton Parks, who was frozen out of the first team at Portuguese second division Varzim and took his fight for freedom all the way to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, scored his first goal and added an assist for new second division club Benfica B in its 3-0 win over Real.

Parks, 20, debuted for Varzim last fall and scored two goals in 10 games, but he didn't play a league game in the second half of the season when he did not agree to a move to Portimonense.

Parks, who wanted to join Benfica B, took his case to Portugal's Joint Arbitration Commission and Varzim then took the case to CAS after the first court agreed with Parks' request for contract rescission.

  1. frank schoon
    commented on: September 12, 2017 at 9:26 a.m.
    It would be nice if SA would contact Varzim and ask an update on Parks scouting report, what his weaknesses are and what he should be working on or improve and what he is good at. The 'nuts and bolts" report of a player on a foreign team can give a better picture here to further aide the development of the American player back home. As a matter of fact SA should contact all the clubs in Europe and ask for a critical scouting report on the American players in order to find out what we need to improve upon in developing the American player. It is that kind "insight" info that would aide in what needs to be more emphasized in training and development. It is nice to hear another American abroad scored a goal but it really doesn't anything more about the player's depth capabilities ,other than a "feel good" report....
  1. John Soares
    commented on: September 12, 2017 at 2:26 p.m.
    It's "one" goal. If he is or turns out to be very good we will hear about him.

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