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‘It’s GETTING CLOSE!’ Why is Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun in Miami during the break? | ESPN FC
- Published on Mar 23, 2023 veröffentlicht
- ESPN FC’s Herculez Gomez joins Sebastian Salazar on Futbol Americas to debate whether the USMNT have the upper hand over England and Nigeria in the pursuit of Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun.
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Crazy to think that Tac was mentioned as a source on ESPN after all these years of watching him
I think it's only a matter of time until Herc invites him on Futbol Americas
My dawg concacaf Edgar my og
@Sesay H. I remember after his post a lot of ppl in the scuffed discord were trashing him just for balogun to prove him right the next day 😂
Hard work pays off!
Tactical Manager TV And 11 Yanks are awesome USMNT and soccer channels in general.
As an Arsenal Supporter, I want him on Team USA because he will play more.
Why do you want him to play more and risk injuries?
Honestly I don’t want him on team USA we are not a second option
@Tyrell James He is a better option than anyone else we have at striker. We needed a finisher at the WC and he could be it for the future. I would like to see him at USMNT because I believe he makes us better, based on what he has done in France.
@Bones Jones I think at his age the bigger concern is getting game time against strong competition and while CONCACAF is not the strongest, it is good experience.
As an Arsenal and England fan. I hope he chooses USA. He can develop without being under the spotlight. There is huge pressure on young England players. Look what happened to a 19 year old Saka after he missed the penalty. The media in this country heap loads of pressure on England players. Look at Deli Ali. He can enjoy his football more playing for USA.
That 19 year old isn’t a good example. That miss helped him grow mentally and as a player. By far best winger this season in the prem
I think he'd be under more pressure with this USA that just tend to overhype their mediocre players.
*penalty got saved
Southgate will ensure...that he goes to USMNT...
You are spot on. And I rate him higher than nketiah. Look i love him and I think hes also superb. But I think balo will come out a little stronger especially if he picks usa. You also have to remember tomori. He had a similar case. But he chose england and is being way to under the radar. We can both agree that him and ben white are better than stones and dier. Maguire is not even a question in all seriousness lol
Don’t care what nation he decides to play for. Just so long as he stays at Arsenal at club level.
Why would he want to sit behind Jesus he might as well leave
@Dashawn Ballard because he’s 21 and he ain’t starting in the Premiere League at any club.
@Red Vulpa he wouldn't start on any premiere league team?
@BakiSmaki27 Premiere League is way above French League. He may start at a smaller club… but he doesn’t come back from loan in France and start at Arsenal.. no.
@Red Vulpa oh I'm definitely not expecting that but waiting around for a maybe role with Arsenal is probably not best thing for him either.
He’s coming home🇺🇸🇺🇸
As a gooner hope he dont make a decision too soon, I got alot of faith in this guy and want to see him back in the squad next season, Kane wont be around for too long, Rashford & Toney is his main competition although under Southgate it will be even tougher to get called up imo - I was rlly happy when under Arteta he signed a new contract when clubs were sniffing around him, he couls have a similar impact as Saliba had when he returned.. He's not on the lvl I remember but reminds me of a mix between Anelka & Welbeck, would love to see more of him and tbf USA does have some talent but in 4-5 years with this England squad he could be competing for trophies at international level..
The point is he should already be in the squad. I’d be picking the USA as well. Now we have to rely on a penalty merchant that can’t convert when it matters.
By the look of things, he'll be playing for the United States National Team. That is a 100 % good.
As a long time Arsenal fan and born in the USA this is a dream scenario
He’s 100% representing Florida. USMT have a good player
@Agatha CatharteseI think he means that he's posting on his socials that he's having a good time in Florida.
As an Arsenal fan from Trinidad and Tobago, I hope that Flo Balogun decides to play for the USMNT. Southgate is a clown, just last week he lamented the lack of English talent in the youth ranks, but doesn’t call up Balogun on the back of an excellent season? Balogun would immediately become the main man for the US, guaranteed #9 starter and would be able to grow his brand in America. Go for it Flo! Clearly England don’t care enough for you to even give you a call up to St. George’s Park.
Allyuh Trini always in EVERYTHING eh boy??😅
@trinigooner of course 😂 Trini in everything like salt
Wow tac was just mentioned on espn...what a timeline we live in
As an England and Arsenal fan, good luck to him if he chooses to play for the USA. England should have called him up
He’s an American, and therefore he should play for the USA. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
No hes a British Nigerian from London 😂
@whocares Nigerian roots, american born, grew up in england
@Morales D. Alex ? still a British Nigerian xD
Born in the US = American. Bienvenida la pot de gumbo. Shalom whocares ✌🏼
@whocareshe was born in New York my guy
It benefits his career at Arsenal to join US, huge potential for growth for the club in that market having the starting 9 for the mens team.
Hope Arsenal bring him into the first team. The guy is ready.
For who? Next year he can join the Champs of England
@Omar Devon Little wdy mean for who? Obviously if he isn’t sold, he comes back home to Arsenal.
Football aside, there’s just way more of an opportunity for him endorsement wise. He has an opportunity to become a global powerhouse here in the US. With American fans, and the largest Nigerian population outside of Nigeria. Add that he’s a Arsenal product, The Kronkes get their “ American star” linked to the club! He’ll get the Love!
He’s not an American star. He’s only paying for them for game time. He’s not a homegrown American star.
@LTH does it matter if he is homegrown?
@yddub bud Embarrassing comment.
I hope he plays for the USA where we will be appreciated more
This kid wants to play. He's gonna play for US team.
Shout out to Burner and Filippo Silva for being shouted out on Futbol America!
There is no way we’re letting him go here in the UK AT Arsenal, and with the way we’re playing he would be stupid to leave right now ⚪️🔴
He’s not tho there’s way too much depth in the England squad for him to make it
@Ulisses Mendoza read my comment again friend
This is about the national team. Has absolutely nothing to do with Arsenal.
@PatrickRoy30 well it does loads actually where he stays club why’s most definitely has an influence
@Ulisses Mendoza there is barely any depth at striker for England 😂. Kane isn’t getting younger either. Callum Wilson made the World Cup squad 😂
The world cup is 4 years away he doesnt have to make a decision now he can wait till he gets back to arsenal next season see how it goes and if he is scoring the goals and England still doesn’t call him up then the us will be a viable option
Can't believe Southgate the muppet never called him up.
Smartest move would be to wait it out until the next International break in June.
By that time, the domestic season is done and if he finishes with 25+ goals, there's no way that even Southgate can ignore him.
Unless of course, he truly wants to play for the US.
I’d rather play for a country who actually wanna play me not just as a bench player
@Ulisses Mendoza and who says England doesn't want him? There's a lot more competition in England for places, and just because he isn't fast tracked into the senior squad don't mean he wouldn't be adored. Look at how Bellingham and Foden broke into the team, and look at them now.
It shouldn't be about game time, he should play for the country he feels a connection to most.
@Dom L totally understand your point , it should be for whoever you feel you have a connection from, but let’s be honest, playing time matters for a lot of players , in this case , Balogun would almost me guaranteed a starting spot for the upcoming World Cup
They think league 1 isnt that good so for them 20 goals in league 1 is like 10 in premier league.. so it makes sense he didnt call him up and maybe not even next season because rashford and bellingham and kane and saka are all on fire rn.. but idk maybe.. dont matter usa will get a talented deadly striker soon enough from so many multi internationals rn
This is getting me irresponsibly hyped
This event brings me back to when England wanted to conquer the U.S. in the 17th century now in this situation they are fighting for a player name Florian Balogun but of course I want him to play for the U.S.
No one in England cares. He wouldn’t even play for us.
England don't deserve him, take the USMNT option for sure
Well at least somebody at US Soccer is doing their job.
So he’d be behind Kane at England and Osimhen at Nigeria. Best bet USA
Ironically the US interim head coach is English
The funny part is that he was also born in the US too
Tac getting love finally is a goated thing. Herc is a goat
They really begging for him to play for them ain't they lol 😂
As soon as he breaks into the arsenal first team, of which he will next season, that’s when England is going to call him up. He shouldn’t rush to make a decision
Screw that, he is a guaranteed starter for USMMT. The USMMT for all their troubles have a very underrated roster and a prolific striker is literally the missing piece so I'm sure they are trying to throw the kitchen sink at this kid lol
I would choose Nigeria, he will get the respect that he deserves and genuine love.
Tactical Manager !
Missed opportunity for Sebastian to rock an El Farolito jersey.
Meant to be... like a King Salmon returning to where he was spawned.
Awesome if it's confirmed but US needs play makers too.
We have GIO. We are going to have a decent lineup for 2026. Arsenal goalkeeper. Milan defender. Dortmund midfielder . And arsenal striker.
As a Pessi fan I want to see him in a Netherlands shirt
My god England's 10 choice striker is the new superstar of us football. Shows how bad the us are.
England and Nigeria both start with world class no. 9s so he'd need to bide his time to represent either, Jaydon Sancho had to move to Manchester United to receive a call up so balagun would be an enigma if he got a England cap anytime soon. If he plays for USA good luck to him but I think it would be a mistake to rush into a decision
Jonathan Davids not that easy to replace either but I guess in comparison to Kane and Osimhen not too difficult. Although Kane will probably done in a few years.
That’s how i know you know nothing because Sancho was well into the England squad long before moving to United. Next argument
Nigeria if he’s smart
Balo needs to wait until the summer, if England still dont call him up, then USA makes sense, but if he wants a chance at winning the World Cup then England is his best chance in this generation
Lol...I would argue even US has better chance at winning worldcup than England..
@varadramakrishna lol england has made the sekis and quarter finals in past two world cups
@varadramakrishna the US last two world cups. They didnt qualify for 2018 and made it to round of 16
@Varad Ramakrishna facts England gets hyped EVERY CYCLE. the WC match was 0-0 but USA looked the better team
whoever pays the best, the mercenary
"New York City Native" He was born there, he grew up in London lol
Cheers reyna for making sure we don’t have a coach. Hopefully he comes in and puts reyna on the bench again.
A message to Balogun: DON'T wait to play for England and go and play for the U.S.A instead, where you'll be much more appreciated there and you will be their main number 9 striker AT ALL TIMES.
And DON'T wait for Arteta to bring you back, because he clearly doesn't see your talents and he obviously has some kind of issue with you, and you should therefore go and sign for a big European club that plays champions league football where you can shine even more on the big stage. As long as Arteta is the Arsenal manager, he wont pick you! Move on with your life and go and sign for AC Milan instead and become that next star.
Arsenal and England will miss out on the next SUPERSTAR because of their Egos and terrible management of young talent
And Arteta to be sacked as Arsenal manager for being awful. EVEN IF ARSENAL WIN THE LEAGUE HE SHOULD BE SACKED!
If he wants playing time, he will have to go with US.
If he is OK with sitting on the bench but have at least a chance of winning important tournaments, he will pick England.
USA have a chance of winning the North America's football organisation Cup before England wins the Euro or the World Cup.
Last time you won something relevant TV had no color.
Sit down on this one because you're moving like Tottenham
@👑 Kenzo Kwansa no one cares about Concacaf my dude.
He can win trophies with England and celebrate from the bench. They won't bench HK until he turns 40 and you also have MR who he would have to split time with once HK is done not because he's better but because he plays in France. Or he can come home and be the man from day one.
@Moist Peanut Concacaf is the equivalent of the Euro!
I'm sure you care about that Mickey Mouse Cup
@👑 Kenzo Kwansa Akrington Stanley could win CONUCAF 😂😂😂😂
Let’s go Tactical Manager Shoutout!!!
england fans in here saying best chance to win a world cup is with england when they couldn't beat us in the world cup and definitely not with kane taking pens 😂
You yanks haven’t got a clue when it comes to football
Still haven't beat the USA in world cup games
@Nathan Sellars Yeah we don't have a clue about football but guess what y'all still haven't been able to beat us.🤣🤣🤣
@Nathan Sellars outperforming England in head to head matches for a while now, son
Tac made it to ESPN
Balogun can’t still be playing for the under 21, he’s a great player. Mbappe won the World Cup at 19 years old. England isn’t serious
crazy no one mentions that usmnt didnt call him up either. very convenient.
I don’t think he’s eligible. His primary country is England at the moment
He could just be using the USMNT. To not call him up it's beyond mad from Southgate. That guy continues to make dumb decisions.
Honestly I don’t want him in team USA he wouldn’t even be considering us if England had considered him a serious option or if Nigeria was a lil better
That byline: USMNT and England in a tug-of-war over Folarin Balogun 🤣
US are tugging, England are like, who? Oh that Arsenal kid who plays for our U21s. Yea if Harry Kane and Ivan Toney and Callum Wilson and Olli Watkins and Eddie Nketiah and Tammy Abraham and Danny Ings and maybe even Patrick Bamford can't play, we'll play Rashford up front or Foden as a false nine.
Yea we Americans hope that's how England views Balogun then in a couple seasons when he goes back to Arsenal becomes a starter and bags goals left and right it will then be very interesting to see how England will view the situation especially since kane wilson and toney aren't getting ant younger.
@RLubin Nketiah, Watkins and Abraham are young. Delap might be good and Palmer and McAtee might end up being strikers.
as a leeds fan.....bamford? lol.
@Snatch Snatcher Yea I was having a bit of fun with that one, I was going to add Shearer. 😁
@A-Wal Patches if he could actually kick the ball, in a general direction between the posts and under the crossbar, given his multitude of chances to do so, leeds might be sitting 15 points higher and England's squad that much deeper.
Brooklyn native 😂😂😂😂
Due to Southgate being a moron. Another huge mistake by that fraud. As an Arsenal fan il be happy if he joins the USMNT. Will get the respect he deserves and chance to show his ability. He’s been developing at arsenal for 10 years and has been very exciting.
More chances to play in the US than England
USA flows with Flo
Tbf england is a better team but he should play for usa.
Even over nigeria. Osihmen is immovable
This is on Southgate
USA coz England will be very kane centric for a number of more years to come
Forlorn Balogun best place to make USA team
Do Aresnal need him ?
Would take him for Jesus's long term replacement or sell him for 90 million or so...
Its a toss up between England and the U.S.
The guy has an English accent and he wants to represent England! Having him represent USA out of spite would not be good.. he would not play hard out of national pride.
The Miami winter conference. He’s not gonna play for America. No way. Not until he’s been rejected by England if he ever is. This bs content to create a fuss and give you something to spk about. Find more content.
Hope we sell Eddie, Balogun is Better.
here is a crazy idea, if you think he will turn his back to the there lions just call him up and stop all this talk!
If he’s not English why would he represent England?
Christian Pulisic looks like a broken man. He should leave Chelsea, he’s got alot of talent, it’s just untapped.
When was the last time England won anything? They are Tottenham of an international tournament.
USA tyRNA steal the stars
tac got a shout out lol
Southgate always plays Harry Kane, sometimes you can see that Kane is tired but this fool doesn't replace him, he must stay away from England he won't play
If he leaves England, I see him as a coward.
And a traitor.
And he scares to compete. 🤣🤣
if he is smart he will avoid the USA team at all costs, the USA team first needs to hire a quality coach. Neither Berhalter or Hudson have a clue how to best use the players. Stay in Europe or go to Africa, those teams are much better.
How is that smart? He won’t even get a single minute of playing time. He won’t be a starter.
Problem is so do England. They need to sign a good coach.
If you think that Madison can get left out of the team , he won't get a sniff sadly. He's not starting over kane or toney
USMNT out played England in their World Cup matchup lol
😮 Why would a Black man really want to move to Florida, you guys are dreaming 😂
Got no family / culture respect , I know my heart my country and it’s 1 not 5
Who. Most people in England have never heard of him.
Good. Let’s keep it that way until he commits to US.
Lfmao because you don’t know football that’s why
Gooners know him!
He’s not all that and let’s be honest he would be stupid to go to the US lol they never wining anything in his life time
And england will?! Lol
Not all that?
@Lagum the Rapper England is the most overrated national team on the planet lol
Both teams don’t have a manager or he would have been called up by the English squad
I'm afraid if he decides to represent USA, his level might drop. Lol