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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #120 on: April 08, 2014, 12:29:52 PM »
With his attitude problems in the popular press, I fear for his ability to seal another deal in the US...

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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #121 on: April 08, 2014, 01:01:06 PM »
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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #122 on: April 08, 2014, 02:48:11 PM »
Come on Central snap him up.
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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #123 on: April 08, 2014, 02:51:49 PM »
I ain't seen him play, but is he better than Central's current midfielders?

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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #124 on: April 08, 2014, 03:22:55 PM »
I ain't seen him play, but is he better than Central's current midfielders?

His nickname is/was skillaz as in Schillaci
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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #125 on: April 08, 2014, 03:31:09 PM »
He hasn't played at all this season and last season he didn't play well but at the same time he was played at the wrong position for a formation that definitely doesn't fit his style...

I think he'll get a trial from another MLS team at least for depth purposes.

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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #126 on: April 08, 2014, 03:32:21 PM »
Who is his agent?
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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #127 on: April 08, 2014, 05:17:22 PM »
Come on Central snap him up.

Somehow ah feel that Fenwick and his non-empathetic, socially-distant roughness might be be too toxic for Daniel with his current mysterious unpredictability and secret personal issues. Might be better off with Shabazz and Caledonia where man might be more used to getting a bligh and second chances.
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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #128 on: April 09, 2014, 09:37:38 AM »
There's always Asia, but brodda ah hope dahis not fuh you right now. Best wishes. :beermug:
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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #129 on: April 09, 2014, 10:19:08 AM »
He is his own enemy.

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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #130 on: April 09, 2014, 10:55:17 AM »
His management team couldn't find him..they managed to do a half decent job, turning him around. When all thought, including i, he was a lost cause, though obviously talented..Did he fire them ?

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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #131 on: April 09, 2014, 02:24:20 PM »
Union coach John Hackworth says retooled midfield led to Keon Daniel's departure.
By Dave Zeitlin (MLSsoccer.com).


 Keon Daniel was an important part of the Philadelphia Union’s midfield last season, starting 20 games while often being deployed in a central attacking role.

But Daniel didn’t score any goals and recorded just one assist through 1,721 minutes, leading to the team overhauling the midfield in the offseason with the acquisitions of Maurice Edu, Vincent Nogueira and Cristian Maidana.

Those moves promptly made Daniel expendable, and after the Trinidadian didn’t even crack the 18-man gameday roster through five games this season – let alone get into a game – the Union cut ties with him Tuesday, calling it a “contract termination by mutual consent.”

“Keon is still a player that probably has a lot more potential than what he showed here,” Union manager John Hackworth said during his weekly press conference Wednesday. “With us making the acquisitions in the midfield that we did, it kind of left Keon on the outside.”

Throughout the 2013 season, Hackworth seemed to be constantly on the defensive about his reliance on Daniel and how he often played him ahead of seemingly more creative players like Kléberson and Michael Farfan, who are both also now playing elsewhere.

The Union manager used to say that Daniel was one of the team’s most technical players, but he also realized that the Trinidadian didn’t bring enough to the attack and would often drop back too deep.

After signing with the Union before the 2011 season, Daniel had just two goals and four assists in 4,126 minutes, before his playing time dried up this season.

“He was understandably upset that he wasn’t going to get the opportunities, so it was a mutual agreement that if he wasn’t going to be in our plans that we were going to try to find a way to put him in a place where he could play and where it could be beneficial for us too,” Hackworth said. “And we were able to work that out.”

Considering he has been an MLS starter for much of the last two seasons and seemingly has some value, the Union did shop him around to other teams in the league.

But, in the end, trading him was not something that worked out.

“It’s complicated,” Hackworth said. “I wouldn’t say there was absolutely no trade [market]. But the situation had to be good for both parties. And we didn’t find that situation.”

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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #132 on: April 09, 2014, 03:23:42 PM »
Philadelphia releases Keon Daniel; maverick cannot join Pro League race
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Maverick Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Keon “Skillachi” Daniel will be on the lookout for a new employer after he was released by United States Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit, Philadelphia Union, yesterday.
The Union announced that the decision was made by mutual consent after the Tobago-born playmaker failed to appear in any of the team’s five fixtures so far this season.

“We think this move is the best decision for both Keon’s career and our club,” Union manager John Hackworth told the club website. “We wish him luck and thank him for his contributions to the Union.”
There is no chance of the 27-year-old former United Petrotrin and Caledonia AIA midfielder joining the million dollar Pro League race as his release comes after the close of the FIFA transfer window.

Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) official Sharon O’Brien and Pro League secretary Julia Baptiste both confirmed that Daniel will not be allowed to play competitively on home soil in the 2013/14 season.

However, FIFA exemptions keep the United States and Finland transfer windows open until the end of April or first week in May and Daniel can still find a club there while he considers his future options.

Daniel’s fall from Union was not altogether unexpected as the player returned no goals and just one assist from 24 MLS outings last season while, in four seasons and 64 matches at the club, he only managed two goals and four assists. But then hardly anything about Daniel would surprise knowledgeable football fans.

At Petrotrin, he was habitually late to practise or never showed at all and famously once disappeared for two weeks to have a trial with English club, West Ham United, without informing his employer.

His international career has had its highs and lows too.

Daniel was the top scorer for Trinidad and Tobago’s 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign where he stood out in company that included an ageing Dwight Yorke and Russell Latapy. His total of five World Cup qualifying goals places him in the country’s top ten all-time scorers and joint seventh alongside Warren Archibald, Arnold Dwarika and Marvin Andrews.

However, his commitment to the “red, black and white strip” has been repeatedly questioned over the past two years.

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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #133 on: April 09, 2014, 03:30:29 PM »
He never got to play his natural position in Philly. I feel like he'll be put on a team somewhere else in the MLS even for depth purposes.

He's already been contacted by some NASL teams according to rumors.

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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #134 on: April 09, 2014, 07:00:42 PM »
Not a good season for either trini in philly. Keon cut and Sheanon benched this season.

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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #135 on: April 10, 2014, 04:47:38 AM »
I think he'll get a trial from another MLS team at least for depth purposes.

He is currently training with Arizona United.


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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #136 on: April 10, 2014, 08:33:32 AM »
I could be wrong here...very wrong.....but I really can't see why Keon Daniel is referred to in terms like 'enigma', 'maverick', and so on. Even in the pics of him in training his body language is poor....head down, seemingly inattentive to what the coach is saying. Why would anyone want him on their team eludes me. He doesn't contribute and obviously has serious personal issues.

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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #137 on: April 10, 2014, 10:20:36 AM »
I think he'll get a trial from another MLS team at least for depth purposes.

He is currently training with Arizona United.


Arizona United coach Mike Dellorusso talks to players during a Monday training
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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #138 on: April 10, 2014, 03:37:32 PM »
Tallman, it anything to cah find.

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Pondering the legacy of Keon Daniel
« Reply #139 on: April 10, 2014, 03:38:13 PM »
Pondering the legacy of Keon Daniel
By Matthew De George (Union tally)


Few players in Union history left as confusing an imprint as Keon Daniel, whose three-plus year stint with the club officially came to an end Tuesday with the termination of his contract by mutual consent.

His presence has elicited hopefulness, exasperation, devotion, confusion and dissatisfaction, among a wide continuum of other sentiments. Finding a simple summary for Daniel's 64 MLS appearances is well-nigh impossible for a player that has embodied both a major tactical problem and significant solution at versions points in his career.

The contradictions begin with Daniel's very stature. At a formidable 6-1, he was often the most physical of presences among slighter midfielders like Roger Torres and Brian Carroll. Yet he rarely played like it.

His 14 goals in 59 appearances for Trinidad & Tobago indicate his offensive aptitude. His two goals and four assists in 64 games for the Union suggest otherwise. At various times, he's represented for the Union their most attack-minded option, or their most physical, or their most technical.

His two goals are evidence of the promise that has always been so seductive for two Union coaching staffs. The first, June 11, 2011, against Real Salt Lake, was the kind of heads-up hustle goal a player of his stature would find on a somewhat regular basis based on his physicality alone. Instead, it stood alone for him. Statistically, that 2011 season in which he had a goal and two assists in 18 games (nine starts) is remarkably his most productive.

The goal he scored June 30, 2012, is what you'd expect from the technical side of Daniel, flashes of which were also few and far between. Back from the purgatory of Peter Nowak's doghouse as one of John Hackworth's many reclamation projects, Daniel proved why he had a claim to playing time against Houston with a superb goal you'd expect an "attacking" midfielder to score.

Fittingly, the biggest contribution of what would be his final season with the Union was a big miss. For a Union team mired in a losing streak with a faltering offense in the dog days of the summer of 2013, Daniel appeared to deliver the spark that he'd so long promised to, scoring what looked to be a stunning floater of a free kick Sept. 14 vs. Houston to give the Union what it thought was an early 1-0 lead. The goal, however, was called back on a perplexing offside/foul call that was much to the liking of Hackworth.

The blame for Daniel's ill fit doesn't belong entirely on the player, as neither Nowak nor Hackworth devised a suitable way to use him. When deployed wide out right (for lack of space in the center) or left (for lack of other options on the left), he lacked the speed, crossing ability and general interest in taking on players 1-v-1.

Centrally, there was a constant frustration with Daniel's tendency to sit level with Carroll instead of living out the "attacking" mandate in his position's description. Though he did show the ability, especially early last year, to pick out the correct long pass from deep in midfield, his reticence to shoot in attacking positions could border on the maddening. As such, he averaged one shot every 76 minutes with the Union and one shot on goal every 375 games. That’s, amazingly, ones every fifth game.

The irony is that a midfield construction like this year's, with a central operating trio, would've been worked with he and Gabriel Gomez or Michael Farfan ahead of Carroll (apologies for the flashbacks). On this year's team, though, he was so far down in the pecking order for those two spots ahead of Carroll – to name a few, he was behind Maurice Edu, Vincent Noguiera, the emergence of Leo Fernandes, the threat of Cristian Maidana being moved centrally with Danny Cruz on the wing, even Fred or Pedro Ribeiro seemed closer to the field – that it would've taken a cataclysm for him to play.

The truth has become obvious that Daniel is no longer an MLS regular, as the purchasing power of clubs and the talent in the league increases. He could find himself a solid career in the NASL, especially if he finds that potential Hackworth believes is still within him. But the player that Daniel has proven to be for the last three years isn’t up to snuff in MLS any longer.
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Re: The Keon Daniel enigma
« Reply #140 on: April 11, 2014, 12:50:31 PM »
Used to play very deep for the union. Must have been coaches direction won't think they were trying to use him to get goals hopefully he can get on another team , maybe even in uk

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Keon Daniel lands in Poland
« Reply #141 on: May 19, 2014, 01:48:34 PM »
National midfielder, Keon Daniel, has signed a preliminary three-year contract with Polish I Liga club, MKS Miedź Legnica, subject to passing medical tests.
http://www.miedzlegnica.eu/index.php/news/pilne-daniel-keon-blisko-miedzi-legnica/

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Re: Keon Daniel lands in Poland
« Reply #142 on: May 19, 2014, 02:08:00 PM »
good. doubt he would want to go AWOL across there lol. play ball son and best of luck

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Re: Keon Daniel lands in Poland
« Reply #143 on: May 19, 2014, 02:34:10 PM »
good. doubt he would want to go AWOL across there lol. play ball son and best of luck
Oh really. Is Poland yuh know. The opposing teams/fans will try to make him as uncomfortable as they possibly can, and his own might not care either way. Yet, everything I say about this guy he manages to find a way to prove me wrong. I say, he not lasting past the 1st year. Hopefully he doesn't go into a shell and play good enuff to get a transfer somewhere with less racial hangups. The thing is, exactly where in heavens name is that in Europe.    ;)

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Re: Keon Daniel lands in Poland
« Reply #144 on: May 19, 2014, 03:53:43 PM »
Those Eastern European countries are rough to live in but seems like Peltier's doing well in Slovakia, which borders Poland. Having visited that country, apart from Warsaw and maybe Krakow, diversity is slim to none. All the best KD!!! Play well and win over the fans :beermug:
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Re: Keon Daniel lands in Poland
« Reply #145 on: May 19, 2014, 04:36:35 PM »
Those Eastern European countries are rough to live in but seems like Peltier's doing well in Slovakia, which borders Poland. Having visited that country, apart from Warsaw and maybe Krakow, diversity is slim to none. All the best KD!!! Play well and win over the fans :beermug:
everywhere, admittedly. old story
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Re: Keon Daniel lands in Poland
« Reply #146 on: May 19, 2014, 05:40:50 PM »
Those Eastern European countries are rough to live in but seems like Peltier's doing well in Slovakia, which borders Poland. Having visited that country, apart from Warsaw and maybe Krakow, diversity is slim to none. All the best KD!!! Play well and win over the fans :beermug:

Diversity lacking, but the women in Warsaw are absolutely gorgeous - when I visited I swear down it was 75% women to 25% men.

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Re: Keon Daniel lands in Poland
« Reply #147 on: May 19, 2014, 06:39:06 PM »
Those Eastern European countries are rough to live in but seems like Peltier's doing well in Slovakia, which borders Poland. Having visited that country, apart from Warsaw and maybe Krakow, diversity is slim to none. All the best KD!!! Play well and win over the fans :beermug:
everywhere, admittedly. old story
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/internationals/england/2324973.stm?storyLink=%252523

Some Eastern Euro countries might surprise you. Budapest is quite nice.
Don't know much about Poland though. But what Kiev and Budapest taught me was to not assume.

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Re: Keon Daniel lands in Poland
« Reply #148 on: May 19, 2014, 07:00:35 PM »
Those Eastern European countries are rough to live in but seems like Peltier's doing well in Slovakia, which borders Poland. Having visited that country, apart from Warsaw and maybe Krakow, diversity is slim to none. All the best KD!!! Play well and win over the fans :beermug:
everywhere, admittedly. old story
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/internationals/england/2324973.stm?storyLink=%252523

Some Eastern Euro countries might surprise you. Budapest is quite nice.
Don't know much about Poland though. But what Kiev and Budapest taught me was to not assume.

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Budapest is actually my favorite Eastern European city, enjoyed it a lot and the people were nice. Some of the locals don't like it at all, they said mainly due to the economy and gov't, I told them I like the place and they said it was bc I was a visitor and I don't actually live there.

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Re: Keon Daniel lands in Poland
« Reply #149 on: May 19, 2014, 08:15:43 PM »
Funny, Jan didn't seem to like it as much.