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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #330 on: November 21, 2017, 10:48:50 AM »
sweet flick for 2nd goal!

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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #331 on: November 21, 2017, 11:50:13 AM »
This is the U-20 or U-23?? I think Jong means young. So this is not the senior AZ playing senior Ajax?? Anyway, still nice for for him to score goals. No matter what level.

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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #332 on: November 21, 2017, 12:18:11 PM »
the second team he has been with a while
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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #333 on: November 30, 2017, 09:46:38 AM »
Levi so fast even USA faster player (DeAndre Yedlin) couldn't catch him.

Watch 32 seconds in.

https://youtu.be/gsJNQLYI3RA?t=34

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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #334 on: November 30, 2017, 09:59:18 AM »
Levi so fast even USA faster player (DeAndre Yedlin) couldn't catch him.

Watch 32 seconds in.

https://youtu.be/gsJNQLYI3RA?t=34



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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #335 on: December 21, 2017, 07:57:47 AM »
WATCH: Levi Garcia scores in AZ Alkmaar’s 4-2 win over Fortuna Sittard in the KNVB Cup.

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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #336 on: December 21, 2017, 04:37:04 PM »
So any contract extension for levi ?
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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #337 on: January 02, 2018, 12:24:13 PM »
So any contract extension for levi ?
Guess not!

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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #338 on: January 02, 2018, 07:36:00 PM »
WATCH: Levi Garcia scores in AZ Alkmaar’s 4-2 win over Fortuna Sittard in the KNVB Cup.

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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #340 on: January 18, 2018, 12:33:30 PM »
This is the team that Desevio Payne plays for...

Perhaps Levi can convince him of the merits of suiting up for Trinidad and Tobago....  :-\
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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #341 on: January 18, 2018, 01:06:00 PM »
This is the team that Desevio Payne plays for...

Perhaps Levi can convince him of the merits of suiting up for Trinidad and Tobago....  :-\

Let see, maybe Levi can persuade him.

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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #342 on: January 18, 2018, 03:22:07 PM »
Levi better focus on convincing  this  club of signing him permanently with some solid performances ...he is out of contract this season ....
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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #343 on: January 19, 2018, 04:23:47 PM »
WATCH: Levi Garcia speaks to the media after his first training session with S.B.V. Excelsior

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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #344 on: January 19, 2018, 07:51:11 PM »
I remember when Levi was being compared to Leon Bailey..

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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #345 on: January 19, 2018, 10:53:54 PM »
That reporter was annoying with his questions, Levi handled it well.

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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #346 on: January 20, 2018, 11:18:10 AM »
I remember when Levi was being compared to Leon Bailey..

Did you see the backheel he scored today?

https://twitter.com/FOXSoccer/status/954734635526713345
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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #347 on: January 20, 2018, 01:33:26 PM »
I remember when Levi was being compared to Leon Bailey..

Did you see the backheel he scored today?

https://twitter.com/FOXSoccer/status/954734635526713345

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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #348 on: March 09, 2018, 08:52:54 AM »
Match Report of Excelsior vs AZ Alkmaar

Match date - March 3, 2018

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Second Half
It took until the hour mark for the game to really get going in the second half, this coincided with the introduction of Levi Garcia, on loan from the visitors. The Trinidadian looked keen, lively and a real threat down the right hand side. Seconds after his arrival, the hosts won a free kick and the tempting delivery found Mattheij at the back post, with Wout Weghorst performing heroics to stop the ball going over the line. It didn’t take much longer for Excelsior to get their goal, after good work from Garcia, who cut the ball back to edge of the box for Messaoud to curl a fine strike past Bizot. Excelsior huffed and puffed but couldn’t find the equaliser that their performance merited.

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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #349 on: March 10, 2018, 01:43:05 PM »
Scored a nice goal today, and shows up a couple times in the highlight reels.  good! him and Joevin (who played well today too) giving we something to smile about.

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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #350 on: March 11, 2018, 09:42:48 AM »
WATCH: Levi Garcia shows control and composure to score his first goal[/url] for SBV Excelsior in their 3-2 win over VVV-Venlo

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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #351 on: March 16, 2018, 02:51:41 PM »
A 2-1 loss tonight although they had a 1-0 first half lead.
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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #352 on: May 16, 2018, 05:02:26 PM »
Midfielder Levi Garcia announces his departure from AZ Alkmaar. The option to extend his contract was not taken by the club.
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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #353 on: May 16, 2018, 07:21:23 PM »
According to Israeli Premier League club, Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona FC, they have agreed to sign midfielder Levi Garcia on a free transfer. He is expected in Israel this week where he will undergo medical tests and formally sign a contract.



Kiryat kid: Levi Garcia swaps Dutch Eredivisie for Israeli Premier League.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).


Twenty-year-old Trinidad and Tobago winger Levi Garcia will spend his immediate future in north Israel, after agreeing to swap the Dutch Eredivisie for Israeli Premier League club Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona FC.

For Garcia, the surprise move ends a two and a half year spell in the Netherlands top flight that brimmed with potential at one point but eventually ended without a contract offer from either of his two employers there.

Garcia scored one goal in each of his first two seasons with AZ Alkmaar and once on loan to SVB Excelsior—for a total of three goals from 45 Eredivisie appearances. He played for 90 minutes in just four of those outings.

And, with his contract with AZ due to expire, there has been no offer of a renewal from that club or Excelsior. Wired868 understands that the Israel Premiership was seen as a chance for Garcia to rebuild his rhythm and confidence—while earning a good wage—before a possible return to a top-flight European club.

Ironi Kriyat Shmona are poised to finish as champions in the eight-team Israeli League, which sees clubs face each other four times during the regular season. Already, they are assured of European football, since Israel became a UEFA member in 1994—as a means of avoiding inevitable conflicts during competitive fixtures against their Arab neighbours.

Israeli Premier Division clubs are allowed six foreigners and Garcia will join Marcus Diniz, Lucas Serafim (both Brazil), Afonso Taira (Portugal), Miloš Radivojević (Serbia) and Nigel Hasselbaink (Suriname/Netherlands) at his new employers.

The 27-year-old Hasselbaink, who was born in the Netherlands but is capped by Suriname, is the nephew of former Netherlands and Chelsea forward Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Garcia’s new home town, Kiryat Shmona, is situated near Israel’s border with Lebanon and has been targeted by rocket strikes during times of Hezbollah-led unrest. But it has not faced any such shelling in 12 years.

Otherwise, it is a small town—Kiryat’s population of 23,000 is almost identical to that of Laventille or Tunapuna—whose economy is built on communications, information technology and electronics as well as agriculture and tourism. The residents there are over 93 percent Jewish and mostly of Moroccan extraction.

It is, arguably, the first hiccup in Garcia’s career so far. He was just 17 when he travelled to the Netherlands for trials and so impressed the coaching staff at AZ that they agreed terms even before they could legally sign him on his 18th birthday.

He was 18 years and 65 days old when he became the youngest ever Trinidad and Tobago player to feature in a European top-flight match. The following weekend—on 30 January 2016—Garcia became his country’s youngest ever scorer at that level too, as he struck within three minutes of coming off the bench in a 3-0 win away to NEC.

Both records were previously held by Trinidad and Tobago’s most celebrated export, Dwight Yorke.

Garcia made a storming debut to his senior international career too, as he came on as a substitute to score twice in Arnos Vale when the Soca Warriors recovered from a 2-1 deficit to win 3-2 in a vital 2018 World Cup qualifier. In the process, he also became T&T’s youngest scorer in a senior FIFA contest.

Garcia has played 15 times for Trinidad and Tobago since, 11 of those caps coming with him on the starting XI. But he is yet to score again in red, white and black strip.

In 2017, reputable British football magazine Four Four Two named Garcia as the 37th best teenager in the world:

“Garcia has already been tipped for greatness by Marco van Basten, and broken a couple of Dwight Yorke records. The Trinidadian packs sprinter’s pace, hypnotic trickery and, unlike several wingers, is hard to knock off the ball. He can’t half whack a ball, too, according to Van Basten—an apt judge of a venomous shot.”

One place behind Garcia in Four Four Two’s 2017 ranking was Ajax attacker Justin Kluivert, son of former Netherlands star Patrick Kluivert. But, just a year later, Kluivert is the subject of enquiries from England powerhouse Manchester United and flirting with Spanish champions, Barcelona.

Garcia, on the other hand, is off to Israel where he hopes to regain his mojo.

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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #354 on: May 18, 2018, 06:24:30 PM »
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Re: Levi Garcia Thread
« Reply #355 on: May 26, 2018, 04:59:19 AM »
Dam, we future star drop bad... that club get relegated.

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The Future of Levi Garcia
« Reply #356 on: September 05, 2018, 09:58:19 AM »
An opinion:
After moving to Europe and appearing to be the most promising young Trinidad and Tobago player since Dwight Yorke, Levi Garcia appears to be heading down the path of many of our young players - the path of disfavor, anonymity, and disvalue. There was such bright hope that he would slowly climb the ladder of respectability as a quality, sought-after, excellent football player among the higher European leagues. His brilliant two-goal performance in his TT debut has never been duplicated.  Sadly, his appearance in the Israeli League seems more like one seeking refuge than attaining acclaim.  It is sad that such a promising player appears to be entering a career as a football nomad.  One option could be to return close to home and attempt to regain his footing in the MLS. And this is only my opinion.
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Re: The Future of Levi Garcia
« Reply #357 on: September 05, 2018, 11:42:45 AM »
I've been told that he has gone to the Israeli Premier League to get playing time, work on his game, and regain confidence. There were other offers, but it didn't make sense to take any of them to just sit on the bench.
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Re: The Future of Levi Garcia
« Reply #358 on: September 06, 2018, 10:06:45 PM »
I think his weaknesses were exposed against the USA, he has speed and dribbling, but the dribbling is pretty one dimensional so a player well drilled in the art of keeping yuh "outside" would have an easy time with him because u watch him long enough and you know just how and when to take d ball.........remember our culture does put dribblers on ah pedestal and teach defender to be self conscious bout getting "shake" so he benefited from ah fear factor, I think he has just been figured out and easily corralled by skilled defenders who understand to not give space and not show him their weak side in the tackle

I feel he would be useful more as ah inside forward probing between CB and FB or straddling d FB shouldler to run onto balls played in behind d lines.....d biggest problem this  is that I have only ever seen  Joevin consistently making incisive line breaking passes in this current generation and struggle to identify others that can ping or thread pass consistently accurate.

long story short, find a way to use he speed and shooting forget about d dribbling

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Re: The Future of Levi Garcia
« Reply #359 on: September 07, 2018, 07:09:23 AM »
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