Afro-Germerican™ of the Moment: Terrence Boyd


Who is Terrence Boyd? Oh you know just another member of the nü wäve of young Afro-Germericans that is doing his thing in Deutschland. Things like scoring 6 goals in 6 games for the Borussia Dortmund reserve team. It may only be the reserves but since the only other striker on the planet with an American passport and club form like that right now is Jozy Altidore I'm going to big him up.

I think I may start an absurd, über-niche blog that's like Yanks Abroad but it only covers players in Germany who are the offspring of African-American servicemen and the local fräulein. Yes, it would be stupid but there would actually be a shocking amount of source material with the key subjects being:
  • Jerome Kiesewetter (forward, Hertha Berlin)
  • Tim Chandler (defender, FC Nurnberg)
  • Jermaine Jones (midfiedler, Schalke 04)
  • David Yelldell (keeper, Bayer Leverkusen)
  • Fabian Johnson (forward, Hoffenheim)
  • Terrence Boyd (forward, Dortmund)
  • John Anthony Brooks (defender, Hertha Berlin)
  • Danny Williams (defender, Hoffenheim)
That's enough guys to fill a bench so it's damn sure enough guys to fill a blog that I'll never actually produce. And with 50+ U.S. military installations on German soil I'm sure there's a few more kids coming down the pike. So you see, Red Dawn wasn't the only cool thing that the Cold War gave us.


Michael F said...

must. set. up. brazilian. bases.

Mr. X said...

We've also got Luis Gil and Gyau on Hoffenheim's U19 and U23 teams respectively.

Anonymous said...

So you have never heard of operation "spread the seed"? thirty years ago, the USSF targeted some of the smartest and strongest service men at the time. They sent them all over the world to "spread the seed" in hopes of creating a new generation of elite soccer players. However most of them got transfered to Germany. The ones assigned to Brazil died in a plane crash.

Michael F said...

@ mr x, luis gil is a starter for RSL. are you thinking of charles renken?

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Brian said...

Ahh finally, I have been long awaiting this post.

I think this entire thing is so freaking awesome. Jones would be a starter if he was playing for his club and Chandler is definitely starter material (once Dolo retires). I'm excited to see Fabian Johnson and I heard this John Anthony Brooks is the real deal in center defense.

Another one to keep an eye on is Shawn Parker. He's pretty damn good, so he's a lock on the German youth teams. But you never know what can happen. Just look at Fabian Johnson and that Fabian Huerzeler kid (reverse German-American, born in USA, German dad, American mom).

I dunno maybe it's just me, but I find it a little amusing/interesting that almost all of these Germericans are the product of African-American soldiers and German fräuleins

Pay per head said...

I have not had the opportunity to see this player playing in the Bundesliga, but from what I read here on your post, he is something special!