Sunday, December 04, 2005

Zimmerman Set to Forsake Duke for a Hamburger?

There's a rumour coming out of Hamburg that US U-17 national team standout and rising 2006 Duke freshman Preston Zimmerman has recently impressed on trial at Hamburg SV and is set to join youth national teammate Benny Feilhaber in the Hamburg Reserves. HSV youth development director Stephan Hildebrandt and Zimmerman are both in Bradenton, Florida this week for the Nike Friendlies. is following this story as it develops. Update: HSV has confirmed interest in signing Zimmerman. Hamburg head of scouting Bernd Legien said "...because he was very impressive we invited him [to Hamburg] to train and to get to know him. We would like to sign him, that is no secret, but we are presently trying to overcome the problems concerning transfers [of players who are] under 18 - there are a lot of complicated rules."

-- Jarrett @ 12/04/2005 11:05:00 AM


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