Tuesday, February 6, 2007


The Asian player I alluded to last night was simply fantastic today during the afternoon scrimmage session at training camp. I haven't seen a player undress an entire midfield and defense like this in a long time. Although dressed alongside the younger lesser known players, he was instrumental in a lopsided victory. Play after play he took it to the senior TFC players and made them look awful several times. Word is he is from China and was part of their National team setup at some point. The players called him "Su" (perhaps spelled Siu, Xu or Xiu - who knows) . Fantastic talent in my estimation - he made Ronnie O "Brien and Adam Braz look silly on several occasions. They simply couldn't stop him.


Alex said...

The chinese national team roster according wikipedia:

Li Leilei Shandong Luneng
Yang Zhi Beijing Guoan
Zhang Lu Liaoning FC
Cao Yang Tianjin Teda FC
Feng Xiaoting Dalian Shide
Ji Mingyi Dalian Shide
Sun Xiang PSV Eindhoven
Xu Liang Liaoning FC
Xu Yunlong Beijing Guoan
Zhang Yaokun Dalian Shide
Zhao Jialin Changchun Yatai

Du Zhenyu Changchun Yatai
Jiang Kun Shanghai Liancheng Zobon
Mao Jianqing Shanghai Shenhua
Wang Dong Changchun Yatai
Wu Weian Tianjin Teda FC
Zhao Junzhe Liaoning FC
Zhao Xuri Dalian Shide
Zheng Bin Wuhan Huanghelou
Zheng Zhi Charlton Athletic
Zhou Haibin Shandong Luneng

Chen Tao Shenyang Ginde
Gao Lin Shanghai Shenhua
Han Peng Shandong Luneng
Li Jinyu Shandong Luneng
Yu Dabao Benfica
Dong Fangzhuo Manchester United

Recent call-ups

Li Weifeng Shanghai Shenhua
Sun Ji Shanghai Shenhua
Du Wei Shanghai Shenhua

Shao Jiayi Energie Cottbus
Li Tie Sheffield United

Maybe Zhou Haibin ????

Anonymous said...

Zhou Haibin is a 21 year old midfielder according to wikipedia. how old did this mystery look?

Anonymous said...

Could it be this gentleman: Su Maozhen http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport3/worldcup2002/hi/team_pages/china/squad/newsid_1997000/1997901.stm

There's a picture there, so it shouldn't be too hard to tell if this is the guy.

At the very least he fits the profile, but if recent reports are true, he's an Asst. Coach for the Chinese Nat'l Team at present.

Marquis Dee said...

I think China has about 4 different national teams!!

Maybe Chan Siu Ki?

21 yo with 16 or 17 caps and 12 goals for the Hong Kong national team.


david said...

The Chinese player is

Name: 徐擎 Xu Qing
DOB: 1987.3.11.
weight: 70kg.
The Wuhan player is well-known for his pace. He has no national team experience. His trial with Toronto FC has made headline in China: He will play against Beckham if he manages to get the contract.