JAMIE HILL - Friday, October 21, 2011
A pair of American forwards recorded their first professional goals this week during cup matches on Wednesday.

Stefan Jerome buried a tap-in that would prove to be the only goal in Sigma Olomouc's win over Spartak Sezimovo Usti, helping his club advance to the quarterfinals of the Czech cup on aggregate. Jerome, a 19 year old Floridian, signed with Traffic Sports and is on loan with Sigma until the end of 2011.

The former US U-17 international has made progress in his effort to break into Sigma's first team this season.

Meanwhile, 20 year old Velež Mostar forward Danijal Brkovic opened his professional account in a Bosnian cup match against crosstown rivals Zrinjski. On the play he took a long pass and got behind the defense before beating the keeper on a one-on-one

Brkovic, who was born in Croatia but grew up in Binghamton, signed with Velež in late 2010.
Friday November 25, 2011 11:28 am
Dude. MLS Reserve??? This kid is faster than anyone on the field; I can't watch MLS, I fall asleep. Money doesn't matter right now to this kid. In case you haven't noticed we don't have a soccer season right now; in Europe they are still playing and next year they start months ahead of the MLS; Dani Brkovic and his team( VELEZ ) are going to the round of 8 in the Bosnian Cup. Dude I've seen this kid play; he has the speed and skill of Pato and is better than Bojan. Very few American coaches (that are born in the US understand soccer ) one has to watch thousands of games and play hundreds of games before one can start to brag that he understands soccer( and even then one has to have a level of inteligence); the closest sport that it can be related to is CHESS. Most of our MLS teams would get killed by 2nd divion teams from anywher in Europe. Christian
Tuesday November 22, 2011 8:11 pm
"They pay you in cevapcici." -- well said, by friend.
MLS is better than many people think. It's probably the sixth best league in the world.
As for Brkovic, he's still young. He has plenty of chances to impress international scouts. He'd probably be better off as an MLS reserve, though.
Tuesday November 22, 2011 2:26 pm
Playing in Bosnian league, especially for that team is a joke. They pay you in cevapcici. If he is any good he would playing in MLS now. MLS may not be good as some average European league (Belgium, Switzerland,...) but playing in Bosnia is like playing in Iran....actually that maybe just the same :(
Monday October 24, 2011 12:45 pm
sorry bud hes not that good
Christian Gallus
Monday October 24, 2011 11:38 am
I have personally seen Danijal Brkovic play here in Bingamton NY when he was 17 and 18 and when he comes home at the
New Year break; he personally trains at our indoor soccer facility(largest in the US, even Mia Hamm held a clinic here); he holds all kinds of scoring records, he is a natural striker who is equally gifted with both feet and has the speed of Davies; we have to grab him for the under 21 national team and olympic team before the Bosnians do. The only player that is as equally talented as Dani Brkovic in the MLS is Donovan. Klinsman is right; we have to look for Americans playing abroad for our National team talent. Christian Gallus NY

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