Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Syamsir Alam and D.C. United, will the collaboration work?
Report today from Soccer Insider Steven Goff of The Washington Post regarding 20-year-old Indonesian youth international footballer Syamsir Alam now able to proceed with team workouts after visa issues ended.
By the looks of his Twitter account @syamsiralam, the midfielder and an Internet sensation with 107,000+ followers, hopes to turn his season on-loan into a productive one.
An advocate of Alam, United's majority owner and fellow Indonesian Erick Thohir, appears eager to see his countryman succeed posting on his Twitter account per Brian Straus of The Sporting News:
"So happy, finally DC United has an Indonesian player. Hope Alam can perform. Jaya Indonesia."
Will this experiment be an overstep by ownership, will Alam become a staple in Major League Soccer and blaze a trail for other Indonesian football players to follow or will Alam return to his current club Belgian side C.S. Vise without making much of a difference in D.C.?
Video via fahrudhy YouTube Channel.