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Cropper Set for Olympics?
Cropper Set for Olympics?
Thursday, 3rd Nov 2011 14:58

Keeper Cody Cropper could be in with a chance of appearing at next summer’s Olympics after being called up to a US U23s training camp in Duisburg, Germany from November 7th-16th.

Cropper, 18, is one of a number of players included in the squad previously only capped at U20 level. Olympics football is played between U23 sides with the addition of three overage players.

Coach Caleb Porter says the aim of the camp is to assess his options: “The goal was to put together a comprehensive group of players to further evaluate the pool while building towards Olympic qualifying.

“By having a mix of domestic and overseas-based professionals, we can develop a clearer picture of who can help us in qualifying and hopefully the 2012 Olympic Games.”

The 6ft 3in tall keeper, who is in the final year of his academy scholarship, signed a one-year professional contract with the Blues in the summer.

Full-back Aaron Cresswell has been linked with possible involvement with Britain's Olympic side, while central defender Tommy Smith could be in line for a place in New Zealand's squad.

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AlexGreen added 15:09 - Nov 3
Does anyone know, is he that good? At 18 Richard Wright was in our 1st XI, this guy is not even ahead of ALB and PJ is looking to bring in a 3rd choice keeper as back-up.

I really hope he's decent, just haven't seen him or heard much about him?

ITFC4daprem added 15:45 - Nov 3
give him a go PJ

tellitasiseeit added 10:26 - Nov 4
In answer to AlexGreen question Yes he is that good,very good.Paul Jewel has been saying all along that he was looking to bring in another young keeper to take us into the future years ahead? W

tellitasiseeit added 10:32 - Nov 4
Sorry lost my post?... I will say no more regarding this ,but believe me Cropper is very good ,Still young yet,Was 18 in march this year.The USA Produce some very good keepers over the years and Cropper I think will beat them all in time.A very good prospect for Ipswich Town FC. COYB

Warky223611 added 11:05 - Nov 4
@AlexGreen richard wright is currently training with the squad and is still a free agent, when stockdale leaves it is more than likely he will be offered a contract.

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