There were a few times during the mach where I really enjoyed his handling on the ball - looked like it was glued to him. While not as legendary (or as good, etc) - he shares a similar playing style. The 22 year-old is a versatile central midfielder and spent the 2019 season at fellow MLS club, Sporting Kansas City, and their USL Championship side, Swope Park Rangers. After playing for various youth teams in Germany and the United States, Zelalem initially played with Arsenal's youth squads after joining the team in early 2013, and made his senior … Hearing similar regarding Gedion Zelalem. Gedion Zelalem signed for New York City FC on January 11, 2020. Zelalem made his debut in 2014 during an FA Cup win over Coventry City. 2013 - 2019: Gedion joined Arsenal as a 16 year-old in 2013 and spent six seasons with the Premier League club. New York City FC signed former Sporting Kansas City and Arsenal midfielder Gedion Zelalem on Saturday. That is an amazing trait for a team like ours that plays from the back - at one point I remember seeing him squeeze it between two midfielders. For those not familiar with his playing style, his best comparison to any previous NYCFC player would actually be Pirlo. Ex-Rangers loanee Gedion Zelalem joins Deila at NYCFC LEIGH, GREATER MANCHESTER - OCTOBER 05: Amara Conde of Germany is closed down by Gedion Zelalem of USA during the Under 20s Four Nations Tournament match between Germany and the United States at Leigh Sports Village Stadium on October 5, 2016 in Leigh, … He won't come anywhere near dominating a match physically.

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Zelalem, born in Berlin, Germany to Ethiopian parents, played last season for Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City and its USL affiliate Swope Park Rangers. A former Germany and United States youth international, Gedion signed from Sporting KC after spells with Arsenal and Rangers. NYCFC Sign Ex-Arsenal Midfielder Gedion Zelalem New York City FC this week announced the Club has signed midfielder Gedion Zelalem. Former Rangers midfielder Gedion Zelalem has teamed up with former Celtic boss Ronny Deila after joining New York City FC from MLS rivals Sporting Kansas City. The 22-year-old appeared in nine matches with five starts in … Offseason signing Gedion Zelalem on joining New York City's Football Club for the 2020 season. Januar 1997 in Berlin) ist ein deutsch-amerikanischer [1] Fußballspieler, der seit Januar 2020 beim New York City FC unter Vertrag steht. Once labeled the next Cesc Fabregas at Arsenal FC, 22-year-old midfielder Gedion Zelalem has signed with New York City FC. Could be a good move for the former United States youth international — depending on who fills #NYCFC 's head coaching vacancy, of course. Gedion Zelalem (born January 26, 1997) is a German-born American professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Major League Soccer club New York City FC. Gedion Zelalem (* 26.