Americans Abroad

U.S. midfielder Caleb Stanko joins FC Vaduz on loan


After making just five Bundesliga appearances since joining the league in 2013, U.S. midfielder Caleb Stanko is set for a temporary move that will hopefully jumpstart the youngster’s European career.

Stanko, 23, will join FC Vaduz of the Swiss Super League on a one-year loan from German side Freiburg. During the 2015/16 season, Stanko appeared in five matches for Freiburg, who was promoted from 2.Bundesliga to Germany’s top flight after finishing atop the table.

FC Vaduz began its new season with a 1-1 tie against FC Thun over the weekend and currently sits in fifth place on the Swiss Super League table.

The U.S. midfielder received his first international call up in 2016, when head coach Jurgen Klinsmann named Stanko to the U.S. Men’s National Team’s roster ahead of their match against Puerto Rico.

What do you think of the move? How will Stanko fare with his new club?

Share your thoughts below.

  • johnnyrazorI

    Vaduz plays in Switzerland, but is located in Liechtenstein. As such, they represent Liechtenstein almost every year in the Europa League as 44 time winner of the Liechtenstein Cup (won 18 of the last 19 and have been to 57 of 71 finals), however, they have already crashed out this season in the 2nd Qualifying round (they’ve never reached the group stage of the Europa League or UEFA Cup).

    Their grounds, the Rheinpark Stadion was voted one of the ten most scenic in Europe, with Alps running on one side and the Rhine River on the other.


    • johnnyrazorI

      Just to be clear play in Swiss league, home ground is in Liechtenstein.


  • DB

    Gets to play alongside Liechtensteiner legends like Peter Jehle, Franz Burgmeier and Nicolas (son of Rainer) Hasler!


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