2013-2014 Columbus Crew Offseason Roster Thread

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  1. hardhead

    hardhead Moderator Staff Member

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    Moving into off season, we already have two cuts. Here is the list (with 2013 rules):

    I. On Budget Roster: 18-20 Players. 1-20 count vs. salary cap of $2,950,000. 19 & 20 not required to be filled, but each team will get a minimum salary charge if they are NOT filled. Min salary for slots 1-24 = $46,500k.

    DPs. Max budget charge = $368,750k. DP over 23 = $368,750k. Midseason DP over 23 = $175k. DP 21-23 = $200k. DP 20 or under = $150k (no matter when signed, cannot lower with allocation $$). Teams can have 3 DPs.

    #. Position. Player, Nationality, Age, Roster Notes, '13 Salary Base/Guar, '13 minutes.
    1. Andy Gruenebaum, GK, USA ($92,220/$93,887), 1890.
    2. Chad Marshall, D, USA ($330,000/$361,250), 2638.
    3. Tyson Wahl, D, USA ($76,000/$86,667), 2155.
    4. Josh Williams, D, USA ($52,313/$52,313), 2284.
    5. Glauber Berti, D, Brazil, Int ($215,000/$263,333.33), 1169.
    6. Eric Gehrig, D, USA ($46,500/$46,500), 540.
    7. Agustin Viana, D/M, USA/Uruguay ($105,000/$131,667), 1519.
    8. Danny O'Rourke, D/M, USA ($170,000/$175,000), 1723.
    9. Trapp, Wil, M, USA, HG ($100,000/$127,000), 1389.
    10. Eddie Gaven, M, USA ($190,000/$195,000), 900.
    11. Tony Tchani, M, Cameroon/USA ($130,000/$155,000), 1324.
    12. Ethan Finlay, M/F, USA ($47,300/$62,300), 391.
    13. Justin Meram, M/F, USA ($56,320/$80,695), 781.
    14. Ben Speas, M/F, USA, HG ($62,000/$62,000), 935.
    15. Federico Higuain, M/F, Argentina, Int, DP ($440,000/$604,000), 2592.
    16. Dominic Oduro, M/F, Ghana, GC, ($120,015/$122,015), 2854.
    17. Ryan Finley, F, USA ($46,500/$74,000), 430.
    18. Jairo Arrieta, F, Costa Rica, Int ($216,000/$225,375), 1862.
    19.
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    II. Exempt Roster/Off-Budget (ER): Spots 21-24. 4/4 filled. $46,500 Min.
    No age restriction. Up to two lowest paid Homegrown Players can be signed to higher contracts and be off-budget. No limit on # of Homegrowns.

    21. Matt Lampson, GK, USA, HG ($46,500/$46,500), 1170.
    22. Kevan George, D/M, Trinidad & Tobago, GC ($46,500/$46,500), 435.
    23. Chad Barson, D, USA, HG ($46,500/$46,500), 1612.
    24. Bernardo Anor, M-D, Venezuela, Int ($46,500/$46,500), 1663.

    III. Apprentice Roster/Off Budget (AR): Spots 25-30. 6/6 filled. $35,125 Min.
    Players making $35,125 must be under 25 in 2013 (Do not turn 25 in 2013). Spots 29-30 can be left open and the club can receive $35k per slot in allocation money. No indication of a MAX salary here, so players on this roster could make MORE than $35,125k.

    25. Daniel Withrow, GK, USA ($35,125/$35,125), 0.
    26. Drew Beckie, D, Canada ($35,125/$35,125), 0.
    27. Drew Hyland, D/M, USA ($35,125/$35,125), 0.
    28. Konrad Warzycha, M, USA/Poland ($46,500/$46,500), 272.
    29. Shawn Sloan, F, USA ($35,125/$35,125), 0.
    30. Aaron Schoenfeld, F, USA ($46,500/$46,500), 310.

    IV. Out

    1. Matias Sanchez, M, Argentina, Int ($190,000/$230,000), 820.
    2. Aaron Horton, F-M, USA, HG ($65,000/$80,500), 0.
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  2. cam5fc

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    Light 'em up!!!
  3. MLSinCleveland

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    I can handle offseason updates from here (as I did in-season) if need be.
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  4. hardhead

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    Fine with me :)


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    Sounds good!
  6. Lucky Day

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    "Out" mean they're out of contract or they've officially been let go?

    I didn't hear about Sanchez, I did expect Horton though.
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  8. hardhead

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    I've gotta say--credit to Bliss for consistently speaking frankly and concisely with the press.

    If we were cutting players under Warzycha he would mention some platitude about "responsibility" that gave us little understanding of what is happening behind the scenes. The two or three articles I've read with Bliss discussing Sanchez and Horton paint a very clear picture about where they are, where they were expected to be, and why he thought they didn't meet those expectations.
  9. cbus3

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    I do like how Bliss is straight forward. I was impressed when he flat out as stern as possible said he wanted the job, that's what he was here for. Don't beat around the bush. That said, GBS will make an excellent replacement for him full time. Seriously, Bliss leaving the club entirely would hurt to see.

    Tchani leaving the club entirely would not hurt to see.
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    How do we draft this year and let go of players considering upcoming expansion drafts? Do we keep players like Tchani and Meram this year so we don't lose somebody more valuable?
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    What frightens me is the possibility that it is so obvious how bad Tchani is, that we keep him.
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    I see no reason to do that, I'd rather have a good 15th guy on the roster and lose him after two years, instead of keeping crap in and around the starting XI
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    Depends if we keep Tchani! ;)
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  16. CybrSlydr

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    lmfao That's not the kind of uncertainty this board is looking for. :D
  17. cam5fc

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    HAHA! Sure it is. This isn't the positive, touchy-feely, good thoughts and sunshine thread. This is Big Soccer Realz!
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  18. Placid Casual

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    Let me get this straight.

    You want to keep players (who are not good enough) around for next season on the off chance that these players (that are not good enough) are magically picked up by an expansion side?

    So when they are not picked up in the expansion draft do we cut them anyway?
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    Maybe we have??? :whistling::whistling:
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    I am fine with keeping Arrieta. Sure his numbers were down but look at the guys intangibles.

    2 things.

    1) With Gaven back for next year we will be able to move Oduro up top. This will create more opportunity for Arrieta to work a channel. Dom gets into a good place on the field and has no one to cross to. vice versa.

    2) The first half of the season he was with the Nats team and didnt have a good run of games. I think an actual full season with the first team make him a 5-10 goal kind of guy. I am fine with this if oduro scores 10, higuain 5-10 and gaven 5+. This is how we won in 2008.

    Bonus:

    Arrieta led the league in offside during the first 16 games (if i have my dates correct). His remaining portion of the season, after he corrected this glaring mistake, saw 3 goals and 4 asssits.
  22. CrewV Man

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    It depends. He could take a pay cut. . .
    If he goes down to the $150's it could be a bargain.
  23. MFRONE

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    ********...just cleared some cap space with Gaven retiring.
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    Eddie is retiring. Well crap
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    This is a joke, right?

    Edit- Just saw Jardy's tweet. holy shit
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