Rafa's Contract

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  1. iced1776

    iced1776 Member

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    Does anyone know any actual details of his contract? Are there any clauses in there that allows the team to release him based on a minimum amount of games played or continued disciplinary events? Surely we're not simply stuck with him for another season, right?


  2. lkgf09

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    I doubt those kind of details would get out there and I honestly doubt that such clauses exist.

    Our best hope is that some Mexican team really really wants him and we just let him free.
  3. theENFORCER

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    He has to be gone. It's not like he's the "face" of the franchise and it's not like anyone is coming to watch him play.

    He's just a major liability and if the new ownership want's to make the true fans happy they will ship his ass to wherever.
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  4. lkgf09

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    I didn't think it could any worse with him. He actually had a chance for some redemption. But he goes and does this shit. Not to mention that dirty play where his hand went to the face of Pontius. Simply unbelievable.


  5. iced1776

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    Wonder if Henry still backs up his statements about how Rafa is the key to the Red Bulls making the final?
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    He was. If he doesn't get sent off, we have a much better chance of making the final. If he then gets subbed off, our chances would have gone up even more!

    :mad:
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  7. Thomas A Fina

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    I say we treat him like the fax machine in Office Space
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  8. kokoplus10

    kokoplus10 Moderator Staff Member

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    We are paying him a lot of money to make our team worse.

    Red Bull fans hate him, U.S. fans hate him, and MLS players hate him.

    How long do we have to scream to get this guy the f#ck out of here?
  9. RedBullFootball

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    I am not sure having Rafa on the club is about the the team. Isn't more about marketing? Ehhh Who knows..
  10. GMangs

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    Marquez and Miller need to be taken out back of RBA and put down like the mutts they are. Then dump them in the river and move on.
  11. kokoplus10

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    It is about marketing.

    Problem is I seriously doubt they are getting a return for their investment. The guy hasn't even been on the field to promote their product! And when he is he plays like a 5 year old girl!

    He used to be a good player, but presently he's a failure on the soccer side and the marketing side. It was a terrible decision in a history of terrible decisions by Ownership.
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    As an outsider, Rafa just seems to be an absolute cancer. He's like some grotesque goiter on the neck of an otherwise healthy young man. For the good of the franchise, I really hope they find a way to get rid of him.
  13. kokoplus10

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    The guy sucks and no one wants him here. Not Red Bull fans, not MLS fans, not U.S. fans, not MLS players, NO ONE.

    And I'm not certain, but it wouldn't surprise me if a majority of the Red Bull players themselves would like to see him gone. I'm sure Tim Ream wasn't a fan of his...;)
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  15. iced1776

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    I said it in the MLS N&A thread, I'll say it here, I don't see what the big deal is.... Using the word "blast" in the title is so sensationalist and overdramatic that it makes me want to vomit.

    In all seriousness, all he said was that his relationship with the fans was tarnished from the start because of his association with the Mexican team (100% true) and that MLS is in some ways not up to the professional standards of other leagues (also 100% true). He behaved like an ass on plenty of occasions, but nothing he said here should be causing an uproar.

    But hey, who am I to get in the way of an anti-Rafa circle jerk.
  16. kokoplus10

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    The fans were against him because:

    1. He had been a POS for many years. Yes, being on the Mexican national team aided that, but he was just simply a POS. If (for example) LA had gotten a hold of Dos Santos I don't think the U.S. fan reaction would have been bad at all. Why? Because he isn't a POS.

    2. His actual play (and lackthereof) was $hit.

    MLS isn't a very talented league, but I find it amusing that he has the balls to say that considering he was one of the worst players in the league. Even when he was healthy his play sucked.
  17. Woodrow

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    In MLS, you have to run, and that's bad.
  18. Thomas A Fina

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    "his relationship with the fans was tarnished from the start because of his association with the Mexican team"

    Horseshit. (and to think we ruined a perfectly good Biz Markee song on that schmuck)

    If he had shown up, kept his head down, and played to near his talent level, everything would have been fine. But instead, that same douchiness that infests his play when adversity hits (aka being down 2-0 to the gringos) for Mexico popped up here as well.

    His "Mexicality" had zero to do with how he was welcomed (Please help us win games) and how he was treated (You suck, asshole) . His "Douchiness" once he got here had 100% to do with said reaction.
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    Yeah, but his C.V. when he arrived was based on the douche performances he gave as captain of the Mexican National Team. Some here acted surprised that what he demonstrated in green came forth here in NY. Some of us felt it was inevitable.

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