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Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by tonyg, Feb 27, 2005.
Any info on Shalrie Joseph?
Is he signed or not?
If not, what are some of the issues involved?
What makes you think he's not signed? He's been training with them right along and certainly doesn't look like a player who is planing to leave anytime soon.
I think he's in the last year of his contract
There's only one: $
P.S. Does anyone know if a Grenada passport helps with the WP in England or anywhere else in Europe ?
I believe Grenada, while having declared their Independence from the UK in 1974, is still part of the British Commonwealth, although I'm not sure what consideration that merits in terms of trying to find employment in the U.K. It might help that Joseph's a regular in his national side, even if they are ranked about 150th in the world, but who knows.
Wouldn't that make it the same as players from Canada? They get a pass on the EU restrictions don't they?
If that's the case, or Shalrie makes it via the 75 % rule, I'd have to say it may be tough for the Revs to keep him beyond this season. Maybe we have freed up some cap space since JMM retired so we can give Shalrie a big (albeit deserving) raise.
I believe Shalrie could find work easily in England that would pay him a factor of 10 or more than he is currently making.
The rules are different for lower-ranked national sides (or so I recall seeing), something that doesn't generally come up in YA discussions because the U.S. is nowhere near the cutoff.
I agree absolutely. And I think he'd do quite well there.
He's one guy that I would do the max contract for.
Shalrie deserves a raise.
very true,,,hope they toss some cash his way too
First let me say, I like SJ and wish him great success wherever he plays. I must disagree with the notion that he would have an easy transition to Europe or the UK though. If he goes over strictly as a defender I might reconsider, but, Shalrie can't shoot. His distribution is adequate if uninspired. He will, however, block a charging bull without hesitation. For that, I'd say keep him in MLS a little longer so he can work on the other skills.
i know what your talking about, but i'm not sure what the cutoff is. 50th or 75th sounds right to me for some reason...
He is good, but, you're right, he can't shoot. He's good, but had a let a letdown of a season, compared to the year before, i think, mosty due to nagging injuries... he has the potential to dominate the defensive middle at times. other times, the revs have needed to add a 3rd central midfield to balance and cover this area.
As for max salary, i don't think so. (not that he shouldn't make lot more than he is now, and the fact that there are lumps of coal that get max salary is irrelevant). I think he represents what a good starter on an MLS team is, and he should be paid accordingly.
he's not a superstar, as his game is not complete, and he has tendanceis to disapear.
for whatever thats worth.
Since when do defensive midfielders shoot?
Or when are they suppose to?
Hey, he made his PK in the Eastern Conference Championship game....
While I can't much disagree with your assessment of Shalrie's game, I think you underestimate his ball-winning skills and ability to control the mid field.
The other thing you've forgotten is economics. A Euro team could have him on a free transfer once his contract is up. If they pay him $ 250,000 per year (which is below average for Div. 1) it still represents nearly a 10 X raise for Shalrie. Not to mention the possibilty of being scouted and bougtht by a premier team.
Its easy to look at his game and see the gaps but an overall analysis makes you think that MLS/Revs will have a tough time keeping him.