2018 Season Roster Thread

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  1. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    Now that the schedule is out, I figured a new thread was needed.

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    MOD EDIT: Latest 2018 roster from TrueCrew:

    1. Senior Roster: 18-20. Counts towards salary cap. Spots 19 & 20 need not be filled, but a min salary charge is imputed for empty slots. Cap = $3,845,000. DP hit = $480,625. Young DP hit = $150,000 (20 or younger), or $200,000 (21 to 23). Salaries are 2017 numbers & do not reflect cap hits or buydowns with allocation money. If there is one figure listed, then base & guatanteed are the same.

    Player, Pos, Nat, Status, Base$/Guar$
    1. Higuain, M, Arg, DP/GC, $1.05 mil
    2. Santos, M, Por, DP/Int, $684k/$731k
    3. Valenzuela, D, Arg, YDP/Int, ???
    4. Mensah, D, Gahna, Int, $750k/$844k*
    5. Zardes, F, USA, $577,500*
    6. Trapp, M, USA, HG, $300k/$350k
    7. Afful, D, Gahna, GC, $280k/$296,667
    8. Sauro, D, Arg, GC, $585k/$601k (# cut)
    9. Grella, M, USA, $186,000/$188,250
    10. Abu, M, Gahna, Int, $165k/$171,250
    11. Jimenez, D-M, USA, $150k
    12. Clark, M, USA, $335k/372k (# cut)
    13. Williams, D, USA, $110,004
    14. Steffen, GK, USA, $105k
    15. Artur, M, Bra, Int, $80,004/$99,879
    16. Sosa, M, Ven, Int, ???
    17. Jahn, F, USA, $92,500
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    18. Martinez, M, Pan, Int, $65,633/$70,133
    19. Kempin, GK, USA, $65,004
    20. Abubakar, D, Gahna, Int, $65k/$72,500
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    * = salary has been paid down with allocation money.

    # cut = indicates player has taken a pay cut from last year's listed salary.
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    II. Supplemental Roster: 21-24. Can be filled by GA players (who are all supplemental until they graduate), players making the senior min (65k in 2017), homegrown players making up to $125k more than the senior min, or designated superdraft eligible players.

    21. Opoku, F, USA, GA, ???
    22. Hansen, M-F, USA, $65k/$72,500
    23. Open
    24. Open

    If we sign players making more than 65k, then some of the 65k guys will get moved down to Supplemental (Kempin, Martinez, Abubakar).
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    III. Reserve Roster: 25-28. Can be filled by: players making the reserve min salary (53k in 2017), or homegrown players making up to $125k more than the reserve min. Reserve players must be 24 or younger during the league year.

    25. Crognale, D, USA, HG, $84,996
    26. Maloney, D, USA, $53,004
    27. Ketterer, GK, USA, $53,004
    28. Open

    https://www.mlssoccer.com/league/official-rules/mls-roster-rules-and-regulations?amp
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    IV. Designated Players: 3/3.

    Higuain, Santos, Valenzuela.
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    V. Internationals: 8/9.

    Santos, Valenzuela, Mensah, Artur, Abubakar, Abu, Martinez, Sosa.

    VI. Green Cards = 3.

    Higuain, Afful, Sauro.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MLS_International_Roster_Slots
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    VII. Unsigned Draft Picks = 3.

    Ardudo (Mid), Lundgaard (GK), Rozhansky (Mid).
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    VIII. Pending International Offers = 2.

    1. Issah Abass, M, Ghana ($2.5 mil)
    2. Adolfo Munoz, F, Ecuador, ($1 mil)
     
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  2. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I picked up from the jersey announcement that Wil Trapp is changing his number to #6. Wonder why? Perhaps a number retirement for McB?
     
  3. KCbus

    KCbus Moderator
    Staff Member

    United States
    Nov 26, 2000
    Reynoldsburg, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Vewy intewesting...
     
  4. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Found out through other sources that one reason was that he wore the 6 shirt in college. But I also realized that this also will be his sixth season in Columbus.
     
  5. zman31

    zman31 Member+

    May 5, 1999
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Three Crew legends enter. One Crew legend leaves!
     
  6. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Soccer doesn't retire numbers, as I'm sure you know. #20 was the first one honored...not that snakeboy will honor any this year.
     
  7. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. hangthadj

    hangthadj Member+

    A.S. Roma
    Mar 27, 2001
    Beacon, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    All I know is we have some imposter wearing Midfield Boss Tony Tchani's number. Will the slings and arrows never end!?!
     
  9. CybrSlydr

    CybrSlydr Member+

    Jun 30, 2013
    Beverly, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Stejskal: Justin Meram, Ola Kamara looking to leave Columbus Crew SC

    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2018...ram-ola-kamara-looking-leave-columbus-crew-sc

    TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Report

    Four sources have confirmed to MLSsoccer.com that star attackers Justin Meram and Ola Kamarahave both asked to be moved by Columbus Crew SC this offseason.

    While the uncertainty around the club's future was a factor in both players' decisions to request a trade or transfer, according to the sources, it was not the only factor.
     
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  10. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No surprise here, is there?? This just shows that the league is getting good enough that our players not only want to move up but can move up. They are getting to be at the age where it is now or never.
     
  11. Ch(Elsey)

    Ch(Elsey) Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 2, 2003
    Green, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have been bracing for Meram to leave. I am not one to peddle nonpublic information, but I was told last Nov/Dec that Meram would be pushing to leave Crew.

    I am not sure what I will be telling my Markus.
     
  12. Jim Bach

    Jim Bach Member

    Bradford City Association Football Club
    May 11, 1999
    Land of the Lizard People, or so I'm told
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Palestine
    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  13. ZipSix

    ZipSix BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 20, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow, this is going to be one absolutely surreal and dark year. Great.
     
  14. 110toyourleft

    110toyourleft Member+

    Jan 27, 2007
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Meram just posted a story on Instagram (how's THAT for a source for ya?) with him and Sauro "pre-season running." So that adds life to Sauro returning this year, no? I thought he was out of contract.
     
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  15. porchlight

    porchlight Member

    Jul 27, 2013
    Crawlumbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Or its the simple fact that they have no future in Columbus and hate Ownership. Other players will look to leave. 2018 "The Season of Mistrust".
     
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  16. Pauncho

    Pauncho Member+

    Mar 2, 1999
    Bexley, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Who wears #15 for the Crew again?
     
  17. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was following what was said in the article which was that it was a factor but not the entire story/. It's probably more of a factor for Meram, but even that's a guess, at best.
     
  18. TRUJDUB

    TRUJDUB Member

    Nov 22, 2015
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Losing Meram would be a huge loss and To sell Kamara and get Another striker or two would be a risk. Maybe they should just raise his salary if possible.
     
  19. TRUJDUB

    TRUJDUB Member

    Nov 22, 2015
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    We should sign Rubin Rubio as a back up Striker

    He is unsigned after his contract expired with Stabek
     
  20. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    You do realise he is on the allocation list right ?
     
  21. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    Who else is on this list?
     
  22. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
  23. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
  24. Placid Casual

    Placid Casual Member+

    Apr 2, 2004
    Bentley's Roof
    Then it shall remain a mystery.
     
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  25. puttputtfc

    puttputtfc Member+

    Sep 7, 1999
    Poop on you.
     

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