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  1. Hands

    Hands Member

    May 5, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought we should start a new thread for the new year.
     
  2. MCheck

    MCheck New Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    San Antonio, TX
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    New year, new season, and it looks like mostly a new team. Hopefully new wins.....
     
  3. Darius Bieber

    Darius Bieber Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Scorpions always let their top scorers leave the club after every season.... I see a new trend here.
     
  4. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hopefully they start bringing in new blood.
     
  5. greenroom

    greenroom BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 16, 2012
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hate losing Dennison. But it is time that the Scorpions need to start filling out the roster. Looking at the rest of the NASL, we are behind on roster moves!
     
  6. Darius Bieber

    Darius Bieber Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Being behind the league in getting roster spots filled isn't anything new. Last season, the Scorpions had to hurry and get over Eastern European players who didn't last very long...
     
  7. choch2727

    choch2727 Member

    May 30, 2007
    San Antonio
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. Darius Bieber

    Darius Bieber Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's how soccer is. I don't think any soccer league has a salary cap. Cosmos are a better team with a huge sponsor in Emirates and can offer him a better deal. Would be silly to see him not go. This is why I hate the Scorpions mentality of signing only one-year deals...... We saw the Rowdies sign Wagner for two seasons as well as an option for a third... Meanwhile ALL of the Scorpions signings this year are one season contracts.... ALL of the Scorpions last season were on one season deals... That's why we basically don't have a competitive roster right now.
     
  9. HailtotheKing

    HailtotheKing Member+

    San Antonio FC
    Dec 1, 2008
    TEXAS
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I see, that once again you don't quite understand what's being said.
     
  10. brentgoulet

    brentgoulet Member+

    Oct 12, 2005
    PuertoPlata, DomRep
    No doubt about that, but when does training camp start ?
     
  11. choch2727

    choch2727 Member

    May 30, 2007
    San Antonio
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I believe training camp is early or mid February. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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  12. Darius Bieber

    Darius Bieber Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #12 Darius Bieber, Jan 7, 2014
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014
    Haha what's being said? Empty promises from a dead team organization no doubt.

    The team "said" on a FaceBook comment they would announce a Best XI signing last week but have yet to do so. I'll try to find that comment.
     
  13. HailtotheKing

    HailtotheKing Member+

    San Antonio FC
    Dec 1, 2008
    TEXAS
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    :rolleyes:

    There's a much bigger picture that is flying way over your head (not surprisingly).
     
  14. Darius Bieber

    Darius Bieber Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hmm what's the bigger picture? Finishing last?

    And speaking of the devil, scorpions announced today that they signed Walter Restrepo. The rights to him were traded by Fort Lauderdale... I'm guessing they sent cash considerations to the Strikers?
     
  15. greenroom

    greenroom BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 16, 2012
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS has a salary cap.
    That said I do hope that the Scorpions are signing the players longer than 1 year deals.

    Where are you finding what the Scorpions are signing the players for??
     
  16. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  18. Darius Bieber

    Darius Bieber Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Haha it was my guess that they traded cash considerations, since every player they listed in their article as being on the active roster were the only ones under contracts. They later confirmed it on Twitter.

    Not a bad trade for both teams. Scorpions get a midfielder which they are in desperate need of after losing Denissen. Restrepo might have not liked the situation in Fort Lauderdale and wanted to leave anyways, so at least the Strikers got the bill taken care of on their journeys to San Antonio in the Spring and Fall next year. I've heard from Strikers fans that since the injury, Restrepo hasn't been in 2012 form. He's also got a quick temper (a la Campos) and had come off the bench at Fort Lauderdale many times because of it... So be wary of that.
     
  19. HailtotheKing

    HailtotheKing Member+

    San Antonio FC
    Dec 1, 2008
    TEXAS
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  20. Darius Bieber

    Darius Bieber Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Was hoping to get better talent at the GoalKeeper position. Vuolo was shaky in the net a lot last season. Scorpion's goal differential wasn't good either... That was an area that needed improvement the most this off season. Sattler had an amazing season in 2012. Superb. We need to get back into form. And that starts with a sturdy defense too. DeRoux was a great re-sign.

    A lot of people kept telling me in 2012 that Sattler was the key to our amazing .76 goal against average. I told them Sattler was not the key, our defense "was." If you notice the 2012 season, the Scorpions were pretty much unstoppable before July. Claimed an almost 10 point lead over second place. Beat Houston Dynamo (albeit, Houston didn't have key players... But still.....). Then, we hit a slump and almost gave away first place in 2012. Why? Defensive changes mid-season. Before July 2012, Fabian Kling started left defense. Matt Gold was a defensive midfielder. Both of them were benched and barely played after July. That's when we started losing games.

    Let's build a strong defense to put infront of the net. We had so many miscommunications last season in the defense that led to easy goals, most noticeably in the 7-4 meltdown game..

    Let's get some key defensive signings!
     
  21. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This "trade" just made national news on ESPN Radio with Mike and Mike in the morning...
     
  22. HailtotheKing

    HailtotheKing Member+

    San Antonio FC
    Dec 1, 2008
    TEXAS
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So your justification for Vuolo not being good enough in net (which I disagree with) is that the line in front of him wasn't good enough.

    Another Genius post from Darius Bieber !
     
  23. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well then here are the options:
    http://www.nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=5863
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    Of that list, I believe Martyn Lancaster & Luke Mulholland are still available.
     
  24. Darius Bieber

    Darius Bieber Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    Club:
    San Antonio Scorpions FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Scorpions have already made that signing with Walter Restrepo who was a Best XI in 2012.

    Wonder if Scorpions will re-sign Ramirez... Or Harmse... Or many others that we have no word yet on..
     
  25. SoccerPrime

    SoccerPrime Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 14, 2003
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    2012 Best XI? Thats a reach.
     

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