Spector to Hibernian

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Kool Herc, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    i can't see him getting more then 300 K tops. He's not DP worthy but still only 30 and I don't recall any heavy injuries in recent years. Loads of experience and has his United/West Ham connects. I'm surprise hes coming home
     
  2. wrench

    wrench Member+

    May 12, 2007
    NYC
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    At least ten yrs of prem paydays and maybe 3 or more of 300k in the USA, no brainer. Come home and reconnect w ESPN or NBCSN. I wish I had his options.
     
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  3. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  4. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Interesting that Spector isn't on MLS allocation list. The only foreign senior players on the list are Guzan, Johannson, Fabian Johnson, Pulisic, Rubin, and Green. Gonzalez, Cameron, Yedlin, and Ream are also on the list since they transferred out of MLS.

    http://www.mlssoccer.com/allocation

    That means the following USMNT-pool players are not on the allocation list (ironically giving them more freedom to sign with a team of their choice, unless there is a discovery claim on them): Wood, Hyndman, Spector, Brooks, Lichaj, Alvarado, Kitchen (left MLS as free agent), Danny Williams, Zelalem, Alfredo Morales, CCV, Chandler, Castillo, Lynden Gooch, Bornstein (left MLS as free agent), Arriola, Corona, Orozco, Torres, Horvath, Yarborough, Boyd and Gatt.

    Discovery List process explained here:
    http://pressbox.mlssoccer.com/content/roster-rules-and-regulations
     
  6. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    spending like half your life playing the beautiful game (and abroad no less)

    Has any other Yank achieved (his level of club experience) at age 30?
     
  7. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    You think he's better than Specs? I don't. Never forgot his assist to Dempsey in 2009 confed cup against Brazil. Unlucky not to get playing time at 2010 World Cup.


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  8. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Plenty. Cherundolo, Beasley, Reyna, etc.


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  9. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    These types of questions is the reason your career is floundering.
     
  10. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    you are like a dog with a bone. Stay classy
     
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  11. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    so Spector is heading to Orlando. I'm curious how much he's earning. He's def getting DP money but i'd be shocked if he's getting anywhere near a million. 500 K sounds like a good base.
     
  12. deuteronomy

    deuteronomy Member+

    Angkor Siem Reap FC
    United States
    Aug 12, 2008
    Siem Reap, Cambodia
    Club:
    Siem Reap Angkor FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's official, Spector's Mom has inked the deal with Orlando City . . .

     
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  13. matabala

    matabala Member+

    Sep 25, 2002
    Only Cherundolo equals Spector for "abroadness" in my opinion. Beasley and Reyna played extensively abroad but not for the number of years or with the same acculturation as Spector.
     
  14. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    ^THIS
     
  15. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Lot of Haitians living in Florida these days. Guess Spector's Mom is going to have a lot of local assistance ;)
     
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  16. wixson7

    wixson7 Member+

    May 12, 2009
    boulder
    Nice YA run by Specs, he can be very proud of it.
     
  17. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sorry to see Spector go. We'll let his thread hang around for a few days more so people can send him off in style. Bear in mind that, uh, one of the mods here a goody-two-shoes, so post nice stuff. JS will always be welcome back here, so (ignoring the romantic tone of the song for the moment), here's a Sam Cooke send off:
     
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  18. keller4president

    Jan 5, 2006
    Also see Friedel, Howard, Jermaine Jones, Thomas Dooley, David Regis, Earnie Stewart, and Roy Wegerle for players who spent long continuous periods abroad in a single country. Add Torres and Orozco too if you count Mexico.
     
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  19. matabala

    matabala Member+

    Sep 25, 2002
    I'd also add Friedel and Keller to the all-time "Abroad" list.
     
  20. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    i don't think either had the experience that Spector had by age 30. Played for United, several seasons in the PL with West Ham and of course like 6 years in the Championship. Who knows what might have been for not injuries.
     
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  21. ebbro

    ebbro Member+

    Jun 10, 2005
    Great career abroad for him. After Grant switched him to CM with West Ham and he scored two goals against ManU in the Carling Cup he earned one of my favorite YA songs (right up there with the politically incorrect Tim Tim Tooroo song at Manu)...

    (Sung to the tune of Winter Wonderland)
    We thought that he was Scotty Parker
    'Cause he just blew past his marker
    He used to be shite, now he's alright
    Walkin' in a Spector Wonderland
    There's only one Johnny Spector, only one Johnny Spector
    He used to be shite, now he's alright
    Walkin' in a Spector Wonderland
     
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  22. mattjo

    mattjo Member+

    Feb 3, 2001
    Washington DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Reyna's 1994-2007 run in Europe doesn't qualify? DMB's was shorter from 2004-2011 but still a good while, although he did go directly to Mexico for three more years. I would also throw into the mix Onyewu who played his entire career in Europe 2002-2014. Joe Enochs went from US college to a career 2nd Bundesliga career. Marcus H. is another with more than 12 years in Europe consecutively. Then his cohorts that started in Big club academies that stayed on at lower level English clubs like Simek and Whitbread.
     
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  23. KicksNgiggles

    KicksNgiggles Member

    Aug 18, 2016
    BHM
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Since he will be leaving us.....can someone quickly explain to me the story behind the Spector's mom jokes? I guess I missed the boat on that one.
     
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  24. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    wasn't Reyna like injured every other game while abroad?
     
  25. mattjo

    mattjo Member+

    Feb 3, 2001
    Washington DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He played in 253 games. Spector has played in 277. Spector was in Europe one more year than Reyna. Loosk pretty equivalent to me. Spector did miss most of 08-09 season due to injuries. Similarly, Reyna had some injury issues, especially when with Manchester City. Frankly, I think that is irrelevant given the initial discussion of career, length of time, etc.
     

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