Thursday 10 May 2018

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Stuart95, May 10, 2018.

  1. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS Three Things: TFC falls again, Guzan red ruins marquee match
    https://soccer.nbcsports.com/2018/0...fc-falls-again-guzan-red-ruins-marquee-match/

    Wayne Rooney Tells Everton He Wants to Join MLS Side as £12.5m Move Edges Closer
    https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/05/1...-wants-join-mls-side-ps125m-move-edges-closer


    In the ‘Flo’: Red Bulls midfielder Florian Valot’s meteoric rise
    https://www.prosoccerusa.com/mls/ne...ulls-midfielder-florian-valots-meteoric-rise/

    Breaking the mold: Wan Kuzain, and U.S. soccer’s search for more players like him
    Read more at https://www.fourfourtwo.com/us/feat...r-search-more-players-mls#MmZ7siRgoGY4sijm.99

    Have the Earthquakes already lost any playoff hope?
    https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/09/have-the-earthquakes-already-lost-any-playoff-hope/

    MLS Exports: Misson Accomplished for DeAndre Yedlin's Newcastle United
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2018...accomplished-deandre-yedlins-newcastle-united

    Four MLS Homegrowns called into US Under-20 roster for Honduras trip
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2018...rowns-called-us-under-20-roster-honduras-trip

    Precourt group expects to soon reveal McKalla Place site plan
    https://www.mystatesman.com/sports/...kalla-place-site-plan/nHzORRr0Ec8mz7loMwNXRO/

    DRAMA APLENTY IN FIRST ROUND OF 2018 U.S. OPEN CUP
    https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/20...in-first-round-of-2018-lamar-hunt-us-open-cup

    FC Cincinnati will open US Open Cup with Detroit City FC
    https://www.cincinnati.com/story/sp...-round-open-cup-determined-tonight/596799002/
     
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  2. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    5 years later, cancer survivor Atticus Lane-Dupre is healthy, happy and still playing soccer
    http://www.oregonlive.com/timbers/index.ssf/2018/05/five_years_later_cancer_surviv.html
    Well Done Timbers, Well done

    Reb Bulls Unrest over Ambitious Coach's Wandering Eye
    https://nypost.com/2018/05/09/red-bulls-unrest-over-ambitious-coachs-wandering-eye/

    Momentum may be turning in Columbus’ favor to Save the Crew
    http://thecomeback.com/soccer/momentum-may-be-turning-in-columbus-favor-to-save-the-crew.html

    Landon Donovan, Club Leon to play at Miller Park this July
    https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/landon-donovan-club-leon-to-play-at-miller-park-this-july

    Manchester United: Sir Alex Ferguson no longer needs intensive care
    https://soccer.nbcsports.com/2018/0...alex-ferguson-no-longer-needs-intensive-care/
     
  3. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire


    Someone gotta come get DC. How the hell they got 12 mil laying around and this is what they do. Plus, why did they spend it on the transfer of a player who will never have value after this contract.

    I understand 12 mil in salary more than 12 mil on transfer.
     
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  4. Smithsoccer1721

    Smithsoccer1721 Member+

    Feb 16, 2007
    Middle of the Table
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not all 32/33 year olds are created equal.

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  5. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
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  6. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS player salaries are up.

    https://mlsplayers.org/resources/salary-guide

    http://www.philly.com/philly/sports...ladelphia-union-roster-may-2018-20180510.html

     
  7. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I will say though. I was not expecting the Rapids to be so far up the list.

    Also, Dempsey took a pretty hefty paycut this off season. He's down to $1.6 million from $3.9 million last season. Lodeiro at $2.3 million seems like a steal considering how important he is to the Sounders offense.
     
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  8. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #8 ToMhIlL, May 10, 2018
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    Not surprisingly, the Columbus Crew dropped 7 places from #13 to #20
     
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  9. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    DCU & Wayne Ruiney...

    WTF are they thinking?
     
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  10. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He did score 10 goals for Everton this season.. It's not like he's crap..
     
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  11. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Three tweets that sum it up.







    Even Kornheiser's podcast talked about Rooney and DCU. They talk more about the Washington Kastles than they do DCU.

    I understand getting Rooney, I don't understand the price.
     
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  12. C-Rob

    C-Rob Member

    May 31, 2000
    Jesus he sounds like a pussy.
     
  13. Justin O

    Justin O Member+

    Seattle Sounders
    United States
    Nov 30, 1998
    Quebec City
    Club:
    Seattle
    Seems like your first sentence here indicates you do understand the price.
     
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  14. tigersoccer2005

    tigersoccer2005 Member+

    Dec 1, 2003
    North Bergen, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rooney in my opinion has always been overrated--a product of nonstop EPL marketing hype and local boy does good vibes. Is he a good player? yes. Does he make DCU better? arguably the answer is yes. Is he a game breaker? no. Will he put DCU on his shoulders and take them to the next level? doubtful.
    But he brings name recognition and the opportunity for DCU to cash in on a recognized EPL star.
     
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  15. jayd8888

    jayd8888 Member+

    Aug 22, 2006
    Denver CO
    He has over 200 club goals, is only 32, and Americas know who he is.
     
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  16. sitruc

    sitruc Member+

    Jul 25, 2006
    Virginia
    You know I have a special level of disdain for DC sports radio and local news sports media in general, @Gamecock14. I still maintain it is the worst in the country. GP is everything that is wrong with it. He knew nothing about hockey for years. He would talk down on it. Then Uncle Teddy started sending him a check and now he's somehow on NBCSN Washington post-game shows where nobody wants to see him or hear his nasally voice after a Caps game. Most of the hosts on 106.7 are thin-skinned assholes who are limited to knowledge of one sport if they have any sports knowledge. I'm a sports fan. I desperately want to be able to appreciate local sports radio. I can't. Mix in some MAGA and it's unbelievable some of that shit is still on the air in this market.
    I had forgotten I've been blocked by him for years.
    32 ain' young. It's all about ticket sales and an attention boost.
     
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  17. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  18. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    DC United needs a team spirit reboot in the worst way. If Rooney has the right attitude and plays through the 2020 season, and they bring in a new coach, he can set the franchise up for several years of improved “heart,” for want of a better word.

    Still, a steep friggin’ price. Unless their local TV deal gets jacked up, it seems a stretch.
     
  19. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    When Dan Snyder owns the ESPN radio station and CSN/MASN form relationships with people at the other station, nothing good comes out.

    I appreciated Kornheiser in that he went as close as possible to criticizing management without getting pulled.
     
  20. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rooney will be given a contract until the end of the 2020 MLS season worth £300,000 a week, but the Sun reports that Everton will have to subsidize the move by contributing £50,000 to the pot.

    Not sure if I'm doing this correct, but 300,000 pounds = $405,000 x 52 = $21,000,000. Is this correct?
     
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  21. PTFC in KCMO

    PTFC in KCMO Member+

    Aug 12, 2012
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    From what I understand Man United is still paying a major portion of his salary and it is assumed they will continue to do so while he is in DC.
     
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  22. bbsbt

    bbsbt Member+

    Feb 26, 2003
    I think it's only for weeks that he plays.
     
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  23. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sounders move the start time/date for 3 games:

    https://www.sounderatheart.com/2018/5/10/17342492/sounders-moving-three-kickoff-times

    May 26 vs RSL moves to 2pm so people can watch the UCL.

    Sept 19 vs Philly moves back to 8pm to avoid rush hour a bit more

    Oct 6 vs Houston moves to Oct 8 to move the game from a day before a Seahawks game to the day after. This should allow them to avoid having football lines on the field.
     
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  24. big_pole57

    big_pole57 Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    King George, Virginia
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can second all of this living and working around the DC area for 20+ years. That's why I have satellite radio... thank goodness!! (notice I'm not giving Sirius/XM a free plug here and just mention "satellite" radio)
     
  25. eddygee

    eddygee Member+

    DC United
    May 12, 2007
    Moco, Maryland
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sirius is the way to go much like cable you can negotiate a price wants you've signed up originally that's what I do anyway. It works.
     

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