Wednesday 19 June 2019

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by Stuart95, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Serious Business: #USOC2019 Round of 16 preview
    https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2019/06/serious-business-usoc2019-round-of-16-preview

    For D.C. United, the U.S. Open Cup means extra games, and extra time
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/spor...xtra-games-extra-time/?utm_term=.cef602520d37

    Real Salt Lake aiming to keep playoff spot as it enters second half of season
    https://www.sltrib.com/sports/2019/06/18/real-salt-lake-aiming/

    Almost Half Of U.S. National Team's 17 MLS Players Earn Less Than League Average Salary
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/ianqui...dont-earn-league-average-salary/#2bcb049637cc


    FC Dallas has a Homegrown bubble and it's about to pop
    https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/soccer/soccer/2019/06/18/fc-dallas-homegrown-bubble-pop

    Report: Palmeiras striker Miguel Borja again linked with MLS
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/06/18/report-palmeiras-striker-miguel-borja-again-linked-mls

    David Beckham sells his shares in Inter Miami FC
    https://en.as.com/en/2019/06/18/football/1560890459_116279.html

    Anthony Precourt says Austin FC will target Chicharito
    https://www.statesman.com/sports/20190618/soccer-notebook-anthony-precourt-says-austin-fc-will-target-chicharito

    Former phenom Freddy Adu explains why he isn't ready to retire
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/06/18/former-phenom-freddy-adu-explains-why-he-isnt-ready-retire

    NCFC's Malik will announce $1.9B plan for multi-use soccer complex next week
    https://www.wralsportsfan.com/ncfc-...-multi-use-soccer-complex-next-week/18458998/
     
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  2. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. firefan2001

    firefan2001 Member+

    Dec 27, 2000
    Oswego, Illinois
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. Gamecock14

    Gamecock14 Member+

    May 27, 2010
    Club:
    Chicago Fire


    I don't know how long this team lasts, but man are they good at promotion.
     
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  5. STR1

    STR1 Member

    May 29, 2010
    McAllen, TX
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's a nice Jersey
     
  6. GunnerJacket

    GunnerJacket Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2003
    Gainesville, GA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Helluva lot better than the US '94 original. Then again that's a low bar, IMO.
     
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  7. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    In theory yes. It would actually make sense for him to spend on talent for when he opens the new stadium. The deposits are refundable and not locked in so he has to give them hope.

    Now I'll believe he signs the little pea when I see it at the press conference. The LA teams would make more sense or maybe Chicago. I'd bet that Chicharito is on a current MLS team's discovery list but it doesn't cost Precourt anything to talk big.
     
  8. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    So Beckham sold all of his interest in the Miami team?
     
  9. POdinCowtown

    POdinCowtown Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 15, 2002
    Columbus
    It's not clear. The story said he'd continue to represent the club, at least for public purposes. Is he now on contract or something? I wouldn't be surprised if he got tired of dealing with south Florida politicians.
     
  10. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I kind of always knew he would sell most if not all of his shares. Looking back, in 12 years time since he signed the initial contract, I think he has made a killing and really milked the league. That’s great for him as he really didn’t do all that much other than play in 98 games, scoring 18 goals.
     
  11. jack sticker

    jack sticker Red Card

    Rangers
    United States
    Jun 5, 2018
    Now Now I see your a Quakes fan but that is a bit unfair. He did give MLS a major bust to their profile and stature. But yeah he was overrated.
     
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  12. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Still did a lot more for the league than Oldthar.
     
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  13. NashSC

    NashSC Member+

    Nashville SC
    United States
    Jan 3, 2018
    He had some assists too and gave the galaxy someone to build a statue of.
     
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  14. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Ten years ago in a Galaxy far, far away (down the 101). :)

     
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  15. NashSC

    NashSC Member+

    Nashville SC
    United States
    Jan 3, 2018
    I really thought he would at least wait until they had played a year or two. This makes me wonder if he is having doubts that it will ever really happen. He has publicly stated that he almost walked away in the past.
     
  16. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Considering all the time and money spent on him, Landon and Robbie Keane did a lot more than Beckham ever did and weren't paid nearly a fraction of what Becks got.

    If he could get $255 million plus whatever the expansion cost of the club is or will be while recording 18 goals and 40 assists, what would Chris Wondolowski deserve? I'd say at least a few mil......
     
  17. Justin O

    Justin O Member+

    Nov 30, 1998
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle
    Everyone knows that 250 million number was a made up number for his own personal PR purposes only.
     
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  18. jack sticker

    jack sticker Red Card

    Rangers
    United States
    Jun 5, 2018

    But did their wives look like this.

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    Oh and when you do this your lucky to have a job ever again.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    #19 falvo, Jun 19, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2019
    I believe I read after everything was said and done with salary and endorsements, he actually ended up with $255 million. That includes his loan spells to Milan when he got injured. Not sure if it included his expansion franchise though.
     
  20. NashSC

    NashSC Member+

    Nashville SC
    United States
    Jan 3, 2018
  21. rocketeer22

    rocketeer22 Member+

    Apr 11, 2000
    Oakton,VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  22. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Just saying, my gaydar still goes off when I hear him talk. But I'm single, so I accept my gaydar may be horribly off.
     
  23. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You don't have to go back very far at all. Just read in the thread on the most recent MLS salaries that "The average salary for senior roster non-designated players increased 13.3 percent to $345,867 and is up from $138,140 in 2014".
     
  24. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Poor Servando Carrasco., a 9 year MLS veteran...I heard he is making $70k this year. Luckily he has his wife, Alex Morgan supporting him.....
     
  25. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    Raleigh
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Holy shit no. Beckham is the most important player in league history and it’s not even close.
     
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