Where there’s a Lille, there’s a Weah! Tim at LOSC

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  1. Where there’s a Lille, there’s a Weah! Tim at LOSC

    71 vote(s)
    56.8%
  2. Say hello to my Lille friend! Tim Weah at LOSC

    54 vote(s)
    43.2%
  1. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    You probably use obsolete data. Today MLS players are overpaid compared to others of their level.
     
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  2. bsky22

    bsky22 Member+

    Dec 8, 2003
    some are over paid. there are still plenty of "have nots". Sure, players like Bradley and Trapp make obscene money relative to their talent. 50% to 70% of rosters make less than $150k. if those guys arent underpaid, then the quality of the league has to be very poor. I doubt Aaron Long would agree with you.
     
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  3. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    okay...75% of its players.

    ...whatever the %....if you gave everyone in MLS a euro passport and free agency, the majority would/could find higher salaries than they do in MLS on the open market, imo....some significantly so.
     
  4. truefan420

    truefan420 Member+

    May 30, 2010
    oakland
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    While there is some truth to this it’s not just that simple. There are a shit ton of South Americans in Europe without euro passports. Talent trumps all. If there were more talented Americans that are better than the euros then we’d see a lot more of them in Europe. We’re starting to see more go at a young age which is good. But most mid 20’s mls players aren’t good enough to distinguish themselves enough to make it worth wild for the European team.
     
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  5. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    idk - good enough/young enough to buy/pay a transfer fee? no....most americans in mls arent that.

    but if fringe MLS guys like shelton can go to BL2 or Duka can go to the Champions League squad in albania....and romain gall washed out of columbus but is now in champions league too...and kekutah manneh signed in switzerland and his club wanted him to stay etc.....pretty sure the majority (if not all of them) of Americans on 23-man MLS rosters could latch on somewhere in Europe...might not be big 4 leagues....but i think there would be a lot more good surprises than many would anticipate...if somehow all americans all of a sudden were free agents with euro passports.......yeah there would be a bunch of harkes to spl2 cases but overall there would be many to first division teams, clearly. (after all, harkes wasnt good enough to break through at DCU but still latched on in europe)

    the reason they arent there now isn't only skill....it is economics/other hurdles...

    without the passport and free agent status they have to be better than....with those 2 they just have to be as good as...big difference, imo.

    nick lima trialed with hertha berlin this offseason and played well...but wasnt bought...waiting out his mls contract to move...now mls is benching him....they're not going to buy him...but if he was a free agent ...pretty sure he'd be in europe on a decent first team right now..as just one example...and he's a MLS "bench player" at the moment....

    in my opinion anyone making the 18 in MLS this season could be on a euro team if they were a free agent.
     
  6. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
    Club:
    --other--
    Is this the Weah thread or the $umMl$ $ux thread?
     
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  7. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    Whatever it is, it’s unreadable.
     
  8. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

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

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A Celtic win today reduces the chances Weah will play in the U-20 WC since the Cup final is the day before the US team’s first game
     
  10. Centennial

    Centennial Member+

    Apr 4, 2003
    Centennial
    This is what a 25 minute power play looks like
     
  11. ArsenalMetro

    ArsenalMetro Member+

    Arsenal
    United States
    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Celtic win 3-0, Weah gets 15 minutes, final is v. Hearts on May 26.
     
  12. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Why? It's not like he's an important player for them to get the wins.
     
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  13. FirstStar

    FirstStar Hustlin' for the USA

    Feb 1, 2005
    Time's Arrow
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He is correct is reduces the chance. By how much is another question.
     
  14. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1117443812937347073 is not a valid tweet id
     
  15. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone watch his 15-20 minutes?
     
  16. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    So, that's how you get a free soccer jersey. Just bring a US flag to a game in which an American plays in. I'm gonna try this in August in southwestern Poland.
     
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  17. Centennial

    Centennial Member+

    Apr 4, 2003
    Centennial
    Yeah

    He put himself in good positions got a shot but not that dangerous.

    The commentators like him. They want to see Celtic try to extend the loan.
     
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  18. derek750

    derek750 Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Guardian notes that Thomas Tuchel has taken some heat after PSG lost 5-1 to Lille, with issues of squad size and lack of rotation coming to the fore.

     
  19. madvillain

    madvillain Member+

    Aug 28, 2011
    Club:
    Brooklyn Knights
    So Celtic are too loaded to play him regularly and meanwhile PSG are run ragged and could use him probably about as much as Celtic have recently.

    Been that kind of season for YA.
     
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  20. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    Timo's celebrations are too much, I'd also bench him.
     
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  21. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    Can't hurt to look like her. You should do that to.
     
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  22. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    I don't think he'll last too long there. I don't know what kind of coach they need. They'll have top stars, but because of FFP they're also going to have to rely on their home grown system for role players/depth
     
  23. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    i'm flat chested with a face like a monkey's bum. I stand no chance :(
     
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  24. Higher Learning

    Jul 1, 2009
    San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  25. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    USA
    He could probably win quite a bit. Buy a bunch of late 20s players. Sell off youth to fund them. Play defend first football with world class defenders and world class forwards. That's actually a good recipe to win a champions league.

    Problem will be that he'll kill any momentum in the developmental program, and his players will hate him by end of year 2, and he'll struggle to find world class defenders/attackers.

    This would also be terrible news for Weah. He'd have no use for him.
     
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