2019-2020 MLS OffSeason News (Other Teams)

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  1. NFLPatriot

    NFLPatriot Member+

    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. NFLPatriot

    NFLPatriot Member+

    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  3. BERich

    BERich Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    New England
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. TOAzer

    TOAzer Member+

    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ...and henceforth Javier Hernandez was known throughout the breadth and sweep of all these lands as "Chachingarito!"
     
  5. Jon Martin

    Jon Martin Member+

    Apr 25, 2000
    SE Mass
    ba-dump!
     
  6. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    Michael Bradley with ankle surgery, expected to be out 4 months.
     
  7. NFLPatriot

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    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. NFLPatriot

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    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  9. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    Rumor about DC getting Modric this summer. :eek:
     
  10. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow, Gressel is a quality player, the kind of guy I wouldn't mind having here!
     
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  11. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Huge trade. With him and Flores DC is much better than last year. If they can manage to get Modric they could be a damn good team
     
  12. A Casual Fan

    A Casual Fan Member+

    Mar 22, 2000
    Revs offseason roster-building work looks pretty good compared to prior Revs offseasons. Very good, even.

    (Meanwhile DC United: Gressel, Modric possibly replacing Rooney.
    LA Gals: reload Zlatan departure with Chicharito.)​

    Seems that there's still a fair amount of room to step up the ladder for Revs. They're still not operating at the same level as some of these other clubs.

    We can all still be happy that they are doing much better than they were. But at the same time, we can't mistake rightly giving them that "good effort!" attaboy as somehow meaning that they are at or near the top.

    That's just a pragmatic observation. It's not negative, nor pessimistic.
     
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  13. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    The 'world superstar' path is only one possible avenue to a championship - one with pretty mixed results.
     
  14. A Casual Fan

    A Casual Fan Member+

    Mar 22, 2000
    #114 A Casual Fan, Jan 22, 2020
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    And there are some positive results in that mix.

    (And, there are mixed results in every avenue that could be pursued.)

    I don't care about the label "superstar", but there is a skill level of players like Modric or Zlatan or Rooney that quite often translates to success in MLS, often team-level success - which is independent of whether or not "world superstar" label is attached to the player.

    It's not about how much the player can be or is "hyped" - irrelevant to me. It's about the difference making capability the player brings. Some of these players truly elevate the team around them.

    (And some don't, to your point.)
     
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  15. NFLPatriot

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    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  16. TOAzer

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    The Man With No Club
    May 29, 2016
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. rkupp

    rkupp Member+

    Jan 3, 2001
    Pretty much agree; I just want to make the point that not pursuing players in that 'world class' category doesn't prevent a team from seriously contending. Even in today's MLS.
     
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  18. Crooked

    Crooked Member+

    May 1, 2005
    London
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "World class" is very different than "world superstar." At this point in MLS you need to have "world class" players on your team. For the Revs that's Gil and Bou, and possibly Buksa (fingers crossed). These guys aren't "world superstars" but they could cut it in top flight leagues around the world. The days of recognizable "world superstars" in MLS continues to dwindle, especially with the likes of Rooney, Schweinsteiger, and Zlatan all leaving over the past year. At this point it's maybe only Chicharito and Nani that would fall into that category, IMO?
     
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  19. A Casual Fan

    A Casual Fan Member+

    Mar 22, 2000
    Yes, agreed.

    For some management teams, there can be good cost/benefit to saving on the time and effort of finding the lesser-polished or unpolished gems and refining them - and instead just stepping up and buying World Class talent.

    >> I never want to see a team get to the point where they don't ever, or very infrequently, legitimately entertain the possibility of obtaining World Class talent to help succeed -- i.e., such that a team nearly exclusively pursues a moneyball approach, or similar, in essence interminably nibbling at the edges.
    (Maybe such teams think they are so much smarter personnel-wise than the competition; or have placed internal constraints upon themselves to not do so; who knows...)​

    After all, there is some correlation with World Class players and good outcomes. (Sometimes the compilation of good outcomes is what eventually leads a player to be considered World Class.)
     
  20. NFLPatriot

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    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  21. firstshirt

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    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    RSL selling Savarino
    https://theathletic.com/1565239/202...di-salary-mora-timbers/?source=shared-article
    Real Salt Lake has agreed to sell winger Jefferson Savarino to Brazilian club Atlético Mineiro, sources told The Athletic on Monday.

    White Caps bring in a Winger on loan from Hull
    https://www.whitecapsfc.com/post/2020/01/27/wfc-acquire-milinkovic

    @samstejskal
    Sources: Columbus has claimed Fanendo Adi off waivers. No word on what his budget charge will be for Crew. Cincy will pay difference between his salary and that number. Adi reunited with Caleb Porter, who coached him in Portland.

    Atlanta bring in a Midfielder
    https://www.atlutd.com/post/2020/01/23/atlanta-united-signs-jake-mulraney-heart-midlothian-fc

    Dallas sign a DP
    https://www.fcdallas.com/post/2020/01/21/fc-dallas-signs-liga-mx-forward-franco-jara
     
  22. NFLPatriot

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    Jun 25, 2002
    Foxboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  23. tsb11

    tsb11 Member

    United States
    May 31, 2018
    I was reading some fan reactions to the Milinkovic signing. Guy was apparently flakey showing up to training on the daily. Reminds me of a signing the Revs would have made in the Burns era
     
  24. patfan1

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    Aug 19, 1999
    Nashua, NH
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    I've said this before here, but this is the first time that I feel like some of those "cheap MLS 1.0" teams are really starting to understand that they can't continue as such. SKC, Columbus, Colorado, Dallas and the Revs are spending some money the last 12-18 months. It's great to see.
     
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  25. NFLPatriot

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    Foxboro, MA
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    New England Revolution
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