2020 Roster Speculation Thread

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  1. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
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    Not Sherjill McDonald?
     
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  2. xtomx

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    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
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    No, unlike Trump, he would actually generate the biggest crowds.
    Trump just says it.
     
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  3. milicz

    milicz Member+

    Dec 2, 2001
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    Beric and Gimenez are 28, that's pretty much the prime for any player, they should be at their peak for 3 years.
     
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  4. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Does anyone know anything about Gimenez? He seems to have a bit of a spotty career, and only joined Velez, for $1.3 million, in 2018.

    Has not played that much, until recently.

    According the report, 'Gimenez, 28, has made 36 appearances and recorded two assists for Velez Sarsfield since joining in 2018."
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2020...fer-velez-sarsfield-midfielder-gaston-gimenez

    And the report says it would require an $8 million bid for him.

    According to transfermarkt, his "value" is about $5 million (a huge jump from his value and cost in 2018) and he has been playing DM and CB quite a bit.

    He has 1 cap (for 2 minutes in a friendly).

    https://www.transfermarkt.us/gaston-gimenez/leistungsdaten/spieler/216758
     
  5. TyrusRose

    TyrusRose Member+

    chicago fire
    North Korea
    Jun 17, 2019
    Translate the Twitter reactions to the rumors from Velez fans. They are not happy at all about his potential departure.
     
  6. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Farewell Sweet Prince
    Jan 9, 2004
    Gentrification's Apex.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    By that standard, Beric will be a good guy for us it seems too.

     
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  7. TyrusRose

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    chicago fire
    North Korea
    Jun 17, 2019
    Yeah he's super popular with the fans there too. I'm not going to say he'll be a success, but I'm giving everyone the benefit of the doubt here and will be optimistic until they give me reason not to be.
     
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  8. milicz

    milicz Member+

    Dec 2, 2001
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    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    I've watched Beric's highlight videos, he is very much a poacher that can play back to goal. His range extends to just outside the box, good in the air. Not sure about his speed vs MLS defenders. Those claiming Ligue 1 is miles ahead of MLS should watch his highlights, the goalkeeping and defending on a bunch of his goals leaves much to be desired.
     
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  9. doog

    doog Member

    Jun 11, 2006
    I spent last year in Toulouse and I've had the pleasure (?) of watching Toulouse face off against another relegation dweller. The quality of the soccer was well below a middle of the road MLS team, and probably more in line with what you'd see in USL. Of course, PSG is much, much better than any team in MLS, so I could see why people think Ligue 1 is miles ahead if they're spending they're time watching PSG play Marseilles.
     
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  10. xtomx

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    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
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    I am not on twitter.

    I want to know how he is a player.
    I am less concerned about the small group of fans on the "twitterverse" and their bitching about regarding his potential leaving.

    Good god, imagine if I WAS on twitter and how much I would have done with the treatment and subsequent departure of Nikolic. "Everybody" would think Nikolic was f'n Messi or something.

    Here on BigSoccer is bad enough. I would be a nightmare with twitter! ;):whistling:
     
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  11. xtomx

    xtomx Member+

    Chicago Fire
    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
    Club:
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    So, Chicago Fire standard?!?!?!?!
     
  12. chiladd

    chiladd Member+

    Mar 21, 1999
    Chicago
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    Chicago Fire
    Between politics and the Fire you would have one of the best twitter-rage accounts to follow.



     
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  13. milicz

    milicz Member+

    Dec 2, 2001
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    Nat'l Team:
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  14. wesleyaltenburg

    wesleyaltenburg New Member

    Nov 30, 2019
  15. Marty sez M. Pineda signed, but no word on whether he'll stay with the Fire.
     
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  16. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Farewell Sweet Prince
    Jan 9, 2004
    Gentrification's Apex.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    It's official, per team social media. Nice little presentation on Insta. Got to think he'll be here this season.
     
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  17. xtomx

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    Sep 6, 2001
    Northern Wisconsin, but not far from civilization
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  18. der sting

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    Oct 1, 2014
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  19. Mac97

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    Jul 15, 2014
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    I was left with impression that his brother was terribly mismanaged and didn't really have much chance of being successful, hence Mauricio's not signing before. I take his signing as a sign that he feels player development will be handled better going forward.

    Or should I take this to the Optimism Thread?
     
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  20. Mac97

    Mac97 Member+

    Jul 15, 2014
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    Chicago Fire
    If Raheem has indeed received a Green Card, then we only have (officially, for the moment) two International spots occupied, giving us pretty good operational flexibility on player acquisition.
    Hell of a change from last year.
     
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  21. Fighting Illini

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    Feb 6, 2014
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  22. Mac97

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  23. milicz

    milicz Member+

    Dec 2, 2001
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    Keen eye, those who know where I'm from can figure it out.
     
  24. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Farewell Sweet Prince
    Jan 9, 2004
    Gentrification's Apex.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    It's been a little too quiet on the foreign transfer front lately.
     

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