Anelka Wants to Play in MLS?

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  1. simont

    simont Member

    Nov 15, 2005
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  2. looknohands

    looknohands Member+

    Apr 23, 2009
    Louisville, KY
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    Columbus Crew
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    Not surprising at all. It seems that many players want to come here, more for the sake of living in America than anything else, but they also recognize that there is something "special" about our little (major) league.
     
  3. Dills

    Dills Moderator
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    Southampton|PA
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  4. pace8

    pace8 Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Miami and Montreal
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    Haiti
    Hmm, I think his contract ends in 2012, he would be a perfect fit for the Montreal Impact...
     
  5. RaveGreen

    RaveGreen Member

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  6. StarsAndStripesFan

    Oct 25, 2009
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    We got it instead of Qatar!

    Too bad its not what I really wanted..
     
  7. McRob

    McRob Member

    Jan 17, 2010
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    Correct. He has one more season after this one.
     
  8. Dills

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  9. Kejsare

    Kejsare Member+

    Mar 10, 2010
    San Diego, CA
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    Portland Timbers
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    Certainly not Portland.

    @MerrittPaulson
    @joel_weakland well aware of all that. talented player but many issues there. portland won't be his destination

    EDIT: It's awesome to have the most twitter active owner in MLS. Also dropped a player announcement coming in two weeks, possible DP.

    MerrittPaulson
    @danrlewis @0bm how do you know he's not signed already? lots going on. won't be making any public announcements soon (2 weeks) though

    MerrittPaulson
    @joel_weakland it might take 3 DPs to screw in a light bulb too. if its more DPs you want, you may well be in luck in future
     
  10. arkjayback

    arkjayback Member

    Mar 29, 2008
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  11. Dills

    Dills Moderator
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    Assuming they'd have to drop 1 of their 3 DPs, and it won't be Henry. If Rost is set to not return, and Marquez wants to head south of the border, then there's ample DP slots for him to fill. Question is, can an MLS club compete with the cash-carrot being dangled in front of him by one in the Far East.

    They may play different positions, but it'd be a wash on the headcase front ...
     
  12. Goforthekill

    Goforthekill Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Minnesota
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    Tottenham Hotspur FC
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    United States
    NYRB trades Marquez to LA galaxy to replace Beckham as DP 3 and Sean Franklin as an attacking defender. NYRB signs Anelka. (actually Frank rost was left unprotected and he is their 3rd DP so they will have one free DP spot, maybe they'll sign Rio Ferdinand.)
     
  13. profiled

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    Marquez makes 0 sense on LA, this will not happen, Bruce Arena is not a fan.
     
  14. arkjayback

    arkjayback Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Le Mars, IA
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    United States
    Its not the number of Designated Player slots, its just about having another big name ready. I don't think New York will bite the bullet on Marquez until they have another international star in place. So if they get Anelka and lose both of Marquez and Rost, then they still have one slot to use on a midfielder. Ballack looks ready to move again and New York wanted him less than 18 months ago.

    Meh, not even close in my opinion. Anelka has been a part of two nuthouses at Chelsea and the French national team. Not many people come out of those two teams looking great lately.
     
  15. looknohands

    looknohands Member+

    Apr 23, 2009
    Louisville, KY
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    Columbus Crew
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    Soccernet's hinting at Anelka moving to the Impact come January. Anelka has apparently decided on the club he'll be playing for already, and Jesse Marsch has confirmed that talks have taken place.
     
  16. Padrino86

    Padrino86 Member

    Oct 8, 2011
    Montreal
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    Montreal Impact
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    Italy
    I doubt he goes to MLS, the article somebody posted in french in this thread clearly mention that Anelka is going to China for 10,6milions euro / per year. The way the article is written makes it as if the decision was clear and final. But I don't know the media so I can't say if it's reliable. Just translating here.
     
  17. mls2010

    mls2010 Member

    Aug 6, 2005
    Sorry if I shouldn't put this here. I just don't want to start a thread when it is somewhat related. The players somewhat available or talked about for MLS:
    (1) Drogba
    (2) Del Piero
    (3) Anelka
    (4) Ballack
    (5) Trezeguet
    (6) Ronaldinho- If he continues to not be paid
    (7) Kuyt
    (8) Lampard
    (9) Seedorf

    I realize some of these have been shot down. Out of those, I think Anelka and Ballack come.
     
  18. PhillyMLS

    PhillyMLS Member+

    Oct 24, 2000
    SE PA
    Ives reporting Anelka to Montreal is dead since they can't compete with the money being thrown around by teams from China, Qatar, and Russia.
     
  19. arkjayback

    arkjayback Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Le Mars, IA
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    United States
    Sounds like Anelka wants to play in money, he doesn't care where it is.
     
  20. Bubba1971

    Bubba1971 Member+

    Nov 12, 2010
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    Marquez is going to Atlas, maybe as part owner. If he comes to LA I'm sending my season tickets back.
     
  21. ChrisV323

    ChrisV323 Member

    Jan 15, 2011
    Los Angeles
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    WAIT...Ronaldinho is not getting Paid??? Any chance he lands in LA !!! if anyone can be as big as Beckham in MLS it's Ronaldinho!!!!
     
  22. DIMITAR BERBATOV!

    Aug 2, 2010
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    Ronaldinho would be big from a marketing standpoint.

    From a soccer standpoint, Drogba would be great. I think he could totally dominate.
     
  23. ukraine76

    ukraine76 Member

    Feb 8, 2001
    New York
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    Do you have a link to a story about him going to Atlas? It would certainly brighten my day.
     
  24. ceezmad

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  25. arkjayback

    arkjayback Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Le Mars, IA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope not. Signing in somewhere like Qatar, Saudi Arabia or China is a bad sign for a top level player. I know Europeans feel the same way about MLS, but MLS is a higher quality league and can't bribe players like teams in those leagues can.

    If he is going to China now, I don't expect him to be playing at a high level in two years.
     

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