Baumstark--signed by DC?

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by BroonAleMagpie, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. BroonAleMagpie

    BroonAleMagpie New Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Fairfax, VA
    There have been some rumours on other threads that Clint B was signed by DC. Thr only thing I can find on the net is that the MFLS (Major Fantasy League Soccer) website is reporting that Baumstark was signed on Sunday, 10/5. Anyone else know anything about this?
  2. BerwynBlazers

    BerwynBlazers Member

    Jul 23, 2001
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    well he did start against columbus, from the match report

    "The match was the MLS debut of Baumstark, a late call-up by United to replace Doug Warren, who returned home to attend to family matters. Baumstark will join the United States U-20 National Team, led by former D.C. Head Coach Thomas Rongen, in Los Angeles tomorrow in preparation for a friendly match against Japan."
  3. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    According to reports on the game telecast on Saturday he was "on loan".
  4. chayes

    chayes New Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    He was signed by MLS a few months ago but never allocated to a team.

    His role is, more or less, emergency keeper for all the teams.

    The fear was, that with all the players leaving for international duty during the year, if a team needed a spare keeper to serve as cover, he could be called in.

    I would suspect that next season he would be with a team full time.

    Ah, the beauty of single entity.
  5. garbaggio

    garbaggio Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    I'd like to see MLS loan temp keepers to both teams.

    They could each play one half for each team. They wouldn't have to walk all the way to the other goalmouth at halftime and it would help even things out.

    Because parody is important in major league team sports.
  6. Footer Phooter

    Jul 23, 2000
    Falls Church, VA

    This is an excellent idea. They could also re-draft the teams at halftime to make sure it's even.
  7. chayes

    chayes New Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    Well, they trade Richie Williams back and forth every year to make sure ankles are fairly bitten throughout the east coast.
  8. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    So then why ain't Rusty Pierce and Joey Franchino, and Jay Heaps moving from team to team? Seems like the Revs should be subjected to them too. Geez.
  9. GDopplerXT

    GDopplerXT Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    DC Area
    Dang, and all this time I thought they were saying "parity".

    "Parody" makes much more sense...
  10. John L

    John L Member+

    Sep 20, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
    Considering his potential duties on the youth Mens Natl Team, it doesn't make much sense to sign him now - unless DC United wants to claim him now and wait til next year to really use him as THE back-up goalie.

    All in all, he did fairly well against Columbus - May have faced only one shot (from point-blank range), but he didn't flake out - Which young goalies can do - So he might be somebody worth while to hang onto for a while -

    How are former DC Goalies doing? - Garlick seems to have DC's number for key games - Is Presthus still playing?
  11. Libero6

    Libero6 Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Presthus was traded to C-bus and plays backup to Busch now. He played in our early season win over C-bus at RFK (the 3-0 before the 0-3)

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