Both Keepers exposed?

Discussion in 'New York Red Bulls' started by CbR, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. CbR

    CbR Member

    Nov 10, 2000
    Bergen County NJ
    makes the thorton deal more obvious?
  2. voros

    voros Member

    Jun 7, 2002
    Parts Unknown
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah I'd say Thornton's better than even money to be a Metrostar next year somehow.
  3. johnnygol

    johnnygol New Member

    Jun 28, 2004
    Thorton instead Walker :eek: , I wish we could leave unprotected B. Bardley and Nick S.
  4. metro1026

    metro1026 New Member

    Jan 21, 1999
    Swamps of Jersey
    BAD MOVE!!!!

    It would be ok to get rid of Walker, but NOT for Zack Thornton!!!!

    Keller, Countess, Reis, Brown...ok....

    NOT ZACK....
  5. g bugout

    g bugout Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    we'll have Big Zack and Back-up Zack! A solid one-two! K-pip K-pap!
  6. Thomas A Fina

    Thomas A Fina Member

    Mar 29, 1999
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually it makes great sense.

    I mean, who is going to pick up an unproven keeper in the draft when one team is supposed to sign Keller and the other is supposed to sign Walker? Epsecially when there will be better and more experienced keepers available. He's unprotected out there so we can protect a better player - and I'd say there's a less than 10% chance of him being drafted. ALso remember that if he can be pulled back after the first choice if need be (although I'm hoping Brenes is the one) Brilliant really.

    Yeah Thornton is probably a Metro next year. But this is no surprise. It's a downgrade probably, but not a drastic one. I'm fine with it.
  7. stanleyt

    stanleyt Member

    Dec 7, 1998
    Harlem, USA

    D'ya think Chicago's just talking out the side of their neck? Looks like they want Zach to stay.

    It's funny, Since '96, goalkeeping has been a position of relative stability for the Metros. Now, in the course of one (off)season, it all seems to be shot to hell.

    Eff-around. Pope could wind up back in DC for all we know- with Nelsen leaving 'n all.
  8. gwebster

    gwebster New Member

    Aug 30, 2002
    Bethany, CT
    I doubt Walker will be selected in the draft. Recovery from rotator cuff surgery could keep him out 6 months or more.
  9. Zman Gunner

    Zman Gunner BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 7, 2003
    Middletown, DE
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Goalie Musical Chairs:

    Walker to Chivas, Ring to RSL, Thornton stays in Chicago, Keller to MetroStars.
  10. metrosct

    metrosct New Member

    Feb 17, 2002
    Rowayton, CT
    It would be a bad move to pay max salary to Pope and Keller. Does anyone have an idea how much Walker is looking for to re-sign?
  11. cmonaco

    cmonaco New Member

    Feb 21, 1999

  12. Watch for news that Meola will be playing in NY next year.
  13. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    There or Thereabouts
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That's going to disappoint all those who were hoping to see him finish out his career in MLS. Oh well - A-League ain't so bad, and Rochester's gonna outdraw us next year anyway.
  14. Red Card

    Red Card Member+

    Mar 3, 1999
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I doubt we will get Zack Thornton. Chicago left their other 2 goalkeepers unprotected (Ring and Countess). So clearly they want to keep Thornton. Hence, Tony and Metros 2nd Wedding.
  15. Metrosuccess

    Metrosuccess Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why would they pay maximum salary on a GK like Zack or Tony who are arguably not as good as walker who comes in cheaper??? I don't see fans flocking to the stadium to see Tony or Zack either so i just don't get it. Why pay more and get less back???
  16. Mad_Bishop

    Mad_Bishop Member

    Oct 11, 2000
    Columbia, MO
    'cause you have a terrible GM?
  17. Greddy

    Greddy Member

    Jun 24, 2003
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thornton is no where near max salary anymore. In fact, he is definately making less than Walker. Fat Tony on the other hand...
  18. Greddy

    Greddy Member

    Jun 24, 2003
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What source do you have, other than Tony saying that he would like to play in New York?
  19. szazzy

    szazzy Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    There are none other than rumors. People claiming he was cleaning out his locker today, so we're expecting change.
  20. studsup

    studsup New Member

    Aug 12, 2001
    Garden State, born N
    ....... Thorton, Meola back in the house?.....umm, no.

    Give Walker his walking papes and keep looking.

    Maybe coach Bob can't tell if people know how to play keep either.

    Let's get that guy who played in the opening round of the FA cup. Looked like he could take Thornton, Meola and Walker. (that part's a joke...and unfortunately so are our keeper choices and rumors thus far)
  21. Sometimes it is a rumor and sometimes it is a fact. This deal is done.
  22. szazzy

    szazzy Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    Maybe so, but until an official press release from KC or NY comes out, it's still just a rumor to me. "Done" deals blow up all the time, so I'm just waiting for something official.
  23. kebzach

    kebzach Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Greenfield, WI
    Based on the daily herald article linked above, as well as today's Fire news, you could end up getting a phone call from the Henry Ring salesman real soon...

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