Could Zidane come to Metro in 2007-8?

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  1. irishapple21

    irishapple21 Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    A state of confusion
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Anyone think that Zidane would like to come to Metro once he retires from La Liga in 2007? He has hinted that he will retire after the World Cup and the final year of his contract and he is friends with Djorkaeff. I believe he has also expressed an interest in coming to MLS.

    Man, oh, man, as a Real Madrid fan and a huge Zidane fan, nothing would make me happier (other than an MLS title this year, of course.)

    http://sports.yahoo.com/sow/news;_y...8mw7YF?slug=reu-zidane&prov=reuters&type=lgns
     
  2. EstebanGranero23

    Sep 25, 2005
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You know that is the only thing that would make me happier than Zizou going back to Juve. But I doubt it tho. We can dream :D
     
  3. Metrosuccess

    Metrosuccess Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pleae, let me also dream.... No negative experts on this on why it will never occur please. Let me dream as well...
     
  4. FIFARay007

    FIFARay007 Member

    Feb 25, 2004
    CT
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's definitely a great dream. I think it would be great to have him on the squad. From our side I can't see why we wouldn't want to being him onboard. From his side though, there is 1 factor we may need to consider, and this can go either way.

    The article says he's expecting his 4th child soon. While France & Spain are close, the US apparently is a little further away (i've never been good with geography, but I'm pretty sure on this). So either he brings his family over to the US, and they get a nice taste of our culture, or he may not want to do that to his family, and then may not come over. For 4 kids to switch schools and stuff like that, it may be tough, but who knows he may want to raise them in US schools.

    I really hope he would come over here, he could be our entire midfield. I have a picture of him on this ad that says, "A Manager's Dream Lineup, 4-Zidane-2" :)
     
  5. EstebanGranero23

    Sep 25, 2005
    Dubai, UAE
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He HAD his 4th like 2-3 weeks ago.
     
  6. FIFARay007

    FIFARay007 Member

    Feb 25, 2004
    CT
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yea? Well... [bad mike meyers impression] I never learned to read!!! [/bad mike meyers impression] :p
     
  7. st ryma 7

    st ryma 7 Member

    Dec 23, 2004
    the south bay
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    not to sound like a fair weather fan, but id rather watch zidane run around a bunch of inferior players 30 times a year than a mls cup this year, because if metro ever did aquire him, there is no way we wouldnt win every year we had him
     
  8. miggly

    miggly Member

    Jan 25, 2000
    NYC
  9. Jadams87

    Jadams87 New Member

    Jan 3, 2006
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Zidane is a has-been. If the Metrostars have any ambitions in developing youth, then buying a 35/36 year old dud isnt the answer.


    Zidane isnt near as good as what he was in France 98 or SK in 02.
     
  10. carpediem175

    carpediem175 New Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    Pompton Plains , NJ
    You're right! Those idiots at Real Madrid have no idea of who is a good soccer player. Just look at the rest of the loosers they have on that team.:)
     
  11. blue32828

    blue32828 New Member

    Jun 23, 2005
    orlando
    I don't think it would ever happen but man, i would be freakin stoked. if he became a metro :D

    However, I think if he ever decided to play again he could make huge middle eastern bucks plus he'll be in a muslim country.
     
  12. Brownswan

    Brownswan New Member

    Jun 30, 1999
    Port St. Lucie, FL
    If he can play as well as 'old man Djorkaef' he would do very well in MLS. Youri got himself into game shape by the last third of the season and just took off against the league.

    MLS ain't the World Cup -- but you knew that, so why the negative vibes?
     
  13. irishapple21

    irishapple21 Member

    Apr 4, 2005
    A state of confusion
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Zidane is in darned good shape for a guy his age. If we could get him on Metro, we'd have a better midfield than when DC had Etcheverry.
     
  14. j1mbr0wn

    j1mbr0wn Member

    Jun 3, 2005
    Newark, NJ
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually, the best thing for our young players is having players like Djorkaeff and Zidane around as mentors.
     
  15. SoccerScout

    SoccerScout Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    Internacional Porto Alegre
    A 35 year old Legend playing in MLS is comparitively like the same legend at 28 playing in a Top Class league. Lets be honest...if the guy is playing in Spain today and doing so so , playing in a lesser league will make him "better" again as his opponents will be less experienced, more in awe and generally less talented.
     
  16. DoctorK

    DoctorK New Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    NorthBank, Riverbend
    Oh, like Big Eck wouldn't bring him to Ibrox in a heart beat!

    Did you catch any of Les Bleus' qualifiers without and then with him? Has-been and IS.

    This is another reason why the Metros need to stay the one and only NYC area team, to continue to attract that kind of top-flight talent.

    It may only be a dream, but we have had a World Footballer of the Year already (whether or not you want to bash him is another issue).
     

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