Discussion in 'New York Red Bulls' started by SoccerScout, Dec 5, 2004.
Read in an article that Brazilian Elber is rumoured to come to Metros...any details on this?
here ya go....
trying to come back from a broken leg and sore ankle .. Lyon is about to dump him and he wants out... read the article that is linked with the original post through the above post.
I have heard from a few reliable people that the Metros were looking at either Mostovoi and Kamalanov...I really killed those names but most of us would know them as the veteran Russian international's who play over in Spain. Both play an attack midfielder role and while they may be a bit on in age they still have a ton of class left in both of them. I heard there was a firm offer on the table for one of them. I'll try and find an actual link for this as I think there is a mention of this on the ITV website.
Mostov is a prima doma - and an old one at that (37 next year.) Def. not the type of player I was hoping we would sign.
www.soccernet.com had a article a few days ago where he suggested he was retiring (and unhappy about it.)
Anybody have anything on Diego Simeone? Isn't he on the bench of Atletico Madrid? Wouldn't he be the perfect complement to Gueverra?
What about Karembeu? Gorgeous wife. Pretty good player, can def. handle defensive duties. These are the players we should be looking for. Strengthen the core of the team, lets build from the back forward. I would rather have a team right now, that kills games, but scores 1 or 2 a game, instead of a team that lights ******** up, but can't defend.
LOL. Might as well have some eye candy in the stands, eh?
Any pictures to back up this claim?
take your pick...
Mostovoi is brilliant. I watched him play against Ireland in Euro 2004 qualifying, and he was really great. He could have one more season in him.
Do we really want players who have just one season left in them??
I think we should be looking for players who can come and give us at least 3 good years....i.e. Guevara
The league is structured such that you really have to try and win each year -- you can't plan for three years down the road. To the extent that we could take a long term view when Bob was hired, that time has passed. We need to win, and the sooner the better.
diego has a lot of miles on him, I dont think he'd be a good addition. A couple of seasons back (when he was still a decent Serie A midfielder) he would have been a great add.
Besides he's about to go into coaching I believe....I dont think he plays much at Atletico now..
exactly lets just win ONE freaken ring and worry about it later
Yea, I have noticed this also. No team, that has said they are going to rebuild over the longterm through young players, has actually won in MLS. Most of the champions, have been the result of quick fixes. We could be the exception!
We could be the exception -- but I wouldn't bet on it. Looking over the list of this league's championship teams, it's striking how many veterans they each had. Productive, healthy veterans -- but veterans none the less.
If one or two players can get you over the hump, then that is what you do.
no one with so many injury problems should be brought over to play at Giants Stadium...One bad turn on Field Turf, it becomes one useless deal, not to mention how it affets a player confidence and willingness to keep playing hard on such a field....
One more reason why they gotta get out of that place.
Right now, they need a European vet. MLS has more of a Euro playing style and the Latin playing style that the Metros have really isn't getting them anywhere. I love watching these guys go one on one with an opposing defense, but that isn't getting them anywhere besides their face on the ground. I think that they should keep Amado at AM and Rico at DM. The wings are fine as they are right now. Up top, someone gotta go. Woly needs to be on the bench. I'm a big Woly fan, but he's not a 90 minute impact player, he's a super sub. Galvan Rey is a good back up for Amado, but if that's to be true, his contract needs to be fixed. Either Taylor or Glen have to go.
They need one hard nosed striker and a creative forward who can pass and do damage with goal scoring. Ideally, this would be the Mathis-Valencia duo of 2000. Valencia played with his back to the goal and Mathis did the creative job. Glen or Taylor can fill in for Valencia, but they need to stay healthy and need to stay on their feet. I'm tired of watching them flop with their every possession. I think Magee could play the role of the "Mathis" type player, but he needs to improve a bit more, which he has over time, so faith is to be kept. As for the big signing, I think they need a defender. Parke and Lietch are locks. Pope...he's too inconsistant. Bonseu had a nice season on the defensive wing, can he do that again? That spot or CB needs to be filled.
They need one more forward and hopefully another consistant defender.
you all just need a better defense...pope is good but your other guys just are not talented enough...i thought the metros were one of the highest scoring teams this year...i say drop galvan rey and try to get a big name up top but that's wishful thinking and as a DCU fan i'm not too sure whether i really want you guys to improve
Well at least two DC fans are in agreement.
And they're right. They need a vocal CB and a consistant LB because Bonseu isn't getting any younger.
Elber in Gladbach talks
One rumour seemingly killed off...still nothing new from the Bobic aspect.
Qatar beckons for Mostovoi........
Former Celta Vigo star Alexander Mostovoi is a target for Qatar outfit Al Ittihad.
MLS will never beat Oil Money .. looks like this possible deal is dead
yeah i dont see MLS beating 1.2mil.....................maybe several years ago (luiz hernandez, lothar, etc...)
THe only way we can get a talented euro is if he really really wants to play here.
I think we should focus more on the west indies and central america for talent anyway. keep our eyes peeled and look for the next dwight yorke, stern john, damani ralph
Mostovoi is a bullet dodged. You just don't want a player who's attitude is that he's doing you a favor when he shows up on time to games.
Simeoni is retiring.
You could gamble on Luis Enrique's health and try to entice him out of retirement.