Gomez left (was Gomez leaving DC United)

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  1. teddy_montoya

    teddy_montoya RapidsThugLife

    Nov 9, 2006
    Supporters Terrace
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    As I mentioned, I spoke to a league insider. I haven't been able to confirm anything with the Rapids. I really don't have any contact info on DC insiders/FO employees. Can anyone add anything from your club, confirmantion-details-etc.
     
  2. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    This rumor's been around for weeks. Goff reported it a while back.
     
  3. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    Goff has said a couple of times that Colorado is one of the MLS teams interested in Gomez.
     
  4. seahawkdad

    seahawkdad Spoon!!!

    Jun 2, 2000
    Lincoln, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    Don't know whether the details or even the team is correct, but if Christian is still dickering and United has to have a decision right now, it's better to trade him for someone of value and just move on.
     
  5. Beaker

    Beaker Member

    Jun 21, 2001
    Vienna, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    Does anyone think he's more likely to stay here now that Moreno has re-signed?
     
  6. mj23drj

    mj23drj New Member

    Sep 27, 2003
    Harrisburg
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    If the FO doesn't think they can sign Gomez, then I could see a Gomez for Burciaga and Ballouchy trade. Burciaga could fill a left mid void that we have (and fill in for Burch if Burch were to get hurt) and Ballouchy could back up Fred at A-Mid. I know Burciaga hasn't played L-Mid in MLS, but he was a forward in his earlier days and has a really nice cross from the left side, and the biggest complaint on him is that he's not much of a defender, more offensive than defensive. Just a thought.
     
  7. Count

    Count New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Chapel Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    If we did this then we wouldn't actually be trading Gomez, but the rights to negotiate with Christian.

    I don't want to lose him, but if it means that we can add one of colorado's wing players (terry cooke or that other guy) to our midfield then I will be a very happy camper.
     
  8. John_Harkes_6

    John_Harkes_6 New Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Baltimore, MD.
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    Payne already said that if Gomez does not re-sign they have his replacement lined up. I don't think they intend to slide Fred inside.
     
  9. seahawkdad

    seahawkdad Spoon!!!

    Jun 2, 2000
    Lincoln, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    Maybe we're angling to get Petke, Prideaux and Erpen back in one massive trade :D
     
  10. jason1551

    jason1551 Member+

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    I'd take Colaluca and Clark in exchange for Gomez's rights. That would give us two wing players and depth. Herculez Gomez wouldn't be bad either. Either way, I'd rather get something for him if he isn't willing to sign with us.
     
  11. Port 13

    Port 13 Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    just moved to NC
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    what if 'plan b' is sliding fred inside????
     
  12. jason1551

    jason1551 Member+

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    Considering management has already said that they have the player lined up should Gomez not sign, I sincerely doubt that it is Fred.
     
  13. Count

    Count New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Chapel Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    I've never been a big fan of fred on the wing and it is very possible that "the player managment has lined up" is fred.
     
  14. tmas

    tmas Member

    Dec 30, 2002
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    In my eyes, if Gomez doesn't resign, Plan B is this trade.
     
  15. StagsUnited72

    StagsUnited72 Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Silver Spring, MD
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    We were told at the baltimore hh after the draft to keep an eye on the transaction wire this week by dcu insiders. could be the start of the changes or could be nothing at all.
     
  16. jackrock

    jackrock Member

    Aug 19, 2003
    Talcott. WV
    Club:
    DC United
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    come on. I know that as wing players cooke and the the other guy are decent, but Gomito was league MVP recently. Are we that fickle? Is he like milk, "do not use past 04/01/08?"
    Resinging him should be a prioriety.
     
  17. galperin

    galperin Member

    Feb 1, 2001
    Maineville, OH
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    Spot on!
     
  18. suppitty

    suppitty Member

    Mar 15, 2004
    DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. jade1mls

    jade1mls Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Seattle
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?


    I believe Fred can play Gomez's position at least as well as Gomez did last season and we need (have needed) a true winger for some time so the Front Office gets kudos if they can get Cooke for Gomez.
     
  20. Count

    Count New Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Chapel Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    Plus there is a very real option that we can't re-sign christian. If that's the case then it is far better for us to get a very good winger for him instead of him going overseas and us getting nothing.
     
  21. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    And e-mails that they take for gospel without even checking the source.
     
  22. jason1551

    jason1551 Member+

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    I don't get this kind of reaction. It's a rumor being posted on a rumors site, and one that's been around all offseason. How exactly is posting that on a website upsetting to you?
     
  23. griffin1108

    griffin1108 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 5, 2003
    Virginia
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    Let's assume this rumor is true. If so, it just shows how completely effed up the MLS structure is. Right now Gomez can go on a "free" anywhere in the world but within MLS. Now, DCU can trade his "rights", i.e., the right to negotiate with Gomez within the league, but Gomez still is on a "free" anywhere else in the world. Now, why would Colorado make such a trade? Only if they engaged in what elsewhere would be considered tampering -- they must have had conversations with Gomez's agent and feel reasonably confident they can sign him. Only in MLS can you be "free" but not free at the same time. Oh well, took them 12 years to fix the waiver issue, so I shouldn't be surprised. And I won't be surprised when Figo signs with the LalasGals either.
     
  24. Vasco

    Vasco New Member

    Jun 8, 2003
    RIO
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Re: Uh Oh... Gomez to Rapids?

    i don't want anything from colorado but allocation money.

    colorado is just lousy.

    gomez to colorado, lets be real, fernando couldn't make a trade like that.
    it would mess up his track record
     

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