Guess the Mystery Player

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by Z010 Union, Aug 8, 2002.

  1. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I haven't seen this out there yet, but is anyone else curious as to who it is?

    The clues
    1) Central or South American
    2) Has performed for his national team
    3) Yet prior to this Ray mentioned the performance of a player on a surprising European team? at this year's World Cup

    so, my guess is...

    Pele ;)

    I have no idea
     
  2. dcc134

    dcc134 Member+

    Liverpool FC
    May 15, 2000
    Hummelstown, PA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    El flopador
     
  3. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Don't even joke like that.

    I like Lowecifer's guess, in the Ray is angry thread, Faustino Asprilla.
     
  4. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Romario?

    Didn't Delgado (from Ecuador) just get released by his EPL team?
     
  5. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Forgive the uninformed, who is he????


    Some of us don't get FSW.
     
  6. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Augustin Delgado. Used to play for Necaxa and took us apart in the 1999 CCC. Ecuadorian international who scored their only goal in the World Cup. Wasn't released by Southampton but transfer listed because they got frustrated with his absenteeism.

    Dave
     
  7. McOwen

    McOwen Member

    Jun 13, 2000
    Retirement Community
    Club:
    Nottingham Forest FC
    I really wan't to care but after getting burned as bad as we did in the Gazza game I will sit back and be mildly surprised if we sign anyone... Leave it to MLS to even ruin the fun of player talk!! :)
     
  8. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    I hope it's not Delgado - a former Necaxa player. I'm still bitter ...
     
  9. TEConnor

    TEConnor New Member

    Feb 22, 1999
    The thing that confused me is where Ray says something to the effect of "he will come in, in part, as a favor to me."

    Who does he know from Central/South America that is a forward? I can't think of anyone that is out of contract coming to mind.

    Delgado seems like as good a guess as any. Prior to the "favor" quote above, I was going to guess Gomez from Costa Rica, though I don't know his contract status.

    Tim
     
  10. dcc134

    dcc134 Member+

    Liverpool FC
    May 15, 2000
    Hummelstown, PA
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    I think if it's a favor to him, besides someone like Serna or APC, then it would have to be the European person he mentioned.

    Now we have to figure out between the "smaller" European footballing nations, who did the best, or perhaps who suprised the most.

    Maybe Marc Wilmots is coming.
     
  12. dcuinvermont

    dcuinvermont New Member

    Sep 8, 2000
    Burlington VT
    Gazza with a long black mustache?

    I really hope the player isn't doing as a "favor" to Ray. That just sounds too icky to me.
     
  13. chayes

    chayes New Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
    I don't mean to sound pessimistic here, but why is Ray bothering to bring someone in for the rest of this year?

    After Saturday, we will have 7 games left. Figure 2-3 weeks for contract and immigration issues to be worked out and this guy is going to be here for 4 or 5 games max.

    Frankly, its time to start looking at next year. With a healthy Moreno, Q1 and Q2, I think we're pretty much set at Forward.

    Its time to find someone to replace Etch and ABMOD, and maybe Bennie since his contract expires after next year (and its more than likely he bolts to Europe).

    Yes, our finishing has been crappy this year, but so has our creativity in midfield, why aren't we trying to find something there?
     
  14. dcuinvermont

    dcuinvermont New Member

    Sep 8, 2000
    Burlington VT
    Another player from England recently out of contract...
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    Dennis Wise ;)
     
  15. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    OK, I'll have to review my tapes. I could hardly stay awake during th Ecuador matches.
     
  16. weasel

    weasel New Member

    Oct 31, 2000
    NYC
    Yawn....

    Anyone else tired of the weekly mystery player rumors?
     
  17. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    Romario recently signed with Fluminense.
     
  18. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    Check Fiorentina's roster, I know they must be unappy about playing Serie C soccer.
     
  19. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I was looking over their roster after I heard reports of their demise. ;)
     
  20. Enforcer

    Enforcer New Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    The Quiet Side
  21. GDopplerXT

    GDopplerXT Member

    Jun 12, 2001
    DC Area
    That would be cool. If we picked up Asprilla, we would have the "Tino, Tino and Chino" show on board.
     
  22. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Okay, this would be too good to be true but...

    Central American

    Has a National Team teammate on DCU roster
    (Milton Reyes)

    MLS has been doing business with his club lately (acquiring Freddy Garcia)

    It's been almost one year since I suggested DCU sign him while he was out-of-contract
    (just like Carlos Ruiz being signed 1 year after i suggested him)

    Could it?
    Would it?
    Should it be?

    Tyson Nunez?
     
  23. Detective40oz

    Detective40oz Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Fairfax, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Wow if it is Nunez that would be a great pickup, he tore our defense to shreds in the Communicaciones games earlier in the year. He's another short player, but seemed to make up for it in speed, he also seemed to be a pest in the USA vs Honduras match at RFK.
     
  24. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tyson Nunez would hit this league like a wrecking ball
     
  25. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Belgium
    Too f****ng short.

    Where is that freaking 6'-10" Belgian kid?
     

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