Klinsmann tipped for leading role in LA

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by tk421, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. tk421

    tk421 Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    New York, NY
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    New York Red Bulls
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    United States
  2. BobyOne

    BobyOne Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Houston, TX
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    Houston Dynamo
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    United States
  3. tk421

    tk421 Member

    Aug 11, 2007
    New York, NY
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    New York Red Bulls
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    United States
    You should say its an offical non-rumored rumor
     
  4. flippin269

    flippin269 Member+

    Aug 3, 2003
    Houston
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    Houston Dynamo
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    United States
    That last paragraph is one I never considered...
     
  5. CACuzcatlan

    CACuzcatlan Member

    Jun 11, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
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    United States
    As much as I would love for that to happen, I'm not getting my hopes up yet. It will only lead to disappointment. I'll get excited once its official.
     
  6. TheLostUniversity

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Feb 4, 2007
    Greater Boston
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    --other--
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    United States
    True, right now it is only a well-rumored rumor with Unoffical Truth.....which gives it truthiness but not yet Truth.
    But we of BS are all about Truth :D
     
  7. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
    east coast
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    FC Barcelona
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    Spain
    A source that tipped off LA Riot Squad member Tommy Mack about the Sampson firing and the Yallop hiring ...

    ... has informed him that Yallop is gone and Klinsmann is in. But T-Mack isn't quite buying it, fwiw.
     
  8. L.A. SOCCER NATION

    L.A. SOCCER NATION ONLY IN L.A.

    Jun 17, 2005
    LOS ANGELES
    After reading the article, I never would have thought that Yallop was not up to the challenge of dealing with the whole Beckham thing and the media attention that surrounds the L.A. Galaxy. Its a shame because I really liked Yallop and it was also a great opportunity for him to shine aswell.
     
  9. CyphaPSU

    CyphaPSU Member+

    Mar 16, 2003
    Not Far
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    Philadelphia Union
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    United States
    I still have a hard time believing this. But I love the absolute pure speculation that Klinsi would likely bring in a German 2006 WC player (with the assumption that Donovan is also out the door). :D
     
  10. DoctorD

    DoctorD Member+

    Sep 29, 2002
    MidAtlantic
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    Philadelphia Union
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    United States
    Please welcome the one and only . . . JOHN O'BRIEN!

    Wait did it say someone from the Germany squad, or someone from the US squad in Germany?
     
  11. stinky

    stinky New Member

    May 14, 2000
    Long Beach, NY
    hopefully, he's one step closer to the USMNT post.
     
  12. DoctorD

    DoctorD Member+

    Sep 29, 2002
    MidAtlantic
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    Philadelphia Union
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    United States
    Careful stinky, one world cup campaign, held in his home country, and with 2 great assistants, does not a qualified coach make. "We shall watch his progress with great interest".
     
  13. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    Baltimore
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    DC United
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    Gibraltar
    There's only a couple of MLS type players from that squad ... like Schneider or Neuville. Frings would be a stretch. Lehmann would be a waste as a GK. The rest of the players on that squad are too much in demand. My $ would be on Schneider, which is not a bad fit IMO.
     
  14. Huey is a SoB

    Huey is a SoB New Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    Bensalem
    Oliver Cro-Magnon Kahn in, Cannon to San Jose for cap space...
     
  15. jade1mls

    jade1mls Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Seattle
  16. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
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    DC United
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    United States
    Unless/until either MLS changes the rules or LA trades for a DP slot, this isn't happening.

    And if you look at LA's roster, what do they have that your team would be willing to give up a DP slot for? As a DC fan, there's no way that I'd be happy with my team trading its DP slot to LA. They don't have anything I want my team to have so badly that I'd be happy with them losing their DP for several years. Xavier, Cannon, and Beckham aren't tradeable, Donovan isn't tradeable for a DP slot, since he's a DP, and the rest of the team pretty much sucks. Albright is interesting, but nowhere near worth a DP slot by himself.
     
  17. The Perfesser

    The Perfesser New Member

    May 23, 1999
    AthensGA/NewburyptMA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
    I think the only way Klinsi shows up is if Lalas get's the hook too.

    As a "soccer icon" at a key moment in American soccer development, Lalas was very important, but as a GM he's been nothing short of a catastrophe.
     
  18. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    Baltimore
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    DC United
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    Gibraltar
    If I had to pick from their trash pile, I'd take Ante Jazic, Mike Randolph, Steve Cronin and Chris Albright for a DP. Convert Albright into a right mid, move Burch to left mid with Jazic behind him and Randolph and Cronin as reserves. If I didn't hate him so much, I'd even take Martino. Not the best scenario, but if something like this was to happen I wouldn't mind.
     
  19. jade1mls

    jade1mls Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Seattle
    this is just crazy talk.
    can you imagine the uproar if we traded our DP for those guys? NO WAY!

    "We could have got Riquelme and Veron in 2008 but we settled for Ante Jazic and Chris Albright".

    It.Ain't.Happening
     
  20. flippin269

    flippin269 Member+

    Aug 3, 2003
    Houston
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    Houston Dynamo
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    United States
    Actually, both might happen.

    They're talking (mentioned in other threads) about possibly adding a DP spot per team. Plus, if that rumor were true, which I don't think it is, that Donovan could be traded to San Jose, I'd imagine they'd trade for a DP spot, with Donovan using the other DP spot for San Jose, and LA having two DP players to coincide with Beckham, Pavon, Xavier, etc.
     
  21. jade1mls

    jade1mls Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Seattle

    you can bet the league will change whatever rules it has in the off-season so that LA Galaxy can be successful next year. :p
     
  22. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
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    DC United
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    United States
    I dunno. Backup keepers don't have much real value. And it's not like Perkins is old and DC needs to start grooming a replacement ASAP. Randolph was in the USL 1 recently, wasn't he? Guys like him are a dime a dozen. What did DC give up to acquire Burch? Jazic is decent, but his SI status and cap number reduce his value. Jazic and Albright would solidfy the team, but for a DP slot? I don't think so.

    And from LA's perspective, Alexi has killed the team, in part, by 2 for 1 trades that have demolished his team's depth. A 4 for 1 isn't going to work for them. Plus, remember, there's going to be a new team next year. Acquiring 4 players before the expansion draft just means 4 fewer players DC can protect. And after the expansion draft, 1 or 2 of the players you mention might be Earthquakes.

    Before Alexi traded Ihemelu and Gomez and Sturgis and Findley, I could see a deal. Now, not so much.
     
  23. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Gibraltar
    Good point about the expansion draft. Now is probably not the time to overfill the roster. Probably best is to focus on strengthening the core of the team, and LA I agree isn't the best place to look for options.
     
  24. L.A. SOCCER NATION

    L.A. SOCCER NATION ONLY IN L.A.

    Jun 17, 2005
    LOS ANGELES
    Only in L.A. would MLS give the Galaxy special rights to add superstars:eek:

    Only in L.A. would a team with so many stars fail to make the playoffs:mad:

    "Solo En Los Angeles"
     
  25. jade1mls

    jade1mls Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Seattle
    oh no, here you come again.....:p
     

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