Marshall Will Miss Rest of Season

Discussion in 'Columbus Crew SC' started by fidlerre, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. fidlerre

    fidlerre Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    Central Ohio
    Looks like our backline just got a whole hell of a lot thinner...

    Also of note...

     
  2. xb1srw2

    xb1srw2 New Member

    Aug 12, 2005
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    He'd better get ahold of the company that fitted Petr Cech with headgear. If Chaddy boy intents to continue, he needs better protected. A couple more and he will be forced to retire by medical advice.
     
  3. xb1srw2

    xb1srw2 New Member

    Aug 12, 2005
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    United States
    With Chad being placed on the season ending IR, does that mean his roster spot opens and allows us to look to bring in someone for him without cutting another player?
     
  4. xb1srw2

    xb1srw2 New Member

    Aug 12, 2005
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    From Dispatch article "Rookie Brad Evans (hip flexor) also will be placed on season-ending injury list, opening two roster spots. One will be filled by Trinidadian defender Andrei Pacheco. The other could be filled with a free agent."

    Found the answer to my own question. Posted in case anyone else is curious.
    Anyone know the story on the T&T defender?
     
  5. calderone01

    calderone01 Member

    Dec 21, 2005
    Pickerington, OH
    The link isn't working btw.

    To answer your question X, yes. There's actually 2 roster spots opening as both Chad and Brad Evans are going on the season ending IR.

    SIgi was quoted as saying they "might look some".
     
  6. pettyfog

    pettyfog Member

    Jan 30, 2000
    Enon OH Exit 49
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  7. cleazer

    cleazer Member+

    May 6, 2003
    Toledo, OH
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    Sucky news. Though at least we get to fill those roster spots.
     
  8. kaiser kraut

    kaiser kraut New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Indianapolis
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    United States
    I took Sigi's quote as basically saying they weren't going to go out of their way to fill the spot, unless something they'd already been looking at and/or working on came throgh.
     
  9. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

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    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
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    First thing I'd be looking for next season is a central defender. I mean I hope Chad comes back and is able to play, but guys who are prone to concussions tend to continue to be prone to them.
     
  10. Goalden

    Goalden New Member

    Aug 4, 2003
    Bottoms
    Fingers crossed, maybe it's someone Schelottos been working on. I trust he's been in the FO's face demanding something get done.
     
  11. foozer

    foozer Member

    Dec 19, 2005
    IN
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    [​IMG]

    "I guess you're really up shit creek."



    This is not good for Chad, nor the Crew as a whole. He had really been coming into form, finally looking like the Chad Marshall we all expected after his rookie year. Does anyone remember when the first concussion was that started this whole mess?
     
  12. kaiser kraut

    kaiser kraut New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Indianapolis
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    United States
    I thought the first concussion happened in the preseason this year.
     
  13. eboe

    eboe Member+

    Columbus Crew
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    May 23, 2006
    Columbus, OH
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    good job Sigi on not signing Ritchie Kotschau back when he was training with us before RSL snapped him up. He would have come in handy in the center right about now...
     
  14. kaiser kraut

    kaiser kraut New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Indianapolis
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    United States
    You mean Mr. 28 second Red Card... or whatever fraction of a minute it was... yeah, that would've been a real hoot to sign him back.
     
  15. Robbo Crewfan

    Robbo Crewfan Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Jan 21, 2007
    C-busite in Indiana
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    Yeah, the only move this development makes me (somewhat) regret is the Herron trade... considering we (in essence) gave up the ability to draft a monster-sized central defender. But that is completely hindsight (now that we have Guille, have gotten Moreno, etc)... at the time, he looked to be our best forward, and after last year, we definitely needed one!

    -RC
     
  16. kaiser kraut

    kaiser kraut New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Indianapolis
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    I'm just pissed we never see him get any minutes. We need him to produce!
     
  17. OU9601

    OU9601 Member

    Jul 12, 2003
    Lancaster, Ohio
    So, since we're going to/already have open roster spots...is there anyone, anywhere, to sign? I'd take a warm body over some of those we're currently using...

    Europe (out-of-contract)? USL1? Weren't we discussing Nelson Akwari playing with that Cleveland team?
     
  18. eboe

    eboe Member+

    Columbus Crew
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    May 23, 2006
    Columbus, OH
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    Whatever. He played plenty of good minutes for us, including the Kotschaudinho goal @ Dallas last year. I think he is a hard worker and very verbal, and he and Gonzo are the next best thing we could have next to Gonzo and Chad.

    And work is no excuse to miss a game buddy, Chris ratted you out! :D
     
  19. Hodson

    Hodson New Member

    Oct 17, 2004
    NE Ohio, USA
    Hey, I'm available. Think they'll appreciate a 45 yr. old center back with no vertical jump to speak of?

    He really should take his time coming back. Too many of these things lifetime = needing to carry ones phone # and home addy around in ones pocket.
     
  20. Robbo Crewfan

    Robbo Crewfan Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Jan 21, 2007
    C-busite in Indiana
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    Columbus Crew
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    United States
    Agree... don't want to run into Chad 20 years from now and see him looking & talking like a boxer who fought a few too many. :( As much as it pains me as a fan, I don't begrudge his decision. It's just a tough situation.

    OTOH, the Crew management has to be better about bringing people in, ESPECIALLY when we've got open slots (see the other thread & Bill Archer's rants...). It's one thing to be frugal, it's another to shoot yourself in the foot by making your product you're trying to sell go down the tank. :mad:

    -RC
     

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