Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by HalaMadrid, Sep 16, 2003.
They got him as a replacement for the injured moreno. How come when we had all those injuries we had to trade a draft choice to dallas for cap room?
Wait a second. I thought that Forchetti and Galvan were their original two 'Discovery' players, and we traded Bartolomeu to them to complete the Andy Williams trade. So where did the Metros pick up the additional discovery slot?
And wasn't the deadline for signing discovery players a few weeks ago?
Nothing to do with a trade to San Jose, eh?
Can't trade a discovery slot. Can only trade a sign, sealed and delivered player.
Besides, this press release says nothing of the trade anyway. It just mentions the discovery signing.
What's the over-under on when they change the html?
I'm guessing that it's because the Fire needed cap room while the Metros did not, having previously sold a max salary player (Howard) and replaced him with a less than max salary player (Walker).
As for the rules governing discovery signings, I don't understand them and I'm not sure that anybody really does. You guys can cry that the league favors the Metros, but if it does, it's doing a pretty lousy job of it since the Metros have been mediocre at best forever.
Wait, it's not the black Pole?
Wait a minute, I thought they didn't like Poles in NY? There's a whole thread about it on their board.
From what I understand, he was signed before the Discovery Player deadline, but medicals and visas needed to be completed before the announcement.
Of course, I'm still hazy on the thing about trading a Discovery slot, but this is MLS, the whole rule book is fuzzy.
Yeah, there was word on him "signing" at the same time we got Bolanos, so I think it's just taken time to finalize it.
Don't the metros usually sign over-the-hill latin americans? Maybe this is part of Bradley's doing--"if it worked in Chicago..."
Wonder if he's better than John Wolyneic...
Juskowiak is no crappy player at all. He is actually my favorite Polish player of the late 1990s. He is a little bit like Ante Razov (best description would probably be like Paolo Rossi of Italy in the eighties)--he is an excellent goal poacher; knows where to be to score and takes advantage of any opportunity. No super special skills apart from a strong kick though. Sorry, but he is certainly a couple classes better than John Wolyniec. I don't know about his present fitness level though--they may be signing another Hristo Stoitchkov.
Only when their head coach (Oz) could be the player's agent as well...
Juskowiak earned a reputation in the Bundesliga for coming off the bench to poach goals, . . . big goals, . . . game winning goals. I'll feel the apprehension if he were to enter in the 70th minute of a tied match in the Eastern Conference final at NSF.
Well, this would apply only to his stint with Energie Cottbus and the last season with VfL Wolfsburg. I did not follow him too well this past season in Germany, but apparently he played only about half the games in the season, of those only half he started. This was also the case during his last season with VfL Wolfsburg but in his previous 4 seasons with this team, he was certainly the starter and, moreover, the most dangerous man on the team. In fact, he was one of the best scorers in the German Bundesliga during these years. His latest record shows that his years may very well be over but many players like him flourished after coming to MLS. I think he will be the starter for the Metros soon.
All seems a little unfair them grabbing a big fancy foreign import at this point of the season.
All seems a little unfair to lose the top goalkeeper in MLS too. They got lucky with Walker, but that shouldn't disqualify them for getting someone else.
Actually, thats exactly what it should do, you lose a player, you get to discover a player (Walker), not, you lose a player, you get to hold a rigged lottery in which you are the only team with salary cap room/interest in a keeper, THEN get to discover a player...no, most leagues have these abstract things called rules, they help once in a while, such as in baseball you get draft picks if you lose a free agent, shocking that someone would try to logically break it down into something other then a case by case basis which makes the MLS look like crap. But hey, its not like MLS had ever sent a player to Europe (Sanneh, Lewis, Friedel, etc)....