More on the Fire's Salary Problems

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by kebzach, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. kebzach

    kebzach Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    Greenfield, WI
    from yesterday's MLS Confidential:

    THE BOTTOM LINE: Money, plain and simple, was the primary reason the Fire was trying to trade Josh Wolff before the Aug. 15 deadline. With new contracts for Ante Razov and Wolff kicking in next year at the maximum and Peter Nowak set to play one more season, Chicago needs salary-cap room even though Hristo Stoitchkov will be leaving. The Metros offered a swap of Wolff for Rodrigo Faria and were denied.
  2. prk166

    prk166 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 8, 2000
    Med City
    Unfortunately something's going to have to give. Maybe the MLS will sell Wolf in the off-season?
  3. sachinag

    sachinag New Member

    Jun 19, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO
    Sell Wolff?

    First, to whom? Transfer season's over, ain't it?

    Second, wasn't this contract deal a "direct investment" by MLS and does it not count against Chicago's cap only as much as the "league max" and not what he's actually pulling down?
  4. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    IF Wolff moves this offseason, it will almost assuredly be to another MLS club. Not overseas.
  5. DigitalTron

    DigitalTron New Member

    Apr 4, 2001
    Arlington, VA
    There is also the likelihood of moving other players, such as C.J. Brown and keeping the youth with low salaries (i.e. Gray & Curtin) as starters. We still don't know who will retire, or whether DaMarcus is moving anytime soon.

    DC United had to unload a starter almost every year during their 4 year run of form, so certainly something will give for the Fire next season. The salary cap is great for the league, but not for continuity.


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