New Goff: Nelsen Won't Return to United

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by mcontento, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. jwgreen40

    jwgreen40 Member

    Jun 18, 2003
    cheers mate. hopefully we'll see you again some day ryan.
  2. gnat

    gnat New Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    Knew it was coming, but it's still a bummer :(

    Well at least those of us with FSW should be able to catch him from time to time :)

  3. rickinva

    rickinva Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    Fairfax, VA
    Highly bummed, but not surprised. Good luck on the other side of the pond.
  4. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not so fast...

    Because of New Zealand's international ranking, Nelsen may not automatically qualify for a work permit.
  5. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    Is there a commonwealth exception?
  6. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Well, I wish him luck and look forward to watching him on tv. Maybe he can find his way back here someday.
  7. CHICO13

    CHICO13 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 4, 2001
    SECTION 135
    The Strongest La Paz
    Nat'l Team:
    Damn, I was hoping to glow in the bask of the Cup until at least Friday. :rolleyes:
  8. gnat

    gnat New Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    He's not American so they won't complain :D

  9. Malkamus

    Malkamus New Member

    Jan 24, 2002
    Best of luck to him -- story says he is 'very close' to signing with a club in england -- but I haven't seen any rumors as to which club that would be...anybody?
  10. nancyb

    nancyb Member

    Jun 30, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As much as it seemed inevitable, I was still hoping for something to make it change.
  11. TEConnor

    TEConnor New Member

    Feb 22, 1999
    Ryan is better than every defender on Man City. There's a place to start.

  12. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ryan, if this is indeed it for your stint with the club, I'd like to thank you for being pure class on and off the field and for always making time for us fans. Numerous after game parties - you'd always make time for a picture, a chat, whatever. Thanks and best of luck. And we'll miss you.
  13. GrillMaster

    GrillMaster Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Fat Lady has not yet sung. Disinformation perhaps?? ;)

  14. MeridianFC

    MeridianFC Member

    Jul 26, 1999
    Washington, DC USA
    I'd talked myself into believing MLS would be able to step up to the plate with a major offer. This is not unlike the same talk with myself I have when purchasing a lottery ticket.

    Good luck big man.
  15. Pints

    Pints Member

    Apr 21, 2004
    Charm City
  16. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's no way in hell they'd leave him unprotected if this wasn't a done deal.

    Best of luck, Ryan. You left some big boots to fill. :(
  17. John_Harkes_6

    John_Harkes_6 New Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Baltimore, MD.
    I am glad that I got my training jersey signed last night.
  18. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    Met him for the first time at the rally last night. Got his autograph. Glad I did.

    Good luck!
  19. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    He's a citizen of the British Commonwealth.

    From The UK immigration guide for Employees:

    I would be extremely surprised if he even needs a work permit at all.
  20. Red&Black

    Red&Black Member+

    Aug 30, 2001
    Lot 8
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Burkina Faso
    Fixed your post (and i follow City)
  21. gocaps

    gocaps Member

    Sep 23, 2000
    With the SEs in 134
    Good luck Ryan. I'll remember you not just for your exceptional play on the field, but how good a guy you are - particularly your willingness to pimp yourself out for a good cause at the 2001 Screaming Eagles Capital Soccer Ball. I'm sure the 8 "Ladies of the Screaming Eagles" who pooled their money and won the date will never forget their experience :D

    As long as you aren't going to ManUre or Chelski, I'll be sending away for your replica shirt soon. Best of luck mate.
  22. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    I'm really going to miss Ryan. I hope he comes back to visit every now and again to catch a Untied game.
  23. Chummer

    Chummer Member

    Jun 5, 2000

    Heard in the media buzz in LA that it was Arsenal looking strongly at Nellie...
  24. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    Whoa. Yeah, there's no way in hell MLS could compete with that.

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