NY Times::Stirring up the Adu pot re:trade to Scum

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by chayes, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. chayes

    chayes New Member

    Feb 29, 2000
    Raleigh, NC
  2. GrillMaster

    GrillMaster Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Silly, the role of the media is to sell their medium content. :rolleyes:

  3. griffin1108

    griffin1108 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 5, 2003
    Slow news day -- column inches to fill. However, never underestimate the ability of New York teams to get the "breaks" when it comes to players. Also, AEG is selling DCU and Anschutz may want to protect his investment and move Adu to New York as part of the deal.
  4. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Jack Bell reads too much BigSoccer.
  5. Mountainia

    Mountainia Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Section 207, Row 7
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Don't let their words confuse. AEG is not 'selling' DCU. MLS is getting another partner, who will then operate the DC United division of MLS corporation. Anschutz investment is not at risk.
  6. Benedict XVI

    Benedict XVI Member

    Nov 22, 1999
    Ciudad del Encanto
    Lisburn Distillery FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    what a waste of ink. i guess we see how far soccer has come in america when the new york times prints a column that says, "gee, wouldn't it be great if the metrostars got freddy adu?"
  7. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The New York Times: All The News That's Fit to Make Up

  8. JohnsonH

    JohnsonH New Member

    Mar 11, 2004
    "All the news that fits they print."

    "All the news that's fit to tint."
  9. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    Is Jack Bell the new nom de plume of Jason Blair?

    Still, it's a pretty sad sight when the only way the Metros can get into the NY Times is by linking themselves to Adu.

    So is the President and General Manager of the Metros saying that he'd start over Guevara and Djorkaeff for playing time in his desired position? I wonder what either of those men have to say about that.
  10. Lloyd Heilbrunn

    Lloyd Heilbrunn Member+

    Feb 11, 2002
    Jupiter, Fl.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "The MetroStars would love nothing more than to have Freddy Adu," Lalas said in a telephone interview last night. "He would certainly play in New York. It's evident that he loves competition and wants to play, and we are certainly a team that would provide him with time on the field. I would love nothing more than for him to get fed up with D.C. Right now, I think the situation is a little like a Bruce Lee movie without a fight. He's got the star power, but there hasn't been the payoff."

    I guess MLS has no anti-tampering rules??? Oh, the joys of single entity. :(
  11. BBBulldog

    BBBulldog Member+

    Jun 25, 2004
    Dinamo Zagreb
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    yea, I'm sure he'd love to go to Cancer of MLS superclub.
  12. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    The following is one of the funniest things I have read this year:

  13. Diceson

    Diceson Member

    Dec 21, 1999
    I'm guessing it's a misprint and should read:
    "Lalas acquired two players with pizza - Tony Meola and Ryan Suarez and a California style . . . ."
  14. dcufan1984

    dcufan1984 Member

    Feb 17, 2002
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    lalas can go eat a dick.that unprofessional ******** better stop trying to unsettle our players.
  15. Sempuukyaku

    Sempuukyaku Member+

    Apr 30, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is absolute quality sh!t :D

    Look, I'm not sayin that Adu should go here or there, or that he's even GOING to go anywhere. However I love the fact that we now have characters in our league's front offices. Lalas can become the MLS equivalent to Jose Mourinho here...and I'm all for that. It creates press and interesting storylines for the league.

    Forza Lalas!
  16. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I love this. Columnists should be speculating, throwing things out there. That's what other sports have. B
  17. NicktheGreek

    NicktheGreek Member+

    Feb 15, 2001
    What would AEG's investment in Adu consist of? His salary can't possibly count 100% against the United cap, What contractual agreement would Adu have with AEG rather than with MLS?
  18. SgtSchultz

    SgtSchultz Member

    Jul 11, 2001
    Parts Unknown
    Ahh the worm turns.

    Signed.....a giggling FC Dallas fan
  19. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    I'm glad this article was written. I needed a new sig
  20. schmuckatelli

    schmuckatelli New Member

    Nov 10, 2000
    This is why newspapers are considered a "medium:" they are neither rare nor well done.

    It's total crap.
  21. Atouk

    Atouk BigSoccer Supporter

    DC United
    Apr 16, 2001
    Arlington, VA
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sounds more like Alexi is talking about the history of the MetroStars.
  22. beltwayrob

    beltwayrob New Member

    Jun 15, 2004
    Alexandria, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I needed a good laugh this morning <recovering from a long weekend> and boy if NY/NJ knows how to do anything its provide DC fans with a good laugh.

    I'll believe it when I see it, and we aren't gonna see it so I say... Nothing to see here, move along move along.
  23. eltico

    eltico Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    Lalas just wants Adu because Adu has won more MLS Cups than Lalas did.
  24. monster

    monster Member

    Oct 19, 1999
    Hanover, PA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So we want more coverage of the league, but only if it's coverage we approve of?

    Bah. Idle speculation is the driver of discussion for fans of pretty much every sport in this country, whether it's trade rumors or why someone is slumping or who likes who. This is awesome that it's moving off of Big Soccer and into major newspapers.
  25. TEConnor

    TEConnor New Member

    Feb 22, 1999
    If Alexi Lalas would like to trade Amada Guevara for Freddy Adu, I say to Kevin Payne: take it!

    Fred has stated explicitly and without doubt that he will be leaving MLS at the first opportunity for the green grass of Europe. Between today and that departure day, Guevara would be far and away the better player in MLS the next two seasons. This is a no brainer.


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