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Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by ProseLtd, Jul 1, 2005.
Revolution get well-earned rest, By Frank Dell'Apa, Globe Staff
Some Rev mentions (including a dig at our habit of switching kit suppliers every season) in Marc Connolly's assessment of All-Star picks.
"Edozien is the only MLS player qualified to coach his team during the week, then fly the players on a road trip, and score goals in the game." A jack of many trades...
"Cassio, waived by the Revolution Tuesday, has been replaced by former MetroStars defensive midfielder Gilberto Flores, who turns 22 next week . . ."
Could somebody please explain to me why we had to trade a draft pick for someone we claimed off waivers?
Not that it was all that much, but according to another thread in this forum, we acquired Flores from the MetroStars for a 4th round pick in next year's supplemental draft even though he was one of the nine players waived a few days ago. I thought these players would just be available.
Did the Metroscum give anything to the Goats for Suarez?
Also, Flores should be a youth/transitional international. We don't have any slot for him in that category.
This is actually clever...I smell Fluto on the scene.
I'm sure they could promote a YI to an SI if they want. They have the slots. Perhaps now is the time to put Dorman on the Senior roster and make him an SI, or maybe make Smith an SI since he is already on the senior roster. Or they could cut an YI on the dev squad. Romaneiro?
You can't do that--he may be the only one who can translate for Flores
Gilberto was a very solid player for Metro until the Clint Dempsey "incident" last year. He was discovered by Bradley last year and came on strong last June and July (played an outstanding game vs. LA in the HDC where Gaven scored two goals). He is a defensive midfielder but also lines up out wide. Somewhat bewildering that you would release Cassio who was billed as much more of a two-way player to pick up Gilberto....
He has not been the same since his injury-a touch slower mentally, not as hard in the tackle and seems a little slower physically then he was before. He has not started at all this year and played only for the Reserves, giving average performances and not distinguishing himself too much. If he can regain his form from last year, he could push Jospeh for minutes. He might also be an ideal candidate to play outside back.
Somehow I really doubt that...
My guess: Flores was brought in as cover for Dempsey, and might provide some additional depth on the wing. Assuming we have Joseph and Dorman as our defensive mid-fielders, that would really leave Nicol without a back-up at that position.
Maybe a change of scenery will result in a change in fortunates, but at the very least, he's good, cheap cover, he can spell Dorman or Joseph late in games, and will probably see significant minutes with the Revolution Reserves.
That being said, the Revs still have a minor allocation (for Daniel Hernandez) they could use, at least one discovery pick, two SI slots available, and what would seem to be a significant amount of cap space.
A lot of foreign players became free agents at midnight, but how active are the Revs in monitoring the radar screen?
The model professional
The Royal Gazette (Bermuda)
July 1, 2005
Saaaay, nice photo
Full set here: http://www.mlsnet.com/MLS/gallery/index.jsp?gameID=06252005_nemet&year=2005
Is that Chris Moneymaker standing next to the Luchadore?
With the cap on, reaching for his scarf? That's our very own SirFozzie.
Only if they are not picked in the first waiver draft held after they are waived. If we grabbed him in the waiver draft, we wouldn't have owed them anything. The price of inaction.
The waiver drafts aren't formal anymore, it's just 48 hours after waiver where teams can ask to pick a player up, and if two teams both want in, then the lower ranked team has priority unless the higher ranked team trades up.
Yeah, that's the one. Fozzcat, you look like Chris Moneymaker.
Not everyone in that picture is on these here boards, but the following Midnight Riders are represented:
Edlova (all the way to the left), and then from left to right starting with the drummer) Dougly (drummer), SirFozzie and Mike Toole
you mean starting with the drummer with the brown drum, i dont believe colin posts on here
That's my friend Gene in the yellow hat. I'm to his immediate right, there's a little piece of my face right behind Ed Lova, just at the edge of the pic...
ah yes, i see it
mlsnet should definately have more fan pics in their little "match photos" every week
I just wish I played poker like Chris Moneymaker
Oh.. BTW a little NRC about mefor y'all.
Got some bad news from the doc today, I go under the knife on august 30th for exploratory surgery on my shoulder. In a way, I'm just glad that this thing will finally get looked at and/or fixed