Revs News, 12/23: N.E. linked to Ahn Jung-hwan

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  1. The Magpie

    The Magpie Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Cambridge, MA
  2. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Full name Ahn Jung-Hwan
    Date of birth January 27, 1976 (1976-01-27) (age 32)
    Place of birth Paju, Gyeonggi, South Korea
    Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
    Playing position Second striker, Attacking midfielder
    National team App(gls)
    1997– Korea Republic 068 (17)
     
  3. ngower

    ngower foolish grin

    May 24, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    "Since then, he has been a somewhat inconsistent performer. "

    So he's 32, might have an issue with the language, and has been falling off so far since the World Cup that's he's been with six teams. I can't say I'd be excited for this signing, but he would fill the AM hole we're trying to fill.

    [EDIT] To put this to rest, it seems no one was interested as he wanted DP money. Confirms my thoughts that he's just one of those no-names that is after Beckham money.

    *Representatives for South Korean forward Ahn Jung Hwan approached MLS teams about a possible designated player contract, but there were no takers. A smaller salary demand might've attracted interest in MLS. You might recall Ahn, who turns 33 next month, was the player who scored the equalizer against the USA at the 2002 World Cup and then eliminated Italy with an overtime goal -- and was subsequently blackballed by his Italian club, Perugia. Since then, he has played in Japan, France, Germany and South Korea.

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/soccerinsider/2008/12/mls_player_watch.html
     
  4. Autogolazo

    Autogolazo BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 19, 2000
    Bombay Beach, CA


    How?

    He's a slow, old forward.

    I'll bet Zinha could come to MLS soon (he's 32, but still has it) or Rolfi Montenegro (29) from Independiente.

    Those are guys who aren't going to Europe anymore and are still great passers of the ball and free kick specialist #10s. MLS beckons....
     
  5. Jeremy Goodwin

    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hong redux? Couple years younger, different position...why would he want to come here though? This isn't exactly a Korean expat hotbed.
     
  6. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Revs have a slow, old right wing filling the AM position now, so no upgrade there as far as I am concerned
     
  7. Jeremy Goodwin

    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ralston's older. What I want to know is which of them is craftier. Historically, speed hasn't been the defining mark of a good MLS a-mid. Even an old fox can catch a young rabbit.
     
  8. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    speed is certainly a plus. I wonder if he would trial with a team or if he thinks he is too good like a few players have in the past with MLS teams
     
  9. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Webster
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think we need a center mid with speed with this team. I would expect Nyassi and Mansally to get better. We just need a creative midfielder who can put our players in a better position. Right now, as much as I love Ralston and the work he does, we don't have that. Our offense is very flat and predicatable. Hence why we encountered a scoring drought at the end of the season.
     
  10. wolfp10

    wolfp10 Member

    Sep 25, 2005
    Easy paycheck before he retires?
     
  11. Jeremy Goodwin

    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd expect he'd be happier with a big paycheck than an easy one, and I doubt he can get a big one here.
     
  12. Minutemanii

    Minutemanii Member+

    Dec 29, 2005
    Abington MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, when Rallie was out there it was the only time we got desperately needed goals, after he got hurt, we had just about no goals.
     
  13. firstshirt

    firstshirt Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Ellington, CT / NK, RI
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    as I said, speed is a plus. Fast a foot and fast thinking, neither can be taught. To me just settling with Nyassi and Mansally as being the only two guys with speed is not enough. With Khano leaving, the team did get slower
     
  14. MidnightMackemRider

    MidnightMackemRider New Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    Boston Area
    Club:
    Sunderland AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    but the average iq of the team rose 20 points
     
  15. Sattva

    Sattva New Member

    Jan 29, 2006
    On the Road
    That's a cheap shot. I don't have any doubt that Kenny Smith's IQ is equal too or higher than the average MLS player (he's a high school teacher back home). That he's not always shown the best soccer play decision making on the field is a reasonable statement but lets not disrespect the man and his intellectual abilities.
     
  16. MidnightMackemRider

    MidnightMackemRider New Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    Boston Area
    Club:
    Sunderland AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Jeez, make a joke someone jumps on you. Do you honestly believe I think Khano Smith is actually dumb as shit? no. Do I think he was stupid when it came to whenever the soccer ball was at his feet? Hell Yes.

    So you can jump right off whatever high horse you are pretending to ride because Khano Smith is a former revolution player, and one that I will make fun of, much as I make fun of politicians.

    And if you truly have a problem with it, suck it up. Because If I can't enjoy a cheap joke at the expense of players who sucked and no longer belong to us than I suppose I'm not allowed to enjoy a joke at anyone because it would be "unfair".

    PFWAH!

    oh, btw, merry christmas!! :D

    Hope all the lights on your tree are brighter than Khano, otherwise you might not be able to see them. ;)
     
  17. peabrainedidiot

    peabrainedidiot New Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    wessagussett
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    not interested. This is a dumb move for us for 100 reasons.
    We've got youth and we have dinosaurs. We need so good solid mid career starter quality vets (25-29) vets who can make real contributions.
     
  18. Mattymags811

    Mattymags811 Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    Attleboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FYP Mackem.
     
  19. MidnightMackemRider

    MidnightMackemRider New Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    Boston Area
    Club:
    Sunderland AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seriously. Dumb Irishman left his job at the best possible part for himself. Always a strange one that Keano.

    (p.s. I am irish, so please no one jump on this one as well and say im being offensive)
     
  20. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Obviously you don't understand the differences between being smart onthe field and off. Some of the most brilliant soccer minds who have a sixth sense for what is going on around them and seem to anticipate movements before they happen can be dumber than Sarah Palin if you try to have a conversation with them about anything else. The reverse is also true.

    I don't think anyone can dispute that Khano's decision making and being able to think on his feet were behind the curve relative to his physical ability. Off the field, he was intelligent, well-spoken and generally a very nice guy. Just like everything in life, this is a shade of gray.
     
  21. Mattymags811

    Mattymags811 Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    Attleboro, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm sorta rooting for Sbragia as he has Bolton ties.
     
  22. Sattva

    Sattva New Member

    Jan 29, 2006
    On the Road
    Of course I do. I was just defending one of our own from being Dissed by someone who does not identify themselves as a Rev fan. We can dump on Kenny Smith but woe to anyone visitor who tries. :p
     
  23. KaptPowers

    KaptPowers Member

    Dec 29, 2003
    Arlington, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The only thing less likely than this happening is moving to Hartford. NEXT!
     
  24. MidnightMackemRider

    MidnightMackemRider New Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    Boston Area
    Club:
    Sunderland AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not one of your own? HAH!

    take out the mackem in my name and what does it say?

    And what do you do to identify as a rev fan? Sattva is a very convincing name for a revs fan. very.

    I am one of the proud members of the fort. I sat through the last half of a piss poor season and paid money to do it. I was at the Joe Public game where we lost ridiculously.

    You know, most times when people assume, that make an ass out of u and me.

    You Just assu-ed, because you made and ass out of u and u alone.

    (P.S. This is officially my favorite thread)
     

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