Revs News 8/2/02

Discussion in 'New England Revolution' started by John Lewis, Aug 2, 2002.

  1. John Lewis

    John Lewis New Member

    Mar 15, 2000
  2. Tony Biscaia

    Tony Biscaia Member

    Feb 17, 1999
    John, you need to use "BigSoccer Code tags," straight html doesn't work in here.

    From the faq (with inverted ['s so it shows up):

    If you want to include the BigSoccer Code, you may simply surround the address with tags as shown below. (The BigSocce...lick here to visit the BigSoccer forums]/url]
  3. rkane1226

    rkane1226 Member+

    Apr 9, 2000
    Stade Brestois 29
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Looking back, the fans of this team have NEVER had any choice but to look ahead. The past and the present have been to scary to think about. And you and Sunil have certainly been around long enough to be ashamed of "your watch." Looking ahead (sic) this team is on the wrong course. You can get your "6 starters" back from injury and you STILL will have a bad team. Tar yourself with the present. You WERE at the helm when this team was built.
  4. ToMhIlL

    ToMhIlL Member+

    Feb 18, 1999
    Boxborough, MA
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Re: Revs News 8/2/02

    OK, that clarifies the league policy on this issue (thanks, John), but it raises yet another question for the Socialist Soccer model. The fact that all the contracts are owned by the same entity, and that all paychecks say "MLS" and not the team name is just a structural/orgainzational/bookkeeping issue. The problem is that unlike other businesses, it really does matter if "Asset A" is moved by corporate from the midwest regional office to a similar job in the northeast. In MLS Inc., it is imperitive that if the northeast regional office is sending assets to the mid-Atlantic office, that they be of more or less equal value, or at least in the eyes of those making the decision.

    In the competitive and often ugly world of pro sports, the temptation to try to pull one over on a rival is great, especially among nearby teams in the same division. Far be it for me to suggest that an "ethically challenged" GM wouldn't be looking for any edge he can find, just like his players in the heat of the game. For that reason alone, leagues act as the mediator in these cases, and will void a trade if a player is "damaged goods." In this case, Todd says Serna was fine, but given his history and that players can often play through a semmingly minor injury, it might have been wise to fly Doc Zarins to NJ to have a look before finalizing the trade.

    The fact that MLS considers trades to be "all in the family" is a seriouisly flawed idea, and has nothing to do with the business structure.

  5. Rev-eler

    Rev-eler Member

    Feb 13, 2000
    San Francisco
    all right.....i've been like way asleep here. i was thrown for a loop when i read garber's state of the league address where sunil is called the executive vice president. for some reason, i was under the impression that as a consultant for kraft soccer....he was no longer employed by the league.

    at least major league baseball has the decency to pretend that there are no conflicts of interest anywhere.
  6. Alex Sanz

    Alex Sanz New Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Gulati, I think, is the Exec. VP of US soccer. He used Sunil's name in the context of speaking about US Soccer. It had nothing to do with an MLS position.

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