Ricardo Pepi at FC Augsburg

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  1. EXALIFTIN

    EXALIFTIN Member+

    Nov 23, 2010
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    Fulham FC
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    Born: January 9, 2003
    El Paso, TX
    Height: 6′ 1″
    Current team: FC Dallas (#16 / Forward
    )
     
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  2. theboogeyman

    theboogeyman Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    Pepi is probably the #2 player at his position in his birth year behind Cowell, but he’s good enough to have Fabrizio Romano’s attention. The tide has turned so quickly since 2017, it’s almost impossible to believe.
     
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  3. kba4life1

    kba4life1 Member+

    Jul 14, 2010
    Irvine, CA
    One day there will be a documentary of the 03 class
     
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  4. MHaifa1913

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    Dec 21, 1998
    New York, NY, USA
    Club:
    Maccabi Haifa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I watched a little bit of the game last night. I then went on Wiki to look up Ricardo Pepi because I hadn’t heard of him. I was shocked to read that he is 18 and American. Looked really good out there against Chicago. I am not surprised that he is garnering interest of clubs in Europe.
     
  5. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    Deceptively fast
     
  6. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
  7. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
    Profile from Italian press:

    https://gianlucadimarzio.com/it/ricardo-pepi-dallas-chi-e-25-luglio-2021

    First Weston McKennie , then Bryan Reynolds , then who knows who else, maybe just Ricardo Pepi : the city of Dallas and more generally the USA are becoming a real source of talent year after year.

    We are talking about an atypical central point , 1.85m tall, he is a dynamic guy, who knows how to be ready in the construction phase. It is a great finalizer . In addition, he is fast and very good at unmarking, almost slipping between opponents. This makes the boy absolutely formidable in the open field . In addition, Pepi participates a lot in the action and finalizes it when he is in a position to do so.
     
  8. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    too bad for bayern that they don’t have a salzburg equivalent because pepi certainly plays an awful lot like a poor mans lewandowski as an 18yo
     
  9. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

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    Somerville, MA
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  10. m vann

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    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is Serie A becoming Serie American or Serie usA? I’m not complaining if it is!
     
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  11. Pl@ymaker

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    Feb 8, 2010
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  12. Napoleon_BA

    Napoleon_BA Member

    May 22, 2009
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    CA Lanús
    ...and Pepi will be mentioned as one who chose to play for Mexico.

    He's a good player. It's nice that he got to graduate from high school and get a hat trick before he transfers to Italy and makes a one-time switch to Mexico.
     
  13. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    who knows! stay tuned! if so kind of amazing that by 2026 el tri will rely if not 50% close to it on usa led player development. shocking indictment tbh
     
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  14. twoolley

    twoolley Member+

    Jan 3, 2008
    Hope not! Will be happy for him to follow his heart.
     
  15. butters59

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    Feb 22, 2013
    Trolling?
     
  16. Gorky

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    New York Red Bulls
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    United States
    Dortmund.
     
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  17. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    pepi to venezia. three yanks = a full gondola
     
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  18. thedukeofsoccer

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    AFC Ajax
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    ..and maybe some day again Mexico will develop their own players instead of relying on their neighbor where the sport is the fifth most popular. Mexico is becoming to the US what the US was to Germany. How far the mighty have fallen!
     
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  19. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Barcelona, Spain
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This player is special. Hi recent goals in MLS have been very high quality.

    he has that "it" quality a striker needs....

    Hopefully he stays with the USMNT and isn't lured by Tata and Mexico - I've heard rumors Tata is going after him hard.
     
  20. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Barcelona, Spain
    Nat'l Team:
    United States


    10m asking price is apparently too much for Bologna

    *his 2021 salary of 100k seems low, in comparison

    https://mlsplayers.org/resources/salary-guide

    MLS asking for 100x salary???

    At some point, something has to give, imo

    anyone can explain for me???
     
  21. TarHeels17

    TarHeels17 Member+

    Jan 10, 2017
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    United States
    What does the ratio of his salary to cost have to do with anything? If they were paying him 30 cents a game that wouldn't lower his price.

    He's on a starter deal for a homegrown, which is why his salary is low. What really matters is his production and the years left on his contract. He's a goal scorer, so his price will be higher, and if you can find me another player playing at as high of a level with as many goals at as young an age who costs less, be my guest*.

    *I'm actually very interested in this information, so this is my way to get someone else to do this research instead of me
     
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  22. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    cant help but feel you are intentionally missing the point here since its fairly obvious that contracts signed as teenagers have no bearing on transfer valuations year(s) later. also fcd transferred a rb for over 7 million, a younger highly productive already forward going for 10 hardly seems astounding
     
  23. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    i missed this but my god what a kneecapping lol
     
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  24. adam tash

    adam tash Member+

    Jul 12, 2013
    Barcelona, Spain
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    it just strikes me as odd that MLS would demand 100times more than they are paying a player.

    I agree that Pepi is probably good enough to demand at least 10 mil on the open market.

    But then when I talk about MLS valuation and how much players are worth....its always the other way around. If americans were so good they would be valued higher and make more moeny. To me, it is evidence that MLS supresses salaries.

    If I was Bologna I would laugh. they probably made their offer based on some multiple of Pepi's Salary.

    Erling Halaand makes 8 million and his rumored transfer is set at about 150-180m euro....so about 20 times salary, for reference.

    I doubt you will find many examples on the world market of transfer fees being 100x or more of salary.

    Every time I mention how MLS SUPRESSES salary I ALWAYS get pushback. This is evidence.

    Overall, it is evidence that the agents these MLS players have are garbage, too.
     
  25. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    adam tash is a prophet

     

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