RSL's "trio of Argentinians" [R]

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by lawrenceterp, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. lawrenceterp

    lawrenceterp Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2006
    Virginia
    Already making an impact in their first game in the league. RSL is up 2-0 on Kansas City and they have 2 goals and an assist between them. Espindola and Mantilla each with a goal and Morales with an assist. It may be too late for them to make the playoffs this year, but I really like how they've set themselves up moving forward. Lots of young talent. Every time I see one of our teams improving themselves it makes me happy. I can't wait to see what happens this winter with a massive increase in the salary cap and an extra DP added.
     
  2. mcontento

    mcontento Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Catalina Wine Mixer
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You are far too nice to add the R for that Dallas douchebag. Anyone who cares about this game is either there or watching it live. If someone not from KC or SL was actually so jazzed about this game to TiVO it and not want to know the result coming to a soccer message board then they really ought to think about suicide as an alternative to their boring life.
     
  3. scheck

    scheck Member

    Mar 13, 2007
    Denver
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ^ you're a moron. :)

    I'm pretty impressed with RSL's team these past few games, they've really changed. Even though they lost to chivas, you could still see that they were fighting hard.
     
  4. ritsoccer86

    ritsoccer86 Member

    Jul 18, 2005
    Did anybody see Johnsons goal??!!

    It was sweet. It's probably the GOTW.
     
  5. scheck

    scheck Member

    Mar 13, 2007
    Denver
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It would have been before the goal from midfield! WOW
     
  6. AlecW81

    AlecW81 Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's no guarantee that a 2nd DP slot will be added (I personally doubt it will pass, as the majority of the teams don't even have 1 DP, why would they want to give RBNY and LA another advantage?) and the salary-cap increase isn't a given yet either. I'm sure a small increase is in store, but not as large as earlier speculated. I hope I'm wrong about the salary-cap, but I think it's too early to add a 2nd DP. Wait till 2010
     
  7. Going Mobile

    Going Mobile Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    Club:
    CD Chivas USA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. lawrenceterp

    lawrenceterp Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2006
    Virginia
    They'll add the second DP. One major reason is Landon Donovan. No freaking way are they going to put LA into the position of having to get rid of him or having to trade for a DP. Everything they traded away would just further crush that team. Another reason is that it will allow Chivas USA to have a spot back. And a third reason is that it will allow teams to trade those spots a lot more easily. If they have two, it will be OK to give up one of them because they'll still have the ability to use one. I'll bet you 1 dollar that they do it starting in 2008.

    As for the salary cap, it's obviously going up. The only question is how much. The rumors say between 3.5 and 4.2 million. Either one of those would be massive increases for this league. Imagine adding 3 more max salary players per team. That's gonna really help.
     
  9. AlecW81

    AlecW81 Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It would have to pass a majority of MLS I/O's. NE, DC, CBus, COL, RSL, KC and likely TFC won't vote for a 2nd spot.
     
  10. convergecrew

    convergecrew New Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Why wouldnt they? Just because these teams don't have one yet doesn't mean they aren't looking.
     
  11. convergecrew

    convergecrew New Member

    Jan 17, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I totally agree. The only thing holding the league back from doing these things are the books. So far the DP rule has been an absolute success. Theres no "too much too soon" concerning this other than financial issues.
     
  12. DoctorD

    DoctorD Member+

    Sep 29, 2002
    MidAtlantic
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You know, other than financial issues I would be driving a Maserati!

    Too many soccer leagues in this country have gone broke because they didn't worry about financial issues. Don't adopt the attitude of most soccer fans around the world.
     
  13. lawrenceterp

    lawrenceterp Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2006
    Virginia
    Why not? I think almost every team in the league will vote for it. They reap the rewards for other teams spending money. It would be silly for any owner to vote against it. I wasn't aware they had an official vote for these things anyway.
     
  14. John_Harkes_6

    John_Harkes_6 New Member

    Mar 29, 2000
    Baltimore, MD.
    Yes - this has to be put to a league vote. Not think it is a anywhere near a done deal.

    First, some owners are going to very much be against it - Kraft for example.

    Second, their is a law of diminishing returns. Yes, Beckham was a huge splash but each subsequent splash isn't going to be as large. If you sold out RFK with Beckham - you are still only going to sell out RFK with Beckham and Zidane (yes I know LA has Donovan and Zidane is not coming put I am merely proving a point).
     
  15. equus

    equus Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    It's kind of a chicken/egg thing.

    Beckham's brought the revenue and the attention, but LAG is floundering on the field. Blanco is definitely helping Chicago, both with results and attendance, Angel at NY improves the team but the attendance has not noticeably improved, and Denilson at FCD is still an unknown.

    On the other hand, NE, Houston, KC and DCU are doing just fine in the standings without a DP. And it looks like the Argentines are an instant boost for RSL.

    The big debate is whether the names will bring in the fans or will the elevated quality of play and winning games bring them in. There is an expensive way to do that (Beckham, Blanco) and a less expensive way (Fred, Emilio, Toja) It's still way too early to determine which is the better way, which is why some teams are biding their time on going after DPs.
     
  16. SoccerFreak

    SoccerFreak Member

    Oct 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
     
  17. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You may be right, but with all due respect, why would DC's owners or Kansas City's owners or the Hunts give another team a competitive advantage? AEG only controls 3 teams right now, and they're selling Chicago. This isn't like when AEG owned over half the league.
     
  18. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why would they want LA to have 2 when they don't even have 1 yet? Remember, it took AEG 2 years to convince the other I/Os to agree to this.

    As for a massive cap increase all at once...I hope the owners are smart enough to do it in stages. Otherwise, there will be lots of money chasing just the players whose contracts are up. That will cause some real disparities in the pay-performance ratios around the league.
     
  19. jfranz

    jfranz New Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Portland, OR
    I thought this thread was about RSL's new Argentines?
     
  20. CACuzcatlan

    CACuzcatlan Member

    Jun 11, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It looks like LA will be the worst team this year. Unless we can continue playing like we did last night against Pachuca.
     
  21. Chris '66

    Chris '66 New Member

    Aug 9, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    This was only one game, but hopefully this trio sticks around. Hopefully they understand that the artificial turf is soon to be a thing of the past for RSL. Another thread, but that crap has got to go!
     
  22. mitzTHFC

    mitzTHFC New Member

    Apr 25, 2007
    Syracuse
    You didn't notice the sign where we took the right turn in Beckhamquerque to DPtown?
     
  23. jfranz

    jfranz New Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Sorry. I fell asleep somewhere outside Capville.

    (And rep for Beckhamquerque)
     
  24. AeroNaught

    AeroNaught Member

    Atlanta United
    Feb 14, 2007
    Birmingham, AL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wonder what enticed the trio to pick RSL; almost makes you wonder if they (or their agents) chose the team with the most Spanish sounding name.:p
     
  25. FCDallasDynamo

    FCDallasDynamo New Member

    Jul 7, 2007
    Maui,Hi
    Just wanted to sop in an give Props where props is deserved....You guyz played a great game and I believe you can turn your season around....Beat the LA BECKHAM..on you next match day.
     

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