Rumor: Shevchenko Pursued for '08 season

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  1. suppitty

    suppitty Member

    Mar 15, 2004
    DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This source has actually been somewhat reliable. I'd rate it ahead of the likes of tribal football but not quite at the level of Ives/espn people and nowhere near Goff.

    I doubt it will happen, but if Angel can be dominant in MLS, then imagine what Sheva would do :)
     
  2. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    No way there is much, if any, of a transfer fee and as much as Chelsea paid for him I doubt he'll come on a free.
     
  3. RedAndBlack

    RedAndBlack New Member

    Jun 28, 2007
    Maryland
    It would be awesome, but i don't think it will happen
     
  4. bouncingsoul44

    bouncingsoul44 New Member

    Jun 10, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    Club:
    Reading FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That would be amazing to have him here, he would make huge waves in the MLS and DC in particular. I think he'd play really well with Emilio up front too.

    But I somehow doubt this for a number of reasons. He just joined Chelsea in 2006, is his contract only for two seasons or would we have to pay a lot to transfer him? Also, although I haven't seen too much of him, probably still Premiership material, would he really come over here already? He's only 30, I'd be suprised by that.
     
  5. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    Emilio and Shevchenko up top would be the greatest forward combination in MLS history.
     
  6. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FYP

    Yeah, anyone know how long his contract is for? Gotta think there'd be too many interested buyers for Chelsea to let him go on a free...even getting his salary of their books. But then he wouldn't score against them in the Champion's League.
     
  7. Malice

    Malice New Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's a nice idea, but I'm not going to hold my breath on this getting done.
     
  8. RedAndBlack

    RedAndBlack New Member

    Jun 28, 2007
    Maryland

    Even if it was happening tomorrow I wouldn't hold my breath... well just coz I can't... Thats a long time:cool::D
     
  9. ZapRowsdower

    ZapRowsdower Member

    Jun 11, 2007
    Alexandria
    Too bad, because I have an old Shevchenko Milan jersey I haven't worn in a while.
     
  10. TCompton

    TCompton Member

    Oct 21, 2002
    Alexandria
    We'll be playing at Poplar Point before Sheva puts on a DC United jersey.

    This must be what we dream of when the "Zzzzzzzz....." of the stadium is discussed.
     
  11. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Better than Pete Marino and AJ Wood? :confused:




    :D
     
  12. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    Slightly. Just my opinions.
     
  13. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 New Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You're entitled.......
     
  14. Stadium-Armory

    Sep 6, 2006
    H Street NE
    Club:
    DC United
    "It should be noted that Shevchenko's wife is American model Kristen Pazik who has family in the Washington, DC area and expressed interest in having her kids learn and speak American English. Previously the Ukranian striker has admitted that he would someday like to follow David Beckham to the United States. MLSR will keep a close eye on this story and report any further developments."

    I knew he stated he (eventually) wanted to end up in MLS, but I did not know that.
     
  15. RedAndBlack

    RedAndBlack New Member

    Jun 28, 2007
    Maryland
    I could see him coming over in 2 or 3 years, playing for about 5 in the MLS and retire in DC, like the misses wants
     
  16. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    I cannot imagine him leaving Europe before Euro 2008 (assuming Ukraine qualifies). After that? Who knows.
     
  17. Tweaked

    Tweaked Member

    Jan 30, 2003
    The Hill
  18. AlecW81

    AlecW81 Member

    Oct 20, 2005
    Durham, NC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is basically the same rumor we heard about him a few months ago.... why is it now being posted as a "new" rumor? Oh, must be a slow day for creating complete b.s. at mlsrumors.blogspot The only thing they've done reliably, is rehash old rumors and "break" stories that have already been posted elsewhere.
     
  19. jade1mls

    jade1mls Member

    Jul 9, 2006
    Seattle

    To be fair they reported the Denilson signing as done 2 weeks ago.
     
  20. Oatmeal

    Oatmeal Member

    Dec 2, 2006
    Well, as a Chelsea supporter, I must say...

    Juan Pablo Angel was a twenty goal scorer in the premiership, something Shevchenko is not even close to being able to say.
     
  21. RayWhitney

    RayWhitney Member

    Jun 23, 2005
    Laurel, MD
    I hate Chelsea.

    <cue Riz...>

    :D
     
  22. dcufan1984

    dcufan1984 Member

    Feb 17, 2002
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    yes, but only after another journalist broke the news of the talks between the club and denilson and numerous publications had published the info.

    they merely jumped the gun and got lucky. they've been flat wrong about other things (thiago to dc for god's sake?!). i trust this site about as much as la opinion... which is not at all.
     
  23. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Annapolis
    All that proves is that Shevchenko's game isn't suited to the EPL as much as JPA's is.

    It might be that Shevchenko's game simply wasn't suited to Chelsea's style of play. He's a finesse player, and that word doesn't exist in Chelsea's lexicon.
     

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