Ryan Nelsen feature

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by FigoB1, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. FigoB1

    FigoB1 New Member

    Dec 12, 2001
  2. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    Great article. Hopefully DC can sign him to a long term deal!
  3. ursula

    ursula Member

    Feb 21, 1999
    Republic of Cascadia
    I'm not too sure about his contract being up at the end of the year as I'd bet MLS has a couple of option years as they tend to do with rookies. or maybe I'm just hoping they do as the possibility of losing him scares the willies out of me. It's not just that he's rapidly improving that will get him noticed: his play has helped to get NZ into number 46 in the latest FIFA rankings, up a whopping 41 places. This means a lot for all NZ players as their ability to play in England just got considerably easier since they are now in the top 70 worldwide. And I'd bet that Nellie also meets the 75% of All Whites games played in the past two years hurdle too. If his contract IS up than if he doesn't go to Europe, he'll get a nice raise from MLS. Shit. This scares me. :eek:
  4. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    And everyone wanted to ditch him last year because of his SI status. Funny how things like that change.
  5. revelation

    revelation Member+

    Dec 17, 1998
    FC St. Pauli
    FC Sankt Pauli
    I didn't!
  6. Atouk

    Atouk BigSoccer Supporter

    DC United
    Apr 16, 2001
    Arlington, VA
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    FYI, here's more on Nellie (quotes about his Australian rivals and the Confederations Cup) -- this in a post-Oceania Nations Cup final story:


    According to that story, he has 24 caps -- don't know how that fits into the 75% figure, though.
  7. Th4119

    Th4119 Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Annandale, VA
    I'm sure you didn't @#$!@!^@#*. Ah! It's like the Cartogra@#%$!#@ it just won't let me say it! ;)

    I didn't either, just for the record.
  8. Lanky134

    Lanky134 New Member

    Oct 25, 1999
    134, 3, 6
    The 75% is only in reference to England. Bushman doesn't specify which countries. If it was an English club, and he didn't meet the requirement, he would more than likely be approved on appeal because he did play in their WC qualifiers.

  9. Bushman

    Bushman New Member

    May 9, 2000
    Hey guys! Thanks for reading the article.

    You're right, Dave, I didn't mention which countries because Ryan asked me not to. He didn't want start rumors or ruin any chance he might have of re-signing w/ the league or w/ a foreign club. Ryan's a pretty private person, which I completely respect. Those of you that know him would agree.

    Thanks again for checking out the article!

  10. Sachin

    Sachin New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    La Norte
    DC United
    Nice feature. I met him at the CSB after that disaster a year ago. Nice kid.


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