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Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by prowazekii, Jun 3, 2010.
Sorry. I forgot where I was for a minute.
Wait what how did this happen? Seems shocking. Did Anderlecht get any cash for this move?
Sources say that MLS/RBNY did pay a transfer fee, but the number has not been reported.
Aha. Quite a shock I would say.
Actually that's completely inaccurate, Danny Williams probably speaks the best English of any of the German - Americans. Unlike many of our G-A's his father was around and he was brought up speaking both.
As evidence to his very strong English skills is this short interview:
Nice. I stand corrected. I know Chandler is quite bad at it, and there's another one who was also lousy in the interview I saw. It's not Williams, then. Boyd? My memory is not what it used to be.
Who cares? They all speak english and seem to understand it as well. Why people make a big deal about this, I don't understand.
Because the less their ability with the language, the more tempted they'll be to stay in Europe. Which was the whole point. We're always going to have some guys playing there.
I understand. What I dislike is when people make a big deal that they speak english worse than some others on the team, and that should somehow disqualify them for the squad or mean that they aren't real "Americans" worthy of playing for our National Team.
The typical topic divergent of some continues to boggle my mind. 6 posts on the merits of English speaking should officially signal the end of this thread.
I'm not sure this move benefits anyone, except maybe Ali Curtis and the NYRB FO.
If Kljestan isn't a DP, that means a pay cut, no? OK, he's almost certainly going to be a starter, but against that 1) he'd have been a starter at most of the (pretty good quality)teams courting him, 2) less $$, 3) no more CL football, 4) leaving Europe for a (still, somewhat) lesser league and 5) joining a club that is clearly no longer in its owner's long-term plans and therefore likely to be somewhat unstable going forward.
For NYRB he's clearly a good player, but he's not Thierry Henry II. The fans will notice the difference soon enough and he may become a lightning rod for fan discontent. A transfer fee has surely been paid, but is that the best use of the club's/league's money? A
Barros Schelotto would cost less, contribute just as well and involve less disruption to a successful roster. If they want to go Belgian and thnk long term, spending the money on top Belgian coaches for the 2nd and youth teams could yield results just as good.
The more I think about it, all I see is a GM (Ali Curtis) who has 1) less $ to spend, 2) lost his marquee players, 3) sacked a trophy-winning club-icon coach, and 4) appointed a question-mark coach deciding to generate distracting headlines by signing a guy who cam be promoted as "MNT midfielder!" "played in the WC!" "CL experience!" "3 titles in Europe!"
What am I missing??
Edit: OK, Jamie benefits from being in the NY fashion scene
Boyd speaks English quite well, uses lots of slang and idioms.
Chandler and Jones seem to have the worse English. Haven't heard enough of Green. And Jones came to the states.
Anyway, Sacha has had a solid career in both MLS and Belgium. He could not exactly translate it to the national team but RBNY is getting a very good player.
Hospice care 101. We're practicing distraction technique - its working to help the thread outlive normal life expectancy after an MLS transfer diagnosis.
Sacha has been on the market for a while, since the new coach made clear he was not an important part of his plans going forward. I'm afraid that's all there is to it: no one in Europe really wanted the guy.
TBH, Anderlecht in the UEFA Champions is a bit like Isidro Metapan in the C-CAF version: there just to make up the numbers and get spanked hard.
Sacha probably has a DP level deal that is being bought down by allocation money.
34 continental tournament appearances and three league titles while plying his trade in Europe...
Of all our players, he must have one of the highest accomplishments/hype ratio.
That's cool he got to play a final time for them today.
Very accurate considering his hype was virtually non existent. Too bad he is imo, schematically specific, and limited as a result.
Pretty impressive considering he was only there for 4.5 years. Though they did achieve a lot during his time at the club.
CL goals, assists, 3 league trophies and a domestic cup or 2. He just might have had more success in Belgium than Gooch
Still very surprised he opted to leave.