Sounders sign Tiffert

Discussion in 'Seattle Sounders FC' started by Zak1FCK, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Zak1FCK

    Zak1FCK Member+

    Aug 23, 2005
    Milwaukee
    Club:
    FC Kaiserslautern
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Kaiserslautern dissolved Tiffert's contract. He is on his way to Seattle.

    It was announced by Stefan Kuntz at a press conference today.
     
  2. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We are getting him om a free? How the f**k did that happen??
     
  3. guelch27

    guelch27 Member

    Apr 7, 2008
    Bremerton
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. chuckberry

    chuckberry Member

    Mar 28, 2008
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looks like a 3 year deal with an undisclosed transfer agreement. We may never know how shrewd of an accountant Hanauer is on being able to make this work.

    Also, here is a scouting report I wrote a month ago on how Tiffert could shape into the formation.
    http://cheekybackheel.com/2012/06/2...-speculation-summer-12-transfer-window-opens/
     
  5. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And confirmation from his agent.. Well, his agency:



    Says it is a DP, so another shoe is about to drop.
     
  6. Seaball

    Seaball Member+

    Oct 12, 2008
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    And we get to keep Flaco too!:thumbsup:
     
  7. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are you sure? Everything I've seen is him coming in as a DP. Grant Wahl just tweeted he is DP and so did the guy from his agent's company..
     
  8. Seaball

    Seaball Member+

    Oct 12, 2008
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    arrg, just saw the DP thing. Although, I thought we had enough money to buy down Rosales DP contract at the beginning of the season, but didn't. Couldn't we do the same thing here?

    But I get your point, decent chance we have to make room for him somehow.
     
  9. FloridaFC2MLS

    FloridaFC2MLS Member

    Oct 17, 2009
    Florida
    Club:
    Orlando City SC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Idk whats happening in terms of the DP situation. If Tiffert is a DP which is what it seems, I am most inteerested to see what happens because of that..
     
  10. gstommylee

    gstommylee Member+

    Oct 3, 2008
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
  11. gstommylee

    gstommylee Member+

    Oct 3, 2008
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Hmm could Adrain extended flaco's contract thus making him a non DP?
     
  12. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The S@H article says that indications are that there isn't a transfer fee.. We'll see. I seriously hope that Hanauer has pulled another rabbit out of his hat and that we are somehow able to keep Flaco, but I'm not holding my breath until we find out.
     
  13. gstommylee

    gstommylee Member+

    Oct 3, 2008
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    i am wondering on two things one flaco contract has been extended and is no longer a DP or two Tiffert is making DP money but not considered a DP aka allocation money involved.
     
  14. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think it all comes down to whether or not the Sounders paid a transfer fee. If they paid a transfer fee, I'm not sure how they could avoid making him a DP. If they didn't pay a transfer fee, I could see them avoid making a DP this season by doing what they did with Rosales and pay him peanuts for the remainder of this season, and then make up the difference next season.
     
  15. gstommylee

    gstommylee Member+

    Oct 3, 2008
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    The question is where is flaco? Is he at practice or not.
     
  16. Zak1FCK

    Zak1FCK Member+

    Aug 23, 2005
    Milwaukee
    Club:
    FC Kaiserslautern
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    At the press conference they mentioned that he had been released, but the details would be worked out over the weekend. I take that to mean they released him with the understanding that "something" was going to be worked out. Reports from the club are now saying the the deal is done.
     
  17. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hmm.. Under the table payment, or delayed transfer fee payment? IE, we won't pay you a transfer fee right now, but don't be surprised to see an extra million euro in your bank account December 1? :)
     
  18. gstommylee

    gstommylee Member+

    Oct 3, 2008
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Exactly. Delay the payment.
     
  19. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Flaco is in the house:

     
  20. gstommylee

    gstommylee Member+

    Oct 3, 2008
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    If flaco stays and we still get tiffert. Adrain just got himself elected as GM
     
  21. Seaball

    Seaball Member+

    Oct 12, 2008
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Adrian to Tiffert "We can't pay you right now, but you can stay in my mansion rent free!"
     
  22. bright

    bright Member

    Dec 28, 2000
    Central District
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Let's all pool our yachts together, and he can stay on a different yacht each day. Host-a-Sounder-Yacht-Program.
     
  23. Ajas

    Ajas Member

    Sep 23, 2009
    3eattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Is it possible that MLS finally relented on its "Transfer Fee cap hits are amortized over the duration of the contract" rule? That would make Flaco non-DP.

    Otherwise, we'd have to ship Flaco somewhere before putting Tiffert on the roster, but NOT necessarily by the end of the 27th, as transfer windows only apply to incoming players... and the rest of the world is still open.
     
  24. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I have a wading pool in my backyard... Will that work?
     
  25. Zak1FCK

    Zak1FCK Member+

    Aug 23, 2005
    Milwaukee
    Club:
    FC Kaiserslautern
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There is a transfer fee but both clubs agreed not to release it.
     
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