Steve McManaman to MetroStars??

Discussion in 'New York Red Bulls' started by HotAssAlex, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. HotAssAlex

    HotAssAlex New Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    Staten Island, NY
    i dont know if anyone heard anything and how creditable is that, but i just read latest European soccer new's at Ukranian power Dynamo Kiev web say's that Steve McManaman is thinking of ending his careerin a year or two and was invited to MetroStars for next season..

    I thought Nicky said "no more vacational players" or maybe we could actually get what we are missing on the flanks from this gain?

    (they also say that Donovan is gone for good, back to Germany)
  2. GIO17

    GIO17 Member

    Nov 29, 1998
    If McManaman does come. I believe it's not going to be a vacation for him. He has alot of pride working his football skills. He would be a very good addition. He knows that the USA is an up & coming power in world football.

    I wouldn't mind having him, and he knows that Mo Johnston is on the coaching staff. He will take it seriously and I do believe he will make sure that the boys will stay on their game from the first match till the end.
  3. Metros Striker10

    Metros Striker10 New Member

    Jul 7, 2001
    Planet Earth
    This would be a good pick up. We need a tough European-styled player on the team.
  4. Michael K.

    Michael K. Member

    Mar 3, 1999
    There or Thereabouts
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Tough European-styled player? McManaman's skilled and all, but rugged..? Have you ever actually seen him play?

    I think this is just the resurrection of rumors from last spring. And I hope so, because the reports I've read out of Manchester are that he's completely ineffectual there now - that he's as good as done. I don't want to take the chance.
  5. metrocorazon

    metrocorazon Member

    May 14, 2000
    Yeah this guy is pretty washed up specially since he plays the wing and needs to run all game and will be on the end of alot of physical tackles. It wouldve been a good pick up maybe 2 or 3 years ago, but now its not worth it.
  6. phills

    phills Member

    Nov 24, 1999
    how do the metrostars get so many foreign players? thought you could only have 3 but you sure have more than that. curious
  7. Brownswan

    Brownswan New Member

    Jun 30, 1999
    Port St. Lucie, FL
    Hairy Bulgarians? Anyone? Any takers?

    We missed the boat. DC unloaded theirs last season.
  8. metrocorazon

    metrocorazon Member

    May 14, 2000
    Because Transional Internationals(U24?) and green card holders dont count as Senior Internationals.

    Ziadie is a green card holder
    Brenes is a TI
    Glen is TI
    Taylor is TI
    Flores is TI
    Vaca is TI

    Taylor, and Glen are all losing their TI status next year and if they are to stay they will have to either get a green card(not happening) or get on the team as a senior international.

    Then you have the actual Internationals

    Bonseu I think is close to getting his green card so he may be exempt next year. SGR is most likely gone. So next year we could have 2 more spots for 24> Internationals.

    RUUDVN BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 3, 2004
    I think the MLS should focusing on Stadiums first ....the players to follow, can we have stadiums like the ones in England ? with beautiful grass without lines offcourse ..
  10. jamison

    jamison Member

    Sep 25, 2000
    McManaman can't be any worse next year than SGR was this year, but that shouldn't be the standard. Kirovski actually had a decent year in MLS (as far as Euro bench sitters go), I wouldn't be surprised if McMan came here and did the same, but I am worried about bringing in a guy who's latest accolades are sitting on some of the better benches in Europe, in a track suit.

    John Hartson is on the outs at Celtic and is only 29. Would you want him instead?

    I think I would. We couldn't get him either in all likelihood, but I'd like an established European player on Metro who still has something left in the tank. A better version of John Spencer, so to speak. I just don't know if McManaman is that guy, or- after giving up all the cash we had on SGR- if we could afford anyone who fits that description anyway.
  11. 11Redknapp15

    11Redknapp15 Red Card

    Nov 30, 2003
    Fla - SC - Eire
    Steve was brought in to City as a role player. Keegan never really wanted a full ninety out of Steve as he's deep already in the midfield. Steve was brought in to cover injuries, play the odd ninety minutes and give City an extra option off the bench and someone to cover other injured players during cup matches.

    As to him comming still could happen. He's done with City after this season and has said he would like to come over here and play for two years or so. He has the legs to pull off a successful move here to the MLS and his head is always in the right place. He's a team player on and off the pitch and would be a great addition to any MLS squad. I'd take Steve over Anderton , who I've heard is still on his way to the MLS, to either DC,NYC or LA.
  12. depor15

    depor15 Member

    Jun 28, 1999
    I recently heard an interview with Steve on Radio Marca. I think it was last week on the week before, I don't remember (don't get old haha), when asked about his future plans, he talked about coaching but never mentioned playing in the US or MLS.
    By the way the interview was in Spanish, so maybe he will go to ChivasUSA
  13. numerista

    numerista New Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    Ziadie is not a green card holder. He is a US citizen by birth.
  14. jamison

    jamison Member

    Sep 25, 2000
    Teddy Shearingham? Anyone want him instead? He's at about that stage of the's us or Qatar.
  15. depor15

    depor15 Member

    Jun 28, 1999
    Our goal should be an English eleven. Only requirement is that you once played for England, but no longer do.

    The ESC is noe the England Supporters Club.

    Maybe we can convince Seaman to play goal.
  16. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    I think you are on to something...... And on the bech we can have a famed German and a famed Liberian..... Let's call them Lothar and Weah.......... yeah!!!
  17. HotAssAlex

    HotAssAlex New Member

    Jan 20, 2004
    Staten Island, NY
    maybe also we could arrange a "student exchange program" Rooney for Magee (i/we wish)
  18. bigredfutbol

    bigredfutbol Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Woodbridge, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know it's just hypothetical, but I'd take Hartson in a second. And you're spot-on calling him a John Spencer upgrade.

    McManaman is not the player you need.
  19. depor15

    depor15 Member

    Jun 28, 1999
    You know Rooney has a cousin who is suppose to be good also, maybe we can send Clark also and get the cousin.
    In seriousness I don't think getting a guy like Steve would be all that bad if he can still play and would come over with the right attitude.

    You know who I did think might still be able to give the Metros a couple good years when he announced his retirement from Barca at the end of last season was Luis Enrique, I think he is only 34 and still played pretty weel last year.
  20. IMOX77

    IMOX77 New Member

    Jun 15, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    Didnt Hartson have major back surgery? and since then he has never regained his old form?

    I could be wrong but wasnt it the same type(herniated disc) of injury that Moreno had last year for us? I dont think his back will be able to deal with the field turf at Giants Stadium for the whole season.
  21. Metros Striker10

    Metros Striker10 New Member

    Jul 7, 2001
    Planet Earth
    No...but I still think we need a European player in the team.

    This team is playing futbol and it's not getting them anywhere. The Metros are way to weak and depend on fancy foot work that only works a few times. They need a mix of both. Fancy forwards up front and a tough Dema like guy in the midfield.
  22. budalabutt

    budalabutt Red Card

    Nov 4, 2004

    If he is that washed up for Man U because he has to run alot what makes some of you guys think that he will be good in MLS? MLS isnt a cake walk and you have to bring physical attirbutes with you and you have to run and run here too.

    Better off the Bob B spend the money on a younger guy than that! Hristo S or Robert Donadoni is one thing because they had exceptional skill and were truly in an elitist class of international talent Steve M is more of a role player, and was great when young but not world renown. Just my two cents
  23. RUUDVN

    RUUDVN BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Sep 3, 2004

    Why not Ibrahimovich, Saviola, Ronaldo, Totti or even Beckham ?
  24. TAKK

    TAKK New Member

    Jan 28, 2004
    Westchester, NY
    No way to this. This year he plays that role...mostly because he was terrible last year.

    When he came in last year he was supposed to be a leader and difference maker as a true Euro vet. Everything ran through him, or was forced through him in the first half of the season, and it was a horror show.

    Steve had a chip on his shoulder when the ball didn't come through him, and when KK was forced to finally reduce his role (which Stevie took exception to) when it was obvious that he was just a role player.

    Reyna and Bosvelt where brought in to be the role players last year.
  25. Arisrules

    Arisrules Member

    Feb 19, 2000
    Washington, DC
    Guys we are thrownig out these we have any money to spend?

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