Discussion in 'Real Salt Lake' started by BuffloSoldier, Nov 24, 2004.
So Chivas gets it's 10th international for 2005, while RSL gets Stewart.
a good trade for both clubs. Stewart unlikely to fit Chivas's "type" and not sure if he speaks Spanish or plays a Latin style
RSL unlikely to get 9 internationals like I've been saying.
A good trade unless you consider the fact that Stewart has terrible knee problems and will probably not play in MLS again.
Just another excuse to get chivas another international spot
If you read the SL Trib article, Pastorino seems to think Stewart has some years left in MLS.
I thought his two previous years in MLS were very good. If he can come back from his knee injury Stewart would make a much better RB then Akwari, who is much better in the center. Stewart can play in the center as well.
I think RSL is going to have a very solid backline and this frees Ellinger to really focus on offensive talent in the superdraft.
Do your coaches do any scouting? Stewart hasn't played in 2 seasons and his doctors told him he wouldn't play again. I can't wait to play you chumps.
RSL felt that a gamble (in time and money) on Stewart held more promise than a gamble on a Youth International. Most likely not only would that YI be more of a chance but he might cost more than Stewart. Plus it now frees up money to get even better YIs (RSL still has 4).
If you remember you Rapids history, Stewart was a pretty good defender (before he got hurt). Perhaps he can have a rebound in Salt Lake.
So, when the player the Goats use the TI spot on either graduates to the senior roster or leaves the league, will the Royals get the TI spot back or is it the Goat's permanently?
I know both teams lose their extra TI spots in a couple of years, I'm asking about trading TI's in general.
I don't know but I think RSL gave Goats the TI spot for 2 years.
Now why would that matter?
Does the MLS have docs sign off on these players before a trade?
Maybe Stewart will be healed by April?
Like most trades I would think that it would hinge on him passing a physical by the team trainer/doctor...and since RSL probably doesn't have one yet this should be interesting.
Of course, because everyone knows that there are no physicians in Utah...
When there are player contracts involved it's not hard to get a passing grade on physicals. Just ask Stewart's agent.