Sunday, February 4, 2018

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by wantmlsphilly, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. wantmlsphilly

    wantmlsphilly Member+

    Aug 2, 2006
    Philadelphia, Pa.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. dredgfan

    dredgfan Member+

    MLS
    Nov 5, 2004
    Denver or NOLA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sir Arthor Blank Check means business.
     
  3. Baysider

    Baysider Member+

    Jul 16, 2004
    Santa Monica
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    It's hard for me to believe this. This is designated player money and you don't spend that kind of money (or the combination of TAM, DTAM and GAM that could knock the price down) on a left back.
     
  4. Eastern Bear

    Eastern Bear Member+

    Feb 27, 1999
    Great Falls, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Good read. It also doesn't mention Orlando's tampering with DC United's effort to sign Nocerino -- who had agreed to a deal with DCU until Orlando came in with another offer contra MLS rules. I'm sure DCU is one of the teams irked by the decision MLS made to help Orlando out.
     
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  5. Eastern Bear

    Eastern Bear Member+

    Feb 27, 1999
    Great Falls, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    While that's a lot of money, I think outside back is a critical position in MLS right now. Quality there can make a real difference in a team's ability to hold the ball and create in the opponent's half. Camping in the opponent's half is impossible without quality outside backs.
     
  6. Mr. Bandwagon

    Mr. Bandwagon Member

    Terremotos
    May 24, 2001
    the Barbary Coast
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    There's speculation that the amount listed is in pesos not dollars.
     
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  7. When Saturday Comes

    Apr 9, 2012
    Calgary
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    I'm hearing $900k
     
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  8. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  9. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Um. Isn't today, Sunday, February 4th? Just checking.
     
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  10. Namrog The Just

    Namrog The Just Member+

    L.A. Galaxy
    United States
    Jul 2, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As a non-quality outside back, I resent the truth of this statement and demand that it be stricken from the record.
     
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  11. Len

    Len Member+

    Club: Dallas Tornado
    Jan 18, 1999
    Everywhere and Nowhere.....I'm the wind, baby.
  12. Sounders78

    Sounders78 Member+

    Apr 20, 2009
    Olympia
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Not in Australia and New Zealand it isn't! ;)
     
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  13. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator

    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Edited.
     
  14. Bill Archer

    Bill Archer BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 19, 2002
    Washington, NC
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ricardo Clark?
     
  15. crew2112

    crew2112 Member+

    Jan 25, 2008
    Dayton, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Why is it necessary to acquire $15M players in this league? Much less $9M. Atlanta is spending an impressive amount of money, but when they’re competing against $5M rosters, what’s the point?
     
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  16. hot potato

    hot potato Member+

    Feb 21, 2014
    Club:
    Vancouver Whitecaps
    welcome to MLS 3.0- the owners who will spend vs the owners who try to maintain status quo- hell, my team in vancouver has owners who are cutting the salary budget from 2017
     
  17. When Saturday Comes

    Apr 9, 2012
    Calgary
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    All the owners can afford $15m-$25m rosters. Some won't have $30m to $70m annual revenues to offset the spending like Atlanta, TFC, Portland, Seattle etc but we are entering the risk/reward phase of MLS. This was always going to happen. Although I have to admit I thought it would be when payrolls hit $40m plus
     
  18. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    You can never spend too much money when you're going up against Adam Jahn. :)
     
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  19. Stan Collins

    Stan Collins Member+

    Feb 26, 1999
    Silver Spring, MD
    Was wondering if source had the currency wrong. 9 million Uruguayan pesos would be a little over $300k. That (or the extra digit theory) would make more sense, given that AUFC is out of DPs, right? Also, with this guy's age and the way he's bounced around, I don't see how a 9 million price tag fits him.

    To flip them for more. When you're talking about transfer fees, it's not like salaries. Some of a transfer fee for a young player is going to be speculative, based on the guy getting more valuable as he matures. (Which is why I'd be skeptical of 9 million for this guy. He's 23 and has already tried Europe once, I don't see big profit potential there.)
     
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