Tea Light in the Dark Universe: Bobby Wood at Hamburg

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by LoewenBoy, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. mike4066

    mike4066 Member+

    Jun 30, 2007
    Chula Vista, CA
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    According to this article https://www.mlssoccer.com/glossary/targeted-allocation-money he needs to make more than 480K (in 2017 money) so TAM can be used to lower the cap hit. My guess is he is going to make ~500K
     
  2. kruck

    kruck Member+

    Jan 12, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Club:
    SV Werder Bremen
    I don't see why any MLS team would pay him $500,000.00. He hasn't had a productive season in 5 years now. That's a lot of money. I'm not sure any clubs in Europe are going to be willing to pay him that much.
     
  3. butters59

    butters59 Member+

    Feb 22, 2013
    That's not a requirement for RSL striker as we know.
     
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  4. felloveranddidanadu

    Plymouth Argyle FC
    Dec 12, 2009
    Club:
    San Jose Frogs
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do they still have Giuseppi Rossi too? RSL: the fearsome front line if it were ~2015
     
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  5. bshredder

    bshredder BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 23, 1999
    Club:
    Millwall FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    His option was declined
     
  6. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    He can say he played for the NT for a few years and he was a regular in the Bundesliga for a few seasons. That plus a semi-decent agent can get things done.
     
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  7. gogorath

    gogorath Member+

    None
    United States
    May 12, 2019
    RSL is being run by the league right now. A short term, free transfer decent name that also tosses a lifeline to a USMNT player fits in more or less with what you’d want.

    It’s not a bad move, even if they did overpay on salary.
     
  8. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    why is RSL being run by the league?
     
  9. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    found this on Reddit
    Screenshot_2021-01-21 r MLS - Bobby Wood to move to Real Salt Lake.png
     
  10. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dell Loy Hansen, their former owner, is a racist and sexist old fart. After a particularly obvious recent incident (not the first, either) where he was forced to apologize the league forced him out. He had until, I believe, the end of 2020 to try to sell the club on his own. He wasn't successful at selling so the league took over the club from him until they sell it.

    This article gives an overview of the state of things under Dell Loy Hansen.

    https://www.sltrib.com/sports/rsl/2020/09/06/inside-rsls-toxic/
     
  11. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sad. Just depressing what injuries can do to a player. Hope he can transition into coaching over time. His experience at the top levels would be great for younger kids to learn from.
     
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  12. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good take by whoever that is on Reddit. I'm not sure why that person isn't posting that kind of stuff here where it matters!
     
  13. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All of this information is common knowledge. It’s just nearly summarized above.
     
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  14. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    One thing is for sure: Hamburg fans won't be forgetting him any time soon. He's going to become a noun in Germany, like Altidore is in England.
     
  15. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Gotta say very few Yanks have been in a situation where they were a club's top earner and even rarer for them to be making so much that they'd rather be benched than to leave for lesser wages.
     
  16. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did he "adu" his career?
     
  17. gunnerfan7

    gunnerfan7 Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Jul 22, 2012
    Santa Cruz, California
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I’m pretty confident that he can be decent in MLS. He probably won’t be especially “good”, but decent.
     
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  18. Jazzy Altidore

    Jazzy Altidore Member+

    Sep 2, 2009
    San Francisco
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bobby is a head case. If he’s not physically shot then he could regain his Bundesliga II form if he gets his head on straight.
     
  19. thedukeofsoccer

    thedukeofsoccer Member+

    Jul 11, 2004
    Wussconsin
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Provided he's fit, I think he'll do pretty well at RSL. They aren't totally inept, nor are they good either. Perfect lane for Wood's style where he wants to get in behind but still needs some service.

    Wood didn't make it work for some bad teams in the BL, then it was probably a combo of Hamburg holding it against him they got relegated, and not being a good fit for a top team in their league. Also hard for him to find earlier moves with that salary. He chose that over competitive interests for a couple years.

    You forget he's only 28. If injuries haven't slowed him down too much he could be effective enough into his mid 30's. So potentially a lengthy career ahead of him still domestically. And internationally, it's not out of the realm of possibility to work his way back in, at some capacity, given most of the alternatives are so young & unproven.
     
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  20. ttrevett

    ttrevett Member+

    Apr 2, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He Ozil'ed it.
     
  21. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    More like his career said 'Adu" to him :(
     
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  22. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Evidence?

    I'm not doubting you as I've been thinking that there's likely been something psychological behind his collapse in PT, but "head case" is a pretty strong term.
     
  23. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You mean won the world cup, la liga, FA Cup and Copa Del Rey, scored over 20 international goals and placed on the Balon d'orr multiple times?

    Hmm... okay, I'll take it...
     
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  24. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    Screenshot_2021-01-24 Bobby Wood to join Real Salt Lake - 12 goals in 75 games for Hamburger SV.png
    So looks like he was getting a reduction while playing in the 2 Bundesliga.
     
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  25. HScoach13

    HScoach13 Member

    Nov 30, 2016
    Club:
    Atlanta
    At least he stayed on course he could of Bale'd.
     

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