Top Assets

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by mler1019, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. mler1019

    mler1019 New Member

    May 15, 2010
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    DC United's Top Assets
    Who do you consider as the players with the most value in the franchise?
    Here you rank the players on how valuable/ how big of an asset they are.
    (This works best in baseball, where there is a huge emphasis on prospects- a 20 year old not yet in the majors could be worth more than a starter currently on the team)
    So based on performance, age, potential, etc how would you rank the United's players as assets for the future?
    All current players, prospects, youth academy players, etc are eligible.
     
  2. United fury

    United fury Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    Woodbridge, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would have to say Najar, Hamid, Pontius, Wallace, Simms, and Jakovic. However, Santino and Graye might be in this category as the season wears on.
     
  3. JayRockers!

    JayRockers! Member+

    Aug 4, 2001
    Andy Najar is probably the only asset that could be sold internationally for a significant transfer fee.

    Possibly Jakovic, and Perkins if he regains his form. Maybe Hamid down the road. He's the only one I see with "potential" right now.

    Everyone else has some value within MLS and little elsewhere.

    Thx,

    Jay!
     
  4. entropy

    entropy Member

    Aug 31, 2000
    District of Calamity
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This bunch, bar none:

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  5. mler1019

    mler1019 New Member

    May 15, 2010
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No love for Rodney Wallace?
     
  6. scarshins

    scarshins Member

    Jun 13, 2000
    fcva
    Hamid will be sold for more than all the others combined.

    Najar is a bit of a wild card. Maybe, maybe not.

    You didn't even mention Jordan Graye, excellent prospect, a smart scout would come get him next year.

    The best asset of DC United is the core of young players they have assembled (while no one was looking.) Not just the academy guys, add in Perkins, Quaranta, Pontius, Wallace, Jakovic (looking very good since his return from injury), Simms, Maybe King, and the unstylish Cristman. These guys win games.
     
  7. Anthony The RN

    May 19, 2010
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Perkins
    Jakovic
    Pontius
    Wallace
    Najar
    Hamid
     
  8. BigKris

    BigKris Member

    Jan 17, 2005
    Falls Church, VA
    This.
     
  9. Untroubled by Reason

    Dec 5, 2007
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    With all due respect, GKs traditionally go for a lower transfer fee than any outfield players, especially lower than forwards and creative midfielders. Think of how much was paid for Altidore, versus Perkins, for example. I would say that if Andy Najar continues to grow in confidence, he will garner the highest transfer fee by far. I think European teams will come knocking for Hamid, but they just won't bring as much cash.
     
  10. Detective40oz

    Detective40oz Member

    Jun 16, 2000
    Fairfax, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    The Fans that kept showing up to games after the terrible start.
     
  11. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My guess for value on the international market;

    Buskovic
    Jakovic
    Perkins
    Pontius
    Quaranta
    Najar
    Wallace
    Hamid
    Graye

    How easy is it to forget that Tino is only a year older than Jakovic and 2 years older than Pontius and Graye?
     
  12. Hedbal

    Hedbal Member+

    Jul 31, 2000
    DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just like the fact that we are getting a great return on the $40k we pay Cristman, King, Graye, Morsink, Barklage (when healthy) and even Rice. If we can sell one or more of our "assets" for a tidy sum and continue getting serviceable players for the minimum salary, we're good to go.
     
  13. JoeSoccerFan

    JoeSoccerFan Member+

    Aug 11, 2000
    infrastructure
     
  14. Marco10

    Marco10 Member+

    Sep 9, 2002
    Yeah, that's the trick isn't it. Tough to find those values though. I would rather have a decent base of "value" players with a couple over the top talents to stir the drink, than I would have a team of overachievers, though.

    No question Najar is the greatest asset at the moment, but asset values change almost weekly so this is a tough thread. I remember when Gros and Boswell impressed the crap out of the Celtic coaches. They said they could start in Scotland easily, but that didn't turn out so well did it. Then Edu was OK for Toronto, but parlayed that into light's out in Glasgow, same with Herculez Gomez in Mexico after a desultory MLS lifetime.

    Long way to go before value can really be established.
     
  15. uniteo

    uniteo Member+

    Sep 2, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well I'd agree he has the most potential...but as for best current value? Teams are more likely to pay for player who have proven they can do it at the professional level.
     
  16. owendylan

    owendylan Member

    May 30, 2001
    Virginia
    Club:
    DC United
    It depends. I think Buffon and Barthez would disagree with that premise.
     
  17. jason1551

    jason1551 Member+

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    Top assets (in order):

    Jakovic
    Najar
    Hamid
    Pontius
    Wallace
    Graye
    Perkins
    Simms
    Quaranta


    Players that are at or entering their prime will always be your top asset, as will players that are on the verge of a breakthrough. After that comes experience and technical ability.
     
  18. Untroubled by Reason

    Dec 5, 2007
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And they'd be wrong, too. Look at what Juve paid for Buffon in 2001 (32.6M pounds - a record fee for a keeper) versus what Madrid paid for Zidane (46M pounds) in the same year, or what ManU paid for Barthez (7.8M pounds) compared to what Crespo or Figo cost in the same year (35.5M pounds, 37M pounds, respectively).

    Facts really support an argument. :rolleyes:
     
  19. DangSkippy

    DangSkippy Member+

    Apr 28, 2009
    MoCo Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    These guys win games? Literally, I suppose you are correct. Having won three league games.

    Yeah, the youth players and the younger players are probably DC's best asset. That doesn't make me too hopeful. I mean, assuming Hamid and Najar are the "academy guys," that's ten players (eight field players) that "win games." Yet, United is horrible this year. Tied for last and Philadelphia has two games in hand (that's four games in the bush, for those of you using the metric system). I think some of those players need to come off the "top asset" list.
     
  20. 1MADDOG

    1MADDOG New Member

    Aug 15, 2000
    DC
    This and OTC.

    As someone else mentioned before, Najar will likely end up with a world class club. Pontious I think has the quality to have a nice career and a shot at the WC squad.

    Wallace has the speed, but his technicality is not very good. Hamid is good technically, but his speed is barely average.
     
  21. MattMathai

    MattMathai BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 28, 2004
    Annapolis
    Assuming he continues to progress and doesn't plateau. See Pontius and Wallace for examples. Najar has time to grow, though.

    With you on everything, but that last sentence. Since when do we judge goalkeepers on their speed? He's an excellent shot stopper, which tells me he has excellent quickness. I don't care if he can beat Wallace in a footrace.
     
  22. mler1019

    mler1019 New Member

    May 15, 2010
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    With the additions of Boskovic and Hernandez, how do they fit in? They seen to most likely be starters for DCU. How do they stack up with some of the other players on the team?
     
  23. jason1551

    jason1551 Member+

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus, GA
    Club:
    DC United
    Can't really say because I haven't seen them play.
     

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