trade & free agency ideas

Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by OWN(yewu)ED, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx BigSoccer Yellow Card

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes when your 35 year old goalkeeper has lost his reflexes obviously you replace him with an expensive 37 year old goalkeeper, because that solves your "old goalkeeper" problem!
     
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  2. Beckham7

    Beckham7 Member+

    Jul 10, 2001
    Northern, California
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Austin just signed Ukrainian CB Svatok who is currently at the Euros. Everything's fine in Quake land.
     
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  3. falvo

    falvo Member+

    Mar 27, 2005
    San Jose & Florence
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I’m all for signing younger players but if you want to use experience, I’m sure there are plenty of free agent Over 33’s around.

    They would work for a year or two and honestly , with the exception of TT, do that many players hang around for that much longer?

    They can’t be worse than what we are witnessing from this bunch.
     
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  4. Kaitlyn

    Kaitlyn Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  5. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    MadCity
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
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  6. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx BigSoccer Yellow Card

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are those numbers better or worse than Preston Judd?
     
  7. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    The "appearances" thing can be misleading because some guys just get into games as "time waste subs" and things like that. He had 2600-something minutes and 6 goals, which is not great but not atrocious either. Judd is somewhere in that ballpark in terms of production (a little better).
     
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  8. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx BigSoccer Yellow Card

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Very true, minutes makes more sense than appearances for guys like that.

    But that's a goal contribution (8g+a) every 325 minutes... no thanks.
     
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  9. Kaitlyn

    Kaitlyn Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would give Will Richmond a chance if it means Judd sits on the bench.
     
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  10. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    He's been out a long time - I guess injured? Unless he just bailed :).
     
  11. Kaitlyn

    Kaitlyn Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's so far down the depth chart, he's a guy who will probably be released when his contract is up. However, with Ian anything is possible. We could see guys play better then they did with Luchi.
     
  12. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    I don't know if it's true but someone on reddit is saying that Biegański just got on a plane back to Poland and bailed on the team :). He probably wasn't happy about not playing and the Quakes bringing in Jackson, who then immediately got The Town starts while Emi went to the Quakes bench.
     
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  13. Kaitlyn

    Kaitlyn Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sadly I was told the same thing about Bieganski, but a few people knew about it in advance.
     
  14. bsman

    bsman Member+

    May 30, 2001
    MadCity
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    It's the arrogance that pervades the entire organization - from the top to the Academy. It stinks, but it's Fishball...
     
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  15. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's a winger, not a striker.
     
  16. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    He can’t be converted?
     
  17. Kaitlyn

    Kaitlyn Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He can convert, Wondo wasn't a striker either when he was drafted he was a midfielder, and a CAM for Chico State
     
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  18. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Really, that's our answer? Take a winger with average pace and see if we can turn him into a striker? How about signing a real striker with a decent goal scoring record?
     
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  19. Kaitlyn

    Kaitlyn Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 25, 2014
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm not serious about Will Richmond that dude sucks
     
  20. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Fisher nixed that idea. So maybe trot out someone who can finish that is in the area code.
     
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  21. don gagliardi

    don gagliardi Member+

    San Jose Earthquakes
    Feb 28, 2004
    san jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    You just hate Stanford. :)
     
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  22. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    We have no decent striker in our entire system including The Town. They have no one. They’ve got this guy Donnery who’s extremely dreadful. Like playing with a man down. Blancas and Cruz are attacking mids. Riley Lynch is not bad but more of an outside attacker. I think we have to go all the way down to Tomo Allen to find a real striker who can play, but he’s a U17 who will probably go to Stanford or something after next year. And he’s a real stick type build. Sort of Pellegrino 2.0.
     
  23. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You mean, Rodrigues??:)
     
  24. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx BigSoccer Yellow Card

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pretty sure the only good striker in the entire organization is Tomo Allen who is a 2007 and hasn't even gone through the "play against actual pros" filtering process yet...

    CF, Tomo Allen, San Jose Earthquakes (↑6)
    Other citizenship: Japan
    Last International Cap: Uncapped
    Prospect Tier: High 2
    Allen has had a true breakout season this year at the U17 level in MLS Next. He has led San Jose to a very good season and has been one of the top goal scorers all season long. He can score with both feet, his head and he can also drop into the midfield supporting the build up with great success. At about 6-4 with room to add strength, he is exactly what you look for in a target striker. San Jose have over prioritized academy winning this year and as a result Allen has not gotten the opportunity with the second team like he should. If he gets the opportunity to play in MLS Next Pro and he shows that he can produce, he could move himself into the tier 1 discussion. Allen has not been the top choice for U.S. Soccer. My guess is that he needs to improve against the ball to fit the style of play that they like to implement.
     
  25. JazzyJ

    JazzyJ BigSoccer Supporter

    Jun 25, 2003
    Top needs for the summer, not that I expect much, but if we were to make any moves of significane:

    - Striker. Again tonight Jebo was good in the buildup but useless in the box. One-footed disease and his long shots are field goals.

    - d-mid - Yueill is filling in the role OK but Gruezo is pretty useless. A feisty, ball-winning, tackling d-mid with some speed, even a 2019 Judson type would be nice.

    - CB - I'm fine with Munie and Rodrigues for now but we need another CB so that we are at least 4 deep.
     

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