Valderrama - One more year

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by sandman012, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. sandman012

    sandman012 Member

    Sep 22, 2000
    Providence
  2. jsantarita

    jsantarita Member

    Jun 13, 2000
    When will MLS put an end to this ridiculous situation? The guy is bent on sucking every cent he can from the gringos. How much are we paying this old guy? shouldn't we use that money on someone with a better future?
     
  3. prk166

    prk166 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 8, 2000
    Med City
    Maybe the DEA is covering part of his salary. =:-O
     
  4. Soccer-Six-Shooter

    Soccer-Six-Shooter New Member

    Jan 17, 2002
    Arlington, VA
    There is another similar thread on El Pibe.

    Alright Carlos for re-uping. Have some respect for the MLS all-time assist leader. The guy loves the game and can still cut the mustard. Hes lazy at times and doesnt hustle, but is a magician with the ball. Yeah he needs a haircut, but I enjoy watching him play. Lets see how many of these current players can still produce at age 40.
     
  5. Ted Cikowski

    Ted Cikowski Red Card

    May 31, 2000
    after watching Valderrama shred the QUakes defense last week, I'm all for him playing another year.
     
  6. dawgpound2

    dawgpound2 Member

    Mar 3, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA

    "Honey, don't get near the troll cage."
     
  7. kennytt

    kennytt Member+

    LA teams, OC SC
    May 26, 2001
    Santa Ana, OC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    How old is he now? 41? I think that he can play until he gets 50. He doesn't have any injury and he's very clever to avoid it...It's fun to watch him anyway, besides the great Maradona...
     
  8. gschroeder

    gschroeder Member

    Jun 18, 2001
    Thornton, Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    He has said before that after he retire's he would like to give back to the soccer community and get involed with coaching in the Tampa area where his family is. He is taking community college classes in English at my school and he is a pretty nice guy, alot different than his on-field persona.
    Doesn't sound like someone who is trying to suck every cent out of the gringos to me.
     
  9. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    The only thing that bothers me is the obvious "Carlos" rule. In the season opener, I watched Matt McKeon (admittedly not a saint) get called for a foul for essentially being within 5 feet of Valderrama.
     
  10. inferno man

    inferno man Member

    Nov 26, 1999
    Texas
    That might have had more to do with Matt McKeon's reputation than a Carlos rule.
     
  11. Bluesfan

    Bluesfan Member+

    Aug 12, 2000
    Baltimore
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Scotland
    Carlos' Farewell Tour

    MLS should promote Carlos' final season like MLB did with Ripkin. His last appearance in each city should have special promotions and media attention. MLS needs to start building some tradition around its great players.
     
  12. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    That's just one case. I've watched other Rapids games on TV and witnessed plenty of other "proximity fouls" on Carlos. Protecting the stars is one thing, but this is getting ridiculous.
     

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