Winston Griffiths waived

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  1. PZ

    PZ Member

    Apr 11, 1999
    Michiana
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This answers the "where is he" question. Even more interesting is that there is now an International spot on the roster open.

    Wonder what nationality Sigi has in mind?
     
  2. NICDT Coach

    NICDT Coach Member

    Jul 17, 2000
    Cd'A, Idaho
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    All I have to say is this: Where ever the next international superstar comes from they better come to play.
     
  3. rokstedy

    rokstedy Member+

    I love commieball
    Apr 20, 2001
    Northwest Orange County
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I am puzzled on why he was waived. Did we not have one SI spot left or did we have to waive him to open it up so that we could sign another SI? I thought he had a chance with this team, he even scored for us. I'm wondering about the whole ordeal.
     
  4. HeretiC

    HeretiC New Member

    Jan 29, 2000
    LA, CA
    could it be cap space for the Korean player people have been talking about?
     
  5. rokstedy

    rokstedy Member+

    I love commieball
    Apr 20, 2001
    Northwest Orange County
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is from MLS Roster rules:
    Transitional Internationals - These are international players whose 23rd or 24th birthday will fall during the calendar year 2001. Transitional International players will not receive roster protection and will count against a team's salary budget, but will not count toward a team's three Senior International player limit.

    So it's not because of the 3-limit Internat'l slots but most likely because of the salary cap. I had hopes for him though. I thought maybe he could be a player who could develop into something great. I wonder if there's a possiblity if we could reclaim him off waivers and dump someone else, say like....Albright.
     
  6. Topper

    Topper BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 19, 1999
    SoCal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [sarcasm]Oh God no! Please don't dump Albright! [/sarcasm]

    I spoke with an insider at the LAG office today and he said that there were 4 Koreans interested in LAG: 1 defender, 2 mids, and 1 forward.

    He also said that we'll be getting a Korean, one way or another, one that would "fit the team".

    I vote for a defender, a mid, AND a forward! ;)

    Topper
    BigSoccer Cheap Ass
     
  7. The Cadaver

    The Cadaver It's very quiet here.

    Oct 24, 2000
    La Cañada, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    To steal a line from one of my favorite sports writers:

    So, what are your favorite memories of the Winston Griffiths era?
     
  8. PZ

    PZ Member

    Apr 11, 1999
    Michiana
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He scored. :p

    BTW, the fastest route to the dog house is to miss practice.
    A Pan-Galactic View
    D'oh!!!
     
  9. kyledane

    kyledane Member

    Jan 28, 2000
    Near San Francisco
    Only a star or future star can get away with such a thing. So long Winston. Better luck in the A-League.
     
  10. rokstedy

    rokstedy Member+

    I love commieball
    Apr 20, 2001
    Northwest Orange County
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Missing practices, huh? Well that just explains everything. Good job Griffiths, good job. :rolleyes:
     
  11. ProudNatRN

    ProudNatRN Member

    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Jun 10, 2002
    Norwalk, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So guys, now that Winston Griffiths is out like Mexico against the USA, what position do you think the Galaxy most needs to improve upon with the inevitable Korean acquisition? F, M, or D? Personally, I feel we need some sort of Libero-ish midfielder on the team, a la Armas or Mastroeni, cause not only would that free up Pete and Simon to be a little more creative offensively, but would also give EZ some more testicular fortitude to join the attack more frequently, given that he'll have more time to recover defensively knowing that the d-mid's got his back. So who will it be, Hong Myung Bo, Ahn Jung Hwan, or Chong Gug Song? Discuss...
     
  12. The Cadaver

    The Cadaver It's very quiet here.

    Oct 24, 2000
    La Cañada, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In a perfect world, my first pick would be a quality creative mid-fielder. With Cien winding down, this is a very big hole.

    I think Pete can be the defensive mid-fielder you are talking about, and I still have hopes that Marshall and Califf can get their acts in order.

    I have no idea if any of the possible Korean additions fit that bill, or if LA could afford a player of that quality.

    My second choice would be a solid defender. Its hard to think that LA can get more than one more decent year out of Lalas, and I have no idea if he even wants to stay around for another year after this. If he retired, and with Vanney gone, we would have one of the weakest back lines in MLS.

    I would not add a striker. Let Glinton and Mullan develop as compliments to Ruiz. A good "Number 10" would improve their play too.
     
  13. Barca_Fan2003

    Barca_Fan2003 New Member

    Mar 30, 2002
    Slidell, LA
    Hong will probably join the team.
     
  14. rokstedy

    rokstedy Member+

    I love commieball
    Apr 20, 2001
    Northwest Orange County
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Like Cadaver, I also vote for a creative mid. Cien isn't getting any younger and we need an up-and-comer who can readily contribute to the team. We'll probably end up with a defender though.
     
  15. Dolemite

    Dolemite Member+

    Apr 2, 2001
    East Bay, Ca
    yup i dont see Cien playing next year, so a creative midfielder would be great. if not then a defensive minded player
     
  16. PZ

    PZ Member

    Apr 11, 1999
    Michiana
    Club:
    Ipswich Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. rokstedy

    rokstedy Member+

    I love commieball
    Apr 20, 2001
    Northwest Orange County
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A great fit: Winston doesn't show up for practices and NE doesn't show up for games. It's complementary! Mediocrity for mediocrity.
     
  18. 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
    I was very disappointed with Winston.
     
  19. Hushx

    Hushx Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You serious? Any clue who? From what team? Well, considering we played FC Seoul during the preseason, I'm guessing they are the most likely candidate.

    I wouldn't mind seeing Ahn Jung Hwan (formerly with Suwon Bluewings, now with Busan I'Park) come...you might remember him as the guy who did the "ice skating" celebration in the 2002 World Cup game between the US and Korea. He was recently left out of the national squad and seems to be getting restless - he went to the Bundesliga in 2006 and joined MSV Duisburg - they got relegated and he was released from his contract. He then signed a 1 year deal with Suwon Bluewings, one of the best Asian club teams, then joined Busan. He's 32 though, and we all remember what happens with older forwards. Still, he fights for balls and is scrappy, so maybe he's what we need.

    Interesting to note: Kiki Musampa (M), one of the guys who Ruud was rumored to be in talks with and who most recently was on trial for Toronto (they didn't sign him due to salary cap restrictions) has surfaced with FC Seoul...kind of random lol.

    Adilson dos Santos is a Brasilian defender currently playing with them - he's 31, but has a bunch of experience, having played since 1996. Pires would probably like having him around - who knows? He could turn out to be a real gem.

    I miss Hong :p.
     
  20. WAX888

    WAX888 New Member

    Feb 8, 2001
    Ontario, Ca.
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    ummmmmmmmm u may want to read the date on the quote you used. this whole thread is 5 years old.
     
  21. Hushx

    Hushx Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow I'm stoned - completely missed that.

    I mean...uhh...
     
  22. dashiel

    dashiel Member+

    Jul 15, 2000
    orange county
    the more things change...
     
  23. Kilgore

    Kilgore Member

    Sep 18, 2007
    See you guys this weekend at the Rose Bowl. We are going to crush the MetroStars!
     
  24. Topper

    Topper BigSoccer Supporter

    Oct 19, 1999
    SoCal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Hey, thanks for bumping a five-year-old thread.


    Please don't do it again, unless you post something relevant.


    Topper

    :rolleyes:
     

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