YA Returned (Again) / Twellman

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by bata, Aug 1, 2002.

  1. bata

    bata Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    An article in the WashPost today describes the journey of Taylor Twellman from his hometown of St. Louis, to being a YA, and returning to MLS. The Boston Globe article of a few weeks back was more detailed, but this one points out one interesting fact: Twellman is making the league minimum of $24,000 (That's $1,200 a game so far, or $1,600 a goal.) Seems that 1860 or some other enterprising team would have a little more than 25K euros, or even the MLS league "maximum" for the guy by the time the season is over.

  2. BuffloSoldier

    BuffloSoldier BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 31, 2000
    Northern NJ
    Except he's under contract for another three years. So any team would have to agree with MLS a transfer free for Twellman.
  3. bata

    bata Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    I guess I glossed over that fact by jumping into the next paragraph talking about how he might exect a large raise next year (either from MLS or by signing abroad, one assumes). He must have been really down in the dumps -- or severly undesired in Europe -- to sign a four year contract at 24K/per with just 10K in bonuses.
  4. AngelN

    AngelN New Member

    Oct 14, 1999
    or just very confident.
  5. bata

    bata Member

    Feb 8, 2002
    there's always that!
  6. 2ManyHeaders

    2ManyHeaders Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    geez, give the guy a raise.
  7. appoo

    appoo Member+

    Jul 30, 2001
    is he allowed to hold out for more money? like NFL players do? I think this is where they got that idea. Secrataries make more money than he does. ANd he brings in a ton more money to his employer (MLS) than a secratary ever will.
  8. Elwood

    Elwood New Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Damn, *I* make more money than he does.

    Of course I have no hope of a future job, paying 10x or more, in Europe, but still....
  9. empennage

    empennage Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Phoenix, AZ
    Well, hopefully he'll be able to get some endorsements and raise his earnings. It certainly makes MLS look really good for signing him.
  10. dawgpound2

    dawgpound2 Member

    Mar 3, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
    But, according to most here, how could MLS do anything so smart?
  11. metroflip73

    metroflip73 Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Like the saying goes, put a billion monkeys in front of a billion typewriters, one of them, mathematically, is bound to type Hamlet.
  12. kasai

    kasai New Member

    Jul 15, 2002
    The MLS needs to be proactive and sign Taylor to a better contract. If it is possible transfer him back to Europe because he doesn't have the name recognition of some of the other high profile MLS players.
  13. Crewmudgeon

    Crewmudgeon Member+

    Sep 3, 1999
    Yes indeed. Tear up that contract. Give that man a raise!

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