Yanks Abroad Flavors of the Week: 2020/2021

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  1. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    Club: Venezia F.C.
    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yedlin-less Galatasaray got crushed by PSV 5-1. Seems their champions league foray will be short lived this season.
     
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  2. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That makes me glad that I’ve got my little basement gym. People are assholes.
     
  3. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States




    Was hoping for Netherlands or Belgium... Scotland isn't that for Dillon Powers / Ian Harkes types who didn't really cut it in MLS...
     
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  4. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It has to be Glasgow, hopefully, at least he'll be in the shop window. But by the time his contract ends there he'll be 28.
     
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  5. Patrick167

    Patrick167 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 4, 2017
    Celtic or Rangers at a minimum; anything else you might as well stay in MLS.
     
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  6. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Reynolds


    Musah ... let's hope nothing serious
     
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  7. OWN(yewu)ED

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    Club: Venezia F.C.
    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That is the absolute bare minimum. Agree with the others, was hoping Netherlands or Belgium as well. If its not Celtic or Rangers, what are you thinking there.
     
  8. Patrick167

    Patrick167 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 4, 2017
    Even though his contract is up with Orlando, he can't move as a free agent in MLS can he?

    So, he has to go somewhere else. I never thought he was that great, maybe Scotland is the best he can do. We will see, but even Celtic and Rangers are pretty bad these days. But they probably pay better than Sweden or 2.Bund.
     
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  9. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It appears he wouldn't be a free agent, as the latest Collective Bargaining Agreement states that players at least 24 years old with 5 years MLS experience are eligible. Mueller is 24 with 4 years MLS experience, so barely misses that cutoff.

    If I had to guess, I'd think he's pissed that he missed the cutoff by such a small margin--so he can't negotiate across the league for a better deal/better team. I sure hope that it's one of the Old Firm that he's going to, hoping that he'll play well enough to get bought by a bigger club elsewhere.

    I must say I'm a little surprised that SPL is the best he could get on a free transfer, but eh, within margins given the circumstances. He's still young enough and has improved enough over that last 2 years that he could end up playing for a pretty decent Big 5 team in his prime. I won't hold my breath, though.
     
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  10. OWN(yewu)ED

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    Club: Venezia F.C.
    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Scotland does have more money at the top, so that does have a voice
     
  11. OWN(yewu)ED

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    Club: Venezia F.C.
    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Reading the tea leaves a bit more, It’s all a sudden not such conspiracy territory that Orlando would block Mueller just for this reason.
     
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  12. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Work permits, passports, etc. All play a role. It could also come down to money as well. Celtic/Rangers are likely to offer more money than other teams, due to them needing talent. It also could be that he was offered the chance to earn a starting role as well.

    There's also the not having to learn an entirely new language as well. Many factors determine where a player signs.

    Also.....Orlando is losing a player for nothing. That's poor business on their part, particularly in a budget/parity driven league such as MLS. Teams NEED to maximize all roster mechanisms and resources. It would not come as a shock if Dike ends up being Cyle Larin part deux.

    Mueller going to Rangers or Celtic would be a good move. Both teams play good football, and he'll get a good platform to be in the English shop window and possibly earn a move to a EFL Championship team.
     
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  13. rgli13

    rgli13 Member+

    Mar 23, 2005
    Memphis, Tn
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    thats a terrible move soccer-wise.
     
  14. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We still don't know if he's actually signed a contract with Rangers or Celtic...or Dundee or Motherwell. It could be worse/get worse.
     
  15. OWN(yewu)ED

    OWN(yewu)ED Member+

    Club: Venezia F.C.
    May 26, 2006
    chico, CA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    if its not Rangers or Celtic he literally would have been better off signing with Sunderland, Ipswich, Charlton, or Sheffield Wednesday. Might as well go for a League One promotion contender. Lets home thats not the case
     
  16. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    SPL is on the ups: it's now ranked 11 on the UEFA coefficients.
     
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  17. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #2967 Paul Berry, Jul 22, 2021
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2021
    That's really based on Rangers getting through to the Europa League round of 16 two years in a row and Celtic winning their group in 19/20.
     
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  18. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Any UEFA league's ranking is heavily based on what its teams do in Europe.
     
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  19. NietzscheIsDead

    NietzscheIsDead Member+

    United States
    May 31, 2019
    Reynolds looks good. Fit, confident, competing. Explosive.
     
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  20. iad_22201

    iad_22201 Member+

    Jan 2, 2009
    Washington, DC
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually Scotland is now ranked 9th.
     
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  21. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
     
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  22. Three and Three

    Sep 13, 2015
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Let's not forget that Chris may be looking forward to the cultural experience, a bit of a change.
     
  23. AutoPenalti

    AutoPenalti Am I famous yet?

    Sep 26, 2011
    Coconut Creek
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You perfectly described an encounter with a meathead.
     
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  24. IndividualEleven

    Mar 16, 2006
    Appears a good competitive move by Mueller. Hibernian finished 3rd in last season's league. And they are in ECL Qualifying, so maybe he'll get a chance to play in Europe.
     
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  25. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd settle for someone who's good at anything.
     

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