Yanks Abroad Flavors of the Week: 2020/2021

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  1. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

    Feb 13, 2010
    NorCal
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not sure if this was posted here...


     
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  2. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I mean we definitely aren't going to be able to play Pulisic and Renya for 90 minutes for three straight qualifiers in a window. There's definitely opportunities to be had for KDLF if he's ready for it.
     
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  3. TxEx

    TxEx Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, FC Dallas
    Aug 19, 2016
    DFW
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    I have no idea if Wright did bad things or if this is just being angry that the club was backed into a corner but is what he did any worse than his club refusing multiple offers? At least that's what Wright said they did. When a career is on the line and money at stake people are going to be selfish and do what they think is best for themselves.

    No idea how this plays out but I'm not sure if anyone is the villain here.
     
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  4. TurdFerguson

    TurdFerguson Member

    United States
    Jan 11, 2013
    If we stick to a 433, who is the best option to play AM instead of winger. Feels like we are loaded at guys slotted as wingers, but are really really lacking in the midfield. We have Weston and the them oft injured Adams and now injured Musah and then a bunch of Meh
     
  5. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I believe we can slide any of Reyna, Pulisic, or Aaronson into the hole. Not to mention Ledezma if he returns to form. And Clark if he can step up. Plus, there’s Julian Green and still Sebastian Lletget. And we could just go with dual 8’s in Musah and McKennie. Also, I don’t see why we couldn’t add another forward, I.e. Sargent, Hoppe, etc and play a 442 too.
     
  6. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You forgot Zardes, and Altidore.

    I'm kidding!!!
     
  7. tomásbernal

    tomásbernal Member+

    Sep 4, 2007
    Club:
    Portland Timbers
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #3157 tomásbernal, Jul 28, 2021
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2021
    MLS is the villain here, clearly. They didn't allow Wright to leave even when it might have been better for his career.

    EDIT: this is completely tongue-in-cheek, if you didn't gather that from the factual information about Wright's career.
     
  8. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Are you suggesting that he should have signed a contract which would allow him to leave at 18 without a transfer fee?

    That sort of undermines the point of an academy.
     
  9. grandinquisitor28

    Feb 11, 2002
    Nevada
    what is that? 5 goals and 2 assists since April. He’s making the leappppppp!!!’!!
     
  10. xbhaskarx

    xbhaskarx Member+

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

     
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  11. TxEx

    TxEx Member+

    Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, FC Dallas
    Aug 19, 2016
    DFW
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    That turn looks better and better every time I see it. Wow!
     
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  12. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unignored.
     
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  13. jaykoz3

    jaykoz3 Member+

    Dec 25, 2010
    Conshohocken, PA
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    THe team in Turkey he's going to is known not to pay players or transfer fees. So Wright's club being upset with him trying to force a move to a team that has a recent history of not being able to pay transfer and loan fees is not surprising.

    The club also has to look out for their interests as well. Wright signed a contract with them after all. Does anyone know if Wright is still represented by Kleiban?
     
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  14. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    He's represented by Quadrans, which mainly represents Belgian players.

    https://www.transfermarkt.us/quadrans/beraterfirma/berater/8195

    Transfermkt says he's on loan to Antalyaspor from SönderjyskE.
     
  15. gogorath

    gogorath Member+

    None
    United States
    May 12, 2019
    A number of the wingers could play one of the dual 8s if we wanted to do that -- Reyna and Aaronson come to mind as players who could keep up defensively if we wanted a stronger offensive lineup.

    Otherwise, if you are looking for more of the current role that McKennie and Lletget play -- Musah, of course. Paxton Pomykal. Taylor Booth seems to be coming on strong. Luca de la Torre. Julian Green.

    The depth doesn't quite seem as strong if you don't swing down some of the wings, but there are guys.
     
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  16. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was sick.
     
  17. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If Konrad breaks out, he may force Aaronson to move to the midfield group. AND I LIKE IT. I think Aaronson would be the maestro that we were promised.
     
  18. LouisZ

    LouisZ Member+

    Oct 14, 2010
    Southern California-USA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The pass was behind him and he adjusted on the fly.
     
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  19. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    The Haji Wright situation reminds me a lot of the Fabian Castillo situation.

    Do people remember that mess with Tranbzonspor?
    Fabian had just signed a new 5 year deal in 2015, but in 2016 he decided it was time to go to Turkey for some reason.

    FCD/MLS didn't have a deal with the Turkish club.
    At the urging of the Turkish club and his agents................Fabian just left.
    Went to Turkey and was treated by the club as if the deal was done.

    Essentially, FCD/MLS really couldn't do anything. Did they want Fabian back after that?
    No, not really. But the Turkish club couldn't actually pay the transfer fee FCD wanted.
    So a $1.5 million 6-month loan deal was negotiated with an option for a permanent transfer later.

    People often underestimate the attractiveness of MLS as a destination. That's because foreign clubs can count on MLS clubs to behave with integrity. And most of all, they can count on the fact that MLS will pay.

    Just as another example..............Boavista has never paid Dallas or Houston for Cannon and Elis. FCD seems totally flummoxed by it.
     
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  20. Eleven Bravo

    Eleven Bravo Member+

    Atlanta United
    United States
    Jul 3, 2004
    SC
    Club:
    Atlanta Silverbacks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What’s the recourse in these matters?
     
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  21. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Legal proceedings. CAS?

    The Cannon/Elis situation is messed up.
    Boavista thought they had a new sugar daddy owner. They guy who also owned Lille.
    So then they started splurging by their standards. Cannon was their record transfer.

    But the sugar daddy turned out to be a false prophet, even being forced to sell his stake in Lille.

    Then Covid hit, and revenues took a plunge.

    So....................Boavista can't pay. I don't think its sketchiness in their case. They just can't pay. They don't have the money.

    FCD didn't get the initial payment for Cannon.
    Then he reached certain incentives, and they weren't paid for those.
    Cannon is reportedly for sale, and FCD gets a percentage of that transfer.

    So Boavista basically is going to have start selling off players in order to pay the bills for the players in the first place.

    We know Cannon wants to get out of there.......................
     
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  22. Maximum Optimal

    Maximum Optimal Member+

    Jul 10, 2001
    Assuming Musah isn't available for the September qualifiers, I expect Lletget, de la Torre and Aaronson to get games as 8s.
     
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  23. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nagelsman is used to playing young prospects.
     
  24. Clint Eastwood

    Clint Eastwood Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    FC Dallas
     
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  25. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I talked to Fernando Clavijo after this and he said that they had a deal working with Club America for Castillo after the season was finished but Castillo got bad agent advice and left early. He said they always tried to find a good fit for the player not only monetarily but comfort and since Castillo spoke Spanish they though the Mexican league would be a much better fit than the Turkish league. I think this is wise because it also impacts your future players. If they are seen to succeed it makes your next players more desirable so settling for a bit less can end up making you more eventually.
     
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