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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    Of course, playing or not, he's been one of the best wingers in football.

    That's why he's $40M, although I think the point is valid, which is that the Spanish league is horribly, horribly overpriced, even for clubs in heavy debt (which is most of them).

    Might be able to get a deal in the Segunda, though. Like, maybe a certain former U.S international central defender who hasn't been playing?
    And 25.7% unemployment, they are selling players to reduce national debt!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcolvy View Post
    Hes a defensive Midfielder or Defender.... awkward,,,,
    No, I don't ever feel awkward. Nice side effect of Aspergers. Mixed him up with Javi Garcia, who I also mixed up with Angel di Maria, probably due to phonetics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    No, I don't ever feel awkward. Nice side effect of Aspergers. Mixed him up with Javi Garcia, who I also mixed up with Angel di Maria, probably due to phonetics.
    Agreed...
    Jerry Garcia would make a nice addition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatpicker View Post
    Agreed...
    Jerry Garcia would make a nice addition.
    I'd be grateful for that. Maybe Jerry Garcia in a magic pouch?

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    I have always loved Cherry Garcia. Always.
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yohan View Post
    http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/articl...fer-toronto-fc

    gotta be very close, as Laba is in Toronto. probably sorting out personal contract
    Is this why Nelsen had a smirk on his face when Armenia asked him about Laba? Was he, perhaps, at the game last night?
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    Just a question to the people on the forums who are knowledgeable in major league soccer transfers. Not for the 'part time' followers because I want a fairly accurate answer.
    What would it take to get Perry Kitchen from DCU. I've been wrong in the past where I say "Oh nobody could get him off them!" and all of a sudden a few bucks of allocation and somebodys got that player. Just curious! (Not a rumored signing)

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    Kitchen would be a strong signing for Toronto FC. It would probably take a first round draft pick. Toronto doesn't really have many established midfielders so potentially, if D.C. were looking to offload him, something like Jeremy Hall + Second Round Draft Pick might do the trick, but even then, Toronto would be winning the trade.

    The only player that comes close to equal value is Luis Silva but trading Silva comes at a loss to Toronto FC. There's no like for like player in my opinion, unless you give up Frei, for example.

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    Been meaning to ask this for a bit, can anyone give me some background info on Osorio? I know he's technically an academy graduate but wasn't he only with our academy for like a couple months or something? What was he up to before we gave him a shot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by notthesun View Post
    Been meaning to ask this for a bit, can anyone give me some background info on Osorio? I know he's technically an academy graduate but wasn't he only with our academy for like a couple months or something? What was he up to before we gave him a shot?
    In 2012, 11 goals in 17 appearances with SC Toronto.

    Prior to that, at the youth level, he played with Nacional of Uruguay.

    Here's an article from the K-W Record that covers some of his days pre TFC/ pre SC Toronto.

    http://www.therecord.com/sports/arti...ith-toronto-fc


    Here's a nice article from Dan Girard of the Star (he recently left the Star which is sad as I thought he did a good job for them).

    http://www.thestar.com/sports/tfc/2013/04/05/toronto_fcs_jonathan_osorio_makes_mark_as_rookie.h tml


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    Cool, much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmenJBX View Post
    Kitchen would be a strong signing for Toronto FC. It would probably take a first round draft pick. Toronto doesn't really have many established midfielders so potentially, if D.C. were looking to offload him, something like Jeremy Hall + Second Round Draft Pick might do the trick, but even then, Toronto would be winning the trade.

    The only player that comes close to equal value is Luis Silva but trading Silva comes at a loss to Toronto FC. There's no like for like player in my opinion, unless you give up Frei, for example.
    Yeah, I was going to say that but didn't because I figure with Bill Hamid in there squad would they want/need Frei? Not a lot of MLS teams right now except for maybe New York have a goalkeeper problem. Anyways Its not going to happen. I was just curious.

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    I'm actually shockingly happy right now with Jeremy Hall as midfield anchor. Those stats on his passing this year are good, albeit all short, and he's doing a great job of clogging up passing lanes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmenJBX View Post
    Kitchen would be a strong signing for Toronto FC. It would probably take a first round draft pick. Toronto doesn't really have many established midfielders so potentially, if D.C. were looking to offload him, something like Jeremy Hall + Second Round Draft Pick might do the trick, but even then, Toronto would be winning the trade.

    The only player that comes close to equal value is Luis Silva but trading Silva comes at a loss to Toronto FC. There's no like for like player in my opinion, unless you give up Frei, for example.
    Why would they offload him and would we put him behind Laba at CDM on the depth chart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    I have always loved Cherry Garcia. Always.
    What is his I hear about the signing of an Argentine labia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    I have always loved Cherry Garcia. Always.
    I usually enjoy listening to his analysis, but I find he goes over the top with his hate for foreigners and it makes it hard to take him seriously

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morlesio14 View Post
    Why would they offload him and would we put him behind Laba at CDM on the depth chart?
    It's just purely hypothetical.

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    Its official laba signs with tfc its on the tfc website

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69Chevy396 View Post
    What is his I hear about the signing of an Argentine labia?
    I've been waiting patiently for someone to say that......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    I've been waiting patiently for someone to say that......
    haha me too !

    Also, to chant his name to Shabba Ranks song - "Mr loverman...LABA!"

    anyways.....!

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    Well, well well. Kevin Payne motherfuckin delivered.

    Its official.

    Love the picture they put up of him too on the site.
    Does he play defensive mid or box to box?

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    By all accounts he's a destroyer DM.

    And at 5'9" he ain't going up there for corners. Might give a bit more freedom for the two CD's to stay up a bit longer on set pieces.


    Dunfield to the bench most likely.

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    Soon:

    --------------Bendik------------
    --Eck--Agboss--O'Dea--Morgan--
    --------------Laba-------------
    --Bostock--------------Ephraim--
    ---------------Silva-------------
    --------Braun-------Earnshaw---

    And hopefully Koev in for Braun in a couple months too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpand View Post
    Well, well well. Kevin Payne motherfuckin delivered.

    Its official.

    Love the picture they put up of him too on the site.
    Does he play defensive mid or box to box?
    Sounds like a box to box. The highlights we have on video are lots of tackles, but also some good passes from the back to create chances. Don't know if he's much of a goal scorer though.

    Also, lets not get overly excited. He's still a young player moving country and coming to a new league, it might take him time to adjust to the play and lifestyle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    Soon:

    --------------Bendik------------
    --Eck--Agboss--O'Dea--Morgan--
    --------------Laba-------------
    --Bostock--------------Ephraim--
    ---------------Silva-------------
    --------Braun-------Earnshaw---

    And hopefully Koev in for Braun in a couple months too.
    Not too shabby at all considering the amount of time Payne and Nelsen have had to reshape the roster.

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    ----------------Kocic-----------------
    Ecks---Harden------O'Dea--Morgan
    Avila----Dunfield----Frings----Silva
    -----Johnson--------Hassli----------

    how times have changed!

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    The video provided by mlssoccer.com was awesome you can tell he's very good. If you compare him to our former captain he seems better technically is more of a stay at home DM obviously quicker, has good sense of reading the game, and is a good distributor of the ball on the ground and in the air. Look promising to say the least. i really think Laba and Hall play similar and it's fair to say that these to could be used as your DM shut down pair. playing him alone in CDM would be tough on him i think coming to a new league. Hope to see him get his feet wet this Saturday at BMO and shut down Henry. Good job KP and Co.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmenJBX View Post
    ----------------Kocic-----------------
    Ecks---Harden------O'Dea--Morgan
    Avila----Dunfield----Frings----Silva
    -----Johnson--------Hassli----------

    how times have changed!
    haha, and that was when most of those were fit - how about the end of last season:

    ----------Hall------------
    Hall - Ecks - O'Dea - Emory
    Lambe - Dunfield - Silva - Maund
    Amerikwa - Weideman

    Compare that with the players we have now! What a difference!

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    Quote Originally Posted by notthesun View Post
    Been meaning to ask this for a bit, can anyone give me some background info on Osorio? I know he's technically an academy graduate but wasn't he only with our academy for like a couple months or something? What was he up to before we gave him a shot?
    From wat i know he never played for our academy (don't know y they keep saying he did) He was actually playing for the Nacional youth team in Uruguay, but was released last season so he returned to Canada and played in the CSL for SC Toronto, before being signed by us this off season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benficachop20 View Post
    From wat i know he never played for our academy (don't know y they keep saying he did) He was actually playing for the Nacional youth team in Uruguay, but was released last season so he returned to Canada and played in the CSL for SC Toronto, before being signed by us this off season.
    Osorio apparently had enough 'training sessions' with TFC Academy to qualify as homegrown player for TFC

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