Should of gone for Cambiasso or Essien before they signed in Greece. Cant see how their getting paid huge money with the country defaulting on their loans.
DeJong would be epic to get but recently signed an extension with Milan
Positions that need an upgrade (in reverse order of priority): RM, RB, GM, Coach, DM, CB, GK, Scout.
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Findley: $225,000 Base, $255,500 G ---> must go, limited value.
Moore: $215,000 Base, $235,500 G
Kantari: $300,000 Base, $345,000 G ---> must go, bloated contract and is not a starter.
Gomez: $240,000 Base, $261,000 G ---> like him, not in Vanney's plans.
Bendik: $150,000 Base, $157,000 G
Perquis: $323,000 Base, $372,500 G ---> Keep, needs a #1 to play beside tho.
Kantari should be bought out. Trade Findley, sell Moore or Gomez. Not sure if a team will take Bendik on a middle of a road salary, not high end keeper $, not backup either.
Can't see us cleaning house completely tho.
Not really worried about Jozy or anyone else. This group above makes or breaks us I feel. Need a legit #1 Keeper, #1 CB and a DM at minimum. I hate Findley and even tho I said he must go we also need to be realistic.
Last edited by pdubs; 10-30-2015 at 10:38 AM.
The DP's are the furthest from the problems.
Here are my needs in order of importance:
1.) A Consistent reliable Goal Keeper - Anybody remember when Julio Cesar was here last season briefly? He instantly made our back line much more calm and confident, by his own confident demeanour in net himself. We need someone reliable who can boss the defence.
2.) New Center Backs and Full backs - This one goes without saying. Perquis can stay but we need defenders of a much higher caliber.
3.) New Center DM - We need someone who is basically a younger version of Cheyrou. I hope Cheyrou stays, he had a good season here but when he is out we have no one to replace him or back him up when he's out. I would reach out to Italy and see if Antonio Nocerino is willing to come. He has fallen out of favor at Milan.
4.) New Striker to backup Altidore - I dont mind Gomez and would be happy if he stays but Findley and Moore aren't good enough.
I agree with most but partially disagree with point 2. I think Morrow is more than capable at LB or RB. We also have Ashtone to play at LB. I think we do need a solid CD pairing though.
Seems like every year we all ssay the same thing. How can we see the issue year after year and the FO not see it?
I wouldn't get rid of Jackson at all.....imo he perfectly fits the description of the "MLS veteran" every side needs to succeed and is versatile.....definitely better as a RM but can play RB if needed with a defensively responsible RM playing above him (ie. not Findley), and is just about the only player with speed that we have right now....he's certainly not a liability imo....imo our most underrated player.....
Jackson was real bad yesterday but so was everyone. He did improve this year and he at least looked like he cared yesterday. Hard to say that about anyone else and I am including all our DPs in that one.
Regarding Jackson: guy has been unreliable his whole MLS career, doubt that changes next year or any time after. If he stays it should be as a backup / utility player and for the love of god not as our starting RB. That play last night was a perfect example of the type of problem that has plagued his whole career - he makes poor decisions at the wrong time. FCD is not stupid, they traded him for a reason.
Last edited by ag futbol; 10-30-2015 at 12:56 PM.
I actually think we should sell or trade Michael Bradley to a US based team for the parts we need. I love his tenacity and drive, but we were just as good without him. He be a big catch for someone.
Honestly I'm really interested to see who we pick up to play keeper next season
Last edited by Bobo; 10-31-2015 at 11:15 AM.
I think Bradley could be a highly sought after commodity for the large market U.S. clubs. It's definitely an option worth exploring to gauge the potential market for him. If we can get a substantial return, I would move him.
It's highly likely that Giovinco will be gone next year for 5-6 weeks for the Euro tournament. Having Jozy leading the attack is going to be a big problem.