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    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnelred View Post
    Impact sign Sagna. 35 year old RB. Interesting move for a team that needs a striker.... haha
    He was bad for a very bad club. He’s lost it.

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    David Villa is rumoured to leave NYCFC for Vissel Kobe (where Iniesta is playing). https://en.as.com/en/2018/11/30/foot...14202.amp.html

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    ^This is official now. Not just Iniesta, Lukas Podolski also at Kobe.

    J League has predominantly had Brazilians and Koreans as foreign players, but has quietly become very serious about name Euro players the last few months. Fernando Torres went there last summer. (In the 90s Japan was the world retirement league, all kinds of guys like Gary Lineker and Toto Schillaci finished up there)
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    Miguel Almiron is being linked to a move to Newcastle in January https://www.dirtysouthsoccer.com/201...ted-in-january

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    Time for a new thread


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    Trade window is open for a few hrs tomorrow, yes?

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    Half day window opens at 9 am this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgtheDim View Post
    Half day window opens at 9 am this morning.
    What's the reasoning for a half day window?

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    Colorado Rapids trading goalkeeper @ZacMacMath to @WhitecapsFC . Should hear more details soon ... #mls

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidvan View Post
    Colorado Rapids trading goalkeeper @ZacMacMath to @WhitecapsFC . Should hear more details soon ... #mls
    This is what I got so far w/ more to come!


    Caps have acquired the rights to Motherwell MF Andy Rose from Seattle for $50k GAM


    A trade for Colorado GK Zac MacMath is being discussed w/ Mezquida going the other way


    Former LAG MF Juninho has a meeting w/ the club this week


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    Pity Martinez is a pretty good replacement for Almiron, not sure how ATL manages to secure these guys but I don't see them falling off too much next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gringo Starr View Post
    Pity Martinez is a pretty good replacement for Almiron, not sure how ATL manages to secure these guys but I don't see them falling off too much next year
    I have a possible explanation: probably Tata Martino had/has the best relations by far in the Latin-American football world, among the MLS managers.
    So, even if Tata will be gone by the next season, through him Atlanta cemented the best realations by far with the Latin-American football world among the MLS teams. And these relations will last many years to come...

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    Expansion Draft List:

    Who would you guys be taking if you were Cincinnati?

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    Waston appears to be heading to Cincinnati.


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    Cincinnati paid $450k of GAM, $300k of TAM, international roster spot, a percentage of future transfer fee and an extra $75k of GAM if Waston obtains certain performance stats. This is in addition to the $200K GAM and $250k TAM paid to Atlanta for Greg Garza.
    They also have the bonus of having a USL team for a few years prior to entering MLS.

    The amount of help these expansion teams get is kind of ridiculous. They are instantly competitive if not even better than some current teams struggling. Wish TFC had this kind of help when we started.
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    We actually got some help. We just did horrible during our expansion draft aha.

    Cincinnati building themselves a solid backline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voodooman View Post
    We actually got some help. We just did horrible during our expansion draft aha.

    Cincinnati building themselves a solid backline.
    Mo had no idea what he was doing, true. However, we also had huge requirements to field a minimum number of Canadians, something that was very unrealistic in 2007.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    Mo had no idea what he was doing, true. However, we also had huge requirements to field a minimum number of Canadians, something that was very unrealistic in 2007.
    Yeah with Americans counting at the time as Internationals the Reds were really behind the eight ball. It meant a lot of Canadians who had no business being in MLS made the club. Comparing today's expansion setup compared to the one Mo faced was night and day, an apples to oranges type of thing.

    I would not say Mo had no clue, he made the moves he thought were needed, considering if it were not for a 5-0 disaster on rainy night in New Jersey, a match I attended this team would have made the post-season six years earlier than it did. It was some of Mo's shady back room deals that bothered me, getting a detailed account of it from a former player was eye opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red CB Toronto View Post
    Yeah with Americans counting at the time as Internationals the Reds were really behind the eight ball. It meant a lot of Canadians who had no business being in MLS made the club. Comparing today's expansion setup compared to the one Mo faced was night and day, an apples to oranges type of thing.

    I would not say Mo had no clue, he made the moves he thought were needed, considering if it were not for a 5-0 disaster on rainy night in New Jersey, a match I attended this team would have made the post-season six years earlier than it did. It was some of Mo's shady back room deals that bothered me, getting a detailed account of it from a former player was eye opening.
    Without naming names, please spill the beans on this one.

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    I have no time for defending Mo Johnston. How often in life are people given so many opportunities in life to succeed in the face of repeated and absolute failure?

    There are so many jaw dropping examples of dysfunction during that era it’s not even worth debating. Harder setup than today’s expansion teams? Sure. So hard we should finish out of the playoffs every year when 60% of the teams were qualifying? Nope.

    Mo sucked /thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red CB Toronto View Post
    It was some of Mo's shady back room deals that bothered me, getting a detailed account of it from a former player was eye opening.
    Quote Originally Posted by A Stick View Post
    Without naming names, please spill the beans on this one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I'm sure a bunch of illegal things were happening.
    There's a number of people here who have heard things over the years, none of them proven obviously.

    However, given that they are not proven in a court of law, we won't allow any allegations to be posted here for legal liability reasons. Leave it to a personal discussion over a beer.
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    Wow FC Cinci got Bertone from Young Boys. Young player lots of exp.

    https://www.fccincinnati.com/post/20...ampion-bertone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voodooman View Post
    Wow FC Cinci got Bertone from Young Boys. Young player lots of exp.

    https://www.fccincinnati.com/post/20...ampion-bertone
    Great signing. Wow, that’s some resume.

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    Looks like they're going to go for a Bavarian identity. It will be something different for MLS, that's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC1154ever View Post
    Great signing. Wow, that’s some resume.
    Yup.The league is improving rapidly each year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DinamoTFC View Post
    Yup.The league is improving rapidly each year.
    When the Auro Jr's and Drew Moor's and Nick Deleon's of the word are bench players (although one will probably start) MLS is in good shape. I don't even care to do the math on how all of this will work financially as the salary rules keep changing.

    D.C United acquiring another promising top Argentina midfielder. Another impressive resume and only 21.

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    Wow - Atlanta just pulled a TFC 1.5 ...Aaron Winter level move. Frank de Boer...that is a full scale disaster in the making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamilton_Red View Post
    Wow - Atlanta just pulled a TFC 1.5 ...Aaron Winter level move. Frank de Boer...that is a full scale disaster in the making.
    Quick prediction: they are not going to win MLS Cup 2019.

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    I don't think they would win it because their turnover is going to be too high and the CCL is going to suprise the hell out of them.

    BUT, Atlanta is indicating de Boer has bought into their concept i.e. This isn't going to be an attempt at recreating total football. If de Boer can concentrate on getting the best out of his players, they'll do OK. If he does what Martino did in his first season and attempt to bend the realities of MLS to his will, they will struggle.

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