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    This looks like an assistant
    https://twitter.com/KristianRDyer/st...K83dhDIHg&s=19

    Mike Sorber
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    Marc Dos Santos turned down the Atletico Ottawa job as he has another gig lined up that will be announced in the next week. He was assistant to Bradley at LAFC in their first year wasnt he? Something to watch out for.
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    If I'm not mistaken, Sorber was once in the running to be our coach. I want to say back in the Kevin Payne era.

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    Not Italian, but close enough I guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by noxx98 View Post

    Not Italian, but close enough I guess
    At 34? Don't think I'd be going there.

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    ^Hard to imagine a better number 9 to play beside Insigne!

    I posted this a long time ago when the Insigne rumour first started... Mertens at his age/stage is actually a lot easier to imagine in MLS than Insigne.
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    At 34? Don't think I'd be going there.
    You just spent $75M on his strike partner, who cares about his age or other forms of "reality"?
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

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    While we are at it, isn't Politano 18 months out?

    Let's do this properly!
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    You just spent $75M on his strike partner, who cares about his age or other forms of "reality"?
    Lol. I guess that's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    You just spent $75M on his strike partner, who cares about his age or other forms of "reality"?
    Maybe there's a way to get him on a max TAM deal. Just give Insigne an extra million or two and have Insigne pay for all of Mertens' meals and flights back home.

    Its silly season and I love it.

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    Normally this would be a "THIS GUY'S TOO OLD" but I think ensco has it - there's a lot of built in chemistry here and, depending on salary, we maaaaay just be able to sway him to not be a DP.

    https://www.transfermarketweb.com/se...-napoli-226545

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    Mertens would be 35 in the summer, would be a very bad use of a dp spot.

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    The Tigres stuff has a mell of possibility. The Sotledo stuff has the smell of failure

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    Quote Originally Posted by noxx98 View Post
    Maybe there's a way to get him on a max TAM deal. Just give Insigne an extra million or two and have Insigne pay for all of Mertens' meals and flights back home.

    Its silly season and I love it.
    Maybe we can transfer some TAM for some other team's unused DP spot? Even throw in Patrick Mullins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    Maybe we can transfer some TAM for some other team's unused DP spot? Even throw in Patrick Mullins.
    Can't trade TAM anymore since the new CBA.

    Targeted Allocation Money may not be traded
    https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/2021-...nd-regulations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Areathrasher View Post
    Can't trade TAM anymore since the new CBA.



    https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/2021-...nd-regulations
    Oh. GAM and Patrick Mullins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    Oh. GAM and Patrick Mullins?
    We declined Mullins' option and he went unclaimed during the Re-Entry Draft. He's now free to sign with any club, so we can't trade him (we don't have his rights anymore - only would have his rights if we made a bonafide offer, which given we didn't pick up his option (which would be more or less equivalent to a bonafide offer amount) and that he already posted a Thank you TFC and goodbye post on instagram implies that we didn't)


    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    Maybe we can transfer some TAM for some other team's unused DP spot?
    Teams can no longer trade unused DP slots.
    Last edited by rydermike; 01-12-2022 at 10:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydermike View Post
    We declined Mullins' option and he went unclaimed during the Re-Entry Draft. He's now free to sign with any club.
    Oh. Damn I'm being stymied at every turn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    Oh. Damn I'm being stymied at every turn.
    Maybe we should go in for Pukki....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Areathrasher View Post
    Highly skeptical on the Salcedo stuff. Doesn't seem to make sense numbers wise to me unless there is a further outgoing/s.

    There is 2.8M of TAM available to all teams this year. That all gets gobbled up by buying down Osorio, Mavinga and Bradley down to the 150min. Buying them down to 3/4/500k gobbles up cap room. The rumored transfer fee means Richie's GAM injection doesnt come into play as you cant mix GAM and TAM on a player.

    Mexican media are saying he'll be a "franchise player" I.E DP - that doesn't make sense unless Poz is going and or the Belotti rumors are bollocks.

    And then what about Criscito? Doubt they can make the two of them work.

    Just seems off to me. Happy to be wrong.
    I've done some rough math and we have a combined $4.5M in allocation money and salary cap space remaining. So we have some space, but that can get eaten up quickly if we sign a few TAM level players. I've put in some estimates for Akinola and Shane O'Neil's contracts.

    I'll see if I can upload my spreadsheet to Google Docs in case others want to take a look and critique my math.

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    I'm surprised we haven't had any Young DP rumours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gracos View Post
    with Salcedo he would be brought in if true probably as DP as his current value is approx. 5.5 million, is it wise to use a DP on Defenders?? and if so we would have to loosen a contract in order to finalize, i think it may be his manager name dropping our club and not our club pursuing
    I've always thought that DP's should be used to create your spine - FW; MF; CB
    That way you have elite players leading at every department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    Oh. Damn I'm being stymied at every turn.

    We could re-sign him, buy Napoli and trade him for Mertens. I am sure Naples would want a play of Mullinho's calbre

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyDM View Post
    Maybe we should go in for Pukki....
    Ouch, you're killing me. I'd be willing to go Billy Gilmour though.

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    i'd much rather salcedo as a DP than mertens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noxx98 View Post
    I've done some rough math and we have a combined $4.5M in allocation money and salary cap space remaining. So we have some space, but that can get eaten up quickly if we sign a few TAM level players. I've put in some estimates for Akinola and Shane O'Neil's contracts.

    I'll see if I can upload my spreadsheet to Google Docs in case others want to take a look and critique my math.
    Have you accounted for the TAM being used on Bradley, Mavinga and Osorio?

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    That is interesting, wonder what the mindset was behind making TAM untradable? Was it to prevent stockpiling knowing some teams may not always use it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Areathrasher View Post
    Can't trade TAM anymore since the new CBA.



    https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/2021-...nd-regulations

    Remember The Man, The Legend, The Goal 5-12-07 and All That #9 Left On The Pitch, Thanks For The Memories !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red CB Toronto View Post
    That is interesting, wonder what the mindset was behind making TAM untradable? Was it to prevent stockpiling knowing some teams may not always use it.
    TAM is going to decrease every year under the new CBA until it's gone As TAM goes down GAM goes up. So eventually it'll be Salary Budget + just GAM. EDIT : let me double check that. Can't make head nor tail out of it between the 2020 and 2021 CBAs. Wait until the 2022 roster regs are published I guess

    The discretionary TAM is already gone .
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    I wish MLS would just adopt Uefa Financial Fair play rules and be done with GAM Tam and the rest

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    ^Hard to imagine a better number 9 to play beside Insigne!

    I posted this a long time ago when the Insigne rumour first started... Mertens at his age/stage is actually a lot easier to imagine in MLS than Insigne.
    First thing I thought of was automatic chemistry between the two of them. Even at Mertens age he is legit scoring threat every game in serie A for Napoli still and plays the majority of the game before getting subbed. The right deal may not be able to be struck given our MLS cap setup but man, he would be more dangerous than majority of current MLS players and paired with Insigne up top with Pozuelo as well the ball movement would be great. But realistically unless he is willing to take a big pay cut just to come for the experience it ain't happening.

 

 

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