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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyDM View Post
    we have three DP's - Poz, Insingne,Solcedo
    Many people think Salcedo could be a TAM player (making between 600k and 1.6M), but is only listed as a DP for the time being. In particular Bob Bradley was asked if Salcedo could be bought down and he declined to answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noxx98 View Post
    Perhaps providing some cover in case TFC doesn't bring in a 3rd "true" DP? If they say Salcedo can be brought down to TAM it creates the expectation that the team brings in a high end DP. If we can't bring anyone in for whatever reason (maybe the right player just isn't available, we decide to wait until after Insigne settles in, etc.) and Salcedo remains as our 3rd DP for the season, we can still say we used all our DP spots. Maybe we end up using GAM to trade for someone instead of using that GAM on Salcedo.
    You're right. Good answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyDM View Post
    we have three DP's - Poz, Insingne,Solcedo
    For now. That will change in July. Could change sooner but chances are the next DP forward wouldn't be coming until July anyway so might as well save the GAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gogon View Post
    Exactly right.

    I wonder though, why did Bob Bradley bob and weave and then punt when asked this directly at the recent presser? What is the harm in being transparent about this? We can do the math anyway. But all the prevaricating has a sort of slimy feel to it.
    Yeah. Although I have been getting BB is more of a straight shooter-direct. Even telegraphing his intentions.
    He was thoughtful- diplomatic when asked about Soteldo.
    So, maybe, the 'bob and weave' has to do with affording Salcedo the 'prestige', albeit temporary, of that designation?
    IIUC, I mean he moved with (for) a little more money but not a transformative amount?

    Edit.
    Plus what noxx98 suggests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Inbetween View Post
    has to do with affording Salcedo the 'prestige', albeit temporary, of that designation?
    IIUC, I mean he moved with (for) a little more money but not a transformative amount?
    Ah, yeah. This is also a good point. Thanks, both of you

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    I'm really intrigued to see what Jimenez can bring. He doesn't necessarily need to be a guy who can convert crosses. More importantly, he'll (eventually) need to be a high-IQ guy who can play WITH Insigne. Based only on a couple compilation videos, it looks promising.


    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    Hahaha.

    My only memory of him really is scoring against the Galaxy in a monsoon. I have never been so miserable at a game as I was that day.
    Gotta respect the man for being part of the trade that brought in DeRo. Then, in keeping with tradition (or perhaps building it at that point), James scored in his first game back at BMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Inbetween View Post
    Yeah. Although I have been getting BB is more of a straight shooter-direct. Even telegraphing his intentions.
    He was thoughtful- diplomatic when asked about Soteldo.
    So, maybe, the 'bob and weave' has to do with affording Salcedo the 'prestige', albeit temporary, of that designation?
    IIUC, I mean he moved with (for) a little more money but not a transformative amount?

    Edit.
    Plus what noxx98 suggests.
    Agree with this too. The forum needs a like button

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddies View Post
    I think we need a GOOD striker. Someone that buries chances when they get them inside the box, not someone with a less than stellar finishing rate. Unless we fix that and I'm still not convinced that recovering Akinola/Achara would do that, then we won't see maximum value out of Insigne. As anyone who's played out on the wing at any level will tell you, human nature dictates that if you keep launching decent crosses into the box and they don't end up in the net ... you take matters into your own hands and start cutting in yourself. Although Insigne is more than capable of doing that, as a team we'd score many more goals if we have someone on the end of those crosses who just lives for putting the ball in the old onion bag ...
    Ya I agree with you for sure. Just don't think a good striker needs to be a DP - could be a TAM player or even a player going into their prime that is maybe on the high end of MLS Max Budget but i doubt there is a player like this available. TAM is more likely

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    If you want a RW who is coming to MLS and is also very short, Xherdan Shaqiri is supposedly in advanced talks with an MLS team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    If you want a RW who is coming to MLS and is also very short, Xherdan Shaqiri is supposedly in advanced talks with an MLS team.
    Going to the Fire supposedly. For now I don't see the need for another winger. For now we should have JJ - Peruzza - Schaff with Achara, JMR, & maybe Nelson/Kerr off the bench if needed.

    I would save the $$$ for a Summer DP #9. No need to overload or unbalance us yet since this is year one in the rebuild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    If you want a RW who is coming to MLS and is also very short, Xherdan Shaqiri is supposedly in advanced talks with an MLS team.
    I haven't watched him since he left Liverpool, but he could be a very tough guy to play against in MLS. I can see that being a good signing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    I haven't watched him since he left Liverpool, but he could be a very tough guy to play against in MLS. I can see that being a good signing.
    If he can stay healthy he will definitely be good. Great at set pieces too. I always liked him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Inbetween View Post
    Yeah. Although I have been getting BB is more of a straight shooter-direct. Even telegraphing his intentions.
    He was thoughtful- diplomatic when asked about Soteldo.
    So, maybe, the 'bob and weave' has to do with affording Salcedo the 'prestige', albeit temporary, of that designation?
    IIUC, I mean he moved with (for) a little more money but not a transformative amount?

    Edit.
    Plus what noxx98 suggests.
    I don't think the DP moniker carries more prestige than the money does, so I don't think it's about that. I think the league is probably still trying to figure out the details of the "swap" and how that plays into the DP rules (eg. what would the transfer fee be considered to be?). Will be interesting to see what the final decision is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Inbetween View Post
    A blast from the past, but waaaaay before my time; interest in TFC.

    Memories for all you OG-RPBs; Ladies Love Julius James - Banned!?

    Eventually, for a while, seems to have gotten lots of minutes with DC and Columbus.

    Nevertheless, welcome to the new JJ.


    This was fun. against Pachuca. I think we played Independiente the same year. Those were fun times. Even though we were shit. lol

    I'm not sure whether it was because everyone was wasted or we actually scored from a corner kick. Maybe both.

    Props to whoever recorded this goal. We never score from corners. lol.
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    This was fun. against Pachuca. I think we played Independiente the same year. Those were fun times. Even though we were shit. lol

    I'm not sure whether it was because everyone was wasted or we actually scored from a corner kick. Maybe both.

    Props to whoever recorded this goal. We never score from corners. lol.
    Nice. Enjoyed the post. Me likes the Mucha Lucha masked fan and is that still the same TFC drum?
    I hope we can get back to that full fan-filled stands atmosphere and celebrations soon.
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    Another one on the outs? Auro linked to Santos.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JonO View Post
    I don't think the DP moniker carries more prestige than the money does, so I don't think it's about that. I think the league is probably still trying to figure out the details of the "swap" and how that plays into the DP rules (eg. what would the transfer fee be considered to be?). Will be interesting to see what the final decision is.
    Maybe.

    Pure speculation...
    But I would hope that the consultancy firm of Lino Di Cuollo et al. would have already figured that out.
    I would suspect with a courtesy pre-deal reach out to his league head office connects to kosher bowtie this transfer affair.

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    And of course, like most teams in Brazil, Santos are broke boys so they want a loan deal.


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    No chance I would loan out Auro. We're thin at the fullback position as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    Another one on the outs? Auro linked to Santos.
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    And of course, like most teams in Brazil, Santos are broke boys so they want a loan deal
    Oh boy... 'mass exodus' indeed.

    I am getting the feeling BB went around in his team introduction meet and greets as well as any follow-ups...
    To a core of designated keepers after the season ending first shedding saying...
    This is the plan, we would like you to be a part of it, this is how I see you fitting in.
    Let us know if you want to be here. Let us know if you want to be a part of it.
    If not, we will accommodate a transfer.

    Apparently only Pozuelo and Akinola have publicly stated so and Osorio seems to have indicated so.

    If Auro goes, the right-side really needs to be addressed asap.
    Perhaps they have a replacement candidate- a wing-back lined up already?

    By the way, I like and am an Auro supporter.
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    In before we are linked to Alessandro Florenzi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    In before we are linked to Alessandro Florenzi.
    Well, well, well, another MB connect.

    Seems to have played all along the right side.

    Perhaps the 'real reason' why Manning is going to Italy?

    For me, re: TheGoodson, Criscito was a 'done deal' a while ago so... maybe...

    Unless it is to personally welcome Insigne.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooker View Post


    This was fun. against Pachuca. I think we played Independiente the same year. Those were fun times. Even though we were shit. lol

    I'm not sure whether it was because everyone was wasted or we actually scored from a corner kick. Maybe both.

    Props to whoever recorded this goal. We never score from corners. lol.
    Except for Jozy...

    Seriously though, I was at that game and don't remember the goal at all. Love the atmosphere

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    I think Auro is not enough of something. He is serviceable at everything but not elite in anything. I am OK if he goes.

    He's not enough of a closedown marker. He's not enough of an outlet passer. He is not enough of a fullback (or wingback) who causes anxiety going forward in transition. He just doesn’t, to my eye, have a high enough ceiling in any of the core skills you need in his position.

    (Playing him as a CM sure as hell wasn’t the solution, Chris Armas. I still haven’t recovered from that. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyDM View Post
    Except for Jozy...

    Seriously though, I was at that game and don't remember the goal at all. Love the atmosphere
    I miss those days. You could get away with smoking, bringing in booze (alledgedly). Someone crowd surfing in 112 one time. The guy who ran on the field and shit himself, all we are saying is give us a goal, Welsh scoring in the rain, when the Voyageurs cup was cancelled and the walkway was flooded & people were just dancing in the rain, the time when some poor NYRB supporters walked into 112 & was escorted out by security before he got pelted, Rohan Ricketts joining us in 112.... thats not even half the stuff that went down. I miss those days so much.

    The squirrel th
    at was on the field. The cat. & nothing will ever beat Dichio's ridiculous goal aginst New England & the pitch invasion.

    Bolts f
    alling out of the stands because of all the stomping & jumping? I can't believe it's been 15 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManUtd4ever View Post
    No chance I would loan out Auro. We're thin at the fullback position as it is.
    There might be more to this. Sao Paolo papers reported yesterday that a deal for Soteldo was done with Sao Paolo AND it was another player exchange; they had someone who was coming this way. But Soteldo couldn't agree contract terms with them and the deal fell apart.

    If that's true, it may be that we have eyes on one of Sao Paolo's players and this is effectively a loan-to-buy exchange.

    Just speculating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jloome View Post
    There might be more to this. Sao Paolo papers reported yesterday that a deal for Soteldo was done with Sao Paolo AND it was another player exchange; they had someone who was coming this way. But Soteldo couldn't agree contract terms with them and the deal fell apart.

    If that's true, it may be that we have eyes on one of Sao Paolo's players and this is effectively a loan-to-buy exchange.

    Just speculating.
    Any inclination who?
    Please don't say Eder.

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    ^ Perhaps, on their right... Rafinha/RB- old, maybe Rigoni/RW- Italian connect and young or Vinicius/RB- young?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Inbetween View Post
    ^ Perhaps, on their right... Rafinha/RB- old, maybe Rigoni/RW- Italian connect and young or Vinicius/RB- young?
    Rafinha is 36, so I can't see that. Rigoni seems unlikely as he's constantly moving clubs, Bradley seems like the stability type.

    My money is on Igor (Vinicius goes by Igor, apparently). 24, valued at 2.5M. Quick right-sided wingback who has lost his first team spot.

 

 

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