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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    I call BS on us paying more than 5 million euros a season. We might be spenders but our budget still has limits.
    I have no idea what is actually going on, but 5 million euros is roughly 5.7 million USD. That is 11th man on an NBA bench level salary. With no transfer fee involved I feel confident in saying MLSE could be okay with shelling out 7 million per year to a player like Insigne.

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    So, ignoring some of the contract options that we'll hear about soon, the big off season questions I have are:

    - What is the management structure of the team going to look like going forward? (President, GM, coach)
    - Who are our DPs? (Jozy buyout? Soteldo sold back to South America? Pozuelo returns to Europe or signs an extension? You can envision a scenario where all three DPs aren't with the team next year, even though it's unlikely.
    - If Jozy is bought out, do we trust Ayo and Perruzza to take the reins on the striker spot or do we sign another DP striker? I'd love for Ayo and Perruzza to get significant time, but neither have shown the ability to stay healthy for a full season
    - Do we sell/transfer/trade any of our mid-tier players? Thinking Oso, Delgado, Richie, Auro, maybe Mavinga. The first four definitely have value inside and outside of the league. Mavinga may not be as valued given this season, but he's not far removed from being a top CB in the league and has still shown flashes of this.
    - Where does Bradley play on the field and how often?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    I have no idea what is actually going on, but 5 million euros is roughly 5.7 million USD. That is 11th man on an NBA bench level salary. With no transfer fee involved I feel confident in saying MLSE could be okay with shelling out 7 million per year to a player like Insigne.
    They were okay with paying Jozy near that for the past few years to hardly play so I think they can handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noxx98 View Post
    - Who are our DPs? (Jozy buyout? Soteldo sold back to South America? Pozuelo returns to Europe or signs an extension? You can envision a scenario where all three DPs aren't with the team next year, even though it's unlikely.
    - If Jozy is bought out, do we trust Ayo and Perruzza to take the reins on the striker spot or do we sign another DP striker? I'd love for Ayo and Perruzza to get significant time, but neither have shown the ability to stay healthy for a full season
    - Do we sell/transfer/trade any of our mid-tier players? Thinking Oso, Delgado, Richie, Auro, maybe Mavinga. The first four definitely have value inside and outside of the league. Mavinga may not be as valued given this season, but he's not far removed from being a top CB in the league and has still shown flashes of this.
    - Where does Bradley play on the field and how often?
    - I think we will have all the DP spots cleared this winter. Seems more likely than any of them staying at this point
    - Can't trust any of our currect strikers so we need to buy two anyway. One DP level and another Mullins level MLSer but hopefully a little younger & better.
    - I think Delgado could and should be moved for allocation $$$. I would keep the rest minus Mavinga but I am not sure we can move him. He makes too much for a defender that is positionally poor and now losing a step.
    - Bradley's best position would be an assistant under his Dad

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    Page two before the annual trade Delgado for allocation money/defender post popped up. That is usually page one material.

    Speaking of Marky


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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    Page two before the annual trade Delgado for allocation money/defender post popped up. That is usually page one material.

    Speaking of Marky

    stupid move to get rid of Delgado just for the sake of getting rid of him. He's entering his prime and has a shit ton of MLS experience, not easy or cheap to get a player like this. With the right pieces in the midfield, he is a solid MLS starter

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabbronies View Post
    stupid move to get rid of Delgado just for the sake of getting rid of him. He's entering his prime and has a shit ton of MLS experience, not easy or cheap to get a player like this. With the right pieces in the midfield, he is a solid MLS starter
    He was very missed in the midfield yesterday. Bradley doesn't have the legs anymore and Pozuelo is in the worst form of his life. Him, Oso and Okello are gelling into a very nice trio.

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    And there is also this saying Bob Bradley is coming to TFC...



    Edit: Couldn't get the original link to work so I linked it through this nice guys tweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmancan View Post
    Woohoo. We will have everyone back, except Cutis
    I would bet Curtis will be back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    He was very missed in the midfield yesterday. Bradley doesn't have the legs anymore and Pozuelo is in the worst form of his life. Him, Oso and Okello are gelling into a very nice trio.
    ya I see Oso, Delgado and Priso being a part of the midfield that takes us to MLS Cup final again.
    I'm not sold on Okello.

    ----Striker-----Shaff-------

    -----------Poz---------

    ----oso----------Marky------

    ----------Priso--------------

    Kemar----D----D----Lareya-

    -------------GK---------------

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    I have no idea what is actually going on, but 5 million euros is roughly 5.7 million USD. That is 11th man on an NBA bench level salary. With no transfer fee involved I feel confident in saying MLSE could be okay with shelling out 7 million per year to a player like Insigne.
    But that’s a different team with a different budget. Maybe you’re right and I misestimated the exchange rate in my head but I’d still think someone in Europe will give him what he wants and we’re not a realistic candidate here, just a stalking horse to drive up the price for others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    But that’s a different team with a different budget. Maybe you’re right and I misestimated the exchange rate in my head but I’d still think someone in Europe will give him what he wants and we’re not a realistic candidate here, just a stalking horse to drive up the price for others.
    Very possible. The chances of us actually getting Insigne are remote even if we do offer 7 million per year. This could be another Borré situation.

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    https://torontosun.com/sports/soccer...-to-d-c-united
    Some interesting tidbits from Buffery

    “Years have gone by and I’ve finally learned to accept myself for who I am: a beggar for good football.

    I go about the world, hand outstretched, and in the stadiums I plead: ‘A pretty move, for the love of God.’

    And when good football happens, I give thanks for the miracle and I don’t give a damn which team or country performs it.”

    -Eduardo Galeano

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    I call BS on us paying more than 5 million euros a season. We might be spenders but our budget still has limits.
    didnt we used to pay giovinco 7 mill usd? insigne is worth 10 usd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yohan View Post
    https://torontosun.com/sports/soccer...-to-d-c-united
    Some interesting tidbits from Buffery
    Of note: Jozy left yesterday's game with a groin issue.

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    Buffery throwing cold water Bob Bradley reports seems very much like a "we haven't been tampering!" thing coming from the FO.


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    But Michael txting his dad on the other hand....

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    I think ensco is correct

    These reports started here

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    I'm curious if anyone has seen Dayne St. Clair play this year? He's been mostly a back up in Minnesota. Would he be a good trade target?

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    I know barley anyone listens to it but Tenorio and Stejskal have been banging this drum (Bradley to TFC) for months now on the allocation disorder podcast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Areathrasher View Post
    I know barley anyone listens to it but Tenorio and Stejskal have been banging this drum (Bradley to TFC) for months now on the allocation disorder podcast.

    Yeah. The connections are too obvious to ignore. I would be much more surprised if Bradley isn't coaching here next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canary10 View Post
    I'm curious if anyone has seen Dayne St. Clair play this year? He's been mostly a back up in Minnesota. Would he be a good trade target?
    He's been basically riding the bench after losing his starter spot. Guy needs a new start after his manager doesn't have confidence in him.

    He can't be worse than Bono

    “Years have gone by and I’ve finally learned to accept myself for who I am: a beggar for good football.

    I go about the world, hand outstretched, and in the stadiums I plead: ‘A pretty move, for the love of God.’

    And when good football happens, I give thanks for the miracle and I don’t give a damn which team or country performs it.”

    -Eduardo Galeano

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    So, we need what? I am saying

    Atleast 1 GK
    2 CBs
    A fullback
    2 strikers (1 preferably would be able to play wing aswell)
    Looks good to me. And a new coach, of course.

    We really need to fix our defence. This was our worst ever season in terms of goals allowed per game.

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    Chicago Fire is the first to release their list of releases

    CM Álvaro Medrán 73
    ST Robert Berić 72
    CB Francisco Calvo 70
    GK Kenneth Kronholm 68
    CB Johan Kappelhof 68*
    GK Bobby Shuttleworth 66*
    CAM Luka Stojanović 65
    RM Elliot Collier 61
    CB Nick Slonina 56

    *denotes free agent
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    Lol the same vela who he didnt start in a must win game yesterday

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    Vela & Bradley are not getting along...

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    Since we're talking coaches.

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    Rocco Romeo's season in the CanPL is over.
    Played 16 matches in CPL + 2 in Canadian Championship
    Played the full 90 every game (Except one in which he got a red card in minute 90+8)
    Scored 2 goals. Got 6 yellows (plus the red)

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    https://twitter.com/onesoccer/status...xUTvgQSSg&s=19

    Onesoccer hinting at TFC news coming this eve

    ESPN Brazil is reporting Soteldo to Palmeries so I wonder if it's that
    http://www.espn.com.br/blogs/carloss...om-o-palmeiras
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