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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    There is no way we need a buyout on Jiminez.

    I would expect that Jiminez has value elsewhere in MLS. The guy had some success, and has a good pedigree. The Lawrence and Poz stories will embolden others to believe that we continue to be a good source for quality veterans acquired for nothing.

    Plus I am sure he still has value in Europe.
    I really hope Jimenez goes nowhere until at least two new strikers are brought in. He knows how to play. He just needs some confidence. I'm sure he could easily be sent to Miami to link up with Pozuelo again and score 15 goals a season.

    Maybe they have some big name lined up, but I'd rather not put all our eggs in one basket and then only have Akinola as a backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noxx98 View Post
    Just on the Jimenez rumor - I wasn't there, so just sharing what I read on another TFC discussion Discord. The word "expect" could mean its just what Singh thinks could happen and isn't based on any inside info.
    Singh has historically been very careful with his words. If he said it, I suspect there is some truth there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC/Everton View Post
    Singh has historically been very careful with his words. If he said it, I suspect there is some truth there.
    Yeah - not sure if "expect" was the actual word used, or if the other poster was just paraphrasing.

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    Am I cynical for thinking the buyout should be used on Akinola instead? He’s not good.

    There, I said it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ag futbol View Post
    Am I cynical for thinking the buyout should be used on Akinola instead? He stinks.

    There, I said it.
    Vancouver wanted him earlier so maybe there's a low allocation $$$ trade to be had.

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    Akinola's cap hit is also significantly lower (I think ~300k, vs. $1-1.2M for Jimenez depending on what his transfer fee was).

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    Quote Originally Posted by noxx98 View Post
    Akinola's cap hit is also significantly lower (I think ~300k, vs. $1-1.2M for Jimenez depending on what his transfer fee was).
    Yeah, but that spot could be used on someone else (who is actually productive).

    Edit: You’re probably right though regarding the cap hit. JJ takes up more space. I think it’s crazy to have to in-do this move for a useful player so early on.

    It’s like we’re trying to help all these other teams succeed at our own expense dumping assets because of our inability to be flexible.
    Last edited by ag futbol; 10-05-2022 at 10:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ensco View Post
    There is no way we need a buyout on Jiminez.

    I would expect that Jiminez has value elsewhere in MLS. The guy had some success, and has a good pedigree. The Lawrence and Poz stories will embolden others to believe that we continue to be a good source for quality veterans acquired for nothing.

    Plus I am sure he still has value in Europe.
    Yeah I can see him fetching a decent package in the league.

    Teams that play with a 10 will want him

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    Apparently MLS is looking at a 4th DP for the coming season. Would be massive for us. New DP striker and Midfielder!

    https://twitter.com/AS_Futbol/status/1577461611673026563?s=20&t=ATuQFRT2g1MwYAFepVk0cQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC/Everton View Post
    Apparently MLS is looking at a 4th DP for the coming season. Would be massive for us. New DP striker and Midfielder!

    https://twitter.com/AS_Futbol/status/1577461611673026563?s=20&t=ATuQFRT2g1MwYAFepVk0cQ
    Could definitely be huge. Gotta think teams like Dallas, Vancouver, San Jose and Montreal would do everything in their power to block this.

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    I'd prefer they bump up the max TAM salary to like $2-$2.5M and increase the amount of GAM each team gets by like $3 or $4M rather than just adding an extra DP slot. But if there is an additional DP slot, time to pull up a list of free agents on world cup teams....

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    Quote Originally Posted by noxx98 View Post
    I'd prefer they bump up the max TAM salary to like $2-$2.5M and increase the amount of GAM each team gets by like $3 or $4M rather than just adding an extra DP slot. But if there is an additional DP slot, time to pull up a list of free agents on world cup teams....
    could be both!

    lots of new money coming into the league.

    this would be huge for us, could add a DP CM and ST...

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    Quote Originally Posted by noxx98 View Post
    I'd prefer they bump up the max TAM salary to like $2-$2.5M and increase the amount of GAM each team gets by like $3 or $4M rather than just adding an extra DP slot. But if there is an additional DP slot, time to pull up a list of free agents on world cup teams....
    TAM will not be increased. MLS agreement with the players union is to gradually phase out TAM. Next CBA players will insist on it being gone in favour of GAM.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    TAM will not be increased. MLS agreement with the players union is to gradually phase out TAM. Next CBA players will insist on it being gone in favour of GAM.
    By TAM salary I meant the max targeted allocation money amount, which is currently $1.6M. Basically I think they should increase the max salary a player can earn before they have to become a DP.

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    Apparently Gareth Lagerway’s contract status with Seattle is “up in the air”. Manning and Lagerway overlapped with each other at RSL. If we opt to bring in a GM to work with Bradley that’s my number one target. Maybe he can be interested in putting the final touches on a roster, including a final DP spot with a bottomless pile of cash.

    https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/three...-s-2022-season

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    Quote Originally Posted by noxx98 View Post
    Apparently Gareth Lagerway’s contract status with Seattle is “up in the air”. Manning and Lagerway overlapped with each other at RSL. If we opt to bring in a GM to work with Bradley that’s my number one target. Maybe he can be interested in putting the final touches on a roster, including a final DP spot with a bottomless pile of cash.

    https://www.mlssoccer.com/news/three...-s-2022-season
    They've been saying he is going to Atlanta and taking his whole crew with him for a while now.

    I would take him here in a heartbeat though.

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    unsure if this the right place to confirm- i saw someone mention Miami has all three of their DP's slots?

    how is this even possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FootBallAZ View Post
    unsure if this the right place to confirm- i saw someone mention Miami has all three of their DP's slots?

    how is this even possible?
    Higuain is out of contract and retiring. Pozuelo is out of contract. Pizarro is currently on loan to Liga MX and is expected to be sold in the off season through a buy option

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    Quote Originally Posted by FootBallAZ View Post
    unsure if this the right place to confirm- i saw someone mention Miami has all three of their DP's slots?

    how is this even possible?
    i think busquets is going there. i also think that's a poor use of a DP spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noxx98 View Post
    Higuain is out of contract and retiring. Pozuelo is out of contract. Pizarro is currently on loan to Liga MX and is expected to be sold in the off season through a buy option


    ah okay thank you- they had active DP's but this off season they'll have all available

    i was scratching my head for a second how that was possible

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    The German blood in me would like to point out that Toni Kroos is available on a free as of July 1st 2023.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    The German blood in me would like to point out that Toni Kroos is available on a free as of July 1st 2023.
    Fantastic player however there is a lot of mileage on him, could end up being a Frings 2.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeForbes View Post
    The German blood in me would like to point out that Toni Kroos is available on a free as of July 1st 2023.
    I love that man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    Fantastic player however there is a lot of mileage on him, could end up being a Frings 2.0.
    Frings was great for us when he was healthy... The challenge was his long-term injury.,

    I LOVE the idea of Kroos. Would take us to the next level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC/Everton View Post
    Frings was great for us when he was healthy... The challenge was his long-term injury.,

    I LOVE the idea of Kroos. Would take us to the next level.
    At his best in MLS, I found he was still too slow. Great player in his day.

    Not opposed to Kroos. But these signings should be considered carefully. Given the hatchet-job they did signing an injured Kaye, I’d question management’s ability to identify a still-capable player in their 30’s vs. a broken down golf cart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFC/Everton View Post
    Frings was great for us when he was healthy... The challenge was his long-term injury.,

    I LOVE the idea of Kroos. Would take us to the next level.
    we need a younger player who can anchor the team for the next 4 years as the 3rd DP

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    Quote Originally Posted by leedsandTFC View Post
    we need a younger player who can anchor the team for the next 4 years as the 3rd DP
    If they add a 4th DP then we should go for a good aged anchor (25 to 28) and a solid DP CF.

    And one of the free agent MLS GKs that are out there this off season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FootBallAZ View Post
    unsure if this the right place to confirm- i saw someone mention Miami has all three of their DP's slots?

    how is this even possible?
    Busquets, Pozuelo, & Ronaldo for 2023 probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra & Proud View Post
    Busquets, Pozuelo, & Ronaldo for 2023 probably.
    Almost. Messi in for Poz.

    https://en.as.com/soccer/lionel-mess...ts-for-2023-n/
    “What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left.”

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    have there been any links so far?

    or too early. i think the first insigne links arose around this time last year

 

 

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