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bradleycueball
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Post #61
Thursday July 17, 2014 8:49pm

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After seeing Mixx score again today, a thought that came to mind was how good can he really get? Do you guys think he has like upper EPL team potential or more mid to lower table potential if that. I would just love to see him go to a bigger league just to see how he does and really figure it out.
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kernn63
Post #62
Thursday July 17, 2014 9:26pm

Joined Feb 2013
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I assume he's not playing in Europa qualification because he's being shopped (or was Rosenborg being overly optimistic about their chances?)

hamsamwich
Post #63
Thursday July 17, 2014 10:15pm

Joined Oct 2013
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@cueball-- I always like to compare our players with ones I've seen before at a higher level. Mixx reminds me of a USMNT version of Ricky Kaka.

MSantoine
Post #64
Thursday July 17, 2014 10:32pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from kernn63

I assume he's not playing in Europa qualification because he's being shopped (or was Rosenborg being overly optimistic about their chances?)


He played in there last Europa game and scored in it. Believe that puts him euro tied to Rosenberg this year.

kernn63
Post #65
Friday July 18, 2014 2:06am

Joined Feb 2013
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Original post from MSantoine

He played in there last Europa game and scored in it. Believe that puts him euro tied to Rosenberg this year.


Interesting....wouldn't affect Celtic interest at all....believe their only UEFA competition is Champion's league.

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #66
Saturday July 19, 2014 12:20am

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from kernn63

Interesting....wouldn't affect Celtic interest at all....believe their only UEFA competition is Champion's league.


Tied to Euros means he can't play CL.

cleancutimage
Post #67
Friday December 19, 2014 3:00am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 175
http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/12...

Did anyone see this coming? If so, pick my lottery numbers please. If he is going to go to Mexico he might as well came to MLS. I would have preferred he stayed in Europe and tried his luck in a top tier league or a big club in Holland.

hamsamwich
Post #68
Friday December 19, 2014 3:07am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 669
Mexican league is better than MLS if that's the argument. But yea, Holland, hello? I don't think Norway is eligible for automatic status in England so to go there I doubt he'd get a work permit. I though France or Spain even better for Mix but hey.

No, dude, we did not think about that...

cleancutimage
Post #69
Friday December 19, 2014 3:11am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 175
Mexican league is better yes but not so much better that you would go there at this point in your career if you had other opportunities elsewhere especially if you are trying to help develop the game in the States. As for Holland, Holland is the perfect example of being able to play on a big club, in a well-respected league but not lost in the sauce of a Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga. I would love for a player to play 8+ seasons at a club like Ajax or PSV. Even though they have become more feeder clubs, you can build quite a career there. Instead of going to a Sunderland, Stoke or Hull and killing your reputation.

cleancutimage
Post #70
Friday December 19, 2014 3:45am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 175
Would I want a player to go to France or Spain? Yes but I still feel we don't have enough sample size of players playing in those countries and being successful. Holland is almost a given for American players. France we have seen success from Bedoya, Vanney did fairly well with Bastia and Onyewu got his start with Metz. But Holland made players out of Beasley, Jozy, AJ, Rubio, John O'Brien. I think Lee Nguyen could have done well there if he stayed long enough.

hamsamwich
Post #71
Friday December 19, 2014 3:47am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 669
I'm a season ticket holder but the MLS policy is wack. If I was mix I wouldn't want to come either. You simply can't sign for who you want to sign for, it's all some big Don Garber back room scheme. Mix is a soccer player not a puppet, although it seems like he could've been a replacement for Landon/Keane in LA... But then again, he wouldn't be playing for LA. Well, maybe LA could rig it to get around the "rules". Good for Mix, Tijuana is an exciting team I hope this is actually true.

Jzaval01
Post #72
Friday December 19, 2014 4:02am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,684
I think its pathetic whatever happened that prevented him from coming. If a USA international is considering coming back you make it happen. Same BS that happened with Sacha K and LA Galaxy

cleancutimage
Post #73
Friday December 19, 2014 4:07am

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 175
Well Garber is still babying the league and being extra cautious. He wasn't to keep the league parity as long as possible. You know clubs like Columbus would not be able to compete with clubs like Galaxy, NYCFC, Sounders if he allowed players to go wherever they want. I think they should raise the salary cap substantially and add one more DP but Garber thinks he knows best.
I think better players will only increase the butts in the seats. Those days of college kids playing are almost over. You need players who eat, sleep and breathe soccer.
But if Mix does sign then I think the MLS has struck out because of their policy. Because Xolos is not America. If he went to America then I would say good move for him.

tylercocinas
Post #74
Friday December 19, 2014 9:30am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 787
While Garber is the mouthpiece of the league it's important to note that he works for the owners. As more ambitious, deep pocketed owners come into the league the changes will come. There have been reports of disagreements behind the scenes between owners who feel that the league needs to take the training wheels off and let those who want to spend more do it. The old guard and perhaps those with less resources are likely advocating for sticking to the slow and steady approach. Yet another reason why this CBA negotiation is so pivotal for MLS. The league clearly isn't going anywhere, but to take the necessary steps forward there needs to be more freedom, plain and simple. The league won't attract the highest possible talent if not.

admsghs27
Post #75
Friday December 19, 2014 2:32pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,410
Well Rumors are he rejected a DO MLS slot to sign with Xolos. I guess they had the best offer in the table. I just hope he does make it and doesn't end up riding the bench mid way trough the season. Liga MX is a very tough league and yes better than hollland unless you play for an Ajax or psv. If it was up to me I would of rather seen him in Spain we need Americans in LA Liga they are the best technical league that's what we need to suceed internationally.

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