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Jzaval01
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Wednesday November 27, 2013 1:01am

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transf...

2tone
Ten-Towns
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Wednesday November 27, 2013 1:25am

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There are reports that Toronto will land Gilardino as well. Don't see that partnership flourishing to tell you the truth. Defoe has always wanted to be the main striker.

stone88
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Wednesday November 27, 2013 2:20am

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More excited about the possibility of seeing Klose play here in the states!

Jzaval01
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Wednesday November 27, 2013 2:25am

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Just awesome to see more names coming to MLS every transfer window. Anyways Klose will only go to NY or LA right if i remember. Anyways LA has no more DP slots so maybe he goes to NY? Unless Gonzo goes abroad.

blaise213
San Francisco CA
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Wednesday November 27, 2013 4:45am

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Jzaval01

You get all the credit for this news release. Said it before any american news outlet

Jzaval01
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Wednesday November 27, 2013 5:39am

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blaise213 - Kinda crazy that everyone except MLS.com has reported this now. Makes its skeptical that the League page hasnt reported it as of now. Good to see though TFC making great moves.

Jzaval01
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Wednesday November 27, 2013 6:28pm

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http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2013/11...

MSantoine
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Thursday November 28, 2013 3:27am

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If Defoe somehow makes the England roster for Brazil it would be huge for MLS. Showing that a player can leave EPL for MLS and still be world class caliber

dunlopp9987
Post #9
Thursday November 28, 2013 4:00am

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Original post from MSantoine

If Defoe somehow makes the England roster for Brazil it would be huge for MLS. Showing that a player can leave EPL for MLS and still be world class caliber


That's a long shot. They've got Welbeck, Sturridge, Rooney, and possibly even Lambert ahead of Defoe.
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admsghs27
Post #10
Thursday November 28, 2013 4:02am

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Mls already had player ay for several national teams world wice. And england isnt a powerhouse or anything special. If we had a player pl ay for brazil, argentina, spain, germany, italy that would be great.

admsghs27
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Thursday November 28, 2013 6:49am

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Play world wide dont like my phone lol

dolcem
Post #12
Thursday November 28, 2013 9:16am

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For such a big-name player I am not excited at all. Yeah, it's a good signing and I'm sure he'll do well since he would fit into the MLS style of play, but that's exactly the problem. When are we going to start bringing in players who do not come from the prototypical Anglo style? The point of the DP is to provide something that your average American MLS player (on a much lower salary) can't. We have plenty of hard-working guys with pace, power, fitness, heart, size, etc. So why do we keep on signing guys like Tim Cahill, Keane, Defoe, etc.? You can find MLS guys for a fraction of the cost that can do basically the same thing (just not quite as well). Why not bring in DP's who can provide something that the average American player doesn't have...skill, creativity, technique? Why not bring in someone who is great on his own and who can carry a team and make the players around him play better rather than someone who needs quality around him to play well (e.g. Beckham)? Like a playmaker, for instance?

And let's not forget about the other massively important part of DP's: to get people to tune in on TV. We have plenty of soccer fans in this country (look at how many flock to see European teams play friendlies), they just don't find MLS' on-the-field product to be exciting enough. Well let's bring in players that are actually exciting to watch...how many casual viewers are thrilled by Tim Cahill's exceptional work rate? By Defoe's knack for sprinting around in the box and scoring loose balls? By Beckham's excellent corner kicks?

Last time we had the chance to get that player we turned him down even though he wanted to come. Yes, he's had his off-the-field issues, but in that case it was a chance that had to be taken. And a hungover Guti still could have rocked the MLS. He was able to do so in La Liga.

But I'm afraid sometimes that certain elements of the MLS leadership is so clueless about the sport they're trying sell that they don't even see this.
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admsghs27
Post #13
Thursday November 28, 2013 10:06am

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I guarantee defoe wont be a top 50 player in mls.. Mark my words.. Hes gonna be a bust...... Wont be a top 10 socorer unless tfc sucks again and he aores all their goals.

MSantoine
Post #14
Thursday November 28, 2013 6:21pm

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Original post from admsghs27

Mls already had player ay for several national teams world wice. And england isnt a powerhouse or anything special. If we had a player pl ay for brazil, argentina, spain, germany, italy that would be great.


List of nations who had an MLS player on there WC roster in 2010

USA, Honduras, New Zealand

2006:

USA, Costa Rica, Trinidad & Tobago, Mexico

2002:

USA

So since the turn of the millenium MLS has sent CONCACAF & Oceanic players to a world cup only. No UEFA, No CONMEBOL. No AFC. NO CAF.

AVFC
Post #15
Thursday November 28, 2013 8:40pm

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[quote]Original post from dolcem

Why not bring in DP's who can provide something that the average American player doesn't have...skill, creativity, technique? Why not bring in someone who is great on his own and who can carry a team and make the players around him play better rather than someone who needs quality around him to play well (e.g. Beckham)? Like a playmaker, for instance?

I only know what I've seen, but to me he has tremendous technique. He's scored some goals that I didn't think possible. I do know that strikers tend to be overpriced in the scheme of things, but given the number of goals he has produced for England, West Ham, Portsmouth and Tottenham I would expect a pretty good return on investment.

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