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2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #1
Wednesday January 8, 2014 11:28pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,256
Can't wait to watch MLS this season.

Love the Bradley signing for the league, and it doesn't seem like the transfers will be done with that.

Jones might be on his way.

Defoe is a done deal.

And other teams are looking to make some big splashes.

Viva MLS!

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #2
Wednesday January 8, 2014 11:33pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,256
Brian 'Cobi" Span has signed with MLS from Swedish side Djurgadens.

Has talent. Good to see him coming back.

Would like to see Gyau and Lletget come as well.

Chrisou101
Post #3
Wednesday January 8, 2014 11:50pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 626
MLS should invest more in youth development instead of brining our players back from Europe. Then again, I hope MB know's what he's doing. But yeah, the next season is going to be exciting.

rjw77
Post #4
Wednesday January 8, 2014 11:51pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 289
I remember I signed Span in a Fifa 13 career mode that I was doing with a league two team because he was worth peanuts but had a potential of 76.

Now I'm pretty sure he won't ever reach that level because he couldn't crack the Swedish league but it's always nice to see young American talent returning to MLS (If you get what I mean )

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #5
Thursday January 9, 2014 12:07am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,256
You want MLS to have better academies, and able to pay are talented youngsters better?

Well MLS needs better TV deals and more fans caring about the league. The only way to do that is to sign players like MB90 and Dempsey who have that cached name here in North America.

This is going to set up a tidal wave of interest here in MLS. Which measn better TV deals, and better ratings.

Now imagine the USMNT getting out of the group stage with Donovan, Dempsey, and Bradley who all will be playing in MLS. Yeah MLS could sky rocket in attendance and TV ratings this up coming year.

Loche Achles
Post #6
Thursday January 9, 2014 12:20am

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 279
In the end it is all about money. Money comes from TV.

The proof is in the pudding... The Beckham experiment worked. It revolutionized the legitimacy of MLS, in one stroke. We are so much better than just 10 years ago, even 5.

This is another revolution, happening so quickly and even bigger than that. Young Brazilians, Bradley, Defoe, Dempsey... The train is rolling. If only Portland nabbed Mixx.

I'm thinking about getting MLS pass now to watch all games. I watched here and there before but not as committed (no team by me so that hurts). But this has me pumped.

Also I thought this would be poor for USMNT in the short term which saddened me, but on closer reflection I'm not so sure... Having a lot of Americans playing here in MLS will help the development of an "American" style of play. This is crucial for international success which is largely based on cohesion and identity between the squad. My 2 cents anyways.

skangles
DC
Post #7
Thursday January 9, 2014 12:45am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,412
Andrew Wooten is being shopped around and is garnering interest from within Germany but he has said he's open to coming to the MLS.

rjw77
Post #8
Thursday January 9, 2014 1:23am

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 289
Original post from skangles

Andrew Wooten is being shopped around and is garnering interest from within Germany but he has said he's open to coming to the MLS.


That'd be awesome as well.

skangles
DC
Post #9
Thursday January 9, 2014 2:10am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,412
I'd love to see Parkhurst come back to the MLS. I haven't heard any rumors and his transfer fee would probably be too high for an MLS club to seriously consider it but it would be nice to see.

If Gooch doesn't obtain a contract from Valenciennes, he could be a nice pickup as he's out of contract.

tylercocinas
Post #10
Thursday January 9, 2014 2:57am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
The Parkhurst transfer price can't be too high. He has barely played for Augsburg which would theoretically negatively impact his transfer price.

rjw77
Post #11
Thursday January 9, 2014 3:12am

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 289
I'd like to see Parkhurst at LA since they need a RB now but they would have to move up the allocation order too I believe.

skangles
DC
Post #12
Thursday January 9, 2014 4:24am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,412
1860 wanted Parkhurst in the summer and if I recall correctly the asking price was too high. Maybe Augsburg has changed their position but he wasn't used last season either. I hope I'm wrong as I'd love to see him back in the MLS.

admsghs27
Post #13
Thursday January 9, 2014 4:54am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Im sure 2014 will be a fun season to watch. But man 2015 is gonna be the best of all time. Cant wait.

rjw77
Post #14
Thursday January 9, 2014 5:10am

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 289
Original post from admsghs27

Im sure 2014 will be a fun season to watch. But man 2015 is gonna be the best of all time. Cant wait.


This. 2015 will have at least two new expansion teams in exciting locations, NYCFC and Orlando City. It's post World Cup so we could see a lot of younger European players (in the 29-32 area) come to MLS. Orlando already seems like they have Kaka locked up and I can't wait to see who NYCFC brings in.

admsghs27
Post #15
Thursday January 9, 2014 5:31am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Kaka is staying in Milan just recently signed a long extension. I see Altidore coming next year either nycfc or Orlando. Along with other young good, a few older veterans. Also many of the young Americans coming up will have a big impact in 2015. I see 1 or 2 young world stars coming in 2015. Aguero ? cavani ? Mascherano ? Robben ? ext... Some of those type of players still on their prime.

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