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tylercocinas
Post #31
Monday January 13, 2014 10:12pm

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Original post from 2tone

The cap is at $2.3 million right now. Triple would be around $6.9 million double around $4.6 million.

Could be conceivable it gets raised to around 6 million. Should be interesting.


I guess it depends on where you get your numbers from, most sites had been saying $2.9million for this past season but it's all speculation to a degree.

Under the current CBA there was a 10.5% jump in 2010, and it has gone up 5% every year thereafter. This is why I thought that it tripling was unlikely, without the kind of rapid, sustained yearly growth used by MSantoine in his estimates of course. And given that there is no precedent under previous CBAs , I just chose to be on the conservative side in my prediction. But I would love to be wrong ha

Bshredder
Post #32
Monday January 13, 2014 11:30pm

Joined Aug 2011
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Original post from stone88

I'd also like to see Bryan Gerzicich in the MLS. He is a top CM/DCM in Israel. And in a few years MLS teams show try and sign Ibišević and Yura Movsisyan.


Gerzicich was actually exploring the idea of coming to MLS last summer. The interest just wasn't there, unfortunately

Not that it would have mattered much anyway. Maccabi Tel Aviv signed him to a contract that would have made him a DP in MLS. What MLS team is going to offer that?

In addition, he is now back to playing under the coach he played for that won an Israeli title at Kiryat Shmona. He's very close with that coach, so it just didn't make sense to go anywhere else.

MSantoine
Post #33
Tuesday January 14, 2014 2:53am

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from tylercocinas

I guess it depends on where you get your numbers from, most sites had been saying $2.9million for this past season but it's all speculation to a degree.

Under the current CBA there was a 10.5% jump in 2010, and it has gone up 5% every year thereafter. This is why I thought that it tripling was unlikely, without the kind of rapid, sustained yearly growth used by MSantoine in his estimates of course. And given that there is no precedent under previous CBAs , I just chose to be on the conservative side in my prediction. But I would love to be wrong ha


There's precedence there. Look at the nba. It went from a cap of 15.9 mil to 42.5 mil in 7 years.

rjw77
Post #34
Tuesday January 14, 2014 2:55am

Joined Jul 2013
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Maurice Edu negotiating with MLS, per Taylor Twellman.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #35
Tuesday January 14, 2014 2:58am

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Total Posts: 10,574
Original post from rjw77

Maurice Edu negotiating with MLS, per Taylor Twellman.


Good he needs to come back. Any specific teams?

navi8132
New York
Post #36
Tuesday January 14, 2014 3:00am

Joined Jul 2012
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The most important one I think will be Joe Gyau, common Joe, time in GER is at an end. We need wingers that actually play. Brek Shea as well. Hell, Josh Gatt too.

rjw77
Post #37
Tuesday January 14, 2014 3:24am

Joined Jul 2013
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Original post from 2tone

Good he needs to come back. Any specific teams?


No specific teams, sounds like he might just be signing a contract with MLS and then going to whichever team wants him in the allocation order, like Bocanegra with Chivas USA.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #38
Tuesday January 14, 2014 3:51am

Joined Dec 2012
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In the case of players that aren't getting playing abroad and are passed their early 20's like Gooch & Edu I support the idea of returning to the MLS. It would be good for then and the league. But players like Gatt and Shea I don't really want to see in the MLS they still have plenty of time to prove themselves abroad and can grow much more as a player than they could in the MLS.

Now when players come back that play in highly competitive top leagues abroad I have to be concerned because their level of play could drop maybe and it could hurt our NT team. Now remember I'm saying maybe...

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #39
Tuesday January 14, 2014 2:41pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
I agree with Scout, let the guys on the right side of 25 stay, once they get there and if nothing's changed then it's time to think about it.

navi8132
New York
Post #40
Tuesday January 14, 2014 5:55pm

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It's more important to make MLS draw in more viewers (and thus grow), by having hype players like Joe Gyau and Josh Gatt come back. I don't believe the slight (possible) difference in development is that big a deal. MLS NEEDS to attract more viewers if soccer is to grow in this country at fast pace.

tylercocinas
Post #41
Tuesday January 14, 2014 7:12pm

Joined Aug 2012
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I don't think we can have it both ways right now in terms of wanting our best players in Europe and simultaneously wanting MLS to be a top league. If it is going to make the strides we desire, MLS needs all hands on deck in terms of talented American soccer players.

If we continue exporting the best Americans we will literally never known what top level soccer in this country could be, and I don't believe that the product of American soccer will ever appeal to the masses as it would if we weren't this mass exporter of talent.

Given the global nature of the game, we'll always export a few but just as an examply, look at Liga MX, which many consider to be a few steps better than MLS. Mexican players simply don't play abroad in great numbers and that contributes to the quality of play in that league.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #42
Tuesday January 14, 2014 7:30pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Keep most of the US's best, export a few talented US players, and bring in talented imports from abroad. This is the formula.

the fact that the USMNT is still a strong driver of TV and fan viewership means that having players like Bradley, Deuce, Donovan, and other notable players playing in MLS will drive fans to watch these players in their domestic league. Attendance spiked after the last WC with fans wanting to see Donovan.

tylercocinas
Post #43
Tuesday January 28, 2014 5:33pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
Bump. @Eric_MLSfan, you probably didn't know a similar thread already existed but, no real point in continuously creating the same topics.

MSantoine
Post #44
Tuesday January 28, 2014 5:49pm

Joined Nov 2012
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I dont think he has a shot at 2014 but I wonder if Steve Clark will be in a position to take a run at Rimando's backup job for the next cycle? Columbus could be dangerous this year

Eric_MLSfan
Post #45
Tuesday January 28, 2014 6:11pm

Joined Jan 2014
Total Posts: 24
Original post from tylercocinas

Bump. @Eric_MLSfan, you probably didn't know a similar thread already existed but, no real point in continuously creating the same topics.


Just saw that Tyler. My bad . Getting used to the board. But I'm here now.

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