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2tone
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Post #1
Wednesday January 15, 2014 6:42am

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MLS Execs are balking about Edu's possible salary of 1.2 million.

Look I don't think Edu's salary should be that high, but if the Union are willing to pay it then why does MLS care?

This is why: the next CBA.

MLS is losing ammo for the next CBA negotiations with the players union with the reported salaries of the incoming players.

If MLS stop the Edu deal, then expect their to be a huge uproar from not only Philly, but other teams in MLS.

skangles
DC
Post #2
Wednesday January 15, 2014 7:28am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,419
I agree. Look Edu's skill set might not be worth 1.2m but don't discount his name brand. As a pretty die hard MNT fan but somewhat normal MLS fan i can say that I do not regularly intend to watch the Union next season but if you add Edu to that team suddenly I become interested. That shouldn't be overlooked.

tylercocinas
Post #3
Wednesday January 15, 2014 7:53am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
Few points to consider here:
1. Edu isn't worth $1.2million per year
2. If you pay him that, it drives up salary demands for players of the same caliber
3. MLS isn't bending the rules by blocking the move. In every sports league in the Unite States, the commissioner has the power to take action, or block actions that are not in the best interest of the league.
4. One of the main benefits of the way MLS is structured is that it allows salaries to be kept artificially low, and paying Mo that much directly contradicts that principle.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #4
Wednesday January 15, 2014 1:35pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 1,016
HAHA oh Philly. Rules and what not aside, what on earth makes you think Edu is worth $1.2M hahahaha. He does have a good agent though. You can't fault him for that.

MSantoine
Post #5
Wednesday January 15, 2014 2:00pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Original post from tylercocinas

Few points to consider here:
1. Edu isn't worth $1.2million per year
2. If you pay him that, it drives up salary demands for players of the same caliber
3. MLS isn't bending the rules by blocking the move. In every sports league in the Unite States, the commissioner has the power to take action, or block actions that are not in the best interest of the league.
4. One of the main benefits of the way MLS is structured is that it allows salaries to be kept artificially low, and paying Mo that much directly contradicts that principle.


Edu is still in his prime (27) has over 40 games with the USMNT, and has played in the UCL. Id say if someone meets that criteria they deserve 1.2 million from MLS.

richieJkulesaNY
Post #6
Wednesday January 15, 2014 3:41pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 1,016
Original post from MSantoine

Edu is still in his prime (27) has over 40 games with the USMNT, and has played in the UCL. Id say if someone meets that criteria they deserve 1.2 million from MLS.


He has not played since the spring of last year. He is not even close to being an elite MLS midfielder. That salary would be 400% more than Kyle Beckerman is making, and 833% more than Will Johnson makes. No other MLS GM would offer anything remotely close to that. But hey, if the Union wants to spend that money on him, please do. That money could be spent much wiser.

navi8132
New York
Post #7
Wednesday January 15, 2014 4:28pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 3,099
You would have thought they learnt their lesson with Freddy Adu about avoiding overpaying for players of questionable quality who haven't been playing recently.

MSantoine
Post #8
Wednesday January 15, 2014 5:37pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Original post from richieJkulesaNY

He has not played since the spring of last year. He is not even close to being an elite MLS midfielder. That salary would be 400% more than Kyle Beckerman is making, and 833% more than Will Johnson makes. No other MLS GM would offer anything remotely close to that. But hey, if the Union wants to spend that money on him, please do. That money could be spent much wiser.


I think Edu is 4 times better than Beckerman. He's younger, played for a good Turkish league team last year, played for decent SPL teams when they were still relevant. Started in a world cup. When a 20 something year old starts in a world cup MLS should be jumping all over him. Also CDM is a very underated position, arguably the most important on the pitch as hes the link between defense and offense and good teams always have a good one.

navi8132
New York
Post #9
Wednesday January 15, 2014 5:54pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 3,099
No, Edu has the potential to be better than Beckerman, but at the present he is not. Perhaps in a few months by form he can get neck/neck with Beckerman. But at the present, he's not going to Brazil.

tylercocinas
Post #10
Wednesday January 15, 2014 7:32pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,151
Original post from MSantoine

I think Edu is 4 times better than Beckerman. He's younger, played for a good Turkish league team last year, played for decent SPL teams when they were still relevant. Started in a world cup. When a 20 something year old starts in a world cup MLS should be jumping all over him. Also CDM is a very underated position, arguably the most important on the pitch as hes the link between defense and offense and good teams always have a good one.


But the nature of football is what have you done for me lately and Edu hasn't done a damn thing. Yea he played for Rangers, yea he started a WC match in his 20's, but so did Robbie Findley.

As for Beckerman, he likely could have played for some decent European clubs, but he chose to spend his career in MLS.

In MLS, a guy like Edu is worth $500,000 a year max. That's just the reality of the situation when you compare what similarly talented players are being paid.


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