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Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #31
Saturday June 14, 2014 5:51am

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I'd take him at Newcastle over all the other teams.

AVFC
Post #32
Saturday June 14, 2014 2:35pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 52
Villa have done a poor job with Americans in the past. Lichaj (better than his replacement), Bradley, Guzan (dropping then resigning him). I love Villa, but I can't stand how they've messed these things up in the past. Additionally they have Vlaar and a bunch of young backs. I'm not sure how Brooks would fit in or add to that roster. Probably the best bet for Brooks is to stay at Berlin or wait for a different German team to snap him up. I almost lost it when the article said "all five teams are relatively prominent clubs with tremendous support". Yeah, maybe 25 or 30 years ago!

Fraser31
Charleston, South Carolina
Post #33
Saturday June 14, 2014 2:54pm

Joined Sep 2012
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Complete misread who we were talking about. Thought the discussion was about Boyd for some reason haha

USnLFCfan
Savannah GA
Post #34
Saturday June 14, 2014 9:49pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,199
Everton would be the best spot for him to land.

MSantoine
Post #35
Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:23am

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I think brooks just added a couple million euros to his transfer fee. No doubt some EPL teams saw that and got excited.

kjperuch
Post #36
Tuesday June 17, 2014 1:20pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 120
Man i sure hope Boyd does not sign with Wigan. US forwards need to stop going to the bottom of the table EPL teams.

Know Nothing
Post #37
Tuesday June 17, 2014 5:01pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 370
I hope Brooks stays where he is and develops some more in a stable environment.

As for Boyd, I don't see Wigan as such a bad place...experienced manager who was once a striker himself, competitive and tough league

kjperuch
Post #38
Wednesday June 18, 2014 1:24pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 120
Original post from Know Nothing

I hope Brooks stays where he is and develops some more in a stable environment.

As for Boyd, I don't see Wigan as such a bad place...experienced manager who was once a striker himself, competitive and tough league


So was Paolo Di Canio and Gus Poyet (midfield) and look how that has worked out for Jozy. If Salzburg come calling he needs to take it. He can get good playing time in the Champions League. Boyd does not need to be going to the English Championship.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #39
Wednesday June 18, 2014 1:57pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,153
Original post from kjperuch

So was Paolo Di Canio and Gus Poyet (midfield) and look how that has worked out for Jozy. If Salzburg come calling he needs to take it. He can get good playing time in the Champions League. Boyd does not need to be going to the English Championship.


I definitely agree that Wigan isn't the best place for him, but it wouldn't be as bad as Jozy to Sunderland. Wigan are a much more creative team (can hardly believe I just typed those words) and actually have a style of play more suited to using a striker as more than just a hold up man.

RBS would be a good two/three year stop before getting his move to a big 4 league.

kjperuch
Post #40
Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:01pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 120
Looks like Rapid Vienna are turning clubs down for Boyd. Wigan and Leipzig have both made offers but not what rapid want. Looks like they are going to to be willing to sit and let Boyd leave on free transfer if they don't get what they want for the striker. They want an extension but Boyd has turned them down.
http://sport.oe24.at/fussball/Rapid-Jetzt-auc...

MSantoine
Post #41
Wednesday June 18, 2014 5:01pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,187
Original post from kjperuch

Looks like Rapid Vienna are turning clubs down for Boyd. Wigan and Leipzig have both made offers but not what rapid want. Looks like they are going to to be willing to sit and let Boyd leave on free transfer if they don't get what they want for the striker. They want an extension but Boyd has turned them down.
http://sport.oe24.at/fussball/Rapid-Jetzt-auc...


Usually in these cases its just a matter of squeezing an extra million or two euros from the club. Its bad business for Rapid to hold on to him if he wants to leave and then let him go for nothing. Its not like they need him to make the UCL knockout round and the boatloads of cash that come with it. THey can come in 3rd place with or without him My guess is they drag it out another couple of months to see who ups their offer first

kjperuch
Post #42
Thursday July 3, 2014 3:11pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 120
http://www.dhnet.be/sports/football/division1...

Yedlin on the move?
looks like Anderlecht are seeking him.

MSantoine
Post #43
Thursday July 3, 2014 3:59pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 2,187
I was going to post immediately after the loss how quick do people think he gets offers from decent euro teams but got busy this week. Hope he does it. Anderlecht would be a good spot. Winning team. European competition. Belgian League higher quality than MLS for the most part but not too bad where he'd get walked all over. I'd love him to go there for 2 years and develop to then make the jump to EPL or Bundesliga.

Although if I were a betting man MLS and Seattle will reject any realistic transfer for him to capitalize on his marketbaility this year and next

skangles
DC
Post #44
Thursday July 3, 2014 9:19pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,974
Since it is silly season let me throw this out there:

1) DC United just cut ties with LB Cristian Fernandez who was not happy living in the US.

2) In their last game against Seattle, DC shifted Franklin from RB to LB and brought in Korb at RB. This isn't a bad interim solution but I reckon DC will be looking for a long term LB solution to position the team for a run in the playoffs.

3) DC United is currently tied for first in the East with Eddie Johnson as their lone DP and arguably the only name on the roster that casual fans would recognize.

4) DaMarcus Beasley is without a club contract and just performed very well as a LB against elite competition in the World Cup.

5) Toronto is atop the allocation order while DC United is fourth.

Can DC United swing a trade with Toronto to bring in Beasley and convert him to a full time LB based on the success he had at the position with the MNT? I would absolutely love to see this happen and this would definitely cause me to venture out to RFK this season.

I don't think Beasley is DP material at this point but I think he's worth the heavy end of a Bocanegra or Goodson contract, maybe around $300k per season.

Note this isn't rumored by anybody and is just my thought. Thus, it has just as much validity as most silly season rumors.

Arsenal904
Jacksonville Florida
Post #45
Friday July 4, 2014 8:15pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 15
I saw a few pages posting things on Matt Besler getting offers from England and Germany. No team names were mentioned, though....

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