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2tone
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Post #1
Saturday August 9, 2014 3:53pm

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There were reports last week that Brek has permission to leave Stoke City.

Well he just scored two goals for Stoke City in the first half against a Welsh premier league team. he also played well in preseason in Germany.

There are rumors that he will have many suitors form German and Eredivisie teams if indeed Mark Hughes deems him service to requirements. Scoring two goals today may jump start a loan or purchase for him.

Brek Shea has a ton of talent he just needs a coach and a team that believes in him.

I think the USMNT could have used him at the WC as a spark off of the bench to be honest.

EKneezy
Post #2
Saturday August 9, 2014 6:23pm

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IDk if he would've helped at the World Cup but its good to see that hes doing well for Stoke in preseason. Hope they give him games or loan him out. Big year for Brek. This could be a new cycle for him in the USMNT plans.

skangles
DC
Post #3
Sunday August 10, 2014 6:35am

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The most interesting angle here isn't about Brek but rather that this situation perfectly highlights why the MLS shouldn't artificially impose an early August transfer deadline on themselves.

Why do they do that? A player like Brek would be perfect to take on loan but no MLS teams can do so because its after August 6th. I don't get it.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #4
Sunday August 10, 2014 3:36pm

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Original post from skangles

The most interesting angle here isn't about Brek but rather that this situation perfectly highlights why the MLS shouldn't artificially impose an early August transfer deadline on themselves.

Why do they do that? A player like Brek would be perfect to take on loan but no MLS teams can do so because its after August 6th. I don't get it.


This transfer window is there secondary window, meaning it can only be open for a short period of time. FIFA states that leagues can't have their main transfer window last more than 12 weeks, and a secondary window which can't last more than 4 weeks.

It's not MLS it's FIFA that imposes the length of the transfer window. Personally I think there should be zero transfer windows. A team should be allowed to loan or purchase a player whenever they want.

dunlopp9987
Post #5
Sunday August 10, 2014 4:35pm

Joined Mar 2013
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Original post from 2tone

This transfer window is there secondary window, meaning it can only be open for a short period of time. FIFA states that leagues can't have their main transfer window last more than 12 weeks, and a secondary window which can't last more than 4 weeks.

It's not MLS it's FIFA that imposes the length of the transfer window. Personally I think there should be zero transfer windows. A team should be allowed to loan or purchase a player whenever they want.


But then outlets such as SSN and the Daily Mail wouldn't have anything to write about
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skangles
DC
Post #6
Sunday August 10, 2014 6:43pm

Joined Jan 2013
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Original post from 2tone

This transfer window is there secondary window, meaning it can only be open for a short period of time. FIFA states that leagues can't have their main transfer window last more than 12 weeks, and a secondary window which can't last more than 4 weeks.

It's not MLS it's FIFA that imposes the length of the transfer window. Personally I think there should be zero transfer windows. A team should be allowed to loan or purchase a player whenever they want.


I stand corrected. I thought it was an MLS mandate. In any event its pretty ridiculous that the transfer windows do not align but I suppose that's part of FIFA's master plan to convince the MLS to switch to a winter schedule.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #7
Sunday August 10, 2014 7:09pm

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MLS windows are aligned with the rest of the world it's just Europes is longer now and shorter in January while MLS's is shorter now and their main transfer window is January to mid April.

MSantoine
Post #8
Monday August 11, 2014 1:57am

Joined Nov 2012
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As long as they "closed" the window for the last 8-10 weeks of the season that'd be fine with me. You don't want a team to be able to bring in players that close to the end of the season.

tylercocinas
Post #9
Friday August 29, 2014 3:17pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 750
The Twelfth Yank retweeted a tweet from Giacomo Costa which stated that Southampton is considering brining in Brek Shea, and apparently he's focused on moving there as well, in spite of the Eredivisie/Bundesliga interest

Jzaval01
Post #10
Friday August 29, 2014 4:53pm

Joined May 2013
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anywhere where he will get some sort of playing time at this point. He clearly wont get his chance at stoke but Southampton is an interesting club to want to bring SHea on loan. Especially because they are a better club than Stoke not to mention they know to develop talent. Lallana, Bale, Luke Shaw, etc etc. Still most important thing is his playing time.

http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/1614/americans...

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #11
Friday August 29, 2014 5:16pm

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Southampton plays the attack-oriented, high paced soccer that Brek needs to get back to firing on all cylinders...plus with their results so far this season, it doesn't appear that they will be faves for one of the relegation spots...good move, I think.

db707
Post #12
Friday August 29, 2014 5:21pm

Joined Oct 2013
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I favor an Eredivisie move. I fear he'd be a bench option at best at Southampton, but I hope I am wrong.

stone88
Post #13
Friday August 29, 2014 5:54pm

Joined Aug 2012
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Original post from db707

I favor an Eredivisie move. I fear he'd be a bench option at best at Southampton, but I hope I am wrong.


No you aren't wrong, brek ain't good enough to break into their starting line-up. Hell I'd be surprised if he is good enough to break into ANY EPL starting lineup. Several years now and all brek has to show for his time at stoke is a couple of small cameos, a terrible loan disaster, and pig-head incident. He def needs to move to a lower european league, where he can actually play some competitive games.

db707
Post #14
Friday August 29, 2014 9:11pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 108
Original post from stone88

No you aren't wrong, brek ain't good enough to break into their starting line-up. Hell I'd be surprised if he is good enough to break into ANY EPL starting lineup. Several years now and all brek has to show for his time at stoke is a couple of small cameos, a terrible loan disaster, and pig-head incident. He def needs to move to a lower european league, where he can actually play some competitive games.


Eh, trying to maintain a glimmer of optimism, but I concur. Brek in the Netherlands just seems like a natural to me.

TheTruth
Post #15
Friday August 29, 2014 11:27pm

Joined Dec 2013
Total Posts: 246
Agree. I just don't think Brek is good enough to get much game time on even a bottom EPL team.

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