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Jzaval01
Post #1
Monday September 1, 2014 7:56am

Joined May 2013
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Does anyone find this move ridiculous? The guy has struggled for 2 seasons now in Man Utd and took one year to score for Mexico and he gets a move to Real Madrid? I mean yeah he wasnt their first choice to bring in to be behind Benzema and prob wont play much but idk its a bit of a crazy move. If this was back when he was putting them in then it would make sense but again its a guy who struggled against CONCACAF defense in the hex. Its obvious that the Mexican player is top choice in the CONCACAF market. Maybe im wrong. thoughts?

MSantoine
Post #2
Monday September 1, 2014 11:36am

Joined Nov 2012
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It just goes to show the difference in perceived quality between us and the rest of CONCACAF. A guy who struggled mightily for the last two seasons goes to a top 5 club. We can't get our players to mid table top 4 league teams.

hamsamwich
Post #3
Monday September 1, 2014 2:58pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,594
It is a bit ridiculous but he couldn't have cost much relatively, especially with that pile of di Maria money. And also it allows Jese to recover from that leg injury. It's not like he is going to play much anyway. What surprised me was seeing Raul Jimenez out there starting at forward for Atleti the other day. Really?? It's not long before USA gets players on teams like this- not Green but an American raised here. Chicharito is one big cry away from retirement anyway.

Live490
Texas
Post #4
Monday September 1, 2014 4:06pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 1,131
It's a business move, they will recover funds with his jersey sales.

EKneezy
Atlanta
Post #5
Monday September 1, 2014 4:27pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 2,971
As a United fan its good for him. He barely got any play under Moyes. Seemed that Van Gaal didnt want him either. He needed a move. Glad for him.

Jzaval01
Post #6
Monday September 1, 2014 4:45pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,304
idk i think its a joke all around. But oh well. IMO our players prove that you dont need to be in bigger clubs to perform well. Our players have to do best with what offers they get.

stone88
Post #7
Monday September 1, 2014 5:14pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
Real Madrid? Really? Ok, now I'm starting to believe there is something to the "bias against American players" theory!

admsghs27
Post #8
Monday September 1, 2014 6:06pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Is mostly a business move doubt he will have a big impact for Real Madrid.

dunlopp9987
Post #9
Monday September 1, 2014 6:11pm

Joined Mar 2013
Total Posts: 2,605
Original post from stone88

Real Madrid? Really? Ok, now I'm starting to believe there is something to the "bias against American players" theory!


Why? Name an American player who deserves to be at a big club like Madrid.
COYB!!
stone88
Post #10
Monday September 1, 2014 6:31pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,467
And Chicharito does DESERVE to be at a big club like Madrid? He could barely make it off the bench at United and has been underwhelming for EL Tri going on 3 years now, but somehow gets a move to Real? I'd like to know who his agent is. All I'm saying is that that would NEVER happen for an American player.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #11
Monday September 1, 2014 6:38pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 9,538
Who cares he will be a yet another bench warmer.

And yes the bias against American players in Europe is still real and going strong.

That's why I will always support MLS over any Euro league.

Scout92
Lone Star State(Gun State)
Post #12
Monday September 1, 2014 6:40pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 1,395
He is just at RM to back up Benzema, he wont start the big games. As a supporter of RM I've been waiting for them to get a striker to help Benzema, he wont be a bad back-up he works hard..

Jzaval01
Post #13
Monday September 1, 2014 6:50pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,304
Original post from 2tone

Who cares he will be a yet another bench warmer.

And yes the bias against American players in Europe is still real and going strong.

That's why I will always support MLS over any Euro league.


Agree 1000%.

MSantoine
Post #14
Monday September 1, 2014 9:26pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 3,723
Original post from dunlopp9987

Why? Name an American player who deserves to be at a big club like Madrid.


You don't think any Americans are as good or better than chicharito? What about dos santos? Jol Campbell?

Jzaval01
Post #15
Monday September 1, 2014 9:42pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,304
To be 100% honest no American has "earned" a big club move. Maybe MAYBE! You can make an argument for Fabian Johnson after that world cup but he signed before the WC. Same for Hernandez he hasnt earned a move to real madrid after he abismal scoring rate in the last two years. A players who has been amazing and "deserves" a big move is Carlos Vela if we are going to be honest. The guy has been good since moving to Real Sociedad. Joel Campbell from Costa Rica should be playing more for Arsenal but maybe he doesnt fit there?

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