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recycledhumans
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Post #16
Monday September 8, 2014 2:09pm

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If Cristiano comes, it will almost certainly be to Miami...

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #17
Monday September 8, 2014 3:38pm

Joined Jul 2012
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Ribery at 31 is older than Robben who is 30 and Podolski who is 29.

By April Ribery will be 32. Not exactly young.

MSantoine
Post #18
Monday September 8, 2014 5:12pm

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Original post from dunlopp9987

I could definitely see a few of those. Zlatan, Robben, and Podolski. But Ribery is still young enough, he'll stay in Europe. And Ronaldo is preposterous. He will come to MLS when he's 36 or 37 and ready to retire.

Honestly, has MLS been able to lure any decent-sized names that are under 30 years old from Europe? I'm genuinely curious.


I dont think Ronaldo will ever come here. By the time he's 36-37 MLS will be above needing his name recognition.

Know Nothing
Post #19
Monday September 8, 2014 6:41pm

Joined Jan 2013
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I am curious why top Euro teams don't use MLS as a means to get match fitness for players who were out long term with injuries?

If a player is rehabbing a long term injury the second half of their season and won't be ready by the time the season ends but will be close, why not loan them to an MLS team for little to no cost for a few months to get them match fit going into the next season.

magicrub
Post #20
Tuesday September 9, 2014 3:50am

Joined Aug 2014
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considering the kind of flagrant challenges that go uncarded in this league, i wouldnt be surprised if they worry about exaggerating the injuries. we're very lenient on physical play compared to europe. we're like the xfl, cept we're not going to fold.

MSantoine
Post #21
Tuesday September 9, 2014 1:55pm

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I dont think they are allowed to transfer a player to a foreign league outside the transfer window. I guess in theory in the jan transfer window they could do a three month loan to MLS to get them through march but MLS doesnt start until february so it kind of defeats the purpose

Know Nothing
Post #22
Tuesday September 9, 2014 3:11pm

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Doesn't the window open June 1st? A June 1st to Aug 1st loan.

MSantoine
Post #23
Tuesday September 9, 2014 5:07pm

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Original post from Know Nothing

Doesn't the window open June 1st? A June 1st to Aug 1st loan.


I thought you meant second half of Euro Leagues schedules. Thats why it didnt quite make sense to me. It would make sense for Euro teams to loan there guys to MLS in June to get in game shape for november. I wonder if we'll start seeing this next year with the NYCFC/Man City, Orlando/Benfica or Porto or whomever, DCU/Sunderland

Know Nothing
Post #24
Tuesday September 9, 2014 8:05pm

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Will MLS player allocation rules allow for Sunderland to directly loan a player to DCU or would the loan be to MLS and then allocated?

skangles
DC
Post #25
Wednesday September 10, 2014 2:22am

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Sporting KC signed a partnership with Fluminense which mandates that Fluminense loan at least one player to SKC each season. I think its a 3 year agreement.

MSantoine
Post #26
Wednesday September 10, 2014 12:19pm

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Original post from Know Nothing

Will MLS player allocation rules allow for Sunderland to directly loan a player to DCU or would the loan be to MLS and then allocated?


Thats a great question. With what Man City/NYCFC did with Lampard I'm sure there will be some shadiness at the beginning until some owners complain

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #27
Wednesday September 10, 2014 4:01pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from MSantoine

Thats a great question. With what Man City/NYCFC did with Lampard I'm sure there will be some shadiness at the beginning until some owners complain


Isn't that a different scenario though, since the loan there is going the other way? I can't imagine that an non MLS team would have an issue in saying to MLS and a club "we want this guy on loan", whereas if a team wanted to take a non MLS player (especially one that would be subject to an allocation process if fully joining the league) they'd still have to go through MLS brass, wouldn't they?

MSantoine
Post #28
Wednesday September 10, 2014 5:09pm

Joined Nov 2012
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Original post from recycledhumans

Isn't that a different scenario though, since the loan there is going the other way? I can't imagine that an non MLS team would have an issue in saying to MLS and a club "we want this guy on loan", whereas if a team wanted to take a non MLS player (especially one that would be subject to an allocation process if fully joining the league) they'd still have to go through MLS brass, wouldn't they?


You've got me. I still dont understand how guys like Dempsey, Bradley, Lampard didn't have to go through allocations or coin flips but Jermaine Jones did.

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