EXTRA TIME
YANKS ABROAD LOCKER ROOM
 
usry723
Augusta, GA
Post #1
Tuesday March 13, 2012 6:58pm

Joined Mar 2012
Total Posts: 96
As most of you know I'm a huge Agudelo fan. I think everyone but Erik Soler knows that Juan's time as a Red Bull is close to being over or at least it should be.

Today a report came out that RBNY rejected 3 seperate trade proposals for Agudelo.

My question is this, should New York trade Agudelo? And if so, what is his current value?
Country > Club
Bshredder
Post #2
Tuesday March 13, 2012 7:05pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
If they will sell him in the summer, they should keep him. Otherwise they should get rid of him.

NY needs midfielders and unloading JA gives them room to do that

Getting rid of DeRo last year was one of the dumbest moves ever. These Scandinavians are running the team like a bunch of morons

krelmatrix
Munich
Post #3
Wednesday March 14, 2012 12:04am

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 56
Trading him would be a waste thanks to cap rules.

The guy is a decent enough backup at this point (has yet to consistently show much more when given a starting role...maybe one day), and isn't such a huge cap hit. If he's traded for anybody of worth, they will likely cost a lot more on the cap. Plus a trade will limit them to players currently on the block in MLS.

If he's sold overseas, NY will pick up a huge chunk of allocation money ($500k I think?) from the transfer fee which they can use for negating the cap hit for any player they want to bring in. Anytime a team is willing to get rid of a player with a huge value on the international market, then selling is always the way to go....with a trade they are just getting half-value.

Personally, I think he should be sold in summer or winter. He's simply not ready for a high level yet - Jozy rushed it and it's taken him years to finally settle.

WandOfAFoot
Post #4
Tuesday August 7, 2012 5:01am

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 5
He needs to move outside the MLS for the sake of his career. If he wants to develop into the player he aspires to be, a move abroad checks all boxes.

Bshredder
Post #5
Tuesday August 7, 2012 4:31pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 1,459
Original post from WandOfAFoot

He needs to move outside the MLS for the sake of his career. If he wants to develop into the player he aspires to be, a move abroad checks all boxes.


Not sure he' ready for the jump, to be honest.

krelmatrix
Munich
Post #6
Tuesday August 7, 2012 9:04pm

Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts: 56
How is he doing at Chivas? I've stopped keeping up with him since he got traded from NY.

The kid has immense talent, but he's raw and needs a lot of work and refinement. I personally liked the idea of him going to Stuttgart when it was rumored last season. There's no way he would have any major role with the first team for the time being, but he would be able to train full-time with them, and could still get consistent playing time with their U23s in the 3. Liga - which isn't such a bad level.

Footyskillz
Arlington, VA
Post #7
Tuesday August 7, 2012 9:41pm

Joined Jun 2012
Total Posts: 291
He's just coming back from being out a few weeks due to injury. Chivas need a lot of help. His return will be huge. But it goes past just the team. Re-branding of that club is not such a bad idea. Hard to keep pace with LA too.
USMNT, Porto, and Bundesliga fanatic - T: @gouldinho_j
usry723
Augusta, GA
Post #8
Wednesday August 8, 2012 8:03am

Joined Mar 2012
Total Posts: 96
When he has played he's been stuck on the wing. For the most part he looks lost. I just don't think he's surrounded by enough talent or is experienced enough to succeed as a winger on that team.

Biggest thing I've seen so far this year is work rate. His work rate needs to get better plain and simple. One surprise for me has been his aerial ability. It is VERY good. He can find those spaces and get a header on goal with ease. I think all of the technical stuff will come with time and repetition. He just needs to increase his work rate and desire on the field.
Country > Club

The young soccer careers of Rubio Rubin and Brady Scott are headed in completely opposite directions.
RECENT POSTS
Wagner Nears Premier League Goal
YA lineup prediction vs. T&T
vom Steeg lands at Fortuna
Good week for young Americans
THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES
Parks, Benfica Extend Contract

RANDOM TAGS FROM PAST WEEK...
Primeira Liga (Portugal), Keaton Parks, Benfica, Portugal