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MSantoine
Post #1
Saturday May 25, 2013 12:54pm

Joined Nov 2012
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LA traded McGee for Rogers. Rarely do you actually see an MLS trade where both teams get a starter caliber player. I think Villareal may get to see more minutes as Rogers will need to be worked back into game shape. Sounds like LA did this mainly for marketing reasons but good luck to Robbie.

Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #2
Saturday May 25, 2013 2:04pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 280
I think it is a smart move by LA, they most likely were going to lose Magee for cap reasons at the end of the season. They lose Magee early which hurts; but in return they get a speedy, experienced, and younger winger.

skangles
DC
Post #3
Saturday May 25, 2013 3:49pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 2,004
Rogers said a few weeks ago that he wanted to play for LA as it is close to where he grew up. With that said, Chicago did really well to pry Magee away from LA in this trade. Magee is from Chicago so both players are going home. This could be a win-win trade.

I don't think LA made this move for marketing as much as the fact that they are getting a 26 year old former national team player who sounds dedicated to the club. Will he return to his old form? That's the risk LA is taking.

Rogers is saying his goal is to make the 2014 world cup team. What a 180 from a few months ago. It's a long shot to say the least but I'm glad to hear that it sounds like his passion has returned.

bbakerxyz
Post #4
Saturday May 25, 2013 4:11pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 237
Yeah, I saw that quote from Robbie about the 2014 WC. You gotta love it. At first glance I thought it was insane, but with our shortage of outside middies it's not outrageous. Don't get me wrong I think he's got a ways to go, but there's a chance if Brek doesn't get back, Lando declines, Holden doesn't get back, DMB declines, . . . Some other contingencies. I know, a lot to go wrong to get Robbie back.

Loche Achles
Post #5
Saturday May 25, 2013 4:49pm

Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts: 270
Really I'm surprised you all thought this was a good trade. I thought it was a bad trade for LA but I guess this remains to be seen... Chicago got a proven field player who shows up when others don't and LA got the opposite. An invisible player who was always under his potential.

I thought, personally, it was a bit too much of "headline mania" with RR and LA was suckered in. We'll see though, ey...

thisguy2
Inland empire
Post #6
Saturday May 25, 2013 6:21pm

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 194
Really?! You guys actually think this is a good trade?! The dude hasn't got any playing time on a third tier league and all of a sudden he's a prized player lol wow. They should have kept Magee, the dude was actually scoring goals. What does that say about our league when we bring back player that couldn't get no playing time in third division (a lower mid table team) and now going to the best team on MLS.

I just hope they are doing this to gain attention from the gay community! And not play this sorry ass player.
Thisguy2
Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #7
Saturday May 25, 2013 8:05pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 280
Original post from thisguy2

Really?! You guys actually think this is a good trade?! The dude hasn't got any playing time on a third tier league and all of a sudden he's a prized player lol wow. They should have kept Magee, the dude was actually scoring goals. What does that say about our league when we bring back player that couldn't get no playing time in third division (a lower mid table team) and now going to the best team on MLS.

I just hope they are doing this to gain attention from the gay community! And not play this sorry ass player.


Sometimes the right venue or the right coach can help a player play to their potential. Clearly Bruce Arena believes he can make things work with Rodgers.

stone88
Post #8
Saturday May 25, 2013 8:48pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 881
Bad move!

skangles
DC
Post #9
Saturday May 25, 2013 9:42pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 2,004
The double standard on this board is quite ironic. A player like Adu has done nothing since leaving the MLS (the first time) and yet we have threads about him joining the NT based on potential. Rogers does nothing in England and is absolutely blasted for it.

If Rogers plays like he did in Columbus, I think he can really help LA. Will he regain that form? Will he surpass his Columbus form and really reach his full potential? We don't know but its the risk LA was willing to take.

Did LA give up a lot in Magee? Absolutely and I am surprised that Chicago was able to secure such a strong return. The benefit for LA is that they get a 26 year old who wants to be there likely for the long run.

There are also way too many assumptions made on here about the strengths of leagues. A guy like Donovan struggled in Germany for both Leverkusen and Bayern yet played quite well for Everton. Does that mean that the Premiership is a lot weaker than the Bundesliga or is it simply that Everton was a much better fit for Donovan?

When Eddie Johnson is making plays in Seattle are Sounders fans thinking "here's a guy who struggled with Cardiff City and Preston North End?" Of course not. Or when Jozy was helping AZ avoid relegation and win the Dutch Cup were AZ fans concerned that he failed to make an impact with Hull City?

The point being that Rogers showed that he can play at a high level when he was with the Crew, LA has taken a chance on him despite his struggles overseas by giving up a very good player for him. Whether this is ultimately viewed as a good or bad trade depends entirely on what Rogers and Magee do from this point forward.

thisguy2
Inland empire
Post #10
Sunday May 26, 2013 1:59am

Joined Dec 2012
Total Posts: 194
Dude we are not talking about the EPL or Bundesliga, or the Championship league . We are talking about a lower end third division team! A amateur team Whois filled up of part time players! I understand what your saying but I do not see anything coming out of this.
Thisguy2
Kamphgruppe
Michigan
Post #11
Sunday May 26, 2013 1:39pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 280
Original post from thisguy2

Dude we are not talking about the EPL or Bundesliga, or the Championship league . We are talking about a lower end third division team! A amateur team Whois filled up of part time players! I understand what your saying but I do not see anything coming out of this.


Correct he is not playing in the EPL, Bundesliga, Championship, or a lower level English league. He is playing in MLS where he has proven he can contribute. England is a whole different ball of wax and maybe not a fit for Rodgers.

bbakerxyz
Post #12
Sunday May 26, 2013 4:57pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 237
Well, we'll see. The 2 years younger counts for something too.

Red
NY
Post #13
Sunday May 26, 2013 5:34pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 417
I can see this trade working out just fine for both teams involved. I'm hoping Robbie gets off to a hot start but will need time to settle in. Best of luck to him.

chillguy1992
Post #14
Sunday May 26, 2013 9:46pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 462
It was a good trade for both teams. Magee wanted to live closer to his family in Chicago and Robbie rogers to his in Los angeles. I think Chicago got the better in the short term but L.A. might get the better deal in the long term. I guess we will have to see how rogers comes out and plays after he has settled into Los Angeles.

joey11
Post #15
Monday May 27, 2013 8:06pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 161
First, this was a dumb trade for LA. Making trades so players are "close" to home? These are not high school kids. Heck maybe Kobe should be traded to the sixers! IF Rogers gets back to where he was maybe it will be "even" but who makes deals on IFs when you have a proven player in Magee?

Second, did anyone else want to change channel during Sounders-Galaxy game if Asrian Healy mentioned what a "great" day was because Rodgers was back and first openly gay athlete

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