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nolefansandy
Post #1
Thursday July 25, 2013 9:00pm

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 277
Every Gold Cup, the MLS sees a wave of central american young players who starred in cup play. Who will be the next wave of stars who brings MLS closer to challenging Liga MX or whatever the hell they will be called next year. Colorado Rapids is already closed to signing Gaby Torres to a DP contract. Watch out for Colorado next year. Who else is coming?
1. CB Panamanian Roberto Chen 19- Pretty sure has played every minute this Gold Cup. Definite rising star. Already linked to Seattle with Mexican teams coming in hot.
2. Zelaya El Salvador- Every US fan saw how dyanmic Zelaya is and he definitely would benefit most MLS teams

3. I see Carlos Rodriguez LB for Panama getting another shot in MLS because he has played well and he did not really get a fair shot in FC Dallas playing for a notorious youth killer Hydman

who do you see coming?

rjw77
Post #2
Thursday July 25, 2013 9:40pm

Joined Jul 2013
Total Posts: 264
According to MLSsoccer.com Panama striker and co-Golden Boot leader in the Gold Cup Gabriel Torres is basically a done deal going to Colorado Rapids as their first Designated Player in franchise history.

stone88
Post #3
Thursday July 25, 2013 11:20pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 784
Players I'd love to see in MLS:

1) Roman Torres, CB, Panama (what a monster of a defender, but would be difficult to pry away from millionarios in columbia.)

2) Zelaya, FWD, El Salvador (what a tricky and well balanced attacker, but he probably has a good amount of suitors after his GC performance).

3) Martinez, FWD, Cuba (I really wish he had defected Cuba to play somewhere else, even if it isn't in MLS, what a waste of talent and speed to be stuck playing in Cuba.)

4) Gabriel Torres, FWD, Panama (young skilled and good eye for goal.)

5) Chen, CB, Panama (very young and all the potential to become a veryy good CB.)

6) Penedo, GK, Panama (Good experienced keeper that has shown very well in the tournament.)

skangles
DC
Post #4
Thursday July 25, 2013 11:28pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,840
Zelaya on DC United would make him a legend. I'm pretty sure the DC Salvadoran community would build a statue of him. He'd sell a hell of a lot of tickets.

chillguy1992
Post #5
Thursday July 25, 2013 11:53pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 378
I feel that cuba could be so much of a better soccer nation if politics were not involved with their soccer team. Honestly while watching cuba even though they got embarassed by panama they still showed flashes of individual brilliance. Its a shame that they dont let any of their players go to foreign nations without them being unable to represent their country. Heck even north korea allows their players to go overseas and still be able to play for their country. I honestly think fifa should have dealt with this issue a long time ago with cuba. Instead their players have to defect just to make a living with their amatuer status in cuba. Concacaf would be much better with the free movement of cuban players to the mls or even liga mx without the consequences of the cuban soccer federation.

skangles
DC
Post #6
Friday July 26, 2013 12:29am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,840
Original post from chillguy1992

I feel that cuba could be so much of a better soccer nation if politics were not involved with their soccer team. Honestly while watching cuba even though they got embarassed by panama they still showed flashes of individual brilliance. Its a shame that they dont let any of their players go to foreign nations without them being unable to represent their country. Heck even north korea allows their players to go overseas and still be able to play for their country. I honestly think fifa should have dealt with this issue a long time ago with cuba. Instead their players have to defect just to make a living with their amatuer status in cuba. Concacaf would be much better with the free movement of cuban players to the mls or even liga mx without the consequences of the cuban soccer federation.


Cuba is changing pretty rapidly and its just a matter of time before it opens up. Capitalistic behavior is now tolerated and entrepreneurship is rife.

I for one cannot wait until the restrictions are lifted. Once they are, I'll be heading there quite quickly before it all changes. If youre interested there is an excellent documentary from the BBC filmed last year available on youtube. It's hosted by Simon Reeve who pretty much makes the beat travel documentaries out there.

chillguy1992
Post #7
Friday July 26, 2013 1:07am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 378
Original post from skangles

Cuba is changing pretty rapidly and its just a matter of time before it opens up. Capitalistic behavior is now tolerated and entrepreneurship is rife.

I for one cannot wait until the restrictions are lifted. Once they are, I'll be heading there quite quickly before it all changes. If youre interested there is an excellent documentary from the BBC filmed last year available on youtube. It's hosted by Simon Reeve who pretty much makes the beat travel documentaries out there.


No way someone else who knows about simon reeve skangles you have done well today. If I could buy you a beer I surely would. Yep I think I will deffinetly watch it then his one about kazahkstan and kyrgstan was very well done. Anyways back to soccer I think Colome for cuba could be a pretty decent pickup if he had defected. I think that trinidad and tobago goalkeeper Jan Williams had an excellent tournament. I also think Abu bakr the centerback could be a good addition he is in the kazakhstan league right now. Ciprian for cuba also could have been an addition. I think that pretty much wraps up the better performers of the tournament. Oh Alberto Quintero for panama on the wing was a very good performer.

skangles
DC
Post #8
Friday July 26, 2013 1:33am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 1,840
Simon Reeve's Meet the Stans series is his best work but his around the world series of Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn and Equator are all great. Places that don't exist is one of my favorites and all episodes are available on youtube. Indian Ocean was just ok and I'm in the middle of the Australia series which is a bit meh.


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