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hamsamwich
Post #16
Sunday January 3, 2016 12:42pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 2,501
Bad for Chicago but good for American soccer. That would mean the top two college players (Yaro, Morris) are getting serious looks from real clubs. This isn't back in the day as guys have a realistic choice to make-- MLS provides a decent living these days compared to even 5-10 years ago.

And as far as catching a break- you make your own luck and Andrew Hauptmann deserves nothing for his horrible run of ownership, or should I say, sitting on his asset via the holding company.

With only 15 players under contract, many moves will be made between now and the season and a team in red will be on the field. It is believed that the team will follow the model of FC Dallas, although there could be a problem. We've (the fans) been promised full effort this offseason, with our young players the focus. However, lowball offers have been made to Cam Lindley and Mauricio Pineda and both look to be headed to UNC for college rather than the Fire. After seeing Collin Fernandez not play a minute last year I can't say I blame either of them. Paunovic and the new regime claim they will play the kids but if the owner isn't on the same page it won't matter.

skangles
DC
Post #17
Wednesday January 6, 2016 3:56am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,206
Sounds like Yaro signed with MLS. Now all the Fire need to do is draft him.

unitedfc6
Post #18
Wednesday January 6, 2016 2:12pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 107
Original post from hamsamwich

Bad for Chicago but good for American soccer. That would mean the top two college players (Yaro, Morris) are getting serious looks from real clubs. This isn't back in the day as guys have a realistic choice to make- MLS provides a decent living these days compared to even 5-10 years ago.

And as far as catching a break- you make your own luck and Andrew Hauptmann deserves nothing for his horrible run of ownership, or should I say, sitting on his asset via the holding company.

With only 15 players under contract, many moves will be made between now and the season and a team in red will be on the field. It is believed that the team will follow the model of FC Dallas, although there could be a problem. We've (the fans) been promised full effort this offseason, with our young players the focus. However, lowball offers have been made to Cam Lindley and Mauricio Pineda and both look to be headed to UNC for college rather than the Fire. After seeing Collin Fernandez not play a minute last year I can't say I blame either of them. Paunovic and the new regime claim they will play the kids but if the owner isn't on the same page it won't matter.


After being on loan all season with louisville in the USL Colin fernandez was very dissapointing only playing a total of 122 minutes in 3 appearances. As far as mauricio pineda he probably doesn't want to make the same mistake his older brother Victor made and will take his time when it comes to deciding whether to go pro and he is probably giving cameron lindley some of the same advice.

skangles
DC
Post #19
Tuesday January 17, 2017 3:43am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,206
Landing Dax McCarty for $400k in allocation money looks like highway robbery by the Fire.

MLS is a crazy league. Teams are willing to shell out millions for unproven talent but a stalwart like Dax can be had for $400k? He's still only 29.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #20
Tuesday January 17, 2017 7:44am

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,006
Yeah- teams are always going to mis-value players, but at least there could be fewer rules involved. Signing a bunch of 500K players shouldn't be harder than signing one 7M player, etc.

dolcem
Post #21
Tuesday January 17, 2017 8:12pm

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 1,729
NJRB are fucking idiots. McCarty was the glue that held that team together and one of the best American MLS players. 400k is absolutely ridiculous (and apparently it's 200k this year and 200k next year).
GET A CLUB TEAM
Rey Regicide
Post #22
Tuesday January 17, 2017 8:17pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,840
I would have given up Felipe since he would probably get more in the market, but not as valuable as McCarty was. I'm truly disappointed, I know that Sean Davis and Adams are either ready, or able to breakthrough. I'm not opposed to giving them opportunities. I'm just weirded out by giving up an incredibly productive, integral, most important LIKEABLE, domestic player.

mmee
Culver City, CA
Post #23
Tuesday January 17, 2017 10:39pm

Joined Mar 2014
Total Posts: 2,006
NJRB are easy to root against from the office upward. They have always been.

Thank god I'm not a New Yorker. I'd be stuck between two teams I don't want to root for.

Jzaval01
Post #24
Wednesday January 18, 2017 2:13am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,211
Original post from mmee

NJRB are easy to root against from the office upward. They have always been.

Thank god I'm not a New Yorker. I'd be stuck between two teams I don't want to root for.


I mean youre not a NYer like you said so why would you root for a NY team lol. Anyways the red bull seem to love a headliner every year.

Rey Regicide
Post #25
Wednesday January 18, 2017 2:53pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,840
Original post from mmee

NJRB are easy to root against from the office upward. They have always been.

Thank god I'm not a New Yorker. I'd be stuck between two teams I don't want to root for.


=(

you could have just left it with just your first statement....

tylercocinas
Post #26
Wednesday January 18, 2017 5:48pm

Joined Aug 2012
Total Posts: 1,104
Gotta invest in your future. NYRB believe in their young guys and they got value in return for Dax while he still has it on the market. I don't like them at all but I'm all for any team willing to give opportunities to young guys who are ready for the responsibility.

Rey Regicide
Post #27
Wednesday January 18, 2017 6:30pm

Joined Sep 2013
Total Posts: 1,840
But that's not what this was about tho, this was about cost cutting,

and about that, if RB were that committed, we'd be talking about Sean Davis playing for the USMNT breaking through at 24, hell imagine if this guy were intl ready by now.

Instead we're talking about him hopefully, breaking through at Redbull at that age.

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