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Interesting stuff from Meola here on the latest ETR prodcast -- check out minute 55-on... he recaps how the trade went down in '99, and it's pretty crazy.

 

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that 1st game back for him with KC on that Wednesday.

 

was like a Dice Clay impersonator audition.


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Crazy story.

Bora made them watch Rocky V then told him they wouldnt trade him. Meanwhile, Meola was still pissed about the Vermes trade from a season or two ago. Same day, he hears on the radio that he was traded to KC and was pissed and wanted to retire rather than go to KC, which he ended up loving and being very successful there. Stated his wife convinced him to move and that had he not been traded back to Metro, he would have likely stayed in KC.

Outside this interview: Vermes' trade was one of the original stories I heard when I worked for the club as a "cautionary tale" about doing well and performing. Vermes would do anything and everything Metro asked him to do, including working weekends and driving hours to do interviews, unpaid. When the team traded him, players were stunned and furious, many asked to be traded as well. They traded him for Kerry Zavagnin, who was just drafted and not a highly touted prospect. Kerry was awful here before turning his career around and being a USMNT regular while back in KC. There was a Jeff Bradley (original PR Director for Metro) interview that went into some of this, but cannot locate it.
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Crazy story.

Bora made them watch Rocky V then told him they wouldnt trade him. Meanwhile, Meola was still pissed about the Vermes trade from a season or two ago. Same day, he hears on the radio that he was traded to KC and was pissed and wanted to retire rather than go to KC, which he ended up loving and being very successful there. Stated his wife convinced him to move and that had he not been traded back to Metro, he would have likely stayed in KC.

Outside this interview: Vermes' trade was one of the original stories I heard when I worked for the club as a "cautionary tale" about doing well and performing. Vermes would do anything and everything Metro asked him to do, including working weekends and driving hours to do interviews, unpaid. When the team traded him, players were stunned and furious, many asked to be traded as well. They traded him for Kerry Zavagnin, who was just drafted and not a highly touted prospect. Kerry was awful here before turning his career around and being a USMNT regular while back in KC. There was a Jeff Bradley (original PR Director for Metro) interview that went into some of this, but cannot locate it.

Brian, you forgot the part about winning the cup with bunch of rejects no mls team wanted. :)






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