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Will be interesting to see what they are paying him - but he won't be a starter.


I'm looking forward to seeing that as well.  Imagining around 700 or 800k?  Definitely low enough where we should have kept him to come off the bench imo, but oh well.


Frankly, since I am merely a fan and a not a fancy American soccer writer, I'm going to congratulate Wright-Phillips on a well hit goal. If I was an American soccer writer, I'd claim that the recently retired Henry was wearing an invisibility cloak and carried the ball into the net for the obviously unskilled Wright-Phillips.

If you scan YouTube looking for Bradley Wright-Phillips, youll find numerous goal compilations, a few interviews and, eventually, an excerpt from the grime mixtape series Lord of the Mics.

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only reason why BWP was signed was because LAFC's starter went down with an injury. if Diomande didn't injure his foot, I think BWP would've had to have looked elsewhere for a gig. 


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I love this guy. I hope he kills it this year and scores 15+ goals. Proved that when hes healthy, he can play.

Maybe wishful thinking but Ill be rooting for him.


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I love this guy. I hope he ... scores 15+ goals.


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I'm looking forward to seeing that as well.  Imagining around 700 or 800k?  Definitely low enough where we should have kept him to come off the bench imo, but oh well.

I'd guess half that. Would be shocked if he's a TAM player.

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So to be clear, RBNY dropped Brad for "cap space", we didn't do anything with the cap space, and now he's signed with the best team in the history of the league, who are set to most likely run the league again next year.

 

Great.

 

Exactly. If we had to drop BWP in order to free up money for a new signing, or make room for a new star striker - then alright, I get it. But that's not the case. Why did he drop him? It seems like we got rid of our club legend for literally no reason (on bad terms btw - clearly he didn't take it the same way as Robles did). There's no room for him on our shit team, but there's room for him on LAFC??? I want to room for him, but if we watch him bang in goals this year, and dare I say win an MLS Cup... I'm going to be sick to my stomach. 



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I'd guess half that. Would be shocked if he's a TAM player.


Thats my guess too. 300k and change

5 year plan


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Does Hamlett remember we own BWP's MLS rights? Maybe he can get a 50K allocation or something...


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New England brought him in to have a look back in late November. They passed due to lingering health issues. Maybe those are behind him and he get back to scoring with LAFC in CCL. 


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Does Hamlett remember we own BWP's MLS rights? Maybe he can get a 50K allocation or something...

that's one of those well deserved lose-lose scenarios for Hamlett. Either he's nice to 99 and let's him go cheap, or he does his job and holds the deal up for ransom. Either way he's gonna get criticized.


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BWP is a club legend but his best days are behind him. I predict he scores 2 goals this season coming off the bench in LA.

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Well, best of luck to him. Awesome guy, hope theres a statue in front of the stadium for him one day.

 


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BWP is a club legend but his best days are behind him. I predict he scores 2 goals this season coming off the bench in LA.

I predict 4 in total, 2 in league play, 2 in Champions League/Open Cup play.

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Well, best of luck to him. Awesome guy, hope theres a statue in front of the stadium for him one day.


I think that ship sailed when there was no MLS cup.

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Does Hamlett remember we own BWP's MLS rights? Maybe he can get a 50K allocation or something...


Hamlet said that he would rather retain BWPs rights, should he ever come back to MLS, rather than accept a nominal fee.

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