Has anyone gotten to the root of why so many clubs are pushing these generic rebrands so hard? Are they afraid an international audience will be scared away by a more traditional American sports team name?
New owners wanting to make their mark, plain and simple. These teams only get new owners because the previous owners failed, so they feel empowered to fix things, without really knowing what was or wasn't broken.
I doubt it too, I was just putting 2 and 2 together and getting 5. He said he wanted out of FCC in order to "do what's best for my career." We "tamper." Then he comes here. I wondered as to the nature of the tampering. Maybe it was just promises of more playing time or at a preferred position.
Almost anything you say to a player that might "influence" them can be considered tampering. If you literally run into a player at an event and say "great game last week," they can accuse you. No one makes promises of playing time for anyone. The only thing that would be a promise re: a future in Europe would be a straight forward contract, as we did with Clark, or a buy out clause