Not sure where to put this, but LAFC just signed Chiellini from Juventus. It's a TAM contract for a year and a half. No transfer fee is reported, so I guess he's out of contract and is going to LA on a free.
On one hand, the guy's 37, has a million miles on his legs, and you wonder how much he has left in the tank. Also, with these signings of older players, you wonder if they're coming to MLS to compete or just to collect a paycheck and enjoy life in America.
On the other hand, I wouldn't mind seeing Chiellini and Long/Nealis/Reyes in the center of the RBNY defense for the next year and a half. Unless Chiellini is totally done and checked out mentally, that's got to be an improvement over what we have now. Even the impact of him mentoring the younger guys would be worth it.
I know, signing a guy like Chiellini is not the Red Bull model, but it would have been nice to bring him here anyway.
Great player no need -
Nealis and Reyes were part of top defense last year now better with long and Reyes return
Sign Bale for 6 months as super sub or Suarez definitely