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Think him not getting into the 11 is more a fault of Marsch's than Veron's at this point, but your point still stands.

Right, it doesn't matter who's fault it is, if your DP is not in your starting XI, you need a new DP.



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Right, it doesn't matter who's fault it is, if your DP is not in your starting XI, you need a new DP.


Yea it's more about freeing up the DP slot. The club could sign a defender that could be playing every game, as opposed to Veron sitting on the bench.

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Probably out of our price range, but how about Javier Mascherano to provide some leadership for our young CBs?

 

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A defensive midfielder brought in to Barcelona to play "center back" by passing the ball out of the back all game and not having to play defense? 

 

No thanks, I'll pass on Marquez, I mean Mascherano. 


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Unless Veron goes on a tear and helps the club bring home an MLS Cup I think they need to part ways with him this offseason to free up the DP slot. Right now he has been playing his best since coming here but if he can't get into the starting 11 ok a weekly basis then we need to sign a DP who can.

How many DP slots are there in the league anymore?

 

And how many are this team using?

 

Does anyone think, barring an immense dog turd of a season that causes attendance to plummet, that management is prepared to make any significant DP- level signings in the near future?

 

The above are genuine actual questions, (at least the first two,) but they illustrate the point that I think it would be a shame to jettison Veron just as we're finally finding out that he can be an impact player in a specific role.  (And he also serves the purpose of effective backup to BWP.)

 

His DP status was a result of his transfer fee, wasn't that so?  Does he make a prohibitive salary to the point where some mechanism of Garber bucks and cereal boxtops couldn't be used to push him down out of DP country? 

 

I understand the theory of 'get what you paid for,' but if you are getting production out of the other positions at lower paygrades, and you can afford for Veron to be used as a late game attacking specialist, why not keep it up?

 

Other MLS teams are picking up Euro Internationals who could still be playing in Europe, as well as Latin American internationals still in their primes, but that guy is not walking through a door in Harrison any time soon.   (I hope to be proven wrong, but it seems as far as Austria's concerned, this approach is 'working.')

 

I'm not too keen on exchanging a (finally) known quantity for another 'diamond in the rough' cheapo minimum-DP-threshold project that takes another 3 years to start bearing fruit. 


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His DP status was a result of his transfer fee, wasn't that so?  Does he make a prohibitive salary to the point where some mechanism of Garber bucks and cereal boxtops couldn't be used to push him down out of DP country? 

 

This was my question.  Is he branded as a DP forever because of that transfer fee?  Does it eventually expire since he's not actually making a DP salary?

 

From the league website:

A player's budget charge, and therefore Designated Player status, is determined by averaging all amounts payable over the guaranteed contract term excluding option years.

 

So if/when we offer him a new contract, his DP status will probably go away then right?  Since the transfer fee will no longer factor in.


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.


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I think veron cap hit can be brought down by allocation. He is the bwp replacement.

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Does anyone think, barring an immense dog turd of a season that causes attendance to plummet, that management is prepared to make any significant DP- level signings in the near future? 


I expect Energy Drink to sell in the near future.

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Erva is probably way out of price range but fuck I would love him here. It would at least be on a free.



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Our front row seats are high enough that he probably couldnt kick anyone.

We are good enough to beat the best teams, and bad enough to lose to the worst teams. 


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I expect Energy Drink to sell in the near future.

well, what's the near future?  before next season? 

 

Is this based on something you know? 'Expect' sounds like more than just wishful thinking.

 

I think if I had a stake in an MLS team I'd want to hang on and see what the next round of expansion fees is up to before selling.

 

In any event, I'm all for it if it means ownership that actually wants to spend some money.


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