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Paul Nasta

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In Topic: Adams to Leipzig official

12 December 2018 - 03:22 PM

Can minors sign binding work contracts?
Even if yes, those contracts would have to be lucrative.
Otherwise, what minor would ever sign?

Adams signed, Mines signed.  Freddy Adu signed.  Plenty of kids turn pro before they turn 18.


I'm no contract lawyer, but maybe since they are under 18 their parent/guardian has to sign.  


As far as how lucrative it has to be, I guess that depends on the kid and what options he has.  In Mines' case, he apparently had a full ride to Stanford;  the offer from RBNY had to be pretty good to get him to pass on that.  Other kids may not have such good options and would take much less.

In Topic: Adams to Leipzig official

12 December 2018 - 01:56 PM

The point is that most are NOT signing contracts and simply going to Europe as free agents. Per Garber, MLS is spending $100 Million annually on youth development, and players can just walk away at 18.

Put's the pressure on academies to identify those with pro potential and sign them to contracts before they turn 18.  

In Topic: Amro Tarek

11 December 2018 - 04:18 PM

Is he any good?  Orlando was really bad, and he was a part of it.  Plus, 90K for a 26 year old international player suggests that there was not much demand for his services when he signed with MLS.

In Topic: Adams to Leipzig official

10 December 2018 - 02:50 PM

We are lucky to get anything! Soccer America says Adams is the only MLS youth prospect going to Europe in 2018, who brought a transfer fee. Everyone else just waited to turn 18 and became free agents.

I couldn't read the article because you have to register, but off the top of my head both Davies (Vancouver) and Chris Richards (FCD) were transferred to Bayern.  Davies was for $14 million plus incentives.  I'm not sure that the Richards transfer was actually finalized, but a fee of $1.25 million is reported. 

In Topic: Zack Steffen to Man City rumour

06 December 2018 - 04:44 PM

$10M move official



honestly i don't see it.  dude is too error prone to be a US#1 but maybe that changes over time.  good luck to him i suppose

Gave up a really bad goal to DC in the knockout game and flailed a bit on Royer's second goal at RBA.  I guess all keepers give up a bad one every now and then (see Everton v. Liverpool last week), but I'm not totally sold on him yet.  He's the USA #1 mostly because no one else has really impressed consistently.