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Just saw this:

UPDATE (Feb. 3, 11:14 am ET): A new report from Bild claims Bobby Wood turned down an offer, reportedly less than 1 million euros, from FC Cincinnati. The outlet reports his agent is shopping the forward to other MLS squads.

Transfer market has him listed a little higher than $1 million. Cant get minutes cause his team brought in a guy from Bayer Leverkusen.

Hes a proven goal scorer in Germany. 27 years old. Workhorse. No major injury history that I can recall. Go get him.

No major injury history? He has missed games in each of the last 3 seasons with knee issues, and his massive decline in production has been pretty strongly linked with his inability to train and play regularly because of his knees. Dude's always struggling for fitness.

Also big doubt on "proven goal scorer." He was very good in 2015-16 with 17 goals in the second division. Since then, he has 5, 2, 3, and 0 goals in league play.

If he can be gotten for like, a TAM salary, sure, but I wouldn't expect anything more than 20 games and 7 goals.

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What is going on with Bobby wood these days? Last I checked he was not subject to the allocation rules.


Id take him in a heartbeat. Now that Cincinnati is out, hes ripe for the taking.

Good player. Very hard worker. Fast. Can finish. I think hes be perfect for us.

I watched him with my own eyes in the Bundesliga and with the Nats.......I dont need to go by a webpage. He can flat out play. He was stuck on some really horrible teams that had absolutely no offense. He was lucky to get one opportunity a game because he team literally never had the ball.

If he landed with a good team in MLS, hed be perfect. IMO


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No major injury history? He has missed games in each of the last 3 seasons with knee issues, and his massive decline in production has been pretty strongly linked with his inability to train and play regularly because of his knees. Dude's always struggling for fitness.

Also big doubt on "proven goal scorer." He was very good in 2015-16 with 17 goals in the second division. Since then, he has 5, 2, 3, and 0 goals in league play.

If he can be gotten for like, a TAM salary, sure, but I wouldn't expect anything more than 20 games and 7 goals.

https://www.transfer...n/spieler/72519

Knee:
2016 / 2017 1 game
2017 / 2018 4 games
2018 / 2019 8 games

Fitness:
2018 / 2019 2 games

I dont see any news on his knee or fitness for this current season. Right now its reported he is out of favor because they brought in a new striker.

Red Bull has deep pockets and we have tons of cap space. This guy is in his prime and while there is some risk involved its a low risk high reward situation. This is exactly the kind of risk Red Bull should be taking if they arent gonna sign more Kakus.

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https://www.transfer...n/spieler/72519

Knee:
2016 / 2017 1 game
2017 / 2018 4 games
2018 / 2019 8 games

Fitness:
2018 / 2019 2 games

I dont see any news on his knee or fitness for this current season. Right now its reported he is out of favor because they brought in a new striker.

Red Bull has deep pockets and we have tons of cap space. This guy is in his prime and while there is some risk involved its a low risk high reward situation. This is exactly the kind of risk Red Bull should be taking if they arent gonna sign more Kakus.

Wed need Milo to check him out first and make sure he wont have any injuries...

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https://www.transfer...n/spieler/72519

Knee:
2016 / 2017 1 game
2017 / 2018 4 games
2018 / 2019 8 games

Fitness:
2018 / 2019 2 games

I dont see any news on his knee or fitness for this current season. Right now its reported he is out of favor because they brought in a new striker.

Red Bull has deep pockets and we have tons of cap space. This guy is in his prime and while there is some risk involved its a low risk high reward situation. This is exactly the kind of risk Red Bull should be taking if they arent gonna sign more Kakus.

His knees were so fucked in the early 2010s that he almost quit the sport, and he missed 6 weeks with a knee injury in 2015, to add to your list. If you're missing time every single year with knee issues, there's going to be a knock-on effect.

But like I said, the issue is that his knees are in such bad shape that he can't train regularly. That means he's never fit, which means he can't start regularly, nor play 90 minutes.

There's a reason he's out of favor at Hamburg and that they brought in a new striker - he isn't reliable.

So, if the team brings him in with clear eyes and realistic expectations, sure, that's fine. I don't think he's ever going to be a game-changer at any level for the rest of his career though because his body isn't up for it.

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Wed need Milo to check him out first and make sure he wont have any injuries...


That was funny.


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His knees were so fucked in the early 2010s that he almost quit the sport, and he missed 6 weeks with a knee injury in 2015, to add to your list. If you're missing time every single year with knee issues, there's going to be a knock-on effect.

But like I said, the issue is that his knees are in such bad shape that he can't train regularly. That means he's never fit, which means he can't start regularly, nor play 90 minutes.

There's a reason he's out of favor at Hamburg and that they brought in a new striker - he isn't reliable.

So, if the team brings him in with clear eyes and realistic expectations, sure, that's fine. I don't think he's ever going to be a game-changer at any level for the rest of his career though because his body isn't up for it.


He looked great for the U.S. just a few years ago. If its really that bad then its a hard pass for me. Where are you getting this information?

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Bobby Wood ... Go get him.


He would certainly improve the diversity thread.

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He looked great for the U.S. just a few years ago. If its really that bad then its a hard pass for me. Where are you getting this information?


From following his time in Europe pretty closely for the last 10 years. Check his thread on BigSoccer Yanks Abroad.

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Okay Milo and the other Mexian fans..........where is Jurgen Dam landing?


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Okay Milo and the other Mexian fans..........where is Jurgen Dam landing?
 

Hopefully Europe, because he CAN be a good player... But his stock has plummeted in recent years....

 

 

Heard MLS teams are after him...Hopefully he goes out west. His speed is undeniable. 



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Hopefully Europe, because he CAN be a good player... But his stock has plummeted in recent years....
 
 
Heard MLS teams are after him...Hopefully he goes out west. His speed is undeniable. 


I had heard that he signed with MLS for this upcoming summer but didnt know where he was going to land.

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Does Damm speak English? I would guess so, given his background. If so, he's a no brainer for an ambitious MLS club.

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Does Damm speak English? I would guess so, given his background. If so, he's a no brainer for an ambitious MLS club.


This is from 2017, and it seems pretty good.

https://mobile.twitt...9656451?lang=en

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From following his time in Europe pretty closely for the last 10 years. Check his thread on BigSoccer Yanks Abroad.


No concrete reports on his knee but the fact that his last really good stretch involved a giant bottle of pain pills scares the crap out of me. So I stand corrected. Unless we can get him cheap (doesnt look like it) then PASS.




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