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Dates which we have announced offseason moves:
Roster Decisions Announced, Re-Entry Draft
Dec. 2, 2015, Dec. 11
Nov. 28, 2016, Dec. 16
Nov. 27, 2017, Dec. 15
Dec. 4, 2018, Dec. 14
???, Nov. 26 (waivers slated for 25th, league exercise option date on the 21st)
USL need no franchises with the 2 label.
Some MLS clubs rebranded their 2s.
The rest should. Why not RBNJ?
Agreed, need to rid the 2 element. 6 clubs remain with the 2, II, or B attachment. Not counting New England and Inter Miami.
I think the clubs having the most success from a business front are those that are hybrids (business side is owned by Reno and Rio Grande Valley ownership, but coaches and players are owned by San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo). Attendance for these two ranked in the top half (17th and 22nd) in the USL professional system (46 teams), whereas the closest MLS owned and operated team ranked 32nd and down to last place 46th, with the bottom 9 teams having 8 MLS owned clubs.
27. Tacoma Defiance = Sounders
32. Real Monarchs = RSL
33. Portland Timbers 2
34. Atlanta United 2
38. Loudoun United = DC United
39. North Texas SC = FC Dallas (USL1)
41. LA Galaxy 2
43. Swope Park Rangers = Sporting KC
44. Bethlehem Steel = Philly Union
45. Orlando City B (USL1)
46. Toronto FC II (USL1)
No update since this?
Any contract? Salary scale?
CBA expected this coming year. Spent the year developing an executive counsel and getting established.
The players union has taken to social media recently with a "One Voice" message being shown by members of many teams. (@USLPlayers on Twitter)
He's made a nice career in the USL but have to wonder if signing for Reno was to get one last look for MLS (SJ hybrid). Not sure if the money was flowing in. He really hit his stride with Pittsburgh just a few years ago. After a couple seasons with us he went to Vancouver, then to USL Orlando City and NASL Tampa Bay. I thought he would be without a team after he never made a strong impact.
He has played for 10 teams in his career:
Still has RB as his wiki photo.
Has he made any decent money in his career?
Had a lot of success the past few years with Pittsburgh, St. Louis, then Reno this year.
Some guys (Austin da Luz, Zach Carroll, Sinisa Ubriparipovic as recent examples) thrive in the USL after their MLS stints.
Former NYRBII winger Junior Flemmings didn't make either team even with 16G,7A for Phoenix.
Hard to argue the selections over him. His teammates Soloman Asante had 22G,17A and Adam Jahn had 17G,5A and both earned first team honors. Daniel Rios was the other selection with 21G,2A. All deserving.
The second team was Sebastian Guenzatti with 18G,6A, former Red Bull Corey Hertzog with 19G,6A and Neco Brett with 17G,5A.
Is he planning to transition into a coaching career?
Did he graduate from St. Johns?
Any idea what he majored in?
A high school Phys Ed teacher gig plus
coaching the soccer team would be nice.
Lade mentioned he has opportunities to stay with the club. Mentioned he didn't want to do much travel, so my guess is lower age group head coach.
In terms of reinforcements, obviously the draft picks but hopefully an academy kid or two. I could see Dantouma Toure taking the Adams path. Also have Saramago, Sharifi, Gilbey, Minchagos, and Teixeira graduating. Not sure where they stand on the draft radar but they could all probably do a job for II, especially Saramago.
All good names.
Some other academy alum that may land in USL after graduating this year: Perno, Deeds, Carter, Bounthong, Harr, Reedy, and Lochner (grad student).
Hamlett needs a huge offseason, especially with the three new scouts that they have/will have on board. Well let's compare offseason acquisitions in the Curtis/Hamlett eras.
Both SDs found "fits" and made it happen early either prior to the season or in the 1st month or so. If we have to wait for the July transfer window, I'd be really worried. The only pattern I see with both Curtis and Hamlett is that the yr in which we won a Shield, each SD had a HUGE offseason in January.
Courtesy of this site's "Transactions Page", below are the players both Sporting Directors signed that weren't college players, HGs, or reservists. Also, they're players who contributed to the 1st team.
Moves prior to and mid 2019:
Marsch was calling the shots until he left. Once he did, Hamlett took over and has been a debacle.
I'm sure Austria didn't help, but Hamlett is the worst Sporting Director in club history (maybe Agoos).
Keep Rito (buy from parent club so he can potentially move to MLS without concerns), Kilwien, Loebe. Waive Yanes. Potentially keep Scarlett. Solid leader. McSherry showed glimpses but could go either way. Boateng is a mess and as of now our worst first round pick in club history. Off the field issues along with the injury gave us nothing to see from him minus a few minutes and a couple reckless challenges. Sign Tolkin to HGP first team deal.
Keep Zajec, Lema, Stroud. Stroud didn't do much in the second half of the year to get a MLS deal, unless he's replacing Bezecourt's roster spot. Bring back Mines and Koffi on USL deals, not MLS deals.
Amarildo and Elney should easily be waived and I'd be shocked to see either return. Sowe is a gem that we cant sign as a HGP due to the number of years he was with the academy. Keep him, even if it requires a first team contract.
Only five teams have already made their announcements (Dallas, FCC, Crew, Minnesota and Vancouver).
Any idea when roster decisions are made public? If I remember right, the deadline is something like the day after MLS Cup, but I don't remember how soon after playoff exits it's been done in the past.
I'd venture to guess next week now that the USL season has ended and first team guys thst were there may not be back (at least with the first team) in 2020 (i.e. Mines, Beze).