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Why isn't there a two-way street between us and RB in Germany and Austria?


Then they wouldn't be our overlords.

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It was reported the $5m offer was for Lawrence. It's not just speculation: https://twitter.com/...936948253921280

 

Surprising, but it did come from the Championship, and they've got money. No other offers will come close to that, though.



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Wasn't it pretty quickly refuted that the $5M wasn't for Taxi? Love the guy but that would be an insane offer...



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Wasn't it pretty quickly refuted that the $5M wasn't for Taxi? Love the guy but that would be an insane offer...

Agree that its probably high for Taxi, but Championship teams have money and maybe theyre trying to sell him playing second division.

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He doesnt sound unhappy here, so a team in the Championship may not be enough. Sounds like the attraction is to a "big team in a big league," which I guess means one of the few French teams PSG doesn't completely maul on a weekly basis.



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I think he would be a solid Championship defender if England is his dream. He'd also start in a lot of top flight leagues around Europe.

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Maybe that would work. This article, along with some of his comments from earlier, suggest Lawrence is focused on Jamaican players in general getting more respect and not just on himself. He might feel he can better serve that goal in Europe, even if he could get a similar salary from Red Bull.

Isnt it tough for him to get a visa to play in Europe because of Jamaicas low FIFA ranking? He may not have a choice, but to stay here with a raise.

England is pretty stringent (the top 50 FIFA ranking rule explained, compared to top 70 previously). Other EU countries less so. Even for England, wouldn't be surprised if he passes the appeals process on the strength of him being an important player for Jamaica and leading them to a Gold Cup final with that late winner over Mexico.



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There has been no $5 million offer from any team for Adams, Lawrence or anyone on the roster.

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There has been no $5 million offer from any team for Adams, Lawrence or anyone on the roster.

Thank you! I saw the Garber quote but missed your story on that. 

 


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He doesnt sound unhappy here, so a team in the Championship may not be enough. Sounds like the attraction is to a "big team in a big league," which I guess means one of the few French teams PSG doesn't completely maul on a weekly basis.

The thing about many athletes is that almost every single one thinks he is good enough for the top levels, and that he just needs someone to give him a shot. Look at how many guys play in independent baseball leagues into their mid-20s hoping just to get an offer to play Single-A, which they hope will get them a chance to move up the ladder and eventually reach the MLB. Look at all the shitty teams Freddy Adu has played on just to keep his career alive. Denial is a hell of a drug.

 

Even if what a top league is what Lawrence is aiming for, it's pretty easy to see how a decent championship team would put him closer to that goal. It's a better league which would dramatically increase his visibility to European scouts. Much shittier athletes have taken much more drastic measures to keep the dream alive. I wouldn't be blown away if he opted to stay here with an increased role and improved contract, but it's pretty easy to see why he would make the move to the Championship if that is offered.



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There has been no $5 million offer from any team for Adams, Lawrence or anyone on the roster.


Thanks. Don Garber is full of shit as usual.

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The thing about many athletes is that almost every single one thinks he is good enough for the top levels.


Many people posting on this board think they are good enough to be RBNY head coach and sporting director simultaneously.

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


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Love Lawrence but don't wanna deny a guy from advancing his career. If we can get something for him great. Let him move to a bigger league and get a bigger paycheck. 



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Many people posting on this board think they are good enough to be RBNY head coach and sporting director simultaneously.

I think you are good enough to be RBNY head coach and sporting director simultaneously! When you get the job I want your first act to be bringing back MetroDog.
Let's Go Buffalo!!!

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I hope we can hold onto him for one and maybe two more seasons at least till January 2019...then I don't blame him for leaving...

I think NY if they add a legitimate star or two from another league that was influential in winning a title guys that can score and set up goals and bolster the defense with another CB then I think NYRB can win MLS Cup but Taxi will be needed..
I just want Metro to win a title sometime in my lifetime.




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