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is this the quiteist (sp?) off season?  I know it feels like it.

Mark on Seeing Red mentioned that press are not allowed at training facility.  


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is this the quiteist (sp?) off season?  I know it feels like it.
Mark on Seeing Red mentioned that press are not allowed at training facility.  

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Also, MLS Extratime this week talked about Long being a free agent at the end of this year. If he goes to the WC, starts & plays well, he could maybe swing a late-career transfer to Europe. If not, he could get Walker Zimmerman money from another team looking to sign a big time CB. There's a chance he comes back, but I tend to doubt it. I feel like this is the last year he's here, unless we back up the truck to keep him, which has not exactly been our identity with 30ish year old team captains. 

 

Whatever happens, I wish him the best, he's been a great player for us. 


 


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There's a chance he comes back, but I tend to doubt it.


Jettisoning captains has become a tradition.

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LA Galaxy make perfect sense for him. They haven't gotten that defense right since the Omar days.



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Jettisoning captains has become a tradition.

Cue Jim Nantz..... :P 


 


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No chance he is here next season. As we've seen, a 30 year old captain is never gonna get re-signed by this club lol.



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No chance he is here next season. As we've seen, a 30 year old captain is never gonna get re-signed by this club lol.

Thelwell is gone now thankfully, so there is a chance...



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I don't see a path that ALo is back with us next year. He'll either latch on with an EPL team (if he has a lights out world cup) or else he'll get a bigger payday at another team in MLS.

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After last night, I do not think there is any chance Long sticks around.  He clearly seemed frustrated playing with a bunch of young and inexperienced players that can't handle big moments.  I imagine the guy either wants to get a big payday or play on a team that is actually trying to be a top team and compete for trophies.  Unless the guy and his wife are absolutely in love with the Garden State, I see no reason for him to stay.  I would imagine he is in very much the same place Davis was last year when he decided to jump ship.


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Or maybe he was just frustrated to lose. Not everything has to be a body language reading exercise. 



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After last night, I do not think there is any chance Long sticks around.  He clearly seemed frustrated playing with a bunch of young and inexperienced players that can't handle big moments.  I imagine the guy either wants to get a big payday or play on a team that is actually trying to be a top team and compete for trophies.  Unless the guy and his wife are absolutely in love with the Garden State, I see no reason for him to stay.  I would imagine he is in very much the same place Davis was last year when he decided to jump ship.

Knowing RB, they prob dont want to pay him $1MM anymore either. I agree there is a 99% chance he leaves when a free agent and, frankly, that makes me happy. Hopefully he gets out of MLS and gets to Europe. 

 

The guy's career trajectory is one of Marsch's biggest achievements in his playing and coaching to date, I'd say. 

 

I'll root for him where ever he goes.  



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After last night, I do not think there is any chance Long sticks around.  He clearly seemed frustrated playing with a bunch of young and inexperienced players that can't handle big moments.  I imagine the guy either wants to get a big payday or play on a team that is actually trying to be a top team and compete for trophies.  Unless the guy and his wife are absolutely in love with the Garden State, I see no reason for him to stay.  I would imagine he is in very much the same place Davis was last year when he decided to jump ship.

Meh, I doubt last night has much bearing on Longs next move. You could argue if we won the Open Cup hed feel good about moving on bc he won a Cup here. Hell move for salary or maybe the challenge of a new league or maybe he wants to go back to Cali. I doubt he stays bc I doubt RB will be competitive salary wise.

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Knowing RB, they prob dont want to pay him $1MM anymore either. I agree there is a 99% chance he leaves when a free agent and, frankly, that makes me happy. Hopefully he gets out of MLS and gets to Europe. 

 

The guy's career trajectory is one of Marsch's biggest achievements in his playing and coaching to date, I'd say. 

 

I'll root for him where ever he goes.  

Idk what Long wants but I disagree with this logic completely. They turned down like an $8M offer, no? Replacing him probably will cost way more than his salary.



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I'll root for him where ever he goes.  

Philly? DC? City?




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