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General Robles

Member Since 28 Aug 2014
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 10:17 PM

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In Topic: EPL Interest in Aaron Long

Yesterday, 01:33 PM

I don't agree for a bunch of reasons, but primary among them is that it's good to be honest. If you don't plan on selling integral players in the summer, tell guys that when they come in so they get less upset if and when a summer move is rejected.

I'm not saying this is the case, but if Long has an expectation that he'll be sold in the event of Euro interest, regardless of the window, and he doesn't get sold this summer, he's going to be a miserable bastard for the rest of the season. That's not good for anyone.

Telling prospective signings that you're open to winter sales is better than most teams in MLS anyway, so I don't think it would have much of an effect, if any, on player recruitment.

Totally fair. Im not arguing that they shouldnt be honest and transparent. I, of course, want them to conduct their business with players ethically and in good faith. However, fundamentally I think they should be open to transfers in both the summer and winter for many reasons, the optic to potential acquisitions being one of them. Hence, they need not have any sort of policy regarding seasonal transfers.

In Topic: EPL Interest in Aaron Long

Yesterday, 12:44 PM

This approach totally makes sense from the club's perspective, but is not at all great for the player.

Euro teams usually look for full time solutions in their offseason. The winter window is generally for desperate moves/impact additions, so the demand for players is significantly lower. It's not like a Prem team looking to sign Long now will wait for him for 4 months until January; they'll just sign another guy.

Agreed. And placing any sort of restriction on future transfers automatically moves us from a very attractive place to play and develop, to the bottom of the list. 

In Topic: "Leagues" Cup

Yesterday, 08:56 AM

So it looks like this tournament is being expanded to 16 Teams. Now, finishing (at least) top 4 in each Conference will guarantee a Team a place in either CONCACAF Champions League or this Leagues Cup.


So, at least there's a silver lining if we finish outside of the Top 4 this season!

In Topic: Reserve teams moving to USL-1?

18 July 2019 - 09:56 PM

Do they care more about keeping good clubs or keeping clubs that draw well? If its the latter, were screwed.

In Topic: Metro - Orlando Game Thread

18 July 2019 - 04:25 PM

538's Global Club Rankings have LA right alongside Freiburg, Nice, and Tigres.

Their MLS #2, NYC, comes in alongside Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn.

That's quite a gap.

Massive. I've never seen an MLS club ranked anywhere near #113 on that list before.