Now this is the transfer news we've been waiting for! Epps was in a tough spot. He doesn't seem like he can beat out the other first team wingers, but he's a stud at the USL level. This opens up a first team roster spot and allows RBII to play some guys with a higher ceiling, so it seems like a good move for everyone involved.
You could probably make the argument that Reyna was a top tier DP as well. His European resume was pretty much as successful as Cahill's, aside from not being a club legend at a smaller side. Obviously, he was past it when he got here, but the guy captained Wolfsburg and was a stud at Rangers, as well as captaining the national team.
The problem is that you can't get a proven striker to come here to back up BWP.
Guldbrandsen went back to Salzburg and played great. He was certainly good enough for MLS, but didn't want to stick around to be BWP's backup.
I've wanted an 'Alan Gordon' backup for awhile, but that doesn't seem to be in the cards. If you don't go that route, you have to go for young prospects who might be able to take over for BWP down the road. I know nothing about this guy, but it seems like he has a lot of upside.
arguably the best player in MLS, Josepf Martinez, says he is staying with ATL for as long as they want him too. He without a doubt must have interest from foreign clubs. So yea, not everyone is looking to bolt for greener grass.
Martinez also already had his shot at Europe and didn't really make an impact at Torino. He took a step back by going to Atlanta. He could still go back to Europe, of course, but his situation is very different than that of Kaku.