I already covered this, you can read in Taxi thread. We weren't even in the serious running for Taxi as DC offered way more. If we were, and he wanted to come here, it would be a different conversation as discovery rights could have been acquired from DC.
I'm starting to doubt that we ever actually made a bid for Taxi. That came from one Euro source and was not corroborated by anyone who covers RBNY or MLS.
If RBNY were serious enough about him to make a bid, I would assume they would put discovery rights on him themselves. The fact that DC had his rights say to me that it's likely they were the team negotiating with him all along and the Euro outlet got it wrong.
Either way, once DC had those rights, they would be under no obligation to sell them to us, and certainly not at a reasonable price. RBNY was smart to move on to their next target, unfortunately Fletcher hasn't lit it up like Taxi has. FWIW, my guess is that Fletcher would cost just as much if not more than Taxi.