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I am sick of this win now at all costs attitude by Red Bull. We should be going after a DP thats 25 or younger that we can build a team around and then be successful for 4/5 years. The way they are building the team, we will have to turn over our core players in 1-2 years time. It is not a method for success or winning trophies in America.

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How would we even line up with Ballack? 4-3-3?

But how could a midfield of Ballack, Rafa, and Teemu even work? If we go get Ballack, Teemu would be done IMO and Dax's "bulldog" style of pressing could really be helpful.

With Ballack (4-3-3)


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Rafa - Ballack
Dax
Dane -------- TH14
Luke/Kenny



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How would we even line up with Ballack? 4-3-3?

But how could a midfield of Ballack, Rafa, and Teemu even work? If we go get Ballack, Teemu would be done IMO and Dax's "bulldog" style of pressing could really be helpful.

With Ballack (4-3-3)


Back5
Rafa - Ballack
Dax
Dane -------- TH14
Luke/Kenny


Ballack would be a #10. not a d-mid.
He would also be able to better read henry well enought to get him the ball more often than any other attacking player we have
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How would we even line up with Ballack? 4-3-3?

But how could a midfield of Ballack, Rafa, and Teemu even work? If we go get Ballack, Teemu would be done IMO and Dax's "bulldog" style of pressing could really be helpful.

With Ballack (4-3-3)


Back5
Rafa - Ballack
Dax
Dane -------- TH14
Luke/Kenny



Replace Dax with Lindpere and you're closer.

Dax will be a utility 1st fill in player on the bench this year for any midfield position except holding, which will be Palsson.
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Forget about the fact that he's old.

We don't need another player who doesn't give a shit. You don't win with those guys.

I said it before Marquez came, too.

The problem is not that they're old. It's that they couldn't care less.

Please, please no.

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id rather have pirlo than ballack or better yet wod rather the team had homegrown guys
I just want Metro to win a title sometime in my lifetime.

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ballack and rafa together in the center of the field? Can you imagine how slow that combination would be? We were already slow as hell last year. Plus very little bite.

I am not in favor.

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Apparently, Ballack has signed with ESPN as a studio analyst for Euro 2012.

This convinces me he will be our 3rd DP but will miss most of the Summer as he prepares for the gig, appears on camera and "winds down". What is Hans' attitude towards the classic "club vs. studio" dilemma?

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If this is the DP then you no what Soler can go Fuck him slef i want a DP that is playing not doing studio work. i am sorry but this makes us look micky mouse.

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I honestly never want to hear a Ballack rumor again

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id rather have pirlo than ballack or better yet wod rather the team had homegrown guys


Don't hold your breath, MLS is probably decades aware from producing DP quality players in homegrown academies.

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Don't hold your breath, MLS is probably decades aware from producing DP quality players in homegrown academies.

i thought Kassel and Hot we're the first 2?

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If this is the DP then you no what Soler can go Fuck him slef i want a DP that is playing not doing studio work. i am sorry but this makes us look micky mouse.


He is not coming here if he has a studio job for Euro 2012 :rolleyes:

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I feel a bit better about Ballack NOT comming after that media conference call a few days ago when Soler said "more options will be available in summer".

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He is not coming here if he has a studio job for Euro 2012 :rolleyes:


Ballack has said that is is able to mulit-task. He will be able to add commentery for the Euro's while miked up on the field in the American "retirement" league.

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