22 responses

  1. Dinho
    November 28, 2012

    What’s up with Tony Tchani. Talk about somebody’s stock dropping….

    • Tony in Quakeland
      November 28, 2012

      Ditto Ike Opara, dropped by the Quakes. Obviously injuries played a role, but he’s young and still has upsaide.

      • Hogatroge
        November 28, 2012

        He was too expensive to ride the bench since SJ was now responsible for the full value of his GA contract.

      • Tony in Quakeland
        November 28, 2012

        That’s how I saw it, too.

      • Rory
        November 29, 2012

        I’m not sure… I wouldn’t discount “love triangle” as a possible reason.

  2. evan
    November 28, 2012

    i still can’t believe the Dynamo once traded Dwayne DeRosario for Julius James…

    • Rex
      November 28, 2012

      Crazy to think that Dynamo are in the cup despite cutting ties with DeRo, Wondo, Kamara, and Oduro.

      • evan
        November 28, 2012

        and Stu Holden and Geoff Cameron

      • ed – houston
        November 29, 2012

        ALEJANDRO MORENO, PATRICK IANI, the list goes on and on…

  3. The Imperative Voice
    November 28, 2012

    Birchall is a downward spiral from the whole Port Vale thing.

    The Crew just need to do a steady build thing like they did leading up to Schelotto and winning the Cup. They had a few rough years with a bunch of youth internationals but it eventually worked ou accumulativelyt. Stick with the kids, keep adding, and then pop players like Higuain in the middle of them. Almost worked this year.

  4. Vince the pince
    November 28, 2012

    Tchani and Opara are both floating around $200,000 guaranteed salaries. Not suprised the crew and the quakes wanted those heavy salaries off the books. Still lots of potential there, might be worth a nibble for a club that has some breathing room in there salary cap.

    • beto
      November 28, 2012

      wow, thats way to much in MLS terms.. for prospects that are not starters. I doubt too many other clubs will want to pick up those contracts. maybe Sweden or Norway

  5. Vince the pince
    November 28, 2012

    their*

  6. Rex
    November 28, 2012

    Yeah, those guys will still be in the league, once teams are able to sign them to new, more reasonable contracts.

    • GG
      November 29, 2012

      Does anyone know how the rules around this work?
      When do they become available for clubs to sign to new more reasonable contracts?

  7. Ryan
    November 29, 2012

    An ongoing tracker of who is available in the reentry draft would be pretty cool.

  8. Steve C
    November 29, 2012

    Sebastian Miranda was one of the most frustrating players to watch this past season. Most of the Crew’s head-scratching moments came out of his play. Glad to see he wasn’t picked up.

    • Nathan
      November 29, 2012

      So wrong there. He’s a decent right back. Our concerns were CB because Warzycha is a moron and would sit our only LB, play our best CB out of position at LB and weaken the spine of the team. Now, they jettisoned our only LB and yesterday kicked our RB to the curb.

      Why couldn’t the Crew have declined to retain Warzycha yesterday too?

      • Frank
        November 29, 2012

        Vukovic wasa LB too, wasn’t he? I thought he had some decent games early in the season before he ended up on RW’s $hit list.

      • bruce
        November 29, 2012

        We couldn’t get that lucky Nathan. Warzycha is destroying our team. The only reason I renewed my season tickets was because we need to support our team or lose them. There are too many other cities begging for an MLS team. If the Hunt’s can smell an extra dollar to be made somewhere else, the Crew will be gone. It is a shame was become of a great team.

  9. bruce
    November 29, 2012

    *has*

  10. g-dub
    November 29, 2012

    It will be interesting to see how much rebuilding the Sounders do. My sense is they need to do some pretty major work on the roster to reach the next level.

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