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  1. byob el paso tx
    December 11, 2013

    All MLS coaches should visit Europe!!!! its a not brainer. What is holding them back?
    as for henry, you can stay but not as a DP but nycfc will be red bulls daddy in a year ;)

    • ManicMessiah
      December 11, 2013

      Roxburgh has connections in European football, and it’s nice to see him using them to get Petke (and Fraser) this look into how things are done. I do agree that there’s no downside to doing this, and that I would think anyone could benefit.

      • malkin
        December 11, 2013

        That and it sounds like a pretty friggin sweet vacay!

  2. slowleftarm
    December 11, 2013

    Need to sign a third DP, especially since the salary cap situation is not favorable. And not Kaka either. A DP defender wouldn’t be a bad idea.

    • Pause The Game Real Quick
      December 11, 2013

      Ashley Cole

      • slowleftarm
        December 11, 2013

        Have heard that rumor. I’d be ok with that move. It would certainly address a big need.

    • TomG
      December 12, 2013

      If cap situation is bad, they may not be able to afford a 3rd dp. Remember that the DP still counts as a max contract against the cap.

  3. MLSfan
    December 11, 2013

    Europeans are a rip-off. Look to Latin America for deals.

    • TomG
      December 12, 2013

      Robbie Keane and Marco DiVaio have been pretty good investments.

  4. Tony
    December 11, 2013

    Is there really a salary cap issue? Who can really tell with the lack of transparency. But there are numerous reports from players who have stated that this is a major reason for teams refusing on their options. A closer look though not perfect reveals some wages that are ridiculously low. One has to wonder what is the point of having such low wages and such a rigid salary cap where even dps count towards the cap. While i understand the need of a check against overspending which could lead the league to folding Are we a league that is just trying to see which team can field the cheapest team? If so are we trying to see which of the cheapest teams can beat a modestly funded Mexican team in concacaf? I’m pretty sure the league is not ready to spend champions league money like in Europe but our teams should be able to match spending in concacaf champions and even some South American deals. I bring this up because as mls and NASL grow the good cheap players will begin to thin out. What then? Do we remain satisfied with a diluted product. Forget expansion. Focus on quality. Increase cap spending, increase dps, there are more ideas but garber needs to step up from the line of well we have academies.

    • slowleftarm
      December 11, 2013

      Getting larger TV deals would really help with raising the cap

      • Vic
        December 12, 2013

        The league needs to get email lists from each team of people that attend games and email them the weekend tv schedule. There’s no media coverage of MLS. I know some people who attend Red Bull games that forgot or didn’t know when MLS Cup was on.

  5. Sly
    December 12, 2013

    I just want to see Henri in concacaf champions league.

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