43 responses

  1. El Paso tx
    January 15, 2014

    Seriously :) poor union

    • Fyn
      January 15, 2014

      Care to unpack this a bit?

  2. Jon
    January 15, 2014

    Those hipsters in Portland have started a trend.
    Sign! All the Argentines!

    • Jason B
      January 15, 2014

      Columbus did it first.

      • Helium-3
        January 16, 2014

        Nice try but DCU already went through their Argentine phase before both of those teams.

  3. Drew
    January 15, 2014

    Welcome to Philly, allow us to show you your place on the bench

    • ozotkd
      January 15, 2014

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • martin
      January 15, 2014

      Roger Torres, part II

  4. TheSaddestManAround
    January 15, 2014

    YAY

  5. Joe A.
    January 15, 2014

    Wooooooo 3 goals. Dont get too crazy on us philly.

  6. FRANK
    January 15, 2014

    I DONT KNOW WHO THIS IS I THINK THE DPLAYERS SHOULD BE BIG NAME PLAYERS

    • Michael
      January 15, 2014

      The ‘DPLAYERS’–I love it. God bless you, FRANK.

    • Good Jeremy
      January 16, 2014

      Welcome back bud, I was worried that you had left

    • D Juhas
      January 16, 2014

      Majority of the “DPLAYERS” are not big name players. Most are just like this; mid-20’s South Americans.

  7. Steve Jungul
    January 15, 2014

    ….crickets chirping…….

  8. Beggarsblues
    January 15, 2014

    Not a lot to go on but sounds exciting. The Union midfield was woeful last year outside of Le Toux so it’s hard to see this not being an upgrade. It’s one move and hopefully there are a few more.

  9. Dan in New York
    January 15, 2014

    The Union are a joke. This “DP” signing proves it further. He only scored 3 goals in 23 games in a league that is on no one’s radar but he did wear “the famous No. 10 shirt for the club.” I guess that’s all it takes to be a DP in Philly.

  10. TomG
    January 15, 2014

    Whoa, let’s back away from the ledge, folks. I’m guessing no one here has even seen him play, so let’s not make judgements just because he didn’t score a lot of goals last year. Lots of great playmakers aren’t big goal scorers. Luka Modric never scores. Argentinian players in their primes have generally fared pretty well in MLS. Let’s actually see the guy play before we condemn the move.

    • franco
      January 15, 2014

      Your argument turned into utter rubbish when you brought Luka Modric’s name into it.
      Granted Luka isn’t the most prolific goal scorer as an AM but go look at his statistics and clubs and amount of goals per season and compare with this Maidana lad and see the error of your ways. One has had seasons where he has scored more than 3 goals and the other hasn’t.

      • TomG
        January 15, 2014

        Are you stupid or just lazy? I don’t like calling people names, but I’ve got to think you’re stupid, because in the time you spent running your mouth pretending you had knowledge you didn’t and bashing me, you could have looked up Luka’s statistics. This year: 0 La Liga goals. Last year: 3, 2011/12: 4 EPL goals, 2010/11: 3. Come on. Don’t be a tool. Just look up the stats before insulting people.

      • Wallace
        January 15, 2014

        Zing

  11. Stracho
    January 15, 2014

    Ramires has 1 goal in 20 appearances for Chelsea. He must suck too… Let’s learn another way to evaluate midfielders then looking up their strike rate.

    • Chris
      January 15, 2014

      Ramires isn’t an attacking midfielder, or number 10.

    • Joe A.
      January 15, 2014

      These players play for top teams. Atalante is crap.

  12. RBNY
    January 15, 2014

    LOL Philly busting out he big guns with this one. Some Sons of Ben will probly commit seppuku once we sign Xavi haha.

    • Carson
      January 15, 2014

      ….”We”……… lolol

      • RBNY
        January 15, 2014

        ????

    • Doc
      January 15, 2014

      Good luck with that.

    • D Juhas
      January 16, 2014

      and you still won’t win MLS Cup

  13. Vinniejonestownmassacre
    January 15, 2014

    Philly needs Joey Barton. Still be an average to bottom table team but least they’d A: gain a real central midfielder B: a general/enforcer C: a Captain D: fight E: entertainment value. He’d fit Philly and their fans extremely well.

    • highme
      January 16, 2014

      As somebody who has a soft spot for Philly teams and Joey Barton, I wholly endorse this move.

    • Nick
      January 16, 2014

      I can get on board with that. Barton has his head in his bum more times than not, but overall I think he’s a bit misunderstood. I’d take him in Philly.

  14. Colin in MT
    January 15, 2014

    In the five seasons before Javier Morales got to RSL he had 7 goals. So, you never know.

  15. Charles
    January 15, 2014

    hahahaha
    Maidana must have the same agent as Onyewu.
    Argentina is now officially out of good players. Last one out please turn off the light.

  16. Charles
    January 15, 2014

    They even made a video of this guy.
    link to youtube.com

  17. jgnc
    January 16, 2014

    We were scratching our heads when CP signed Valeri. Had a couple of nice highlight reels but his stats didn’t jump off the page. Certainly not an international star or a “big name” before we signed him. Just give it a chance.

    • Shyam
      January 16, 2014

      I think you’re on the money here. Granted, as a Union fan I will fully admit that I have more faith in the moves the Timbers make than I do the ones the Union do, but even then, the people here seem to be jumping to conclusions without much evidence.

  18. Shyam
    January 16, 2014

    So the Union go and sign a 26 year old who is likely to now spend his prime in MLS instead of the washed up version of a guy who built a reputation in Europe primarily for the name recognition. How can they be so arrogant?

    I’m sure Hack & Sack will pull another great move like signing an over the hill Kleberson soon enough. In the mean time, sorry mom, sorry dad, sorry Jermaine Defoe!

  19. Boyd
    January 16, 2014

    Scoring in Mexico or Argentina is a lot harder than scoring in MLS
    Donovan and Keane are MLS stars and they got absolutely destroyed by Monterrey in CCL.

    • Good Jeremy
      January 16, 2014

      Gomez couldn’t find playing time in LA and led Mexico in scoring. It must be a horribly weak league.

      • Helium-3
        January 16, 2014

        When Gomez was at LA, he was a young & naive player who had a high work rate; ran around the field like a headless chicken. He was pretty raw back then but with his work rate you knew if he improved his technique he could finish off those chances.

        Specific case in mind was that friendly against Real Madrid where Gomez should have scored a handful of goals had he had the technique he has today. I think LA lost 0-2 that day but the game was much closer than the scoreline.

        4 years later at Puebla, he overcame his weaknesses and now is a pretty good player.

      • Boyd
        January 16, 2014

        Gomez was not yet a complete player when he went to Mexico. Lucky for him coaches in Mexico looked at his potential instead of just his stats.
        Sound familiar?

  20. Todd
    January 16, 2014

    This is an incredibly questionable signing by the Union. Doesn’t make any sense to sign a DP that won’t even sell a jersey. They could do a lot better as far as quality and fan appeal. Whoever the agent for these Argentinian’s is must have some dirt on somebody, or be overly persuasive to get the Union and Timbers to bite on such mediocrity. Unreal.

    Hopefully the Union do much better in the draft today than in signing free agents. C’mon now. DOOP!

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