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O Nolly, Where Art Thou?

Sure looking like Jay Nolly will not join DCU anytime soon, but there may be a silver lining from the red-and-black's point of view. I am hearing that, as part of the trade with RSL in December, DCU is set to receive a draft pick of some sort if they can't reach a deal with him. Not sure of the quality of the pick, whether it's regular draft or supplemental, or what year, and it's unclear whether RSL would reacquire Nolly's MLS rights from DC, if he ever decided to play in the league again. I hope to know more Friday.

Is the same deal in place for RSL and Rimando? Unlikely. Even if they don't keep him, RSL would receive compensation from a trade.

Another tidbit to pass along: Technical director Dave Kasper apparently is/was in England this week. Safe to assume it's a scouting mission. However, I've been told to not read too much into it.

By Steve Goff  |  February 9, 2007; 1:17 AM ET
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Please no English players...hopefully this has something to do with signing that young kid from fulham and not scouting the pubs for washed up talent...

Posted by: Nick | February 9, 2007 1:56 AM | Report abuse

What's Nolly's situation again? We have his rights or what? Is he looking to play in Europe?

Posted by: grotus | February 9, 2007 8:19 AM | Report abuse

I'm not reading too much into it, but clearly he's going to get Eddie Lewis, Bobby Convey and maybe Jay Demerit back. :)

Posted by: DCAustinite | February 9, 2007 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Who told you not to read to much into it!?!
That is terrible Blog advice!

Posted by: jgildea | February 9, 2007 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Oh, come on, Guppy wasn't washed up? He was simply more suited to the over 30 NVSL league.

Posted by: delantero | February 9, 2007 9:59 AM | Report abuse

Saw where my favorite EPL club, Arsenal, is in a "partnership" deal with the Rapids. While these partnerships seem to be good PR and little more, why hasn't DC done the same (wish they'd beat the Rapids to the punch in this case...).

Thanks for the great coverage SG!

Posted by: NapoleonDynamite | February 9, 2007 10:54 AM | Report abuse

I enjoy the blog quite a bit; it's been very useful in getting up to speed w/ DCU and the league.

But why no mention thus far of the Utah House's passage of a bill to give RSL the $30 mil. they requested to build their stadium? It looked like reliable news (unlike the thrilling, yet currently unfounded Zidane talking w/ Red Bulls rumor).

Posted by: Al | February 9, 2007 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Al, there is mention of the RSL stadium deal in the previous thread (the discussion of Nicky Rimando).

Posted by: DE | February 9, 2007 11:28 AM | Report abuse

DC United at one time was in partnership with Bayer Leverkuasen.

Posted by: Chico | February 9, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse


My bad; hadn't checked the comments on that one yet.

I was mostly hoping for a standalone entry on it with some thoughts on the likelyhood of it clearing the Utah Senate/whether or not this will mean another year at U of Utah while the satdium gets built etc.

Posted by: Al | February 9, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Forget Nolly. Nobody wants him.

Posted by: Logan Circle | February 9, 2007 12:29 PM | Report abuse

yeah, I'd rather have Garth Lagerway in goal than Nolly.

Posted by: Beans | February 9, 2007 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Goff, is this why they were so willing to give up the first-rounder to get Rod Dyachenko back? Because they expect to get a pick back from RSL by not signing Nolly? It seemed like a pretty high price to pay for RD who showed promise last year, but who knows what you do/do not have there?

Hopefully Dave Kasper is pursuing the strike power of 40yo Teddy Sheringham. He's still got game.

Posted by: C-hawk | February 9, 2007 1:17 PM | Report abuse

C-HAWK: Please don't mention DCU and Teddy Sheringham in the same sentence again. We're trying to get young, talented players so we don't have to play our late season games from the bocce court at an assisted-living community.

Posted by: Eric Mondero | February 9, 2007 6:07 PM | Report abuse

I'd take sherringham in a heartbeat. he still wants to play and has a shot that can kill metroscum

Posted by: DCAustinite | February 9, 2007 8:31 PM | Report abuse

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