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*France Football magazine is reporting that several French players might be headed to MLS this summer. The list includes Barcelona forward Thierry Henry, 32, who has been liked to a U.S. move since last year; Manchester City midfielder Patrick Vieira, 33; Villarreal winger Robert Pires, 36; PSG midfielder Ludovic Giuly, 33; and Aris midfielder Camel Meriem, 30. I'd prefer Chelsea star Florent Malouda, 29, but he isn't coming anytime soon.


*Toronto signed former D.C. United reserve keeper Milos Kocic.

*Dallas is up to something: I've heard everything from interest in striker Luciano Emilio -- DCU retained his rights and is fielding offers -- to being close to finalizing a deal for a foreign forward who would arrive this summer.

*MLS isn't the only league that had to confront labor issues: La Liga hopes to avert a strike next week. Paging mediator George H. Cohen.....

*The viewing options for this Saturday's Real Madrid-Barcelona showdown: GolTV, ESPN Deportes and ESPN3.com (formerly ESPN360). Kickoff is at 4 p.m. ET.

*Soccer on TV:
UEFA Champions League, CSKA Moscow-Inter Milan 12:30 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports Espanol (tape at 5 on Fox Soccer Plus)

UEFA Champions League, Barcelona-Arsenal 2:30 p.m., Comcast SportsNet/DC, Fox Sports Net, Fox Sports Espanol (tape at 5 on Fox Soccer Channel)

Copa Libertadores, Italia-Colo Colo 7 p.m. FSE
CONCACAF Champions League, Cruz Azul-Pumas 10 p.m. FSC, Telefutura

*Video from Colombia, where America Cali goalkeeper Alexis Viera stopped two penalty kicks and scored one during a 3-2 victory over Millonarios:

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By Steve Goff  |  April 6, 2010; 9:15 AM ET
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Comments

C'mon you Gunners!

Posted by: VirginiaBlueBlood | April 6, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

If a Frenchman signs for DC United, I'm finding another team.

Posted by: delantero | April 6, 2010 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Bring Emilio back to DCU!

Posted by: DadRyan | April 6, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

How does DCU get to maintain the rights and be entitled to compensation, or to "field offers" for a player whose employment they have renounced? Isn't this what the players were bargaining with the league over? Luci could be playing somewhere but for this one-sided process. Athletes are not like regular real-job workers; their career span is pronouncedly limited; this sort of restriction has to be a violation of federal law.

Posted by: lgm6986 | April 6, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

How does DCU get to maintain the rights and be entitled to compensation, or to "field offers" for a player whose employment they have renounced? Isn't this what the players were bargaining with the league over? Luci could be playing somewhere but for this one-sided process. Athletes are not like regular real-job workers; their career span is pronouncedly limited; this sort of restriction has to be a violation of federal law.

Posted by: lgm6986 | April 6, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

leave all them dudes above 30 in Europe!!!!

Posted by: godpere | April 6, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

If all these overaged Euros come to MLS, just rename it the NASL and put a fork in it.

Posted by: lgm6986 | April 6, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Let's take Meriem -- and Adu can get playing time :)

Pires is a really, really good player, but he has as much left in his tank as Moreno. He would be an excellent addition, still.

Giuly had a nice resurgence since returning to France.

Posted by: Reignking | April 6, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

If all these overaged Euros come to MLS, just rename it the NASL and put a fork in it.

Posted by: lgm6986

That's what the new DP rule is going to do IMO.

Posted by: Reignking | April 6, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Wouldn't any of these guys be an upgrade to what DCU has on field the first two weeks?

Posted by: Keith_in_Charlotte | April 6, 2010 9:57 AM | Report abuse

LOL was it just me, or was there a picture of Talon up when this was first posted?

Posted by: Springfie1d | April 6, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Any theories on why so many Franch players want to come to MLS? I didn't think we played a "french" style of football here. You know, diving, pretending to tackle, using their hands....

Posted by: harkes4ever | April 6, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

Any theories on why so many Franch players want to come to MLS?
Posted by: harkes4ever

Because it's an article from French Football :)


Keith: of course. But at what cost, and how much do they have left in the tank?

Posted by: Reignking | April 6, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

I want Giuly on DCU now!!! I would seriously go nuts if he was touching the ball in front of me

Posted by: SexyOffender | April 6, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

Gerard Depardieu would be an upgrade on this team.

Posted by: Hoost | April 6, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

You would have to change your name to RegisteredSexyOffender.

Posted by: Reignking | April 6, 2010 10:22 AM | Report abuse

The only Frenchman I'd like to see in Black-and-Red is Yoann Gourcuff...and that's not happening...

Posted by: voetbol07 | April 6, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

no way, he's over age.. and french, though I'm not sure that has anything to do with it

Posted by: SexyOffender | April 6, 2010 10:28 AM | Report abuse

Worst trick penalty kick ever.

Posted by: Reignking | April 6, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Great, now the half-time entertainment at the All-Star Game can be a mime troupe.

Posted by: IamAM | April 6, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

The only Frenchman I'd like to see in Black-and-Red is Yoann Gourcuff...and that's not happening...

Posted by: voetbol07

Then I'll take Ribery.

Posted by: Reignking | April 6, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Fetchez la vache!!

Posted by: IamAM | April 6, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Emilio + $$$ = David Ferreira (unlikely to happen) or Emilio + $ = Bruno Guarda.

Posted by: Charisma_Man | April 6, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

that FF article is just typical pap from a lazy journalist.* he heard about the new DP rule, made a list of French footballers over 30 and unlikely to stay with their current clubs, handed it in to his editor, and was back on his barstool. Elapsed time? Maybe twenty minutes.

* unlike our own football journalist who actually works at his job.

I like the timing of Real-Barca. 4 pm start should lead right into the start of the DCU-PU game. So glad I decided not to make the trip to the city of Brotherly Self-Loathing, Hatred, and Violence.

Posted by: troy6 | April 6, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Vieira would dramatically improve DCU

Malouda is 29? He looks half that age.

Posted by: teo_68 | April 6, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Did anybody see the SkySports sideline reporter clip as he was reporting on Portsmouth/Blackburn? If not, it's hysterical. It may be out there on YouTube although truthfully I'm not sure. Washington Post Live had the clip last night. If you haven't seen it and you have a chance to then check it out.

Posted by: Gambrills4 | April 6, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Saw that Gambrills. Funny stuff indeed. There's a little something about it over at Big Soccer as well.

Posted by: DadRyan | April 6, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

let's sign Arsene Wenger! is there such thing as a designated coach?

Posted by: diego_r | April 6, 2010 10:52 AM | Report abuse

I do think that Thierry Henry up in New York with the new stadium makes a whole lot of sense for MLS.

Posted by: diego_r | April 6, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

I can't believe so many of you would reject Henry. He works hard (even if he is old), is a prolific finisher, and a great teammate. If he gave us ten goals a season it would be a step up from half of our options. Hell we took Pena and he looks like the 2nd coming of the Gallardo era.

If I were him I would reject any team that doesn't have a real stadium to play in.

Posted by: UniteforDC | April 6, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Gotta wonder what Toronto's front office is thinking. They simply never sign any quality central defenders. That's why they can't get a sniff at the playoffs.

Posted by: UnitedDemon | April 6, 2010 11:02 AM | Report abuse

Henry will come to the MLS and dominate.

Obviously somebody would sign Kocic. I actually wished he was our starting keeper now. Kocic, a high draft pick, in limited action last year showed flashes. I am not surprised Toronto signed him. I don't think it was good DC United move to let him go.

Posted by: alan19 | April 6, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

So all the French players are coming because Gilles Grimandi did so well?

Posted by: Boogie_Knight | April 6, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Something else to be bitter, sullen, and resentful about:

"CHESTER, Pa. (April 5 2010) – 6abc (WPVI) and its sister station Live Well HD Network will broadcast all of Philadelphia Union’s matches live, except those broadcast nationally, the club announced today. All telecasts will be broadcast in HD and available over the air on 6abc (6.1) or on the Live Well HD Network (6.2), one of the station’s high definition digital channels."

RCN in DC, meanwhile, isn't even offering Direct Kick this year.

Posted by: dccal | April 6, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

Vieira would dramatically improve DCU

Posted by: teo_68 | April 6, 2010 10:41 AM
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Joey Thieman would dramatcially improve DCU.

Posted by: lgm6986 | April 6, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

The CONCACAF Champions League should be renamed "Mexican Liga Playoffs".

Posted by: wanker82 | April 6, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

United is entitled to compensation for Emilio if he signs with another MLS club before April 15th (I think that's the date), because United offered Emilio a contract but Emilio rejected it.

If United had simply waived Emilio, then we wouldn't be entitled to compensation.

Posted by: alecw81 | April 6, 2010 11:16 AM | Report abuse

Joey Thieman would dramatcially improve DCU.

Posted by: lgm6986 | April 6, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse
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I dunno...he was never the same player after LT broke his leg.

Posted by: edgeonyou | April 6, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Awesome Chuck last night.

Posted by: Reignking | April 6, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

If all these overaged Euros come to MLS, just rename it the NASL and put a fork in it.

Posted by: lgm6986

That's what the new DP rule is going to do IMO.

Posted by: Reignking | April 6, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

I would like to think MLS management isn't that stupid. The league was organized to avoid NASL mistakes and I would hope they haven't forgotten them.

Posted by: Gambrills4 | April 6, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

You guys seriously see Guily doing well here? He is 5'4, think Franco Niell.

MLS is too physical for a guy that small.

With that said, I hope emilio comes back to the MLS, just not wtih us lol. He needs to eat, as does his family, and I am sure he was earning pennies in Brasil.He wasnt ready to 'retire' and keep playing for fun, he still needs some more money to throw in the bank.

Posted by: BolivianDCFan | April 6, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Not French, Spanish. Raul, Guti, Fernando Torres...


Also, for those of you that haven't seen the Charlie Davies Tribute video marking 6 months since the accident and how far he's come, check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQQUO9ou_AU&feature=player_embedded

Makes me want to throw on the shirt that arrived yesterday and go own some fools. Or kick some a's, either one.

Posted by: JacobfromAtlanta-ish | April 6, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Why isn't Real Madrid - Barcelona on ESPN2? The first leg was shown by GolTV, but I thought ESPN had an agreement that they split the clasico broadcasts with GolTV when they bought the rights?

Is anyone seeing Barca - Arsenal appear in HD on their guide? Dishnetwork only shows it being in SD for Comcast Sportsnet. In the past, almost all live CL games on Comcast Sportsnet would be simultaneously broadcasted in HD on the Comcast HD channel.

Posted by: Charisma_Man | April 6, 2010 11:44 AM | Report abuse

You guys seriously see Guily doing well here? He is 5'4, think Franco Niell.

MLS is too physical for a guy that small.

With that said, I hope emilio comes back to the MLS, just not wtih us lol. He needs to eat, as does his family, and I am sure he was earning pennies in Brasil.He wasnt ready to 'retire' and keep playing for fun, he still needs some more money to throw in the bank.

Posted by: BolivianDCFan

Really? Franco Niell just wasnt a good player. You don't think a player who has played for Lyon, Monaco, Barca, Roma and PSG would be any good at DCU? Not that i want him but come on.

Lets not get any 5'7" guys either, that Messi guy couldn't handle the physicality here either. Seriously though, i'd take any of them, but there are others i'd rather have.

I don't have a problem with over 30 players past their prime coming here so long as its limited to a couple per team at most. I mean if Matthaus didnt ruin MLS then i think none of these guys will. Some will work out and some won't. As long as you have a mix of young up and comers from south and central america with some veterans a little past their prime and enough decent americans to keep around all but the best of the best from going to europe you'll have a decent enough league.

Posted by: Brian76 | April 6, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

You guys seriously see Guily doing well here? He is 5'4, think Franco Niell.

MLS is too physical for a guy that small.

With that said, I hope emilio comes back to the MLS, just not wtih us lol. He needs to eat, as does his family, and I am sure he was earning pennies in Brasil.He wasnt ready to 'retire' and keep playing for fun, he still needs some more money to throw in the bank.

Posted by: BolivianDCFan

Really? Franco Niell just wasnt a good player. You don't think a player who has played for Lyon, Monaco, Barca, Roma and PSG would be any good at DCU? Not that i want him but come on.

Lets not get any 5'7" guys either, that Messi guy couldn't handle the physicality here either. Seriously though, i'd take any of them, but there are others i'd rather have.

I don't have a problem with over 30 players past their prime coming here so long as its limited to a couple per team at most. I mean if Matthaus didnt ruin MLS then i think none of these guys will. Some will work out and some won't. As long as you have a mix of young up and comers from south and central america with some veterans a little past their prime and enough decent americans to keep around all but the best of the best from going to europe you'll have a decent enough league.

Posted by: Brian76 | April 6, 2010 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: BolivianDCFan

Really? Franco Niell just wasnt a good player. You don't think a player who has played for Lyon, Monaco, Barca, Roma and PSG would be any good at DCU? Not that i want him but come on. Lets not get any 5'7" guys either, that Messi guy couldn't handle the physicality here either. Seriously though, i'd take any of them, but there are others i'd rather have.

I don't have a problem with over 30 players past their prime coming here so long as its limited to a couple per team at most. I mean if Matthaus didnt ruin MLS then i think none of these guys will. Some will work out and some won't. As long as you have a mix of young up and comers from south and central america with some veterans a little past their prime and enough decent americans to keep around all but the best of the best from going to europe you'll have a decent enough league.

Posted by: Brian76 | April 6, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: BolivianDCFan

Really? Franco Niell just wasnt a good player. You don't think a player who has played for Lyon, Monaco, Barca, Roma and PSG would be any good at DCU? Not that i want him but come on. Lets not get any 5'7" guys either, that Messi guy couldn't handle the physicality here either. Seriously though, i'd take any of them, but there are others i'd rather have.

I don't have a problem with over 30 players past their prime coming here so long as its limited to a couple per team at most. I mean if Matthaus didnt ruin MLS then i think none of these guys will. Some will work out and some won't. As long as you have a mix of young up and comers from south and central america with some veterans a little past their prime and enough decent americans to keep around all but the best of the best from going to europe you'll have a decent enough league.

Posted by: Brian76 | April 6, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

BolivianDCFan:

Really? Franco Niell just wasnt a good player. You don't think a player who has played for Lyon, Monaco, Barca, Roma and PSG would be any good at DCU? Not that i want him, but come on.

Lets not get any 5'7" guys either, that Messi guy couldn't handle the physicality here either. Seriously though, i'd take any of them, but there are others i'd rather have.

I don't have a problem with over 30 players past their prime coming here so long as its limited to a couple per team at most. I mean if Matthaus didnt ruin MLS then i think none of these guys will. Some will work out and some won't. As long as you have a mix of young up and comers from south and central america with some veterans a little past their prime and enough decent americans to keep around all but the best of the best from going to europe you'll have a decent enough league.

Posted by: Brian76 | April 6, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

BolivianDCFan:

Really? Franco Niell just wasnt a good player. You don't think a player who has played for Lyon, Monaco, Barca, Roma and PSG would be any good at DCU? Not that i want him, but come on.

Lets not get any 5'7" guys either, that Messi guy couldn't handle the physicality here either. Seriously though, i'd take any of them, but there are others i'd rather have.

I don't have a problem with over 30 players past their prime coming here so long as its limited to a couple per team at most. I mean if Matthaus didnt ruin MLS then i think none of these guys will. Some will work out and some won't. As long as you have a mix of young up and comers from south and central america with some veterans a little past their prime and enough decent americans to keep around all but the best of the best from going to europe you'll have a decent enough league.

Posted by: Brian76 | April 6, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

You guys seriously see Guily doing well here? He is 5'4, think Franco Niell.

MLS is too physical for a guy that small.

With that said, I hope emilio comes back to the MLS, just not wtih us lol. He needs to eat, as does his family, and I am sure he was earning pennies in Brasil.He wasnt ready to 'retire' and keep playing for fun, he still needs some more money to throw in the bank.

Posted by: BolivianDCFan

Really? Franco Niell just wasnt a good player. You don't think a player who has played for Lyon, Monaco, Barca, Roma and PSG would be any good at DCU? Not that i want him but come on.

Lets not get any 5'7" guys either, that Messi guy couldn't handle the physicality here either. Seriously though, i'd take any of them, but there are others i'd rather have.

I don't have a problem with over 30 players past their prime coming here so long as its limited to a couple per team at most. I mean if Matthaus didnt ruin MLS then i think none of these guys will. Some will work out and some won't. As long as you have a mix of young up and comers from south and central america with some veterans a little past their prime and enough decent americans to keep around all but the best of the best from going to europe you'll have a decent enough league.

Posted by: Brian76 | April 6, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

You guys seriously see Guily doing well here? He is 5'4, think Franco Niell.

MLS is too physical for a guy that small.

With that said, I hope emilio comes back to the MLS, just not wtih us lol. He needs to eat, as does his family, and I am sure he was earning pennies in Brasil.He wasnt ready to 'retire' and keep playing for fun, he still needs some more money to throw in the bank.

Posted by: BolivianDCFan

Really? Franco Niell just wasnt a good player. You don't think a player who has played for Lyon, Monaco, Barca, Roma and PSG would be any good at DCU? Not that i want him but come on.

Lets not get any 5'7" guys either, that Messi guy couldn't handle the physicality here either. Seriously though, i'd take any of them, but there are others i'd rather have.

I don't have a problem with over 30 players past their prime coming here so long as its limited to a couple per team at most. I mean if Matthaus didnt ruin MLS then i think none of these guys will. Some will work out and some won't. As long as you have a mix of young up and comers from south and central america with some veterans a little past their prime and enough decent americans to keep around all but the best of the best from going to europe you'll have a decent enough league.

Posted by: Brian76 | April 6, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Awesome Chuck last night.

Posted by: Reignking | April 6, 2010 11:30 AM
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Great to hear. I DVR'd "Chuck" and "24" to watch Duke-Butler, which was a brilliant game.

I'd take any of those French players. One thing we are forgetting is that today's top athletes maintain their physical attributes better than most athletes did in the 70s and 80s. Better eating, almost no smoking, better medicine, faster recovery times... I don't think the NASL comparison is entirely fair, but something worth remembering. Each player needs to be taken on his own merit.

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | April 6, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

re: "Gerard Depardieu would be an upgrade on this team.

Posted by: Hoost |"

Post of the week!

Unfortunately.

Posted by: Ron16 | April 6, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

Wow :)

Posted by: Reignking | April 6, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

I got a wild, crazy idea. Why don't we sign a midfielder who can feed the good forwards we already have and are sitting on the bench until coach figures out Tino and Pontius just kick to each other or their own fullback line?

Posted by: VirginiaFan | April 6, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

I got a wild, crazy idea. Why don't we sign a midfielder who can feed the good forwards we already have and are sitting on the bench until coach figures out Tino and Pontius just kick to each other or their own fullback line?

Posted by: VirginiaFan | April 6, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Someone check on Brian76. He may be unconscious with his head on the mouse button.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | April 6, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

The smart money buys one aging star to sell tickets, and two young South Americans to win matches.

Posted by: mediaman1976 | April 6, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Also, remember that last night's Chuck was supposed to be the season finale, until they got an order for 6 more.

Posted by: Reignking | April 6, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Hmm...good choice I made when replacing Cesc :)

Posted by: Reignking | April 6, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

I agree with every one of Bryan76's posts but I won't quote them here.

Too bad that last second prayer didn't go in for Butler last night. I liken the NCAA basketball tournament to the FA Cup where the big guys usually win it in the end but the little guys pull off enough upsets and can dream about winning it, too.

It would be awesome if one day the US Open Cup could have a fraction of that interest and energy.

I suspect that Thierry Henry would stand a decent chance of being the top scorer in the league if he were placed on a decent attacking team. How well would he work with JP Angel? I bet some folks would love to find out.

Posted by: Joel_M_Lane | April 6, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

Funny post, I270. After the fourth one I started to wonder...

Posted by: teamn | April 6, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Mattheus
Hermisillo
Luis Hernandez

Tired of aging internationals coming to MLS on vacation to steal MLS money who just want to finish their careers with a big pay day.

Spend the money on US talent that is going overseas because MLS can't/won't pony up.

Create more senior roster spots that are decent paying (not just minimum salary) so MLS teams don't get vaporized in CONCACAF.

Invest in your country's league's future, not in the let's-live-for-today of self- gratifying spending on washed up stars.

Posted by: lgm6986 | April 6, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

leave all them dudes above 30 in Europe!!!!

Posted by: godpere | April 6, 2010 9:47 AM
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I wouldn't mind if Ryan Giggs wanted to come to DCU for a year or two.

Posted by: BlackandRedRedDevil | April 6, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Sigh, didn't we already have this conversation ad nauseam for the past 3 months. Let's wait at least another 4 years and 9 months to bring it up again...

Posted by: PEddy | April 6, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't mind if Ryan Giggs wanted to come to DCU for a year or two.

Posted by: BlackandRedRedDevil

Now you're talkin!

Posted by: DadRyan | April 6, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

i always wanted to see Roberto Carlos in black and red. hes probably just a shade too old at this point though.

Posted by: VTUnited | April 6, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

I think Steve got a little link happy today with the links to GolTV and DCU's wikipedia page. What's next, Rick rolling?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | April 6, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

How does DCU get to maintain the rights and be entitled to compensation, or to "field offers" for a player whose employment they have renounced? Isn't this what the players were bargaining with the league over? Luci could be playing somewhere but for this one-sided process. Athletes are not like regular real-job workers; their career span is pronouncedly limited; this sort of restriction has to be a violation of federal law.

Posted by: lgm6986 | April 6, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: stancollins | April 6, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

If a Frenchman signs for DC United, I'm finding another team.

Posted by: delantero

you shut your mouth delatero. There's a reason why there's park called Lafayette right across from the White House with a statue of a guy named Lafayette. DCU dont need your type.

Posted by: alespar415 | April 6, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

alespar415, this blog doesn't need your type. Go twist up doobie at Lafayette park and relax...

Posted by: DadRyan | April 6, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

If all these overaged Euros come to MLS, just rename it the NASL and put a fork in it.

Posted by: lgm6986

That's what the new DP rule is going to do IMO.

Posted by: Reignking | April 6, 2010 9:51 AM
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Yeah. I wouldn't want the MLS to get those 40,000, 50,000, 60,000, 77,000 crowds the NASL drew when it was getting those older stars. That would be the legue's death-knell.

Yes, I know we don't risk that because only a couple of teams still play in big football stadiums....

Still, if teams like Dallas and Colorado started getting 20,000+ instead of

Posted by: fischy | April 6, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

I know Vieira wants to come here, but Man City has a very costly option. He's not coming unless they decide to let him go.

Posted by: fischy | April 6, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

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