2019 General MLS Transfer Rumors

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I'm seeing a *lot* of rumormongering on r/soccer that Wayne Rooney is on the verge of canceling his contract with DC United to become a "player/manager" at Derby County.

I mean, who can blame him, after managing Derby for exactly one season led to Frank Lampard being tapped to manage Chelsea? Clearly Derby is the way forward for club legend players to be hastily promoted.
 

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I'm seeing a *lot* of rumormongering on r/soccer that Wayne Rooney is on the verge of canceling his contract with DC United to become a "player/manager" at Derby County.

I mean, who can blame him, after managing Derby for exactly one season led to Frank Lampard being tapped to manage Chelsea? Clearly Derby is the way forward for club legend players to be hastily promoted.
I'm seeing that, and also that his wife is very unhappy living here away from her friends and family. Some say she's already gone back with the kids and he's not willing to stay apart from his family long term.
And it can't help that this year has been a disappointment for DCU. After he came last year and sparked one of the best second halves in MLS history they're kind of mediocre in 2019, and seem to be heading downward (just 2 wins in the last 13 games).
But he's apparently signed through the end of 2020, so even if he finishes out this season DCU will be owed some compensation.
 
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How does D.C. maneuver to keep their guy through the rest of the season, but with NYCFC Vieira just says au revoir?
 

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ESPN is reporting on it, too.
DC signing Özil would definitely be a slapping-your-dick-down-on-the-table kind of move.
It would be the second player in a row that comes in and teaches Ben Olsen advanced tactics. He's loving these Continuing Education Credits.
 

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According to ESPN, DC United will not be receiving any transfer fee for Rooney.
"D.C. United sources confirmed that there is no transfer fee involved in the deal and that the marketing agreement attached to Rooney's contract, which has been reported as a seven-year deal worth $2.5m, will no longer apply. The team is exploring a "different relationship" with the player, according to one source."​
To me that reads more or less like "Wayne holds all the cards, DCU has no power in this situation at all, and we're just doing what we're told."
 

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According to ESPN, DC United will not be receiving any transfer fee for Rooney.
"D.C. United sources confirmed that there is no transfer fee involved in the deal and that the marketing agreement attached to Rooney's contract, which has been reported as a seven-year deal worth $2.5m, will no longer apply. The team is exploring a "different relationship" with the player, according to one source."​
To me that reads more or less like "Wayne holds all the cards, DCU has no power in this situation at all, and we're just doing what we're told."
Does that $2.5mm 7 year marketing deal count vs their salary cap? hmm...
 

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According to ESPN, DC United will not be receiving any transfer fee for Rooney.
"D.C. United sources confirmed that there is no transfer fee involved in the deal and that the marketing agreement attached to Rooney's contract, which has been reported as a seven-year deal worth $2.5m, will no longer apply. The team is exploring a "different relationship" with the player, according to one source."​
To me that reads more or less like "Wayne holds all the cards, DCU has no power in this situation at all, and we're just doing what we're told."
It left a sour taste in my mouth when NYCFC let Vieira go for no compensation, and again here with DCU and Rooney. I never want to fault an employer for being decent to its employees, which includes letting them leave graciously before a contract ends. But getting some rational compensation in return does not in any way seem unreasonable. I suppose there is an argument that it is different with coaches than players, but I'm not sure that is established, and with Vieira leaving midseason and Rooney still playing it seems like some compensation would be warranted.
 

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It left a sour taste in my mouth when NYCFC let Vieira go for no compensation, and again here with DCU and Rooney. I never want to fault an employer for being decent to its employees, which includes letting them leave graciously before a contract ends. But getting some rational compensation in return does not in any way seem unreasonable. I suppose there is an argument that it is different with coaches than players, but I'm not sure that is established, and with Vieira leaving midseason and Rooney still playing it seems like some compensation would be warranted.
who has been compensated for letting a manager go? I think only chelsea paid an amount of some sort to porto for AVB but that was probably the only time i ever heard of such a thing. they have clauses but i dont think there are fees attached to managers for leaving.