Does CFG care enough?? I think they are content with us just being competitive. If they wanted to dominate MLS they probably have the ability, but there's no desire IMO.So what if this is Domes plan all along. Forcing the clubs hand. Can they even afford to let him go?
Yes to this. (I would assume) They want their piece of the earning potential of SUM more than anything else.
Maybe if there are sufficient eyeballs in MLS. Next TV deal is 2023. Right now the meh-ness doesn't as much impact their reputation or Abu Dhabi's
you still have Mata at LB?So, does our transfer budget come from a master CFG bucket, while our wages budget come from a specific NYCFC bucket? If Coman is a real target, it would be a way to make sense of the high fee and low wage targets.
With current personnel, this would work to get our best players in the lineup. Basically a 4-3-3, but two mids are attacking and the two wingers track back, so presented as a 4-1-4-1:
1 | Heber
4 | Mitrita, Coman, Maxi, Tajouri-Shradi
1 | Ring
4 | Matarrita, Callens, Chanot, Tinnerholm
From the end of our six-game winless streak through the rest of the season, NYCFC led MLS in points. This is a disproven trope at this point. CFG put together one of the best rosters in the league this year and we were a dumb play away from being two wins from a trophy. The idea they're not trying to win is complete hogwash.
This is basically it, though I think RB depth may be ok, depending on what the staff thinks we have in Scally. Would love him to get minutes similar to what Sweat got this year, or perhaps a little less. I'm not high on Eric Miller, but he could then serve as an emergency in case of injury.
Or, you know, he might have just asked the people whose job that is.the only remaining argument being that Dome mastered these rules, looked up the data we don't have, worked the spreadsheets, and compared NYCFC to the rest of the league on actual OOP spending