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NYCFC Players Wanted Thread

Discussion in 'Team News and Rumors' started by NYCFC_Dan, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. NYCFC_Dan

    NYCFC_Dan Senior Member Staff Member Seasoned Supporter

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    To keep the transfers thread organized please discuss next season free agents and players you'd like to see play for the club here.
    These would be players with no link to NYCFC whatsoever.
     
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  2. NYCFCfan

    NYCFCfan Senior Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    There is only one.

    Zlatan.
     
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    Gotham Gator Senior Member Donor

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    I liked the look of Anthony Lozano for Guatemala last night. 22-years-old, spent time in Spanish 2nd division. He needs and deserves a good place to grow.
     
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    MagnusPax Senior Member

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    Where is he playing now?
     
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    Gotham Gator Senior Member Donor

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    He's back in Guatemala. Seems an ideal pickup for an MLS team wanting to groom a young striker.
     
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    MagnusPax Senior Member

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    We do have serious age issues. This roster needs to younger quickly. 2 of the youngest guys are on loan from MC. Remove them, average goes way up.
     
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    doctorhoosier Regular Member Seasoned Supporter

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    First thing I found when I googled his name was this.

    Good players still miss good chances, but yikes.
     
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    NYCFCfan Senior Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    joe Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Eh.



    Edit: Sorry, haven't a hell of a time emedding. Hopefully this is it.
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  10. MagnusPax

    MagnusPax Senior Member

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    NYCFC now has 6+ starters who are over 30. Villa, Pirlo, Lampard, Iraola, Saunders, Hernandez, Wingert or Grabovoy or Ballouchy. Even potential signee Tefu is 30.

    Orlando has 1 or 2 (Kaka and sometimes Neal or Collins), LA even with Gerrard only has 4 max. It's an issue.
     
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    NYCFCfan Senior Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Hey that's me!

    10 of our players are 25 or younger.
    Johansen 22
    Shelton 22
    Brandt 22
    Poku 23
    Mullins 23
    Velazquez 24
    Diskerud 24
    McNamara 24
    Allen 25
    Taylor 25

    If you add loanees that number goes to 14.
    Angelino 18
    Facey 20
    Meara 24
    Calle 24

    We have 6 players between 26 and 30
    Brovsky 26
    Williams 27
    John 28
    Watson-Siriboe 28
    Nemec 29
    Jacoboson 29

    We have 10 players above age 30
    Hernandez 31
    Ballouchy 32
    Grabavoy 32
    Villa 33
    Iraola 33
    Wingert 33
    Alvarez 35
    Pirlo 36
    Lampard 37

    We have a good young team with a few exceptions. (Our DPs) I'm not too worried. Besides I'm sure we can bring in younger guys now that the window is open.

    Jefferson Mena is 26
    Mashamaite is 30
     
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    joe Senior Member Elite Donor Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Two pick two teams at random since there doesn't seem to be a combined list out there:

    Philadelphia:
    25 or younger: 19
    26-30: 10
    31 or older: 4

    Montreal:
    25 or younger: 15
    26-30: 9
    30 or older: 5

    NYCFCfanNYCFCfan's numbers for NYCFC: 14, 6, 10

    While Philadelphia has a few more U25s, they also have a bigger roster (33 vs 29&30).

    Of the players MagnusPaxMagnusPax mentioned, I expect Hernandez, Wingert, Grabovoy, and Ballouchy to all see a decreased role as reinforcements arrive (both known and unknown). As an expansion team, I'm not surprised to see us skew slightly older, but I don't think it's a problem or anything to worry about. If they keep bringing in 35 year olds, sure, but there's no indication of that happening.
     
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    NYCFCfan Senior Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    There's no combined list, I checked. I don't care what their ages are as long as we keep winning. The late 90's Yankees brought in aging stars for a year or two and won. Why can't we do the same here? Bring them in for a year or two while we develop our own younger guys like Poku, Shelton and Mullins.
     
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    Im not convinced that all of them will see decreased roles. Hernandez vs Facey. Ballouchy or Grabavoy vs McNamara, Calle? Calle/Angelino vs Wingert? The rest of the list still adds up to 5 without them. Are there good MLS teams with 5 or 6 plus 30 year olds in starting 11? Who cares is on the bench or reserves.
     
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    NYCFCfan Senior Member Donor Seasoned Supporter

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    Players with no link but who we could maybe, possibly, realistically go after. (all available on free transfers)

    Isaac Cuenca - 24 RW
    Was supposed to be the next great Barcelona attacker but never lived up to the hype though he has shown flashes of brilliance in the past. Could use the Barcelona connection we have to sign him up.

    Ezequiel Munoz - 24 CB
    Young defender who had been targeted by Spurs among other Premier League teams in the past.

    Alberto Cerri - 19 ST
    Let's keep raiding Parma. He's been playing with Italy's U18 & U19 teams so he's clearly got some talent. A young Italian up top to pair with Villa and who could help Pirlo feel at home. Yes please.

    Mauro dos Santos - 26 CB
    Young defender just started to cut his teeth in La Liga. Let's build a backline for the next 5 years.

    Ok ok... I get it, you want Americans.

    Conor O'Brien - 26 CM
    "Who?" He's a Long Island boy playing in Austria. Won't you give Conor a chance?

    Stefan Jerome 22 - ST
    "Ok now you're just making names up." I'm not I promise. Played (very briefly) for Ft. Lauderdale before moving to the Czech Republic. He played with the US U-17 team so lets give the man a fair trial at least!

    Evgeni Starikov - 26 ST
    "You said Americans!" I did. He's an American born in Ukraine. He's actually played for the US U-23 team and has spent most of his career bouncing around Russia. Can't be worse than Nemec right?
     
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    I think you're just looking at my FIFA 15 shortlist. Ha!
     
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    Alberto Cerri has been the star of many a DoctorHoosier Football Manager save.
     
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    Just change this thread name to A Dream of Zlatan.
     
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    The old farts won't all retire the same year. We can start grooming the young guns as replacements for them while at the same time signing younger and younger. By the time we go through 2 or 3 cycles, our most promising kids can graduate from the academy.
     
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    Not going to take the time to go to every team's roster and figure our their XI, so...maybe? It's probably all moot until we see how Kreis actually deploys the squad, in spite of how many likes I hand out on the Formation Speculation thread.

    We have experienced veterans. We have young talent in need of development/mentorship. We have Mix idolizing Pirlo. If Kreis and the FO can't build this into something, then all the detractors will finally have a real complaint.
     
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