RUMOR: Messi to MCFC and NYCFC

ZYanksRule

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We disagree. Fine. Don’t make it personal and psychoanalyze with stupid insults as bolded. Old players get hurt all the time and disappoint. It’s not a fucking personality flaw to remember that.
You're right. I shouldn't have written that. Sorry you took offense, it wasn't my intent.
 
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I totally get why people don't want to waste a DP spot on a 37 - 38 year old player, even if it is Messi but when I see our FO/CFG scouts (or whichever other entity may be in charge) constantly dumpster diving for talent in these below-average domestic leagues, it makes me far more open to the idea of an old Messi as a DP.

I'd rather have the real Messi, even at 38, as a DP instead of some unknown 22 yr old who is being hailed as the Estonian Messi, occupying that DP spot.
 

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I totally get why people don't want to waste a DP spot on a 37 - 38 year old player, even if it is Messi but when I see our FO/CFG scouts (or whichever other entity may be in charge) constantly dumpster diving for talent in these below-average domestic leagues, it makes me far more open to the idea of an old Messi as a DP.

I'd rather have the real Messi, even at 38, as a DP instead of some unknown 22 yr old who is being hailed as the Estonian Messi, occupying that DP spot.
MLS wrote the DP rule because of Beckham. What do you think they'd do for Messi? Allow 4 DPs with one for players above a certain age to keep the spot competitive?
 
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I totally get why people don't want to waste a DP spot on a 37 - 38 year old player, even if it is Messi but when I see our FO/CFG scouts (or whichever other entity may be in charge) constantly dumpster diving for talent in these below-average domestic leagues, it makes me far more open to the idea of an old Messi as a DP.

I'd rather have the real Messi, even at 38, as a DP instead of some unknown 22 yr old who is being hailed as the Estonian Messi, occupying that DP spot.
There is a great level of truth to this. Lionel Messi, and guys who are European superstars, just bring a greater excitement level than Maxi Moralez, even though he was an MVP candidate in 2019. There's certainly something to be said for having one of those buzzworthy players on the roster, if for no other reason than to excite the fanbase to go to watch the guy play. New York City is a star city when it comes to sports -- fans want to see stars, they don't want to see nobodies.