make more in Europe
I would think he already has been paid. Doesn't he want to play? What a waste.
And this is where the salary cap actually HELPS the league.
With the financial troubles a lot of the Mexican clubs are having, it is nice for MLS to poke it's head out and be a player for a guy like this. Sure they can't get Cristiano Ronaldo, but the league has done a decent job of making targeted investments in players who are game changers for the league - Dempsey, Bradley, Beckham, Jones, Cubo.
To be fair, I'd take any Real Madrid player without even thinking about it regardless of who it was before Lampard.Scratch Bradley. He's still not right. What an awful year all around for him. Beckhan was worthless his first season here, just like Deuce. Kreis wasn't just making shit up. I can't think of one big time mid-season DP addition who actually improved his team before Jermaine Jones. And everyone who had watched MLS and JJ play knew how that would turn out. He is literally the perfect MLS midfielder.
All of that said, yes, it is nice to have a league that isn't broke. Chicharito is exactly the type of player MLS should be buying. He's not too old, he's quite good and he's marketable. I'd take him any day before Lampard. I want a good league with good players, not a half-decent league who wastes money on old guys who can't play a full 90.
Wonder what bench he will set on now?
Chicharito is 26, big difference. You don't really think MLS is his best option for a big contract?
I'm not so sure about that.I don't know. But the fact that MLS contacted him leads me to believe that MLS thinks they can outbid other suitors.
He's not going to play for Man U or Real Madrid. His ceiling is probably somewhere mid-table in EPL or anything past the Big Three in La Liga. OR he could head to Mexico or MLS. I'm confident that MLS could offer him more money than Aston Villa or Sevilla.
Yes. Because MLS would overpay him greatly simply due to his marketability. Most other clubs in Europe don't have the same desire to cater to a Mexican audience or satisfy a large contract with Univison. So, because his value to MLS would be higher than his value to Euro clubs, I do believe MLS would give him the biggest contract. MLS/Chicago Fire would likely break even on additional sponsorship revenue alone.Chicharito is 26, big difference. You don't really think MLS is his best option for a big contract?