Ugh frank lampard? I'll take the two Spanish lads, and jozy. However I would rather see jozy stay in England.
Zlatan won't come to the MLS yet. Plus all this talk about retiring in the MLS is nonsense, I heard him say the same thing about Celtic last year. I think he panders to any reporter , covering all his bases.
Not that it will happen, but I think it could be possible to get both.
Mix is out of contract at the end of 2014, which lines up perfectly for him to sign as a free transfer. As a free transfer, I think it's conceivable he could be got for sub DP wages. Because NYCFC will be #1 or #2 in the allocation order, it should be easy to sign him through the allocation order.
Meanwhile, Jozy is under contract at Sunderland. Since they just spend $13 million a year ago to get him, they won't let him go cheaply, even if he did have a poor season. I think MLS will be willing to bypass the allocation order for a team willing and able to spend big to sign Altidore, just as they did for Bradley and Dempsey.
However I don't think Jozy wants to give up on Europe yet. And I also think that if NYCFC get Villa, the team will have more pressing needs than getting another DP forward.
I wouldn't be surprised if Jozy gets sold. Sunderland is in trouble financially and they have a young, homegrown, striker that they like better than him anyway. I don't know what his wages are now - and this doesn't mean he's coming to the US - but I could easily see him being sold this Summer.
What is Mix's wage right now? Could we give him a raise and keep him under DP money? That would be perfect.
It's not even close. I would probably take Mix over Xavi as well.
My preference rank among rumored midfielders:
Bring Claudio back
I'm not arguing about who is the better player. It's just who I want to have on our team.
If we don't get Mix, what other US internationals would even be a possibility? There's no way that TFC would sell Bradley to us, is there? Probably a long shot...I think if Bradley has a good WC, he might be headed back to Europe anyway.