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Re: MLS Thread
« Reply #390 on: November 19, 2018, 04:11:39 PM »
FF, very nice of you to present this offer. Unfortunately I in DC and have to baby sit my grandson and then go to wuk. Hope a lucky person grab the offer. God Bless.

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Union trade all their MLS draft picks to FC Cincinnati,
« Reply #391 on: January 15, 2019, 01:02:31 PM »
Union trade all their MLS draft picks to FC Cincinnati, deciding draft isnít of much use
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/union-trade-all-their-mls-draft-picks-to-fc-cincinnati-deciding-draft-isn%E2%80%99t-of-much-use/ar-BBS2GhE


As Ernst Tanner prepared for his first MLS draft as Union sporting director, he did his due diligence watching college prospects on tape and at the recent scouting combine.

He came away unimpressed.

So unimpressed, in fact, that the Union traded all five of their draft picks this year to FC Cincinnati for a pile of cash in MLS' allocation money system.

The Unionís top pick was to be No. 13 in the first round, a slot that would have given them a fringe first-team player at best. They also had the Nos. 5 and 13 picks in the second round (29 and 37 overall), and the 13th pick in the third and fourth round (61 and 85 overall).

Cincinnati sent over $150,000 in general allocation money, and will send $50,000 more for the 2020 season based on performance metrics achieved by whichever players they pick.

Though itís a headline-grabbing move for the Union to give up on the draft, from a soccer perspective itís not a bad thing. The caliber of players in college soccer has been declining for years, as most top youth prospects rise through MLS club academies and turn pro as teenagers.

Thatís been the case for the Union as much as any club, and the Union now have a well-established track record of bringing those prospects into the professional ranks. Brenden Aaronson turned down a scholarship offer from Indiana University this past summer to sign a MLS deal, and Mark McKenzie left Wake Forest after one college season last January.

Tanner will hold a conference call with reporters later Wednesday night. This story will be updated then.
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Re: Union trade all their MLS draft picks to FC Cincinnati,
« Reply #392 on: January 15, 2019, 07:08:52 PM »
Isaiah Lee take note.

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Re: MLS Thread
« Reply #393 on: January 16, 2019, 08:52:04 AM »
Isaiah Lee take note.

Isaiah not even playing division 1 soccer ....
when last have we had a player at least get drafted from Trinidad ... Jamaica had 2 in this last draft .
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Re: MLS Thread
« Reply #394 on: January 16, 2019, 10:16:13 AM »
Isaiah Lee take note.

Isaiah not even playing division 1 soccer ....
when last have we had a player at least get drafted from Trinidad ... Jamaica had 2 in this last draft .

2 summers ago a D1 college coach was telling me that Jamaica is currently the #1 Caribbean country where coaches recruit from. He said for many years T&T used to be where they recruited heavily from and now Jamaica has emerged, could be why they have more players being drafted in the MLS.

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Re: MLS Thread
« Reply #395 on: January 16, 2019, 12:16:59 PM »
Isaiah Lee take note.

Isaiah not even playing division 1 soccer ....
when last have we had a player at least get drafted from Trinidad ... Jamaica had 2 in this last draft .

2 summers ago a D1 college coach was telling me that Jamaica is currently the #1 Caribbean country where coaches recruit from. He said for many years T&T used to be where they recruited heavily from and now Jamaica has emerged, could be why they have more players being drafted in the MLS.



All the more reason why we need to develop players locally outside of the confinement of this current TTFA. I keep telling allyuh, TTFA, proleague are not the only game in town. The local grassroots organizations, which are now few, are the ones who have to do the job while we wait for this mad man term to end.

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Re: MLS Thread
« Reply #396 on: January 17, 2019, 07:27:59 PM »
Isaiah Lee take note.

Isaiah not even playing division 1 soccer ....
when last have we had a player at least get drafted from Trinidad ... Jamaica had 2 in this last draft .

Consider why he's not playing D-1.

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Re: MLS Thread
« Reply #397 on: March 02, 2019, 02:07:31 PM »
Nick DeLeon had an excellent debut for Toronto FC today.

Was a constant threat to philadelphia and scored the 3rd goal in a 3-1 win for the ďRedsĒ

Nice player and nice pick up for Toronto FC
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