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2012-13 offseason thread

Discussion in 'Sporting Kansas City' started by Howard the Drake, Nov 8, 2012.

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  1. aletheist

    aletheist Member

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    Especially since SKC had two second-round draft picks, both past #30; in fact, back-to-back (#32 and #33). Now they just have one again.
     


  2. SombraAla

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    It's a known-for-a-unknown deal. We get a known value in Gardner and they get an unknown in a draft pick.

    What that tells you is that we had a particular need (depth) and they no longer had a need for him. If they didn't need him anymore then getting #32 is better than nothing... but from our perspective we feel pretty good about getting some depth now that Harrington, Little K and Markovic were traded or released.

    Chances that we'd get a player at #32 which would be able to provide value in 2013 in a position we're looking for is very slim. While I think there are players that slip to those levels which are diamonds in the rough, those type of players are generally not going to be contributing right away. And a team probably shouldn't be relying on its #32 pick to provide depth.
     
  3. lukeD

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    Ives had an article that said the NYRBs may be looking to trade LeToux even though he was recently resigned. Any opinions on LeToux to KC via trade? He has a tremendous work rate and seems like a good fit for the Vermes 4-3-3. He also doesn't need to take five shots to get one on frame.
     
  4. Sparks27

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    Eh, for the right price it wouldn't hurt. However i don't think he's the answer for the pure goal scorer we need. He could be a winger, maybe?
     


  5. Buzz Killington

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    Doesn't matter he's gone back to Philly
     
  6. Howard the Drake

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    Cooper will probably be available from New York yet.
     
  7. Buzz Killington

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    Still don't believe he fits our system, and beside that I believe we're looking outside MLS for forwards.
     
  8. Howard the Drake

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    I agree. Just mentioning him in the context of Letoux.
     
  9. Buzz Killington

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    And on top of that do you really wanna spend a DP spot on Cooper? He's set to make like 500K this year.
     
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  10. vividox

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    Cooper is horrible and I do not want him in a SKC uniform.

    "But viv, how can you say he's horrible when he scored 18 goals this year?"

    Did you see those goals? Half of them were served on a platter from Henry. And it is astounding that he missed some of the ones he did. And in SKC's system where it seems like we really have to grind for a goal, he would be worse than worthless.
     
  11. Buzz Killington

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    Robb's dropping hints on Twitter of a new player
     
  13. Lebowski

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    I really hope this does not disappoint.
     
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    Wouldn't #announcement2Follow imply that the league and the team have all come to terms? Announcement means you have something done - not that you are looking...
     
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    Robb. Cryptically transparent, as per usual.
     
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    Yeah, it sounds like it is done or very close.
     
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    Its more likely that Besler has signed a new contract than a new player comingin.
     
  20. Buzz Killington

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    Except his second of two tweets about it said new player...
     
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    Not anything substantial but Sporting announced their new upgrade of Sporting Style online store. They have a bunch of sales including heavily discounted apparel of past players like Omar Bravo and Davy Arnaud shirts. They also discounted everything relating to Teal Bunbury. He's the only current player I saw with discounted merchandise. Considering Robb has said they are looking for finishers and rumors of a new signing could this indicate Teal is as good as gone?
     
  25. aletheist

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    I wondered that myself when I noticed that the only merchandise at Saturday's sale with pre-printed names and numbers was for Arnaud, Bravo, and Bunbury. However, given that all (blank) authentic and replica jerseys were half-price, it could also just reflect the fact that new/revised kits are expected for 2013.
     
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