Wednesday, July 4, 2012

When they hear us on the beat, all they wanna do is make hits and I'm like, okaaaay.

Yes, I am still jazzed from seeing Childish Gambino tear down a tiny room with only about 350 people in attendance last night. I'd been waiting about two years for him to show up here. Anyone who misses his show in their town must step forward for a slap.

Alright, enough of that. Let's get to what you came for:

  • Charlie Davies is about to be granted release from the final year of his Sochaux contract and should sign with a new club in Europe in the next couple weeks. It almost certainly won't end up being in the Eredivisie, as I know some of you had earlier hoped. Full report is in the basket at MLSS.

    UPDATE: Sha-blamm!
  • To explicitly follow up on the dropped hints lately, yes, I have been strongly suspecting for a few weeks now that Brad Guzan is headed back to Aston Villa. However, I've not been able to pry confirmation of this from anywhere yet, so let's hope no UK outlets claim I reported it done (sigh).
  • Hey, here's a fun nugget. We've all heard the rumors of Carlos Bocanegra heading to Vancouver, but I have learned that a second MLS team has also called about the US captain. Very interesting, but we likely won't know what he intends to do until Rangers find out where they'll play next season. The same thing can likely be said about Alejandro Bedoya, who has widespread interest in Europe. Grab a seat in the waiting room, folks.

    UPDATE: I just want to add that it is by no means a lock Bocanegra would head home from Europe just yet, even if he does leave Rangers. The guy has a lot of admirers in Europe, I assure you.
  • However, it's pretty safe to say that Maurice Edu will be moving on from Ibrox. I can tell you that the recent Turkish reports of continued interest from Bursaspor and Trabzonspor are legit, but it seems pretty unlikely he'll move to either. He also has potential suitors in England and France - though I'm not talking about old romancers Auxerre and Sochaux.
  • Mix Diskerud was back training with Stabæk today - but that doesn't necessarily mean he isn't moving to Gent on a permanent basis. I am not sure if this was an extension from July 1st or the original deadline, but apparently the Belgian club have until August 1st to make their buy-option decision. Plus, everyone is being super quiet about it.

    Meanwhile, as expected, Ricardo Clark has returned to Eintracht Frankfurt. He probably won't be staying there too long.
  • I recently revealed that Marcus Tracy still has options in Europe, but I've been told that he more than likely will be playing next in MLS. Let's all hope he makes that last step to full fitness soon.

Alright, that's all you get for now. Get back to work, ya bums!

- Greg Seltzer


Unknown said...

No work today, Greg, as it our nation's birthday. Easy to forget that when you are gazing at canals. I am just checking in here between hot dogs and fireworks!

Greg Seltzer said...

Urgh. I always forget about the holidays back home. Still, with many years in the restaurant business, I know there's a lot of folks who are working very hard today. I won't forget about those people. :)

bwidell said...

Regarding Bocanegra... New England have the first shot at taking him, via the allocation order. Any word if they're the second club?

Greg Seltzer said...

Dunno. And actually... to be fully accurate... I can't even confirm one of these mystery two was Vancouver.

I think just blew everyone's mind. Too much information to process at once. Heh.

Mike said...

RVP not resigning with Arsenal, better chance this is where Clint ends up now? Great work as always Greg!

heythisisrobbie said...

Awesome day today from NSC. Thanks Greg.

The Diskerud stuff has me worried. I am so impressed watching him play but it doesn't look like he'll have the chance to do it at a higher level until it is too late. It's a shame because he's such a good dude.

Unknown said...

With RVP refusing a new contract and likely transfer...should we expect Arsenal to look into Dempsey? Happy 4th of July!

Darius said...

Besides Geoff Cameron, is there any serious interest from foreign clubs in MLS players? For example Chris Pontius is on a tear and apparently only has 18 months left on his contract.

Zach said...

Hey Greg, with RVP leaving Arsenal.... JUST KIDDING!

Great stuff today. Can't wait for Mix to settle, and the Rangers trio to find homes. Bering them home, MLS!

Phil McCracken said...

Awesome update, Greg. Happy 4th everyone.

Anonymous said...

Guzzy back to Villa? Say it aint so!!!