Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Dissecting Flags

This is a bit of a new one, but I think we need a partial Offside Flag today. Sixty-percent strength? 80%? I am not sure, you decide. So last week Kicker linked recently free-agent-ed defender Alexander Madlung with the Revs and now we will slice this report into a pair of question-y pieces.
  • Is the former Eintracht and Wolfsburg center back actively seeking work in MLS?Yes, I can confirm he is. No takers so far, though.
  • But what of the Revs? Well, I cannot flag the concept of them having interest in Madlung. Maybe they do. However, what I can do is tell you that New England is not attempting to sign the player (at least in this window). So this portion falls ways below outright truth.
So the Offside Flag is definitely up, just not quite all the way up. Meanwhile, Madlung is training at old club Hertha Berlin to keep fit, and Kicker suggests he could end up back there as the new veteran partner of John Anthony Brooks. He is also being linked with Bolton, where his presence would interact with Tim Ream. As a monster air marshal defender, he would be the perfect central partner the US international... or he could push him wide to left back on a permanent basis.

I cannot confirm or flag either of these reported potential landing spots, but any way you slice it, this seems one to watch.

- Greg Seltzer

1 comment:

Adrian said...

it's depressing being a Revs fan during a transfer window. Or any other time.