Monday, January 11, 2016

Maars Rover?

To follow up on last week's Björn Maars Johnsen post, that MLS interest is in competition with enduring suitors from all the places I outed in the fall (2.Bundesliga, the Netherlands, Greece, Russia), plus some in France and Turkey. I'm getting closer to pinpointing a few club names, but once the Bulgarian FA announces the fate of Litex Lovech, his move could happen quickly... or not at all if they are allowed to remain in the top flight.

And by the way, I've also been informed that Johnsen has still not heard a peep from a certain team coached by a certain Jurgen. With him also eligble to suit up for a Norway side in need, I get a strong feeling this window of opportunity may shut for the USMNT some time this year.

UPDATE: The full MLSS report is up.


- Greg Seltzer

12 comments:

Dr.Jon said...

Where do you think his best fit is? Which league?

Fennel said...

What would Abby/Landon do?

dikranovich said...

He might be a good fit for a team like SKC, with brad Davis putting service on a plate for him. DC United would be just about perfect for this player. If our national team coach needs to show interest in him to acquire his service, he ain't worth it. It's just not worth it!!!

Greg Seltzer said...

Ummm, do you know another way for a national team coach to gain a player's services than to reach out to him? Sometimes, Mama Klinsmann, I really wonder why no one cares enough to get you the mental help you so desperately need.

dikranovich said...

Greg, this is not a movie star trying to choose between two separate roles. This is not Tom Selleck choosing high road to China over Raiders. If this player wants to garner the attention of our U.S. National team, maybe the best thing for him to do is come play in MLS. I don't think it is going to happen for him playing in the Balkans.

Greg, so much time away from your birth country has made you forget what this thing is all about. It sure as @$&?@ ain't about begging dual nationals to pledge their support.

the window for this player is open, until he decides to close it. That's on him, not coach klinsmann.

Greg Seltzer said...

I swear, it's like you are trying to look foolish. It's not about chasing dual internationals? May want to tell that to your Pope Klinsmann...

And I can't even correct your loony explanations of how things work anymore. Life is just too short. Bottom line: if the team *never* even contacts the guy, it doesn't matter what who he would choose to play for. Duh-doi.

dikranovich said...

Greg, my "pope klinsmann". He is your pope klinsmann also. You like to conveniently forget that sometimes, when it suites you.

Greg Seltzer said...

He is not the Pope at all, and certainly not infallible... and such a notion does not sweet me, suite me or suit me regardless of who is the manager.

dikranovich said...

good, now you realize youre wrong, and the national team is not required to call players to let them know they are on the radar.

Dr.Jon said...

So maybe SKC or DC, huh? :)

Greg Seltzer said...

@ Dr. Jon: As to your first question, I'm pretty sure you know I'm gonna say the Eredivisie. I mean, an extra-mobile #9... c'mon! But I do not yet have a bead on what MLS clubs have called about him.

Jay said...

No one is going to comment on the post title? Greg, you're doing God's work.