Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Uh oh.

Yeeeeah, this legal collision course is locking in, as Cyle Larin, Beşiktaş, Orlando City and MLS certainly appear headed for a rough and tumble court fight.

- Greg Seltzer

1 comment:

Patrick said...

MLS has earned a reputation as hard to work with in the transfer market and that is putting it mildly. You can't get out of the league without being on a free; and even if you think you are on a free they have 'gotcha' options. Maybe Orlando is right legally, but none of this is good for the league in the long run or short run. Soccer world wide works on a wink wink basis where if a player wants to move you generally work out a move. I'm sure Besickas figures Orlando just wants some cash, like BVB paying ManCity for the Sancho even though Sancho thought he was free. I'm afraid the Turks don't know MLS, and they will make Larin come back and what, not play well?

All these South American teenagers coming here must have been promised timely moves. But will anyone keep those promises or will we be dealing with an Almiron walk out this Summer and Tyler Adam's move to RB Leipzig killed by the league like the moves of so many Americans before?

This is hurting the development of American players which is why it is a concern for fans of the USMNT (which is a big overlap with MLS fans).