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rickyrickySOB

Reminds me of the Falcao to Timbers rumors from a few years back… so not happening lol


matthew1724

Wasn’t that earlier this year?


rickyrickySOB

Maybe, past two years has been a blur lol


metameh

Roomers linking Falcao to MLS teams are still a thing? What's next, Diego Forlan?


rzle

Earlier this year, but a few years back as well. It's happened multiple times.


NewRCTID22

Guys, we're trying to win MLS Cup 2015 again! (But for real, I'm skeptical of this rumor. Smells very agenty to me)


bergobergo

Agenty or the Timbers FO trying to show blanco they have a backup plan.


NewRCTID22

Gotta keep the Sebastian quota, right? Honestly, it'd actually be a lot of fun in a Victor Vazquez Galaxy or last year Valeri role, but not much more.


jjspacer

So you are telling me, Wilkinson thinks a backup plan for a 35 year old attacking player is another 35 year attacking player. Does he think that is requirement in the MLS roster rules?


bergobergo

Well, I didn't say it was a *good* backup plan.


foolinthezoo

Lmao doubt


FlaminHotSkittles

Going young to replace Valeri, I see.


GoochGoochTheClown

Yea, totally, this is going to happen for sure. *\*nervously huffs copium\**


FlaminHotSkittles

I would love for you to have little old ass Giovinco and his one goal from 21 appearances last season. As long as Blanco stays gone.


GoochGoochTheClown

well you're wish is very likely, blanco is a goner, he was never the same after his acl injury, and so far we've done nothing to make up for all the players we lost, so anything is better than nothing at this point.


agtk

If we consult the MLS Western Conference schedule, since you made the finals last year, you can't make the playoffs this year, correct? This would track, and you'll re-load to make the finals two years from now and (maybe) win it again.


SteveBartmanIncident

We always make playoffs in the Savarese era.


agtk

You're right, I'm mixing up the Western Conference schedule with the Porter curse.


peacefinder

The really funny thing is that the Porter Effect is happening at Columbus too. He took a year off coaching and it flipped parity is all.


ecssoccerfan

It's likely for us to continue the portland-seattle-seattle cycle this year as well


rzle

What? I have to guess this is either Giovinco's agent trying to stir something up or Portland FO trying to play the media game like Blanco and his agent are doing. The only way I will take this as a serious rumor is if Blanco signs somewhere else. And even then, I don't actually think it will happen.


joechoj

No they don't. You're drunk, offseason, go eat some nachos.


Brooklyn_MLS

I hope Giovinco understands that he’s worth more to TFC than any other team in MLS (MTL a close second lol), so he’s definitely not gonna be a DP nor a max TAM guy at this stage in his career. I wonder if he’s sooner or later gonna accept that reality.


Torontogamer

from what I hear Gio won't go below 1 mil - which is his call - and with the moves that are happening in TO, and how cut through MLSE is they are never going to agree to pay him that - and I don't blame any salary cap team for not taking the plunge on him (or any other 35 year old with recent injury problems) --- in a non-salary cap world, maybe you toss him a smaller base salary with a lot of performance bonuses incase he's injured or just isn't up to the level you hope - but those kind of deals are hell on a cap.


dyegored

I would really, really love to see him back in Toronto this year but am getting annoyed that he's not seeing this very clear reality. I have no idea what we are offering him but I would be very very surprised if anyone else is offering more, *especially* in this league. And seeing him in another MLS jersey would upset me greatly.


FireballHangover

Or we could just take a gamble on a random 21 year old South American whose name we pick out of a hat I think we should do that instead Please


PDXistential_Crisis

Alejandro Cappuccino from Venezuela.


Animastarara

No


Disco99

Same age, similar height, both speak a romance language.....maybe the FO is just going to swap Blanco out for Giovinco and see if anyone really notices.


fallingbehind

"Hey look, we found Mittens! Will you stop crying now?"


hibernial

Just put a fake beard and mustache on him


Jolandia

Don’t think so


Extension_Crow_7891

Throw me on team skeptical. Doesn’t fit with our profile at all.


Kafkas7

Timbers trying to flex after Sounders got Rusnak


therealflyingtoastr

lolwut


TheAgeOfTomfoolery

Lol


LynsyP

FWIW (and as much as I HATE to admit it) Di Marzio is usually in the know.


peacefinder

I suppose there is the faintest possibility that the Timbers showed Giovinco’s agent the deal they offered Blanco and didn’t get laughed out of the room? Then they stoke the rumor and leak to ArgenSeba that ItaliSeba would take this deal, so he should be reasonable and come back? A couple hours ago I thought this rumor was 100% absurd, but after thinking about it I’m down to 98% absurd.


Boring-Suburban-Dad

Come to Chicago, Gio. I’ll show you all around Harlem Ave.


604-Guy

Don’t do it guys 😂


lifeisacamino

lol


WolfofBallMeat

Bah gawd


nova_rock

lol, na


drmcgillicuddy

Does not strike me as the type of move your FO would make, unless it was a killer deal