By - NewRCTID22
Reminds me of the Falcao to Timbers rumors from a few years back… so not happening lol
Wasn’t that earlier this year?
Maybe, past two years has been a blur lol
Roomers linking Falcao to MLS teams are still a thing? What's next, Diego Forlan?
Earlier this year, but a few years back as well. It's happened multiple times.
Guys, we're trying to win MLS Cup 2015 again!
(But for real, I'm skeptical of this rumor. Smells very agenty to me)
Agenty or the Timbers FO trying to show blanco they have a backup plan.
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.
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?
Well, I didn't say it was a *good* backup plan.
Going young to replace Valeri, I see.
Yea, totally, this is going to happen for sure. *\*nervously huffs copium\**
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.
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.
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.
We always make playoffs in the Savarese era.
You're right, I'm mixing up the Western Conference schedule with the Porter curse.
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.
It's likely for us to continue the portland-seattle-seattle cycle this year as well
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.
No they don't. You're drunk, offseason, go eat some nachos.
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.
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.
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.
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
Alejandro Cappuccino from Venezuela.
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.
"Hey look, we found Mittens! Will you stop crying now?"
Just put a fake beard and mustache on him
Don’t think so
Throw me on team skeptical. Doesn’t fit with our profile at all.
Timbers trying to flex after Sounders got Rusnak
FWIW (and as much as I HATE to admit it) Di Marzio is usually in the know.
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.
Come to Chicago, Gio. I’ll show you all around Harlem Ave.
Don’t do it guys 😂
Does not strike me as the type of move your FO would make, unless it was a killer deal