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Oshi 9 years ago on 06/28/10
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Chicken Tank said:
He is going to take that play all the way to the bank. News is that the number one team in England is making him an offer. I've heard upwards of 15 million a season.

You've misheard. Chelsea isn't the one making the offer. Not even Manchester United. It's Manchester City that's supposedly making the offer, with their UAE oil money...

I believe in Donovan to make the right choice to stay with the MLS.
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Pudduh 9 years ago on 06/28/10
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There is plenty of precedent for this. Ryan Giggs sticking with Manchester united through thick and thin for example and Alan Shearer playing for Newcastle United for a long time.

Both players I believe were offered buckets of cash to move elsewhere but turned it all down.
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Killian 9 years ago on 07/02/10
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You don't find that very often in sports anymore. At least in US sports.
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Rexall 9 years ago on 07/02/10
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Killian said:
You don't find that very often in sports anymore. At least in US sports.


That is what makes the World Cup so awesome. Bill Simmons, the page 2 guy from ESPN.com summed it up perfectly for me.

"I love the Cup because it stripped away all the things about professional sports that I've come to despise. No sideline reporters. No JumboTron. No TV timeouts. No onslaught of replays after every half-decent play. No gimmicky team names like the "Heat" or the "Thunder." (You know what the announcers call Germany? The Germans. I love this.) No announcers breathlessly overhyping everything or saying crazy things to get noticed. We don't have to watch 82 mostly half-assed games to get to the playoffs. We don't have 10 graphics on the screen at all times. We don't have to sit there for four hours waiting for a winner because pitchers are taking 25 seconds to deliver a baseball.

The World Cup just bangs it out: Two cool national anthems, two 45-minute halves, a few minutes of extra time and usually we're done. Everything flies by. Everything means something. It's the single best sporting event we have by these four measures: efficiency, significance, historical context and truly meaningful/memorable/exciting moments"

You can read more at his column:

http://...go.com/...m/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/100701
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Lord_BullGod 9 years ago on 07/02/10
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Killian said:
You don't find that very often in sports anymore. At least in US sports.


I know Tom Brady took a paycut to bring in Randy Moss and a few other guys for the year they went 16-0 in the season. But yeah, otherwise, not really a common thing to see players take cuts for loyalty and shit.
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Killian 9 years ago on 07/03/10
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I would say soccer players are more loyal to their teams than in other sports. Most of the time a soccer team is referred to as a Club and players and fans continually refer to "Loyalty to the Badge" which means loyalty to the clubs emblem. I know of multiple players like Benny Olsen and Jaime Moreno on DC United that have been on the squad since the beginning and will retired wearing the United badge (Olsen all ready has after 14 years). They both were stellar players at their peak, playing for their respective National Teams, (Olsen - USA, Moreno - Bolivia) and were offered more money from other clubs but were loyal to the Black and Red.
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Lord_BullGod 6 years ago on 07/31/13
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After the Gold Cup and my Eddie Johnson comment, relevant
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Killian 6 years ago on 07/31/13
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I don't think Johnson will make it onto the WC squad. He did good for moments in the Gold Cup but also whiffed on some easy chances. He's still god a few years to go before he is a solid WC Squad contender.

Donovan on the other hand...
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Lord_BullGod 6 years ago on 09/11/13
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BRAZIL
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Oshi 5 years ago on 12/02/13
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THE DRAW IS ON FRIDAY

So you're saying there's a chance... http://...theguardian.com/...-draw-interactive?seed=Ai3Ls0
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Killian 5 years ago on 12/04/13
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There is a very high chance of being a TOUGH Group Stage for so many teams!
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Oshi 5 years ago on 12/11/13
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grupo del muerte

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