Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
New York's Osorio Eyes Argentine Gallardo
New York Times, January 22nd, 2008 4:15PM
Subscribe to Section 2 Around the Net

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The New York Times' Jack Bell talks with Red Bulls coach Juan Carlos Osorio, who is headed to South America on a scouting trip. "I can tell you that we have already found the players we need, but there are restrictions because of the salary cap," the Colombian said. "I am looking for a central defender, hopefully left-footed. I'm also looking for a wide midfielder, also left-footed, and we're trying to squeeze in a playmaker."
 
One of them comes from the French league, Osorio said. Bell thinks that that man is Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Marcelo Gallardo, who's been linked to MLS over the last few days. The 32-year-old Gallardo recently terminated his contract with PSG and is being pursued by Borussia Dortmund of the German Bundesliga and San Lorenzo of his native Argentina. However, agent Juan Berros told Goal.com the Argentine was more interested in a move to MLS.   
 
Gallardo would come at a hefty price, though: Gallardo is likely to command a salary of about $1 million per year, says Bell, which means the Red Bulls would have to sign him as one of their two designated players. It would also mean either trading or buying out Claudio Reyna's contract, which has another season left on it.
"The money is frustrating, but I understand that this is all part of it," Osorio said. "Hopefully I will be here long enough to see an increase in the salary cap that will allow us to go and look in different markets to help bring the level of M.L.S. higher."

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Youth soccer fights back against 49ers    
Northern California youth soccer advocates, including Santa Clara Youth Soccer League President Tino Silva, have launched ...
Cal South TOPSoccer Program Turns 25    
"We're all soccer players, special needs or not," says Sandy Castillo, chair of the Cal South ...
How Neymar Played in Childhood     
Neyrmar: "I used to pick up the ball, set up the furniture and go around dribbling ...
Roma Partnering with U.S. Youth Clubs    
Italian Serie A club Roma, which has American ownership, aims to forge partnerships with seven U.S. ...
LVG: Falcao "Has to Prove Himself"    
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism over dropping Radamel Falcao by claiming ...
Report: Adidas to Assist Messi Move?    
According to Spanish sports daily AS, Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas could be the key to the ...
Toure Admits Man City Future in Doubt     
Speaking ahead of the opening games of the African Nations' Cup in Equatorial Guinea this weekend, ...
Ronaldo Blasts 'Defensive' Atleti Tactics    
Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Atletico Madrid for its unattractive style after the Rojiblancos ousted Real Madrid from ...
Fabian Johnson's 'Spat' with 'Gladbach Coach Favre    
According to Bild, USA defender Fabian Johnson is in a "spat" with Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien ...
Serie A to Introduce Goal-Line Technology     
Serie A will introduce goal-line technology next season after the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) gave its ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives