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Quakes Set To Lose Lima, Sealy
San Jose Mercury News, October 30th, 2008 2:01PM

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San Jose revived its relaunch year in midseason when it made a number of new signings, but two of those players -- Trinidad & Tobago forward Scott Sealy, 27, and veteran Brazilian midfielder Francisco Lima -- look set to leave, reports Elliott Almond.

Sealy, who is out of contract at the end of the year and earning less than $35,000 a year in Major League Soccer, said he is looking to play in Italy or the Netherlands. "The club has done everything possible to keep me here, and I'll keep that in the back of my mind," he said. "But I've got a family to support, and in Europe there are a lot of opportunities where I think they are going to offer me a lot of money."

Former AS Roma player Lima, meanwhile, looks ready to leave despite having signed an 18-month contract on arrival. "For me it's just difficult right now," said Lima, 37. "I don't know. I don't know. I'll have to talk it over with my family." Asked directly if he would honor the contract, Lima said, "I have to think about it."

Almond said that Quakes GM John Doyle has long lamented the difficulty of negotiating contracts with foreign players used to getting the houses, cars and tax-free salaries, all alien concepts to MLS. In Lima's case there is also a language barrier -- his native tongue is Portuguese and he speaks little English. "We got a bargain for Lima and he is not a bargain-basement player," Doyle said. "We have to sit down and figure out how to keep Lima here and we want him to stay 100 percent."

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