Fire vs PSG Game Day Notes

De Los Cobos Comments on Giuly

From Sam Stejskal on mlssoccer.com, Carlos De Los Cobos acknowledges the Fire's interest in PSG winger Ludovic Giuly and his desire for a central midfielder.

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  • What is the price for winnig this cup?

  • There is an actual trophy/cup to be won. According to the Sun Times' Len Ziehm there is also a monetary prize for the winner, although I haven't seen any info on what the amount would be.

  • In reply to cesba:

    Any news on what kind of attendance their expecting for both dates?

  • In reply to cesba:

    Guly...No. Too old. As Sam said to me, He needs to at least put butts in the seats. Guily won't do that. We need to match the Henry pickup by RBNY with a signing of a star who could electrify our team. How about Ruud Van Nistelrroy? Guys over 30 that didn't make their countries' world cup rosters. Ballack maybe. Patrick Viera? Ronaldhino? He would really tear it up.

  • In reply to patrickhattrick:

    I've actually heard Ruud Van Nistleroy to Real Salt Lake. Ballack would be great. Viera is definitely on the down side. Ronaldinho is a pipe dream at this point.

  • In reply to cesba:

    The Fire have two improtant needs right now. They need a playmaking midfielder who can orchestrate the show from the middle of the park. Can Giuly or RvN do that? Probably not.

    Ronaldinho would look GREAT in Fire red, but MLS would have to pay AC Milan a transfer fee to get him. MLS has shown that they prefer to go after players on expiring contracts. Ronaldinho signing would move the needle attendance-wise.

    I get this feeling in my gut, however, that Blanco will be the player that Fire sign to play this role.

    The second need is goalkeeper, but filling the first need is a bigger priority.

  • In reply to ggorecki:

    I think your gut may be right.

  • In reply to cesba:

    Is it bad that I want to punch his gut then even if I don't know him...

  • In reply to patrickhattrick:

    What position does Ballack play? Don't know too much about him. All I heard was Guily from PSG. Pires and Makelele are talks by the fans. I can see Blanco coming back to the Fire.

  • In reply to longoria3:

    Ballack will be 34 in September and can play the central midfield role that the Fire need. Ballack would be phenomenal in MLS. Pires may be interested in Chicago, since it's prettier than Philadelphia, but he's a wing player. Makele would be nice but he's more of a holding midfielder. While those guys help you win games they don't necessarily sell tickets.

  • In reply to cesba:

    What would Viera do? Ronaldinho isnt coming to the states to end his career. RVN is playing really well at Hamburg. Ballack is our best bet. He is what we need on our team.

  • In reply to cesba:

    Mike Banner played Nick Noble bad tonight.

  • In reply to cesba:

    Shooo! I heard Pele was available. I'm just sayin'?

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