Thursday, June 26, 2008

Question for Dallas fans

SoccerAmerica has a look at some overseas players who are apparently interested in a return to MLS, and one name that caught my eye a bit was that of Cory Gibbs. Now, I've seen Gibbs play great with the U.S. national team and think he's a talented player, if rather prone to injury. However, I also got the impression that he didn't put the same effort into his tenure at Dallas. Perhaps it was a case of MLS making a higher-skilled player look bad, but at times, Gibbs just seemed disinterested to me.

Obviously, I'm not watching Dallas exclusively, or even all that closely, so I'm asking Dallas fans - miss Gibbs much? Would you welcome him back with open arms if his allocation fell to you? Or maybe this is more of a general MLS question - fans of any team, who of the Americans on the list Soccer America has would merit an allocation from a team? A DP slot? Any American not on the list that should be trying to get more playing time in MLS?

Don't all fall over yourselves picking McBride all at once.

4 comments:

zenabi said...

Gibbs did fwell with FCD, but I never quite got why he was in such overseas demand (i.e. vs. Bocanegra, who oozed talent). He is a very good man-marker with quick feet, although a bit wiry. Given the annual porosity of our defense he would be welcomed back, but not as a DP. This guy is a John O'Brien/Claudio Reyna injury magnet...we could really use a target forward though.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, a little off topic. Somebody please tell me that MLS is more popular than the WNBA. I don't know anyone who watches the WNBA, except for Imus. Didn't they go bankrupt? If it wasn't for ESPN Deportes, I would have missed a whole half! This reminds me of the Lakers-Celtic championships of the eighties. It always seemed we'd miss a whole quarter due to some crap programming like auto racing. What's up?

Anonymous said...

I could care less about McBride. I'm hoping FCD has the inside track on Bofo Bautista - he would be a better pick.

A.C. said...

For the life of me, I don't understand why Chivas USA hasn't made a major play for Bofo.