Thursday, January 29, 2009

1/29/09: Crew Interested In 22 Year Old Argentinian Striker


Maybe the Crew have more cap space then I thought?

49 goals in 78 games for two Ecuadorian clubs in 2006 and 2007, the 22 year old Argentinian youngster Luis Miguel Escalada is headed to MLS with interest(I'm assuming discoveries) from the Columbus Crew and the New York Red Bulls.

From Football Ecuador(Link for Escalada's Story Is On The Bottom Of The Page):
"Finalmente el futuro de Luis Miguel Escalada estaría en la Mayor League Soccer (MLS) de los Estados Unidos, según lo dio a conocer la dirigencia de Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito este miércoles.

Al parecer las escuadras del New York Red Bull y el Columbus Crew serían las interesadas en hacerse con los servicios del goleador argentino,"

Translation by Realslfan:
"Finally, the future of Luis Miguel Escalada will be in Major League Soccer (MLS) of the United States, as was revealed according to management of Liga de Quito this wednesday. It seems that the squads of New York Red Bull and Columbus Crew would be interested in aquiring the services of the Argentine goal scorer..."

Some videos on Luis Miguel Escalada:



According to WVHooligan, the current allocation list has the New York Red Bulls at 12th and the Columbus Crew at 13th. I'm not sure if it depends on who files first though. I believe for Richardson from Joe Public FC that three teams including the Crew filed for him on the exact same day. I think the list is for if you file for the same person within the same day or within some period as well as if an American comes back to MLS(McBride and Toronto). However, if the Red Bulls end up not going for Escalada or Escalada demands to play for Columbus because Escalada would be with other Argentinians Schelotto, Padula, and Ibarrean then it may not matter. I'm not sure how much the allocation matters when it comes to a young talented 22 year old's personal preference(look up how Frankie Adu got to DC United) and with Escalada starting his career at Boca Jr's his personal preference has to be with the defending champs and Schelotto.

Plus, with the atmosphere in the clips above New York would be a shock to the system. CCS as a whole isn't as intense as above, but the Nordecke is a whole heck of alot closer.

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