Thursday, April 22, 2010

4/22/2010: Stern John Headed Back To MLS, Crew Likely Played Themselves Out Of The Bidding

Stern John headed back to MLS, but the Crew are likely out of the bidding with the guaranteed money they have sitting on their bench in the form of Herrera.

According to Tribalfootball, Stern John is ready to make his return to MLS:

Crystal Palace’s Stern John is being linked with a return to MLS after more than a decade in England.

The 33-year old Trinidad & Tobago international has reportedly stated his desire to come back to the USA where he spent time with Columbus Crew in 1998 and 1999.

Since then, John has played for several English clubs including Nottingham Forest, Birmingham City, Coventry City, Derby County, Sunderland, Southampton, Bristol City, Crystal Palace and Ipswich Town.

John netted 44 goals for Crew during his time here and comes out of contract at Palace at the end of this season leaving the door ajar for an MLS comeback.

My thoughts: I find it unlikely that this comeback would be with the Crew though. I would rather have another go with Stern John compared to the disappointment that is the Sergio Herrera stituation. But, I think Herrera is under a guarenteed contract this year, and it is unlikely that much of anyone else out there wants him. So, as far as high salaried strikers go, were pretty much stuck with having Herrera rot on the bench this year.

If it was possible though would you drop Herrera and take Stern John right now? I think I would if possible.


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