Monday, December 17, 2012

12.17.2012: OUT- Mirosevic Headed Back To Chile?

12.17.2012: OUT- Mirosevic Headed Back To Chile?
By Ryan Kozlowski

Milovan Mirosevic is currently still under contract with Columbus for 2013. 

But, he has told Chile website El Mercurio"My reality is that I have a valid contract with Columbus Crew for another year, but obviously that if Catholic call me, I'm willing to talk . I can not rule out an early return to Chile."

And apparently Catholic Manager, Martin Lasarte, is more than willing to talk:

"Mirosevic is a very important player, in terms of football and experience. It's good for him to be available. I know there is an economic issue. But, if it were possible to fix it, so be it."

From 2008-2011, Mirosevic scored 46 goals in 108 games for Catholic. In comparison, Mirosevic had 4 goals in 26 games for Columbus (2 of them penalties) in 2012. 

Mirosevic was an important player in 2012 and has ability, but started the year as the most important acquisition in Columbus's arsenal and mid-season was pushed behind Higuain and Arrieta in importance. 

Mirosevic didn't define himself in 2012. But, the Crew and their fans would like to have him as another piece in the starting eleven, with Higuain and Arrieta, in 2013. 

But, the funny thing is, wouldn't it be the Crew's decision to release Mirosevic from his contract responsibilities? Yet, both Mirosevic and Lasarte talk like the only issue is whether Catholic have the funds for Milo. 

Unless the Crew already okayed Milo leaving One Black & Gold Boulevard. 

May be a crowded midfield with Duka, Gaven, Trapp, Higuain and even Speas seeing more time. But, still Mirosevic is a very good option?

Stay Tuned.


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