Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's for 1/3/17: Mensah's Official, The "Shrimp" Gamba Transfer Put To Rest?

"Hey mates! I found this sweet jersey."
Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk's: Are the top five Crew stories, and/or contemplations of the day. Either from twitter posts or articles that are Crew SC, Nordecke, or Crew transfer related.

If you're new to the Crew... Video example of a Gaven, Schelotto, Hejduk .

1. Mensah official: Not that the news is profoundly surprising.

But, after no news yesterday began to wonder if Taylor Twellman was just preoccupied.


But, the soccer gods openeth the heavens...
The Crew heavens opened.. Well depending on who you ask, at what time.
Welcome Jonathan...
And god bless.

2. Speaking of which, reactions are somewhat mixed. Which isn't new, profound, or surprising.

Lets dive into the Crew pessimist issues on this one.

Crew pessimist issues
1. The using of a DP slot on a CB is questionable.
2. 77 club caps in 7 years, doesn't awe inspire. Not compared to 2 World Cups at 26.
3. Anzhi are not legendary stalwarts of the Russian Premier and Mensah barely played.

Yet, the only prior 2 DP's, at once, in our history were Kei Kamara and Federico Higuaín last year. And well can't be worse than that.

Or worse in comparison to just one DP. Glad we finally got that memo.

So why moan? Let's just see.

Kudos, in my opinion.

3. There's some positive people.

The first Ghanaian defender worked out rather well.
Thanks Hernan Grana.  So, why wouldn't the second?

I don't think Afful would lead 3G astray.


 That brings us to...

Crew's overly optimistic and their joyful struggles
1. He's 26 and has played or at least has been to two World Cups!

Actually he's played quite a bit in those World Cups,


Go to @ColumbusCrewSC, they give the full detail in 10 tweets like their on trial.

2. Man our defense is solved! We got Raitala who's played in Germany, Netherlands, and Spain. Mensah who has played in Ligue 1. OMGORSH!

I won't ruin that for you because well, they have played.

Think of it this way.. MLS at this point isn't going to bring many players over killing it in Europe. But, they can recoup things for players looking to do something positive in a soccer sense consistently again... And who may be more than capable.

Raitala & Mensah are more than capable I think.


4. The best is yet to come.. Probably not, but nice song.
So he's going to do what professional soccer coaches do, all year, all around the world. Ok.

Thanks?

Must be Junior Flores.

And feel for Erickson when he unearths how pointless interviewing 3G is.

5. The "Shrimp" Gamba Can Be Taken Off Our Shrimp Boat.

I think the Lucas Gamba news is done.

My theory, that's so spot on 😖, is the Crew poked their head around when unsure if Junior Flores would happen.

Now that it likely can. They ducked away.

Was probably a Seattle offer. Since they've had decent success with a South American last year, Lodiero. Why not go back to that well.

No matter whether the offer was made by Seattle, Sporting KC, or Columbus it will likely be put on hold to never resume.


And another source, that a 2nd Crew fan tracked down.
I spent far too much time on that one. Things to learn in the offseason.

Mensah celebrates with Crew fans after 20th shutout in a row.


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