Is Chicago Desperate For Salas?

Is Chicago Desperate For Salas?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 11, 2007

I guess when the going gets tough the tough keeps trying. I don’t know really how to put it with the Chicago Fire anymore but they are in need of something.

Enter Marcelo Salas. Or at least in the minds of the Fire, enter Marcelo Salas.

The Fire has been trying to negotiate a deal with the 32-year old forward. The Fire wants to Salas offer $22,000 per month the rest of this year. The club would also be willing to pay a $100,000 signing bonus next year and a 2008 salary of approximately $265,000.

Many expect Salas and his reps to not accept this deal. There will probably be some counter-offering afterwards and a potential deal by the end of the week or so.

But I wonder if the Fire really need another 30+ year-old forward (Blanco comes next month). They do need a solid goal scorer, one that is consistent and that will be able to produce for the rest of the season.

But do the Fire need another headache in the locker room? I still believe Blanco will prove to be more of a headache than a help for the Fire and their scoring woes. I also think Salas would be just as much of a headache and I really question whether or not he would get along with Blanco once he arrives. Another striker won’t help, possibly a coaching change would do wonders. Or better yet get a central midfielder that could control the game and help feed better passes to the strikers up top? I don’t know that kind of move has paid off for teams like DC, New York, and Kansas City.
What do you all think? Do they need another forward or would this just another headache?