- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On December 4, 2007
- 2 Comments
I seriously feel that anytime I see a decently big name from Europe linked to the MLS rumor mill that I am beating a dead horse. Hearing this morning that Chelsea striker Andrei Shevchenko is on his way out of England and coming to the MLS made me feel that way yet again.
The rumor never seems to die since Shev’s wifey is American and he has said he would like to come over and finish out things in his career here.
Like I said before in the last time his name was linked to the MLS, if his wife has that kind of pull on him he will come. If not he will remain over in Europe with some decently big club in Italy or wherever, and will play decent but ride things out like he has in London with the Blues.
Will the Blues cut ties with their $60 million investment? Maybe, because they know of the headache that he has caused during his stay with them. His disappearing act in London has caused his marketing value outside of transfer to plummet within one-and-a-half seasons.
Rumors saying that he could end up in New York, New England or even DC just seems odd to me. DC is going to be wise with their money and not go for him, even if his actual value has gone down over the years due to his play and off the field weirdness. Don’t even bet on the Revs making a pitch because their owner would never go for it. Kraft barely spends for his No. 1 football team, why would he even make a move like this unless he feels that a big time scorer could put the Revs over the hump in the MLS Cup.
The only real way the Red Bulls get him is if their new coach (whoever that is) decides on them needed him. I honestly don’t count on that since they are already doing well at the striker position. If they have any wit about them this off-season they won’t get another striker.
In the end it is just a rumor and nothing more. No need to get any real excitement over it because aside from New York, there isn’t a club that can afford this over-priced striker.
Though wouldn’t be a big laugh to see him in Kansas City, playing in front of near sell-out crowds of 9-10,000 at CommunityAmerica Ballpark? Yeah, that would be a laugh in my mind to see an guy like that go there.