- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On December 12, 2007
- 2 Comments
This is what I love about the off-season in any league really. The crazy rumors of players from abroad coming over and players from here going over there. I ran across this little nugget today about Mexican striker Jared Borgetti coming to play in the MLS after turning down offers from teams in Russia and the Ukraine.
Who are the clubs interested in the Mexican striker? Colorado and Kansas City.
It makes sense for Kansas City to be actively shopping for a designated player in the event that Eddie Johnson does sign to play somewhere in Europe. They will need offense because let’s face it, without Johnson who do they really have other than Scot Sealy? Yeah, no one.
My only concern for Kansas City is if he is willing enough to come in play in a minor league baseball stadium for his home games. Let’s face it, that will be a tough draw for anyone and you have to believe the Wizards have to sell the crap out of the town before they show that stadium off to anyone, especially someone who will more than likely be a designated player in the MLS.
Also it makes sense for Colorado. The Rapids were terrible on offense and Borgetti would be able to make them a decent contender in the west if he shows up to play like Blanco did in Chicago.
That’s the biggest thing if he does come to the MLS to play. If he plays like Blanco every game and actually tries to win for his club then I am totally fine with this move, no matter which club he could end up at. I just hope it turns out that way and not the way that a majority of the Mexican players that have come over here and done; showed up and earned a pay check from next to nothing in terms of production on the field.
I could also see Columbus making a pitch for him as well if he is serious about going to the MLS. They are another club with some money to spare that could use a striker.