- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On February 28, 2008
- 8 Comments
…or so we think. Goff is reporting that Roberto Mina is staying with FC Dallas and has signed a one year deal with the club.
Not that I doubt Goff, neither does Buzz over at 3rdDegree, but we both still kind of question this due ot the amount of international spots that Dallas has on their roster.
Buzz has a list of international players and over on his roster dance he puts them out in clear view that nine is a crowd for Dallas at the moment. Also 10 and 11 could be in the mix as Dallas is still in talks with Reinaldo Navia and Polish defender Mariusz Mowlik is now being looked at as well to come on board with the club.
We all know you can only have eight international players on the roster and Dallas could be sitting in a tough spot here if they still want to sign the other two players soon.
Most figure that Marcelo Saragosa is either going to get traded or hope that his green card comes in earlier than expected, something that more than likely will not happen. Goff still thinks Mina could get traded, which would make just as much sense as Saragosa at this point in terms of what Dallas needs on the field. Colorado and probably San Jose are looking at Mina at this point for a possible trade.
Another thing that could happen is sending forward Ricardinho back to Brazil. He is currently on loan from their partner club CAP. That may be the most likely thing to happen here the more I think about it. Ricardinho hasn’t really broken out into a special player like some had hoped for when he came to the MLS last year.
Still, Dallas could end up trading Mina and/or Saragosa, send Ricardinho back to Brazil and then sign a couple guys and still be at the eight player limit for international spots on the roster. Could…but you never know right now with this club.
I’d put money down on a trade soon and possibly a ‘send back’ since the club will be in Brazil this coming week.