- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On June 25, 2008
- 2 Comments
- Josh Wolff, Summer Transfers
Help could be on the way for the Kansas City Wizards in the form of a former Wizards.
US National team striker and former KC striker Josh Wolff is poised to return to the States and possibly with the Wizards this summer. Wolff left the Wizards to try his play in Germany for a couple seasons and is now on his way back. The league and Wolff have been in discussions about a return and should things work out he could end up where he left off, in Kansas City.
The Wizards still own Wolff’s rights and should he sign with the league again, they would have the first crack at him.
KC has a roster spot open with the departure of Eloy Colombano, who was released last week. Colombano was due to make $70,750 this year, so the Wizards appear to have cap room available to bring Wolff back.
The biggest draw for Wolff to return to the States isn’t because he didn’t get another contract in Europe or due to lack of playing time in Germany. Its mostly due to he and his wife expecting another child. He decided to return here mostly because of their third child being on the way this fall. Nice to see someone put family first in that case.
Its a bit obvious that KC needs some offensive help, currently the Wizards are tied for last in the league with San Jose in the goals scored department. The Wizards have only scored 10 goals this season alone, one fewer than the league’s leading scorer Landon Donovan.Wolff scored 27 goals from 2003-06 with the Wizards before leaving for Germany.
What else can you say. It isn’t really a done deal yet as the transfer window is set to open up soon. He would be a free transfer, which is always nice and he wouldn’t be getting a DP-style contract. KC has the cash to do a deal so don’t expect them to trade his rights away unless someone else out there offers them something they can’t refuse. In other words, expect him to be with the Wizards this year if the two sides can work out a deal here soon.
I think its a solid move for Wolff. He will be back in the league and will be able to help out a very weak offense, one of the worst in the league right now. He likes the coaches, the owners and still keeps in touch with most of the players there. It should be a good fit once again, and most importantly it should help out this offense.