Gibbs Coming Back To MLS?

Gibbs Coming Back To MLS?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 1, 2008
  • 8 Comments
  • Allocation, Allocation List, Cory Gibbs, Trades

Getty ImagesIt sure sounds like it. I talked about this story briefly at the end of June, a few players on their way back and so far two of the three mentioned in that article are either back or on their way back. A week ago it was Robbie Russell coming to MLS, now it sounds like Cory Gibbs is set to return to the league that he got his start in.

According to Steve Goff, Gibbs is set to go through the same allocation system that we had to deal with during the Brian McBride situation.

Two sources tell me that U.S. defender Cory Gibbs, whose promising career has been interrupted by injuries, is close to returning to MLS and will be available through an allocation process in the next couple weeks. Toronto had been atop the allocation list, but moved to the bottom after claiming Brian McBride and then trading him to Chicago. RSL and San Jose have also dropped on the list because of earlier acquisitions.

The former Dallas defender does come with a bit of an injury problem but I have a feeling a couple clubs will give him a look because of their defensive needs. This guy is good when he is healthy and if he can return to the league with some of the same promise that he once showed, then this will be a great pick up for whoever here.

LA is on top of the allocation now so one would have to think they would be interested in him. Same would go with Colorado, Dallas, and probably Chivas. I would throw New York into that mix but considering how many new faces they’ve brought on lately I just doubt they would be in the running here.

LA gets the first grab at Gibbs, so Galaxy fans do you want him?

For those curious about that allocation list, it has changed in the past week. Toronto moved down because of McBride, San Jose moved down a while back because of Peguero Jean-Philippe, and according to Goff RSL moved down when they signed Nat Borchers (not that I doubt Goff, I haven’t got official word about that one).

So the list should look something like this:

1. LA Galaxy
2. Colorado Rapids
3. Columbus Crew
4. New York Red Bulls
5. FC Dallas
6. Chivas USA
7. DC United
8. Kansas City Wizards
9. Chicago Fire
10. New England Revolution
11. Houston Dynamo
12. Real Salt Lake (Borchers)
13. San Jose Earthquakes (Peguero)
14. Toronto FC (McBride)

  • Alfred

    hey There,<br />
    <br />
    I think cory gibbs would be a decent maybe good ( if injury free ) player for the LA Galaxy. Maybe get rid of Greg Vanny, Troy Roberts, and Alvaro Pires. I say Greg Vanny because he is not consistant but I don't blame the guy he is getting older and his legs are not keeping up with certain players. Troy Roberts..well I don't know who show him how to defend but you just don't give a player too much space. He does that a lot and doesn't read the plays therefore most of the time he is not in position to block, or defend an attacking play. Alvaro Pires should go his just to heavy and slow he arrives late on the tackles I meant let's face his no Shalrie Joseph. I think the time has ended for these three players.

  • footballfantatic

    I would love to have Gibbs in a G kit, but can we(the Galaxy) take a chance on someone so injury prone? I think we would be best suited trading him for allocation money and getting a tried-and-true MLS back.

  • tex

    The guy was a bust in Dallas last time. He only came to be seen by Arena and once that was done he was gone. He's been injured his whole career so only desparate teams would look at him and then only on an incentive based deal.

  • Kaiser

    Gibbs is injury prone, but he would be a nice addition to a defense that still needs help. Plus he would be a definite upgrade over just about anybody the G's have (other than Franklin).<br />
    <br />
    However this still wouldn't address LA's biggest need, which is a defensive midfielder. I wouldn't mind trading Gibbs if they could land somebody to fill that role. Who would want Gibbs?

  • Alfred

    hey There,

    I think cory gibbs would be a decent maybe good ( if injury free ) player for the LA Galaxy. Maybe get rid of Greg Vanny, Troy Roberts, and Alvaro Pires. I say Greg Vanny because he is not consistant but I don’t blame the guy he is getting older and his legs are not keeping up with certain players. Troy Roberts..well I don’t know who show him how to defend but you just don’t give a player too much space. He does that a lot and doesn’t read the plays therefore most of the time he is not in position to block, or defend an attacking play. Alvaro Pires should go his just to heavy and slow he arrives late on the tackles I meant let’s face his no Shalrie Joseph. I think the time has ended for these three players.

  • footballfantatic

    I would love to have Gibbs in a G kit, but can we(the Galaxy) take a chance on someone so injury prone? I think we would be best suited trading him for allocation money and getting a tried-and-true MLS back.

  • tex

    The guy was a bust in Dallas last time. He only came to be seen by Arena and once that was done he was gone. He’s been injured his whole career so only desparate teams would look at him and then only on an incentive based deal.

  • Kaiser

    Gibbs is injury prone, but he would be a nice addition to a defense that still needs help. Plus he would be a definite upgrade over just about anybody the G’s have (other than Franklin).

    However this still wouldn’t address LA’s biggest need, which is a defensive midfielder. I wouldn’t mind trading Gibbs if they could land somebody to fill that role. Who would want Gibbs?