Crew Interested In Joe Public Speedster

Crew Interested In Joe Public Speedster

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 3, 2008
  • 8 Comments
  • CONCACAF Champions League, Gregory Richardson, Joe Public, Transfers

Within seconds of defeating the New England Revolution on their own turf to move on in the CONCACAF Champions League, Trinidad and Tobago side Joe Public was already fielding offers from their hat-trick hero Gregory Richardson.

According to Goal.com, the Columbus Crew are said to be interested in the 26-year old striker that tourched the Revs last night in the 4-0 win.

When the Guyanese speedster was asked if he had been contacted by any MLS sides, he smiled. “Yes,” he said. “Only Columbus has expressed some interest.”

Eh, why not if you are the Crew. They’ve learned already that speed is what works in MLS and it will continue to do so down the stretch. Now I don’t think Richardson would be able to join the Crew this season but they could certainly add some speed and depth up top to their roster for next year if that is the case.

I don’t know how well Richardson would do in MLS but he may be worth taking a chance on if he can torch New England on their own turf like he did last night.

What do you all make of Columbus going after a guy like Richardson? Good move or just a waste of time to poke fun at their rivals?

  • LJ

    I didn't see him play, but the Crew have to beef up the roster with a extremely likely possibility of playing in SuperLiga, CONCACAF Champ League, US Open Cup, and MLS Reg & Post season.

  • soundersfan

    he is definitely worth a trial, if the crew don't take him, somebody else should.

  • LJ

    I didn’t see him play, but the Crew have to beef up the roster with a extremely likely possibility of playing in SuperLiga, CONCACAF Champ League, US Open Cup, and MLS Reg & Post season.

  • he is definitely worth a trial, if the crew don’t take him, somebody else should.

  • TheUltra

    I like the move, also I like the fact that the Crew had to have made the contact prior to this game for him to already be talking about it. It shows good initiative on the part of Brian Bliss and his scouting. If nothing else he deserves a shot.

  • Mrewers

    I say sign him. Maybe that way MLS can take something positive out of the embarrassment that was last night.

  • I like the move, also I like the fact that the Crew had to have made the contact prior to this game for him to already be talking about it. It shows good initiative on the part of Brian Bliss and his scouting. If nothing else he deserves a shot.

  • Mrewers

    I say sign him. Maybe that way MLS can take something positive out of the embarrassment that was last night.