- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On January 30, 2009
- 2 Comments
- Christian Gomez, Marcello Gallardo
Just saw this post over on Steve Goff’s blog. Marcello Gallardo is no longer a member of DC United.
D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper has confirmed that Argentine midfielder Marcelo Gallardo will not return to the club. The sides reached agreement this morning to break ties, allowing Gallardo to return to the Argentine league.
Kasper: “We have reached an agreement with Marcelo to let him go back to Argentina and finish his career. We basically released him from his obligations. He is now free to sign and finish his career down south.”
DC will take a huge relief in the salary cap with this move. Gallardo won’t cost them a thing to get rid of him here and now the club has an open designated player slot. Time will tell if they use it, more than likely with the main international transfer window closing the club will have to wait to sign a big named player this summer.
Gallardo will go in the books as yet another wasted designated player in MLS history. That makes what three or four wastes on the DP tag? Something like that.
I see the Black-and-Red moving forward here and waiting it out to sign a big named player until this summer. More than likely it will be announced in the comming days that they will complete a trade with Colorado for Christian Gomez. Thing is I don’t expect DC to have to pay Gomez DP money here like he wanted a year ago. Colorado will have to fit some of the tab.
Also the club is close to signing Brazilian defender Roger. A very good signing there. I will have more on that later on.