Beasley’s MLS Options

Beasley’s MLS Options

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On May 18, 2010
  • 6 Comments
  • DeMarcus Beasley

Ah the World Cup, not only is it a great sporting event but for rumor lovers it brings weeks of speculation over players involved in it and where they’ll end up afterwards. A handfull or so of US players are in that mix this time around and one of those guys is DeMarcus Beasley.

DMB wants to stay in Europe now that his stay with Scotland’s Rangers is up. But don’t sleep on him coming home to Major League Soccer.

Judging by his quotes yesterday at the USMNT camp he really wants to stay in Europe.

“My first option is Europe,” Beasley said from US National Team training camp. “I’m open to a lot of different possibilities and opportunities for myself. Right now come July 1, I don’t have a club. So I’m looking for different opportunities. MLS could be one or it could not.”

“I had a great time, but Scotland is done,” Beasley said. “I’m looking forward to opening a new chapter in my book. Whether that’s in England, Spain, Greece or whatever. I would love to stay in Europe, it’s my first option … Any club that needs a left midfielder or a right midfielder, I’m available.”

But why not MLS? To me if he can get another contract in Europe then great but let’s be honest he hasn’t gotten the most playing time that he needs over there and a move back to MLS would help him out. He is only 27-years old so in some folks eyes the right move would be to stay in Europe to help his National team standing out. I argue a move back to MLS would do more though.

So let’s play the hypothetical game for a moment. If he does come back to the league he’ll obviously be placed in the lovely allocation system. Currently the teams in the running are San Jose, Kansas City, Toronto and Dallas. Maybe throw Chicago in there if they work out a deal with one of the clubs above.

(note: keep those four clubs listed above in mind in the coming weeks as they are the top allocation clubs right now.)

Its not known where he’d like to play IF he came back to the league. But it would be interesting to see him back in the league that gave him his start.

So where would you like to see Beasley if he came back to MLS? In Chicago or somewhere else?

  • He'll get paid more in Europe, even in a league outside of the top 4 or 5. I don't see a team in Portugal, Holland, Greece, Turkey, Switzerland, or Scandinavia turning him down, and there's a shot he could sign on with mid to lower-tier teams in the EPL, Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1, or Bundesliga.

  • No doubt he'll get paid more in Europe. Question then becomes for a MLS side, do you use a DP tag on him? My guess is probably not.

  • mrMLShimself

    I personally would like to see him with Thierry Henry on the New York Red Bulls, since he's reportedly making the move there for next season. With that duo, you could start a real dynasty, which may be what is missing from the MLS. A team with that much firepower and creativity would be sure to bring in fans of not only the team, but the sport.
    Short of that (which I know is a stretch) I'd like to see him play for Toronto, since I think they're on the way to building a really solid program there.
    Side note: Eric Cantona (legendary center forward for Manchester United) is in a new movie called Looking For Eric, which I just saw this past weekend. It was hilarious, and there was some really sick footage of Cantona from the '90s, playing with Beckham. If you get a chance you should check it out. Here's a review from NPR, so you don't have to take my word for it: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?st

  • reddevilyank

    Beasley will make the USMNT squad because he is looking for a team in Europe. He will end up in Europe some where and IF he does go to the MLS he will be a DP.

  • I would love for him to play back in the states. The MLS needs to start opening their check books and bring in players such as Beasley. He seems intent on staying in Europe and I can't imagine him not finding a home with a lower level team in one of the top tier leagues i.e. Wolverhampton in the EPL or let say Falkirk or Dundee United if he wants to stay in Scotland.

  • I would love for him to play back in the states. The MLS needs to start opening their check books and bring in players such as Beasley. He seems intent on staying in Europe and I can't imagine him not finding a home with a lower level team in one of the top tier leagues i.e. Wolverhampton in the EPL or let say Falkirk or Dundee United if he wants to stay in Scotland.