MLS Rookies

Major League Soccer

Quest for the Cup begins - Season Starters

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According to the rosters as posted on MLSnet, Chivas USA is the oldest team averging 27.08 yrs and not coincidentally also have the team with the most MLS experience at 4.33 years. Toronto is the youngest at 24.65, averaging 1.91 years of MLS experience. Seattle, not surprisingly, has the most players with no MLS experience, 11.

New MLSnet.com Feature...Rookie Life...

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Looks like MLSnet.com is coming out with a new on-line video feature, Rookie Life. This is right after the hearts of our readers here at FCTP. Check out the trailer and support this cool new feature once it comes out next week.


MLS Rookie Life from The Offside Rules on Vimeo.

Thanks to The Offside Rules for pointing this out.

MLS 2008 Rookie Of The Year Nominees....

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MLS award nominees are out and as you should expect my eyes went first to Rookie of the Year.

Rookie of the Year: Sean Franklin, Geoff Cameron, Kheli Dube

As always I like to take a look back, see where they came from and the like. Here is some bio info.

Sean Franklin was the highest draft pick of the three.

2008 MLS Rookie Salaries....

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Wow, it has taken me a few weeks to actually get this post together. My loyal readers will note recent posts have been few and far between. I apologize as work has been hell and I'm not going to try and compete with all of the bloggers doing weekly reviews of the play on the field. I learned last season that is a big time sapper.

Dane Richards Impressed Me Last Night...

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I didn't get to watch the entire match and I missed the now infamous no-call in the box when Cannon pulled Richards down on a scoring opportunity. Despite all of that I've got to single out Richards for his play last night. LA is losing one speedy winger with Cobi's retirement and somehow a much younger twin of his showed up on the other team. Had LA used a slower left back last night he would have been left in the dust by Richards on multiple occasions and the game probably wouldn't have ended the way it did.

2007 MLS Rookies and What They Make...

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MLS fans love to talk about salaries for young players in MLS and how they need to increase for the game to grow in the US, etc. etc. We've discussed it here too. Today I'm not going to get into that arguement again, but we're going to look at the facts. Which 2007 MLS rookies are earning their salaries in 2007. We can all argue what the best way to analyze this kind of thing is.

2007 FCTP MLS Rookie of the Week...Week 18...

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I know, I know. I have fallen way behind. Trust me, catching up has been tough. I have a lot of the data together but it seems mlsnet.com doesn't always want to give me the info I need to do my evaluations. So, we're jumping ahead to Week 18 so that I don't fall further behind.

This week we saw similar numbers in terms of the percentage of rookies playing in their matches.

The Rest

Don't show 'em the money!

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It appears that the New England Revolution has taken a bit of a different approach toward signing the majority of their rookies this MLS preseason.

Instead of procuring their services in writing early in preseason training, the club bypassed the entire process and simply awarded each frosh the title of "trialist".

MLS Rookie Darkhorses...

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Every season there are those players who find their way to a MLS team and you end up scratching your head asking, 'where did they come from?' Sometimes they are drafted but didn't play in the combine. Sal Cacavale anyone have him on their 2007 mock drafts? Doubt it, but he was selected in the Supplemental Draft and he did get a MLS deal and he did play in 1 Red Bull New York game and he did score 1 goal in the 2 minutes of playing time he had.

FCTP 2007 MLS Rookie Of The Week...Week 19...

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Well folks, this is getting tougher and tougher to keep up with. Especially when there are other interesting things to blog about, read about, etc. Plus, my Rapids have put two wins up on the board in a row, against the top teams in each conference! I've got other things going on people! So, from here on in I am not not always going to write a full blog piece about the ROTW.

FCTP Roundup...7-23-07...

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I apologize to my loyal readers for the lack of recent updates. I went on a binge there after vacation and then petered out. The All-Star game didn't help.

...I am going to get back in to the swing of Rookie of the Week now that we are past the ASG break. I will post make ups this week. Ty Harden is going to get an honorable mention for his play against Chelsea on Saturday.