Friday, January 26, 2007

No Davids for FC Dallas

Edgar Davids signed an 18 month contract with Ajax today, moving from Tottenham. FC Dallas had been in talks with Davids about coing to MLS, which seemed to have failed.

I am really not that upset over this non-signing. Davids is really not the type of player that I think MLS should be trying to lure here with the DPA. I really cannot see Davids having the type of performance impact on the field with FC Dallas, in the way that Beckham and Reyna should have for their clubs. I think that Davids has lost more of a step in comparison to the other two guys.

It is interesting that MLS has now lost two potential DPA targets (Ronaldo & Davids), making them 2 for 4. There are only 5 days left before the close of the transfer window so if anymore DPA's are going to come into the league, they will most likley have to wait until the summer transfer window. Steve Goff of the Washington Post mentioned that most MLS clubs wouldn't use their DPA this season, because the $400,000 is still a huge cap hit on a club that has a cap of $2.2 million. Considering that MLS should increase the cap again after the 2007 season, I think more clubs will try and take advantage of it in 2008.

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Blogger The Iconic Midwesterner said...

Well I'm of two minds about this. I've always loved watching Davids play, but you have to worry about how much he has in the tank. I heard it said that he went to England to get enough match play to be considered for last summer's world cup squad. But he obviously didn't have much of an impact at Tottenham.

Ajax is probably a nicer way for him to end his career.

7:46 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Yeah, considering he started out with Ajax, this is a good homecoming for him.

8:45 PM  

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