July 20, 2007

Veron to DC?

First reported by Sideline Views, then seen by me at DCenters, there's a report out of Argentina that Juan Sebastian Veron is being linked to DC United. Veron, formerly of Inter Milan and Manchester United, forced his way back into the Argentine national team after great performances leading his Estudiantes club to an Argentine title. Now he's trying to decide between staying with his family club Estudiantes (his father played there, it was also Juan's first club) and coming to America.

He's looked very good as of late, he's only 32, and would definitely be worth a DP slot. I have to agree with D though, he doesn't really address DCU's needs. Bringing him in would probably mean the end for Brian Carroll in DC, one of the d-mid's would have to go, wouldn't they?

I'd like to see him in a DCU uniform, but I don't think the timing is right. Sorry Seba...

4 comments:

POPS94 said...

Too much money for too little. DC don't use a DP slot on this guy at this point.

Pops94 said...

Veron has had trouble settling at his clubs recently. DC brings it players that fit into their club. They have traditionally had the best chemistry in the MLS. A dominating defender that could clean up in the back would be worth some cash for them.

Longshoe said...

He seems to have turned over a new leaf since joining Estudiantes. He did a great job leading them to their comeback league victory over Boca in the Apertura.

I agree though, they need a dominating defender more than anything else. If they didn't already have about 87 good defensive mids, I'd welcome Veron with open arms.

Red State-Blues city said...

If DC wants to keep Gomez, they can't shop for a DP unless they are planning to trade for a second slot. And even then, that will give them salary cap issues if they want to make bids to keep Boz and Perkins in the next few years. They need to trade either Simms or Carrol to get a good, youngish, speedy defender to compliment their decent, but slowish center pairing.