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Black And Red United Feb 2, 2016

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Money talks

Also just gonna drop a #Birdbomb here for good measure. Hello, it is the second day of February. I don't have any witty opening, so let's just get to it, shall we? D.C. United acquires Colorado Rapids midfielder Marcelo Sarvas - Black And Red UnitedICYMI yesterday, this happened. US buoyed by Steve Birnbaum goal vs. Iceland - ESPN FCGuys, I'm counting on all of you to help me take the #Birdbomb train national. USA vs. Iceland: What we learned - Stars and Stripes FCWrapping up the USMNT's latest outing. Why China, not MLS, is luring stars away from Europe | Football | The GuardianIs this a...
Burgundy Wave Feb 1, 2016

Marcelo Sarvas Traded to D.C. United

Sarvas played one year in Commerce City The Colorado Rapids had a busy day on Monday by first announcing that they had signed Albanian Striker Shkëlzen Gashi as a Designated Player.  And then they confirmed what had been rumored for a few days now:  Marcelo Sarvas was traded to D.C. United for Target Allocation Money and a conditional 2018 MLS SuperDraft Pick.  Here is Paul Bravo, Vice President of Soccer Operations and Technical Director: "Marcelo has been the complete professional during his time with the Rapids.  We would like to thank him for his contribution on and off the field...
Black And Red United Feb 1, 2016

D.C. United acquires Colorado Rapids midfielder Marcelo Sarvas

The veteran Brazilian central midfielder may signal several other developments. In a trade previously reported over the weekend, D.C. United has bolstered its midfield by trading targeted allocation money and a conditional 2018 draft pick for Marcelo Sarvas of the Colorado Rapids. Before the deal, a source told B&RU that the Rapids has agreed to carry a significant part of his salary - his base pay was $360,000 in 2015 - on their books as part of the deal. The 34 year old Brazilian counts as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes, and per Steve Goff he's already with United in...
Washington Post Feb 1, 2016

D.C. United completes trade for Colorado’s Marcelo Sarvas

Brazilian midfielder Marcelo Sarvas arrived at D.C. United training camp Monday after being acquired from the Colorado Rapids for allocation money and other considerations. The clubs were awaiting MLS approval before announcing specifics of the deal. The trade, first reported by the Insider on Saturday and finalized over the weekend, will help United compensate for the departure of […]
Burgundy Wave Jan 30, 2016

Having Fun With Transfer Rumors: Rapids Shopping Sarvas

At this point, I'm like, sure. Whatever. Writing for Burgundy Wave I hear a lot of rumors of people coming and going.  At times the rumors are laughable and at times they make me desire for them to be true. But right now the rumors are just damn painful. D.C. United close to trade for Rapids MF Marcelo Sarvas, plus overseas updates: https://t.co/rlyIrovKhM #dcu #mls — Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) January 30, 2016 The Burgundy Wave twitter account had our usual witty response to rumors like this: For love of crap #Rapids96. https://t.co/2OAisIKkxR — Burgundy Wave...
Black And Red United Jan 30, 2016

Report: D.C. United is nearing a trade for Colorado Rapids midfielder Marcelo Sarvas

United may be about to take a risk on a talented but aging central midfielder. The Washington Post's Steve Goff is reporting that D.C. United is on the verge of trading some form of allocation money to the Colorado Rapids for Brazilian midfielder Marcelo Sarvas. United's needs in central midfield have been well-known throughout the offseason, as Perry Kitchen has opted to pursue a deal in Europe while Davy Arnaud considers retirement due to concussions. Goff's report also notes that Arnaud has left United's training camp to see a specialist, an indicator that he may not be likely to play...
Washington Post Jan 30, 2016

D.C. United close to trading for Colorado Rapids midfielder Marcelo Sarvas

As D.C. United accelerates efforts to acquire roster help from abroad, the club is working on a trade for Colorado Rapids midfielder Marcelo Sarvas, the Insider has learned. A two-way central player, the Brazilian won two MLS Cup titles with the Los Angeles Galaxy before moving to Colorado last winter and starting 21 league matches. […]
Burgundy Wave Jan 15, 2016

Tim Howard is a panic move the Rapids shouldn't make

The last thing the Rapids need right now is a lavishly expensive signing that they don't actually need. During the 2015 MLS Draft, the Colorado Rapids pulled off something of a masterpiece when they managed to get Marcelo Sarvas from the LA Galaxy for nothing more than a bump up the allocation order and some allocation $$$. Sarvas is a great player, but the Galaxy were willing to part with him because they were in the race for Sacha Kljestan and their move up near the top of the list made it look like they were in the driver's seat. The move ended up backfiring spectacularly on them as the...

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