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Eighty Six Forever Aug 22, 2014

FTBL Podcast Episode 43: The Rosales Homecoming

Yes, the Vancouver Whitecaps have shipped Nigel Reo-Coker out of town and bring in Mauro Rosales. Is this good or bad trade for the 'Caps? We discuss at length. Plus lots of Whitecaps and world football talk There is never a dull moment in Whitecapsland and Thursday, August 21 was no exception when it was announced that the Whitecaps had indeed traded Nigel Reo-Coker to Chivas USA in exchange of former Seattle Designated Player and captain, Mauro Rosales. Is this a good move for the Whitecaps? We discuss this topic at length on episode 43 along with the uninspired 0-0 performance against...
The Goat Parade Aug 22, 2014
Chivas USA building for the future (again)? Making sense of the Mauro Rosales/Nigel Reo-Coker trade

Chivas USA building for the future (again)? Making sense of the Mauro Rosales/Nigel Reo-Coker trade

Good trade or bad trade? The reality is, unsurprisingly, a mixed bag. When Mauro Rosales was signed prior to the start of the season, Chivas USA fans were buzzing. Here he was, the first legitimate creative midfielder the Goats have ever had (think about that for a minute) ready to pair up with one of the brightest strikers CUSA has ever seen in Erick "Cubo" Torres. A little over 8 months later, Rosales is now out of the picture, having been traded to the Vancouver Whitecaps for Nigel Reo-Coker. Coming into the season, Rosales was never really expected to provide a scoring punch, but it was...
Prost Amerika Aug 22, 2014

Reo-Coker Trades Places with Rosales

by Graham Tooke With the rumour-mill running wild with hints at stars from abroad invading Vancouver, Carl Robinson kept it domestic by trading away the much maligned Nigel Reo-Coker for Chivas USA’s Mauro Rosales. The…

Reo-Coker LA bound after less-than-stellar 2014 season?

Give Nigel Reo-Coker credit for one strong season in Vancouver. The veteran Whitecaps midfielder – believed to have been traded Thursday to Chivas USA for Argentine attacking midfielder Mauro Rosales – provided good value last year when he played 32 mostly effective games on a reasonable Major League Soccer salary of about $237,000. He led by example, proving to be an excellent ball winner with an innate ability to start dangerous counterattacks, though he never ...
The Goat Parade Aug 21, 2014

Rumor: Chivas USA trading Mauro Rosales to Vancouver Whitecaps for Nigel Reo-Coker?

Is a real shakeup coming to the Goats' roster? Here's a potential bombshell: reports from Vancouver have it that Chivas USA midfielder Mauro Rosales has been/will be traded to the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker. Hearing that Mauro Rosales will be the player coming the other way in Reo-Coker trade to Chivas. #VWFC #MLS — Marc Weber (@ProvinceWeber) August 21, 2014 Rosales has been a tireless worker, and does indeed lead the team this season in assists, but he hasn't been as big of a hit on the offensive end in 2014 as I think many expected. He is a...

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