Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Damn That Itchy Trigger Finger...

As you probably know by now, the "Veron to DC United" move is not happening. After all the drooling over the prospect, Veron himself called the whole thing off claiming that it was the request of his current team that pulled at his heart to stay.

Well, that isn't exactly the whole truth.

According to sources close to Veron, he felt a little smothered by DCU and was not pleased that they had jumped the gun on certain aspects of the proceedings. DCU had leaked that Veron had gotten a visa. That was true, but it wasn't to come stateside to announce his signing, but rather to first come check out the scene, the city, and the facilities.

Veron apparently was not happy that DCU had taken the leap from "his advisers like the deal" to, "so Veron must also like the deal". Just because his handlers were pleased, didn't mean that Veron himself had come to the same conclusion.

So, as DC was trotting out the idea of press conferences and the rumor mill was churning out "the deal is done" material, Veron was standing back and rethinking his situation.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Except that DC United never even publicly acknowledged that they were pursuing Veron. Way to check your facts.

4:22 PM, December 18, 2007  
Blogger Rumor Mill said...


4:39 AM, December 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like MLS came off looking minor league. Which is a shame since DC seem to be one of the more accomplished teams bringing foreign players.

9:24 AM, December 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do I have serious doubts that this is the actual reason Veron decided to stay in Argentina? Leaks? Speculation? Pressure?? Please. This has turned into a spin-fest.

10:54 AM, December 20, 2007  
Anonymous King Donko of Punchstania said...

While the idea that jade (aka rumor mill) is partially to blame for Veron not coming to DCU would be both thrilling and hilarious if true, it's probably not true.

6:59 PM, December 21, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice black eye for dave kasper

10:57 AM, December 26, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again this blog has died. Used to be one of the best. I hope it's frequency returns.

3:53 PM, January 14, 2008  
Blogger NDL said...

Time is not of the essence.

6:00 PM, January 21, 2008  

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