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[Chris Smith] 🚨 Ricardo Pepi has approached the FC Dallas Front Office to request a transfer away from the club, @90min_Football are told 🇺🇲 #USMNT #DTID Have reached out to the player's representatives for further confirmation. Full report

[Chris Smith] 🚨 Ricardo Pepi has approached the FC Dallas Front Office to request a transfer away from the club, @90min_Football are told 🇺🇲 #USMNT #DTID Have reached out to the player's representatives for further confirmation. Full report

KevTravels

I sure hope it's Ajax.


PNWSoccerFan

Younger player with potential wants to leave bottom dwellers? ​ \*Shocked Pikachu Face\* ​ Hopefully he doesn't burn bridges with the club/fans, but it's for Pepi's best developmental interest to be traded away in January.


EconomistPunter

I think it's partially the recognition that there are always risks from turning down offers, including injury.


sherlocknessmonster

I don't think it is any different of all the others who have left FC Dallas...I don't know why they slant it like Pepi is asking to leave and all the others were sold on by the club. I wonder if there is backlash from the fans toward FC Dallas and thats why the deflection


REALJarJarBinkz

Not traded, transferred. To a European country.


InsideAardvark1114

Traded... But for cash.


NaranjaEclipse

Cash Considerations


BradCraeb

And a player to be named later


NoBreadsticks

Bartered


jimbo_kun

I heard Bayern were offering Kimmoch and a future second round pick.


cowboysfan88

Pepi for Ben Simmons and 3 future firsts who says no?


StrikaNTX

FC Dallas fans (I am one) have no problems with players wanting to move to Europe. Or at least, good fans don't. There are some who seem to think MLS is a destination league, and players are traitors for wanting to move to a top 5 league in the world. I just want to get 1-2 seasons of starting play from our young Academy kids, and then they can go on their way. It's up to the shitty front office to start signing talented players in positions of need, and not at our academy strengths. Stop signing central mids.


ebmocal421

This isn't shocking news. This is routine for FC Dallas. Dallas's plan was to sell Pepi in the Winter, but have the contract negotiated to where he leaves after this MLS season is over. With the way FC Dallas' season is going, Pepi has decided he wants to leave sooner rather than later to capitalize on his current hype. All power to him. FC Dallas should not be bother by his decision as it only slightly expedites the original plan.


StrikaNTX

Ricardo Pepi has approached the FC Dallas front office to request a transfer away from the club in the forthcoming January window, sources have told 90min. Literally the first paragraph of the article


ebmocal421

Well yeah I'm completely aware of that. Hence my entire 2nd paragraph about Pepi wanting to leave sooner


sir_whirly

FCD fans: First time, huh?


NecessaryBullfrog584

Wow that’s not something to be taken lightly… Pepi really wants out now if true


realtordyl

He probably just doesn’t want them playing around like how Orlando City did with Dike.


NecessaryBullfrog584

I don’t blame him at all


Matt_McT

I’m not sure it’s too much of a story, honestly. Everyone knows he’s getting sold by at least the winter, but maybe he’s pushing something through now that he likes.


cheeseburgerandrice

Yeah I'm not really sure if I 100% trust how this is being framed. When he signed that extension we all knew it was so FCD would get paid. Then him finishing out the season and leaving in the winter makes complete sense. This makes it sound like he's suddenly forcing the team's hand, which doesn't make much sense with what we already know, especially with FCD's selling history.


StrikaNTX

Ricardo Pepi has approached the FC Dallas front office to request a transfer away from the club in the forthcoming January window, sources have told 90min.


Ballsackblazer4

It will be very interesting to see where he goes and how much he plays right out of the gate. We’re only 12 months away from a World Cup and he certainly doesn’t want to be riding a bench in Europe when he could ride into the WC off a great MLS season.


bmf09598

He has to think long term for his career, not just about the 2022 World Cup. He’d be better off at a Champions League or Europa League team that he’d be at an MLS team


gnrc

Watch GGG start Zardes over him if he leaves the MLS.


Metazoan

Quit with the tired false narrative. It was made clear last window that Pepi is ahead. Zardes only played the middle game for rest/load management.


NotEntirelyUnlike

aww like sargent didn't get a ridiculous run out.


Blzraven29

If he goes somewhere where he doesnt play I disagree if he goes somewhere where he starts then yeah but he need playing time that's the singular most important thing currently


FutbolFeller

How has MLS stance on this type of thing changed since, say.....when Taylor Twellman attempted to take control of his career back in the day?


lqcnyc

GOAT


rextilleon

Call me crazy--but I don't get the whole Pepi craze. That's how desperate we are for a savior.


notonrexmanningday

Kid bangs goals. That's what we need.


joecool834

who's your number 9? with him, we have hope at least until he shows us otherwise


HBizzle26

Scored 5 points in his first 4 USMNT games. Scored a goal every other game as an 18 year old on one of the worst teams in MLS this year. Avging a .71 G+A/90 as well in MLS as an 18 year old. People are crazy on this sub for not getting he is producing at a level NONE of our prior prospects have produced at the same age and against better competition to boot. How about this context: Jozy at 18 in 2007 - 22 Games, 9 goals/3 Assists - in a WAY WEAKER MLS Sargent in 18/19 when he was 18 - 7g/2a in the bundesliga 4 in 12 games, then 2 goals in the full Bundesliga in 10 games. Gyasi - Didnt make it to the MLS until he was 22 and put up 4g/4a in 30 pro games that year.


Dry_Ad_1667

If he doesn’t surpass those guys I would be shocked.


kookbeard

Eddie Johnson? He put up crazy numbers real early on. I think Pepi is maybe the best #9 prospect we've ever had but it's for sure not a guarantee that he'll get much better. Jozy, Johnson, Agudelo, Davis were all super promising and never reached what they could have for different reasons. He's not a sure thing and this next move is super important


its_ya_boi_Dotard

Fabian Johnson? Edit - why y’all downvoting me, i simply want to know what Johnson you’re talking about lmao edit: oh shit the guy said Eddie Johnson in his original post and i’m just slow, please go ahead and downvote away 😂


Rock-O-

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Johnson_(American_soccer)


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its_ya_boi_Dotard

thanks sir


QuickMolasses

Did Zardes play striker when he first entered MLS?


geschichte1

He's literally tied for the most goals scored in Concacaf 3rd round right now.


detrimentallyonline

18 years old scoring against grown men, he's good!


I-Know-Math

There are maybe four clubs worth playing for in the MLS