Bye Bye Burling, Convey & More Stadium Designs!By: Chris | November 24th, 2011
The Montreal Impact selected Bobby Burling in the expansion draft yesterday. Head coach Jesse Marsch played with Burling on Chivas USA from 2007 to 2009. Marsch played as a defensive midfielder and Burling played as a defender while on Chivas USA. As such, Marsch was happy to select Burling during the expansion draft. Marsh selected and traded for a solid back line as he prepares for 2012.
It was confirmed yesterday by GM John Doyle that the Quakes would not pick up the option on Bobby Convey’s contract. This unfortunate because Convey is a good player, being named to the All-Star Team the last 2 years and winning Comback Player of the Year in 2010. Unfortunately Frank Yallop and Convey had a falling out this last year and Doyle thought Convey wasn’t playing to the ability his salary required. As such his option on the contract won’t be picked up and he’ll enter the Re-Entry Draft later in December. The final blow because of this move is that the Quakes won’t be able to get any money out of a potential trade.
CenterLineSoccer.com had some more designs for the new stadium, including a couple more in addition to the picture I put up yesterday:
I like the way these designs look a lot more than the mock ups that have been used for the past 2 years by the organization to pimp the new stadium. Maybe it’s just the color scheme or the angles in the designs, but I like these designs a lot.