Listen: New York City, Director, Jim Curtin discussed on ExtraTime
"Few serious. But I was yeah. Was concerned. To be honest. I heard stretcher and Frank in the same sentence in town good. But you know, he he was very minor ended up being just in scar tissue and be back training playing obviously is back with the team. So all good moving forward. And he's he's really happy to be back. So it was a scary moment for a little bit. That's for sure. And we wanna ask you about what the conversation right now is in how close you might be on a third designated player. Have you narrow down a position are you looking at maybe January signing of someone. So that you have them to come in for the fulltime next year or maybe next summer, and if you'd like to announce who the players on this show right now feel free to Well, some of the last one that probably won't happen or definitely won't have. But what we're really working hard. Yeah. Probably we've we really working hard to get someone in for January. There are options and players that are interested in coming to us, and you know, some mode of Franken needs to be the right one. But you know, we also now our team is is is starting to form in some of the guys and targets. We're going for you know, we we have a pretty good idea that the player that were targeting someone in the attacking part of the game creates goals since score those very important. So you know, we really going to try and have every effort to get someone in January. And that's still remains our focus, so yeah, there's really no, no names, obviously share. But you know, we're moving forward and trying to find that next piece and make sure it's the right piece on the field as well. As off the field, you know, more employees. In in building the team that the rights for the for the club. No, one guy that a lot of people have talked about Claudio, and because of his connections with him last US men's national team, New York City, all that stuff is in and also a situation son, his Josie outdoor. I'm curious have you been in contact with Josie or is this representatives, all and and do the names mixed disc? Ruder preps one good Ella? Those enter into your discussions into your work here as you prepare for twenty fifteen. I mean, they're all good players. I think what you know. It's really wouldn't comment. I I'm players with other clubs at the moment. So you know, they're all good players. American players. You know are are important for us as well. I mean, we love to have fires represent the national team thing CFC, and creating that connection one step at a time, of course, for New York City last one here for your Claudio. And this is any steps ahead. It's the step that everybody seems to be so focused on and that is of course, a permanent home as far as stadium goes Heiki stadium promises to be a great venue for you guys in the next couple years. But but obviously the stated goal is to get yourself a spot. Is there any update on that any preferences? As far as location goes. We've heard the Bronx. We've heard queens. We've heard a lot of different things any any news. The report on that side. Nothing nothing. You know to report that we haven't previously mentioned, we're working hard. There's a lot. Of sites. We just need to make sure we find the right one. So we all working, obviously, it's really important part of this club to have our own stadium. Let's say we are really happy to be Yankee Stadium. It's an amazing then you to be in for first couple of years to grow the call. But you know, behind the scenes there's a lot of work going on could imagine being such a big project. And you know, we feel really good about it. And we hope to have some news shortly. Whether you have in New York City of forward building a roster getting ready for twenty fifteen and opening day, cloudy arena sporting director here, thanks for through internet's your time. Claudio much-appreciated then fill out guys agree. Thanks to Claudia arena. Of course. A lot of news New York City of see some the watch over the coming weeks and months guys. Let's go through stuff a little bit quickly now Colorado Rapids, mid some news this week when Tim Hinchey came out and said they were going to spend quote, unquote, real money on a designated player. They've got of course, Gabriel Torres Simon. He's the wound DP right now for the. Rapids just three goals in twenty three appearances this season. What do you expect where should they be targeting? What kind of player? It's interesting that this surprises people. Like why? Why like yeah. The Colorado Rapids should go after it doesn't any player. They will. And the announcement of the new sporting director with with international ties us to work with Wefa context. You you would think that they now have at the inroads to to get to get a DP in to get by the way, it doesn't take much to be DP in MLS relatively speaking people DP, they think Beckham money and Dempsey money and Bradley money, it's not necessarily. But if you can find a of Larry, you are certainly in business more DP rumors here for you. Dave LA. They may be getting Ronaldinho. What when did this happen? What's up? Well, they need. I mean, I think most of us think they're going to go out and get a big star to add in as that third DP. And for me, always get run Xenia, if it's an option because I think what whatever the results are he brings out fans, and he gives people excitement that no other player on the planet. Even now. So I would love to see him in the I've already made my opinion on on Ronald inyo, which on this show, which I think it's not a great idea certainly from a competitive standpoint, I don't think it'll work out for you from a marketing standpoint, I don't know. He's also he's flaky. He's just. Flaky. I just saw. The wrong on all fronts. Don't trust him. When it comes to all the things that you have to put into being an Amores player and the expectations that are heaped on top of him. He's not gonna be able to say, I don't do media. It doesn't work like that doesn't do that. Because the people love him. And that's what he loves to do and Ronaldinho being Ronaldinho. We'll be everything you want. I don't know that you understand. What Andrew I really don't think you do. Okay. That's fun. I think he will move masses masses quote him there. He's gonna move masses. Last one before you got here. Philly has announced a press conference on Friday. You do remember that last Friday, I believe right? It was the Jim Curtin press conference. So another one week later the rumors out there are really moons Steen is going to be sporting director of this club. He'd been linked with it for a long time. Former Manua system from Fulham coach is this a good move Simon. I tend to think it is. I think that bringing in his experiences good. You have Chris Albright there in the technical director role to kind of keep things going and explain some things ready, but his connections as we said with with Smith there with the Rapids, those could mean something if you're looking to go out and get some. Goes it's not just the connections. We know the guy from his resume. It's not like we've heard much or we know much about him. But especially his his experience not only with the structure of big clubs knowing what works, and what doesn't but also youth teams. I mean these menu with the Man United setup. He's familiar with with some of the big clubs in Europe. So I think that's going to help Philly a team that wants a kademi to produce top-quality town, Jim Curtin, of course, was a coach in that academy. Now, the first team coach, let us know what you think any of this stuff Claudio Raina NYC, FC Rapids, LA Ronaldinho my wrong. You think I am? What us no? You know, how to get at us when we come back the mail back. We"