Thursday, February 18, 2016
A misunderstanding of the byzantine rules of the BSL means that Tony Tchani cannot be signed as a retention player. With no other players meeting criteria or coming to terms, the RP position will not be filled entering the 2016 season. The league office's official statement read, in part, "It is not uncommon for newer franchises to trip up on such matters, there is no shame." Director of Soccer Operations Andy Williams said, "I take full responsibility, but [REDACTED] these rules put MLS's salary cap rules to shame! We'll take greater care in our signings in 2016." [Ed Note: Intended all in fun, Freddy].
Monday, February 15, 2016
Cumberland Athletic Club is pleased to announce coming to terms for 3 Designated Player contracts: Irish International Robbie Keane and American Internationals Lee Nguyen and Bill Hamid. American International Tony Tchani is also announced as CAC's Retention Player for 2016. Head Coach John Ellinger is quoted, "These four players provide the solid spine of the team with tremendous consistency. They are all leaders in the locker room and on the pitch. I couldn't be more pleased than to build the 2016 Wild Marys around these great young men." Director of Soccer Operations Andy Williams also expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of the negotiations. "I just enjoy being around all these guys. Their skill on the pitch and leadership for young players cannot be underestimated." Roll Wild Marys! Roll!