Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Transfer Fee Paid for Nielsen
That's the report from Soccer America in an article about Kevin Hartman being left in limbo. According to the article, the Wizards paid a small transfer fee for Jimmy Nielsen to bring him to KC. The article also says that Nielsen will make slightly less than Hartman did last season ($165K). The fact that we paid a transfer fee for a goalkeeper that will take up an international spot continues to bug me. Maybe Nielsen will impress me, but right now I'm fairly disappointed in the fact that not only is he taking up an international roster spot, but now the new information that we actually spent a transfer fee to bring him here. In a league like MLS where teams (read the league) rarely, if ever, pay a transfer fee on a player it's extremely odd that the Wizards did it to bring in a goalkeeper.