YANKS AT RANGERS IN LIMBO
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BRIAN SCIARETTA - Wednesday, March 7, 2012
With the financially strapped Rangers now in administration, the future of the three Americans at the club is in limbo.

According to numerous reports, the players at the club have rejected pay cuts and now the club is likely going to be forced to cut players in the coming days.

The most likely of the three Americas to be waived would be Alejandro Bedoya and US national team captain Carlos Bocanegra. Both players joined the club last summer to longer term deals.

It is also widely speculated that MLS clubs are interested in both Bedoya and Bocanegra.

The third American on the club, Maurice Edu, could remain at the club because given his age and contract status, could command more value in this summer's transfer market. Last summer the club rejected two bids from French club Sochaux.

The Rangers financial situation has also disrupted the team on the field. In addition to a mandatory 10 point reduction in the Scottish Premier League standings for entering into administration, Rangers have lost their last two home games to Hearts and Kilmarnock.
Mike E
Monday March 19, 2012 3:26 pm
Bocanegra, at his age, maybe he wants to head home to the states. He's from L.A. area, and both teams need a big defender. Personally, I'd like to see him back with the Fire, but that's not a possibility with Big Arne hanging off the hook & ladder.

Bedoya may be going back to Sweden, and getting a better salary for it - he was a starter at Orebro.

Edu - if I were Rangers, I'd take Sochaux's offer. Yes, the puts him in Ligue 2 net season, but it does pair him with Charlie Davies. And the chance to get back to Ligue 1
eurofanisdumb
Monday March 12, 2012 1:30 pm
PLEASE COME to the MLS!! It's a step up from the scottish premier league.
4bc
Friday March 9, 2012 8:26 pm
I thought the biggest impediment to talented Americans playing in Europe is work permits? If these guys still have valid European Union work permits, won’t they want to stay and vie for another European team?
Ed C.
Thursday March 8, 2012 10:43 am
going to MLS would be like admitting defeat. even from a team like rangers in a mediocre league, MLS isn't a step ahead.
thisguy2
Wednesday March 7, 2012 4:45 pm
Dont go to the MLS!!! Please, the MLS is a weak league!
euroman
Wednesday March 7, 2012 3:38 pm
MLS may be interested but why would either 'los or Bedoya not simply move on the bigger and better things in Europe? MLS will be there anytime.
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