Chicago: Conde Wants Out, Marlet Wants In
Damn y'all, if Chicago fans weren't already hating on New York for the "coach-poach" of Juan Carlos Osorio, the possible defection of defender Wilman Conde could be the thing that makes even the most even-keeled Fire supporter lose thier religion.
Run over to Luis Arroyave's Red Card blog for Conde's soliloquy in it's entireity but the Cliff's Note version is that Conde was brought to Chicago by JCO, and he wants to leave Chicago with JCO. Now I've no idea how much of this is just wishful thinking on Conde's part or if JCO really is trying to get the and back together but I'll tell you this; if this is going to happen Chicago has to make Red Bull pay dearly. Not just for business-sake, but for thier own self-respect.
Not everyone wants to escape Bridgeview though. Formerly fantastic French International Steve Marlet is currently on trial with the Fire and is hoping to be Chitown-down in 2008. Seems like ages ago that he was Fulham then-record £12 million man, doesn't it?