October 17, 2013

Does the sale of Inter Milan by : Massimo Moratti sold a controlling interest to Erick Thohir who also owns DC United.

posted by yerfatma to soccer at 12:58 PM - 3 comments

Main link is a really nice, detailed, dispassionate but friendly review of Moratti's ownership tenure. Thanks Yerfatma!

posted by billsaysthis at 03:51 PM on October 17

While there are limits on foreign players in MLS, I pray this doesn't mean DC United will become sort of a farm club for Inter.

posted by jjzucal at 05:52 PM on October 17

@jjzucal: I highly doubt that happens unless and until United step up their game massively. Outside of Dero in his prime I doubt any of the current roster would be able to make the 18 any Saturday at the San Siro.

If anything I think it's probably good for the team if Thohir creates strong relationships between the clubs at the management and coaching levels. Several MLS clubs have similar arrangments: the Rapids with Arsenal through Stan Kroenke, the Red Bulls are connected to Red Bull's European clubs through Gerard Houllier, and of course the new NYC FC is building it in from the start with Man City.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:10 PM on October 18

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