- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On April 19, 2007
- 0 Comments
I told you Toronto wasn’t done. Today they have done and traded away forward Conor Casey to the Colorado Rapids for striker Riley O’Neill and some allocation.
Three big trades (in some regards at least) this week by the expansion side. Mo Johnston picks up a Canadian based player so things will look right on the roster side of things. Colorado gets a home-town boy that they really wanted to begin with at the start of 2007.
O’Neill, 21, was taken 36th overall by the Rapids in the league’s supplemental draft in January. He’s currently on trial with St. Pauli in Germany.
Johnston said these were deals he has been trying to make for some time. Earlier he traded for Marvell Wynne and Kevin Goldthwaite and signed striker Danny Dichio.
Obtaining Houston’s first-round pick also compensates for the second-round pick and partial allocation that Toronto sent to the Red Bulls for Wynne.
Excellent move for Colorado, as I have mentioned before there was a slight mess surrounding Casey and for the Rapids they finally get their man. This just adds to their attack if you ask me. Casey with Brown and Gomez certain could be a formidable attack if you ask me. Not to mention how stable their midfield has been thus far. Its a good move for Casey as well, who will be trying to make a name for himself at home so he can push to get on the US national team this summer.
As for Toronto, they get a Canadian kid who plays up top. So far things hadn’t been working out with Casey I guess and these trades were only something that needed to be done. I certainly hope Johnston knows what he is doing here. I think its time for him to play coach instead of GM.
More details to come if there are any more trades in place by Toronto…