- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On June 30, 2007
- 2 Comments
Just before the weekend games kick off a pair of players have new clubs. LA, DC, Colorado and New York were all active late Friday night.
DC has sent Argentina defender Facundo Erpen to the Rocky Mountains for veteran defender Greg Vanney. While the Galaxy have sent Santino Quaranta to New York in-exchange for some draft picks.
It was reported earlier this week that Quaranta had been sent to Kansas City but it has been later proved that that story was false as New York lands the 22-year-old midfielder.
My take, starting with the Quaranta deal is that I think New York made a wise move landing young Quaranta. They didn’t have to give up much in return either. LA, as we have said before, were just merely dumping some salary.
The DC-Colorado trade is an interesting one really. In all honesty I am not really sure who got the better end of the stick. I think Colorado got a player that will fit in well with their club and be a vital part of reworking that defense that has been horrible as of late. The United land a classy veteran that may have seen better days on the pitch but will still be good enough to help lead the United into the playoffs and possibly the MLS Cup.
If I had to say which team got the best end of the deal it would honesty be DC. I like bringing over a veteran like Vanney and getting rid of an occasional headache in Erpen.