Mathis Traded To LA

Mathis Traded To LA

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On November 19, 2007

Didn’t take long for GMs like Alexi Lalas to get back to work today. Sources say the Red Bulls have traded Clint Mathis, the club’s all-time goal-scoring leader, to the LA Galaxy for the Galaxy’s third-round draft pick in the 2008 MLS Draft.

The trade sends Mathis back to the Galaxy, the club where his MLS career started in 1998. Mathis will join the circus that is the LA Galaxy, which means teaming up with David Beckham and playing for new LA coach Ruud Gullit.

Honestly I like the move by the Red Bulls in terms of getting more draft picks. And its probably smart for LA in that terms as well since they have a slew of them (8 now I believe). Also, it makes New York’s expansion protection list a little easier to look at I think. Mathis wasn’t going to get protected anyways in my eyes so why bother here.

After the draft that New York put together last season, this is a smart deal really. The Red Bulls did draft pretty well and I could see them doing the same now this season.

What do you all make of this deal?