- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On November 26, 2007
- 2 Comments
Unlike last year’s expansion draft, this year’s came and went without any real trades to shake up things around the league. After the holiday weekend, the expansion Earthquakes got back to work this morning and shipped Brain Carroll back east to Columbus for forward Kei Kamara.
Honestly, good trade for both clubs. San Jose needed some offense after drafting fairly defensive in the expansion draft last week. Columbus picks up a relatively cheap defender that knows how to play at a good level, one that the Crew haven’t seen in a few years. Also pair him up with Schelotto and Eddie Gaven and I think many people will enjoy this trade in Columbus.
As for the Quakes, dealing Carroll wasn’t a surprise really, his contract is a little bigger than you’d like ($115K in 2007). Kamara has scored some goals in MLS, and is a bargain at the $33K he made in 2007. The only catch is if he is really ready to step into a big time role just yet.
The Quakes may not be done either. Sources say that they could be going after American forward Kamani Hill and Derby County’s winger Eddie Lewis.
Lewis was an original member of the MLS San Jose Clash and a former teammate of current Earthquakes GM John Doyle.
These moves wouldn’t be too far fetched really as we all know the lack of talent that the Quakes have up in the midfield and up top. Both Hill and Lewis would add some great value to this young club. The only real question is if Doyle will go for it and get these two to raise the profile of this club or not.