- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On December 19, 2007
- 6 Comments
Sometimes when you are close to a club like I am, you get a little more information on them than you normally would if you weren’t in the city that the club is located in. That is the case right now as some of my sources here in Dallas are telling me about who FC Dallas is going after in this off-season.
So far, the Hoops are in the market for a defender following the loss of Clarence Goodson in the expansion draft (he might end up in Europe) and its inability to finalize a trade for Bobby Boswell in the ‘mega-deal’ from a week ago. I’m being told that the Hoops have is some interest in Mexican national teamer Duilio Davino, but also that Coach Steve Morrow is pursuing an experienced foreign back currently playing in Germany.
Now I have no names in Germany but it was no secret that Morrow was in Europe scouting players. Also, it is no secret that Morrow and the Hoops are planning on signing two, three or even four foreign players in this off season.
Signing Davino may be a stretch but could be a good thing as Dallas does need defense and he may be the right kind of answer if he comes to play. You be the judge of that on whether that is a good deal for Dallas or not.
Also, recently Dallas GM Michael Hitchcock told supporters that the club is actively pursuing two players from their sister club CAP in Brazil. Right now they currently have one player from CAP on loan, Ricardinho. However I wouldn’t be surprised to see Ricardinho back in Brazil next year to make way for two new players. That or Roberto Mina is on his way out.
Of course, this all means some moves have to happen. Dallas won’t have nearly enough international spots on their roster if they are planning on making these moves. Both Marcelo Saragosa and Carlos Ruiz are close to green card, which would free up some international spots. Ruiz may get traded before that even happens anyways.
Then there is Denilson, who may, but let’s hope not, come back on a lower salary.
I kinda of think that Dallas will go away from Denilson, mainly due to his unwillingness to sign a very cheaper contract. More than likely Ruiz will probably be gone, Saragosa will get his green card, (either one or both) Mina or Ricardinho will be gone. With all of that, Dallas should have space to make room for those two to four foreign players that they are actively scouting.
Again, all of this could change in the coming weeks as the transfer window opens up and moves happen. We will see though.