- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On February 27, 2008
- 2 Comments
Another small move of note this afternoon in the MLS. No SuperLiga news and no news in Philly about an expansion club (damn red tape delaying that). But a trade is done and ready to discuss…
The Columbus Crew have finally acquired a foreign forward, though however its not through a transfer like many would have hoped. The Ohio club lands Nicolas Hernandez, an Argentine who comes from Colorado in exchange for defender Tim Ward and a third-round draft pick.
The 28-year-old Hernandez had seven goals in 2006 but just one in 21 appearances last year for the Rapids. Ward, who turns 21 tomorrow, appeared in only six league matches in 2007 for the Crew.
I like this move for both clubs. Hernandez does add a striking option to the Crew, who desperately need a goal scoring option up top. I don’t know if Hernandez will be the best option but he is an option nonetheless. Colorado gets a Generation adidas player in Ward, which helps clear more space on their cap so they can sign Brazilian Reinaldo.