- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On May 23, 2008
- 6 Comments
- Jovan Kirovski, Kelly Gray, Preston Burpo, Trades
Talk about a trade that was hardly mentioned. While digging around for another story today I came across this article on MLSnet. Apparently we all missed this trade on Wednesday as San Jose sent veteran back-up keeper Preston Burpo and a 2009 fourth round SuperDraft pick to Colorado for Jovan Kirovski and Kelly Gray.
A big swing of a deal really if you ask me for both sides. Colorado is expected to lose keeper Bouna Coundoul for a little bit of time this summer (probably national team duty) and their current back-up is injured. Burpo has the experience to step in when needed.
Though Kirovski isn’t the same player he was a few years back he does bring some veteran leadership to San Jose’s attacking core that is very young right now. I also like the deal for Kelly Grey, a very underrated defender who has bounced around a little bit over the last year.
Even though this deal passed most of us by, I must say I think its a pretty fair deal. Both sides improve certain areas in terms of depth and each player involved should see action on the field before long.