- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On June 13, 2008
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- Abdus Ibrahim, Trades
A little trade in the news today. For those around FC Dallas probably saw this move coming a mile away. Abdus “Ibee” Ibrahim has been traded to his hometown club Toronto FC in exchange for a conditional draft pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft.
Ibrahim apparently had been going through some personal/family issues during his time in Dallas. The club allowed him to return home and in all honesty in a good gesture to the kid, traded him home to Toronto.
Ibrahim, 16, was the second youngest player ever to be selected in an MLS Superdraft, following 14-year old Freddy Adu in 2004. Ibrahim was chosen in the 2nd Round (14th overall) in 2007.
Its really a hell of a pick up for the Reds. Ibrahim is a solid prospect, one that is considered the best of his class in 2007 SuperDraft. He hadn’t made it into the senior roster all that much during his time in Dallas due to his time spent in the U.S. Soccer’s U-17 Residency Program. He was able to spend time in the residents program because of his age and because he was expect to get callups in the U17 and U20 World Cups.
Many expected to see him see some playing time this year before his personal/family issues started up. Most around Dallas hope he comes around and is able to play. Toronto possibly just got a steal of a deal here.