- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On July 18, 2008
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- International Roster Spots, Schellas Hyndman, Trades
Some FC Dallas news for you this afternoon. It looks like new head coach Schellas Hyndman will be bringing on a couple international players in the coming weeks after his two trades today with Kansas City and Columbus.
Today the Hoops traded for two international spots by trading their natural 4th Round SuperDraft pick in 2009 to Kansas City in exchange for one spot, and then sending their natural 1st round Pick in the 2009 Supplemental Draft to Columbus for another international slot.
Buzz Carrick at 3rdDegree.net has been reporting all week that the club is looking to bring in a striker and another player (probably a flank or wing player, or a defender).
Today FCD’s blog talks about assistant coach John Ellinger trip to South America to visit River Plate and Atlético Paranaense. Dallas is hoping to set up a partnership with River Plate and could possible see a player move from there in a loan deal similar to those done with their other partner club CAP.
Carrick also mentions that Hyndman made room for two new players by moving both Michael Dello-Russo and Andrew Daniels back down to the two open developmental spot. It looks like Dallas has the cap space to sign a high-priced player if needed. I wouldn’t be shocked if they look for a young player to try to make an impact on defense but be risky (again) in signing a striker.
Not surprising to see KC and Columbus be the clubs to trade international spots either. Neither have historically been big on international signings. They each have a couple but nothing near as close as clubs like Dallas or DC.
Solid moves really by Dallas as Hyndman is set to make some moves here. I thought I would see him trade some current players to make room for some new signings but that remains to be seen at this point. That may come later on once they bring in two international players.
They are trying but you can tell this is only the beginning of a full make-over of this club here.