Alvarez To San Jose

Alvarez To San Jose

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 28, 2008
  • 4 Comments
  • Allocation, Artuo Alvarez, Trades

I had a slight feeling yesterday evening watching Arturo Alvarez and thinking that his time in Dallas was going to be limited. Thing was I didn’t know how limited. I knew a trade would happen soon by the club but again I didn’t know how soon.

Well, today Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman pulled the trigger on a trade with Alvarez sending him west to San Jose in exchange for a 1st round pick in next year’s draft (originally Houston’s pick) and allocation money.

FC Dallas today completed a trade with the San Jose Earthquakes, acquiring allocation money and San Jose’s first-round pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft (originally held by Houston) in exchange for forward-midfielder Arturo Alvarez. San Jose had obtained Houston’s natural first-round pick in the ’09 draft in exchange for forward Kei Kamara last week.

I like this move for both clubs really. San Jose gets another young talented player on the wings and have really put themselves in good position to finish strong in their expansion campaign. Dallas gets a first round draft pick which could be big then. Plus getting some extra allocation never hurts.

Seems like a fair deal to me. I liked Alvarez but he was too hot and cold for my liking. I saw a brief moment yesterday that I thought he was brilliant when he sent a great threw ball to Dominic Oduro for Dallas’s third goal but the rest of the game he was a total non-factor.

What do you all make of this deal?

  • Kaiser

    Drew,<br />
    Could this possibly be a move to open up space for Brek Shea on the left side? I've never seen the kid play, but I always hear good things about him.

  • Drew Epperley

    Kaiser, probably not though I would love to see Shea get some action (which he definitely should before long)…it probably means that Dallas is close to signing Dutch trialist Victor Sikora, who is a very talented flank player.

  • Kaiser

    Drew,
    Could this possibly be a move to open up space for Brek Shea on the left side? I’ve never seen the kid play, but I always hear good things about him.

  • Kaiser, probably not though I would love to see Shea get some action (which he definitely should before long)…it probably means that Dallas is close to signing Dutch trialist Victor Sikora, who is a very talented flank player.