Thornton Traded To Chivas USA

Thornton Traded To Chivas USA

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 1, 2008
  • Trades

Getty ImagesAnother day, another trade in Major League Soccer. Today’s trading partners New York and Chivas USA. The player involved is veteran keeper Zach Thornton for future considerations.

A very interesting trade for Chivas, while Kennedy is inexperienced in league play he did look well in SuperLiga. But adding a veteran keeper to push and contend with Kennedy for the starting job is a smart move if you ask me. Anytime you get someone that pushes a starter to play better and harder, especially late in the year is a good thing.

We all pretty much expected Chivas to make another move for a keeper after Brad Guzan departed to England this month. Thornton adds 217 career starts and apparently he has looked very good in training with New York as of late.

Overall I like this trade, I doubt we will see Thornton out on the field as Chivas travels to Thornton’s old grounds in Chicago but you just never know. As for New York it frees up a spot for the club to continue their pursue of another striker.

What do you all make of this deal? Its not a high profile trade but it could be big down the road for Chivas.