- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On December 12, 2008
- 10 Comments
- Carlos Ruiz, Dwayne De Rosario, Julius James, Trades
Not only has Toronto FC sold out their season tickets for 2009, they finally get the chance to showcase their home boy Dwayne De Rosario.
I’ve said many times that I thought Toronto should and would make this deal happen. Today they finally pulled the trigger on the move.
While it looks good on paper it means a few other things will probably go down as well.
We all know that the club is still looking to sign a designated player for the upcoming season. That player will more than likely be a striker.
That probably means Carlos Ruiz’s time in Toronto is looking to be over really quickly. Mainly I just can’t see the club keep Ruiz, DeRo, and a DP contract on the books for next year.
What to do with Carlos Ruiz is always a question. Some have said he is going home to Guatemala in some kind of transfer this winter. Others have said he will figure a way to stick it out in Toronto. And then there are those that have said he will get trade, again, to some unknown MLS club.
With a guy like De Rosario in the mix does Toronto even need Ruiz? I think the answer is no. Even more so if that DP talk ends up working out for them this winter.
But maybe the question now is, do they even need a DP now that they go DeRo? That one I will wait and answer later.
Then you look at the roster some more and wonder how well the DeRo – Amado Guevara combo will work out in Toronto. I have to say that is one combo I want to see for a game or two. How John Carver sets that one up I don’t know, I would imagine similar to how things in Houston were for DeRo, be an attacking-midfielder with Guevara set below him in the middle. Who knows.
I have a feeling another trade is in the works here for a player leaving Toronto. I don’t know who but I just have a feeling the dealing is only starting here in Toronto.
Let’s hear your thoughts on this deal. What does it mean for Toronto here? Keep Ruiz or not? And will they go after a DP too?