What the DeRo Deal Means

What the DeRo Deal Means

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On December 12, 2008
  • 10 Comments
  • Carlos Ruiz, Dwayne De Rosario, Julius James, Trades

With De Rosario going home, what else does it mean for the Reds? (Getty Images)

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?

  • fred

    No doubt that when the january transfer window opens, Mo will be busy. I can see them revamping their defence and adding a DP striker. There are plenty of rumors swirling around about players linked to tfc. This 2009 campaign will be great! Got my seasons tickets.

  • TheUltra

    DeRo hasn't been at his best lately, I think the bigger news is for how little Houston let him go. Kinnear isn't a fool, maybe he knows something we don't.

  • fenel

    Great move by both TFC and Houston. Now Stuart Holden can have the opportunity to shine. He's well able to do it.

  • Sounder at Heart

    Ruiz' contract is up.<br />
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    So while TFC holds his MLS rights, they are not required to pay him.

  • fred

    No doubt that when the january transfer window opens, Mo will be busy. I can see them revamping their defence and adding a DP striker. There are plenty of rumors swirling around about players linked to tfc. This 2009 campaign will be great! Got my seasons tickets.

  • WVHooligan

    Yeah I kind of believe Kinnear is up to something here, then again the writing has been on the wall for this deal since day one of TFC. Either way its a solid deal for both.

  • DeRo hasn’t been at his best lately, I think the bigger news is for how little Houston let him go. Kinnear isn’t a fool, maybe he knows something we don’t.

    • Yeah I kind of believe Kinnear is up to something here, then again the writing has been on the wall for this deal since day one of TFC. Either way its a solid deal for both.

  • fenel

    Great move by both TFC and Houston. Now Stuart Holden can have the opportunity to shine. He’s well able to do it.

  • Ruiz’ contract is up.

    So while TFC holds his MLS rights, they are not required to pay him.