- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On February 10, 2009
- 6 Comments
- Allocation, Trades, Tyrone Marshall
Seattle is still making deals as they set up their roster for their inaugural season in MLS.
Seattle acquired defender Tyrone Marshall from Toronto FC for $100,000 in allocation money today while trading away expansion draft pick Khano Smith to New York.
Getting Marshall adds to a backline that still needed some work done to it. For Toronto it apparently means they freed up some space to sign an unnamed central defender, a big need for the Canadian side.
Seattle wasn’t done today with just Marshall, according to SBI the club has traded midfielder Khano Smith to New York in exchange for possibly allocation money or maybe a late round draft pick.
I like the moves made by Seattle today. Getting a defender and trading away a midfielder was much needed. I’ve felt for a while they were a little heavy in the midfield and pretty light in defense.
I also like the news for Toronto, even though they need defense it definitely shows to me that they are lined up to sign someone on defense to be as one person up in Toronto put it to me recently, a “difference maker” type player. Things I’ve heard up north suggest the Reds are really close to signing someone in defense.
For New York its also a needed move. Since trading away Dave van den Burgh to Dallas the club has been overlooking the left wing position. Smith should be able to step in and take care of that spot for them.