Brunner Trade To Columbus?

Brunner Trade To Columbus?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 13, 2009
  • 6 Comments
  • Eric Brunner, Trades

The word of the day currently is that former New York draftee could be sent to Columbus today. Apparently defender Eric Brunner will join the Crew, it is just a matter of when it will happen at this point.

Brunner played left back for the Crew in its exhibition game today and would certainly add some depth there and in the center of the defense.

Brunner has indicated before that he would prefer to play for Columbus and would not mind playing on a developmental contract.

Officially, the Crew has one senior roster spot available and no developmental openings, but it’s unlikely third goalkeeper Kenny Schoeni will be retained after the preseason.

Columbus will have to work with New York, the MLS side that currently retains his player rights, in order to get a deal done. And this time, apparently he’s willing to accept the same developmental deal he refused to take in New York.

Man he must have hated being in New York. Either that or he fully expects to be apart of a winner this year in Columbus.

What do you make of Brunner going to the Crew? And he desire to play there for the same amount that he refused from the Red Bulls a season ago?

  • GHM

    Well he's from Columbus and can live at home plus he went to Ohio St. versus NY where a one bedroom apartment is 2K+ per month. Damn right he will take any deal to play in Columbus.

  • GHM

    Well he’s from Columbus and can live at home plus he went to Ohio St. versus NY where a one bedroom apartment is 2K+ per month. Damn right he will take any deal to play in Columbus.

  • joel es latest socce

    Good move for the Crew.

  • Good move for the Crew.

  • TheUltra

    He used to be a Ball kid for the Crew, his family had season tickets, he went to OSU, he's from Columbus. <br />
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    Yeah I'm fairly sure he'd rather play here. If he does sign that will mean the Crew will have two Columbus Kids on their team. Him and Danny O are both from Columbus and grew up watching the Crew.

  • He used to be a Ball kid for the Crew, his family had season tickets, he went to OSU, he’s from Columbus.

    Yeah I’m fairly sure he’d rather play here. If he does sign that will mean the Crew will have two Columbus Kids on their team. Him and Danny O are both from Columbus and grew up watching the Crew.