Players in Need of a Change

Players in Need of a Change

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 25, 2009
  • 8 Comments
  • Abe Thompson, Ante Razov, Chris Seitz, Jason Garey, Marcelo Saragosa, Trades

I found a good article the other day about a few MLS guys that could use a transfer. While I doubt the author meant for any of these five to be transferred out of MLS I do think a few of these selections were pretty good as far as getting some of these guys with a new club.

This all got me thinking of a few guys that would be worth trading to mix things up here for other MLS clubs. We’ve already seen a flury of trades and releases in the past couple weeks and I know more clubs will be looking to clean house in the coming weeks as we get closer to the summer transfer window opening up in the middle of next month.

Some guys listed are going to be coming back from injury soon, while others are just looking for more PT in general right now. I had a couple of the same players from the article above but differed on a couple other players. I didn’t see a need for Justin Mapp, Devon McTavish or Fuad Ibrahim to be traded away here.

If you have any other guys that thing are worth a mention here, put them below and why.

Ante Razov (Chivas USA): I know once Razov gets fit again he will be a good spark for Chivas but I am still not convinced that he will be with this club at the end of the season. Chivas has shown they have talent that can score, even though no one has stepped up in a big time way to be a go-to scorer like Razov once was. I think he’d be good trade bait to get a little extra allocation in for a summer pick up.

Jason Garey (Columbus Crew): I know the Crew need scorers and Garey should be one but I think his time in Columbus is coming to a close very soon. I still believe he has the talent to compete in this league but I think it could be time to get him into a system where he isn’t expected to be a scorer. It also may be best to see if he could be converted into another position as well. He’s still fairly cheap and could be a player worth taking on as some clubs gear up for the playoff run.

Marcelo Saragosa (FC Dallas): Saragosa is one of those guys that works very hard in practice and usually does a lot of little things right. I just think right now he is a victim of a bad system in Dallas where he isn’t used right. He isn’t a good fit for Dallas and Dallas isn’t a good fit for him. I’d think a club like San Jose or a Kansas City would do well with a guy like Saragosa.

Chris Seitz (Real Salt Lake): I know a trade won’t happen with this kid because RSL has asked for too much when other clubs have approached them about Seitz. Thing is this kid is good but we aren’t seeing him nearly enough like we should. I think it could be a matter of RSL waiting on Nick Rimando to either retire or trade him (which is looking like could be the case later this winter).

Abe Thompson (Kansas City Wizards): Thompson was trade late last year from Dallas to KC and I really don’t think KC was the place for him to go. I know Thompson is a quality striker but he has to be in the right system for that and right now KC just has too many guys ahead of him. He’s still fairly cheap and a club like New York or San Jose could really use someone who is as hungry around the goal as Thompson is.

  • Cactus Coolerz = bes

    I love Chris Seitz. He is amazing.

  • GMH

    Very good insightful observations. Sometimes a good player just doesn't fit in and needs a new enviornment.

  • Cactus Coolerz = best band ever

    I love Chris Seitz. He is amazing.

  • f4denz

    I think Seitz will be around RSL for the rest of this year at least, unless someone offers up a mighty good. It is hard to get him playing time when Rimando is making great saves and has moved himself back into the top 5 keepers in MLS.<br />
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    I think a lot will happend based on how the RSL season goes, if the effort is solid and the playoffs in the picture, then Seitz is put out as bait to get another piece to the puzzle. If not then Rimando is put out as bait and we start to set up for next year.

  • GMH

    Very good insightful observations. Sometimes a good player just doesn’t fit in and needs a new enviornment.

  • I think Seitz will be around RSL for the rest of this year at least, unless someone offers up a mighty good. It is hard to get him playing time when Rimando is making great saves and has moved himself back into the top 5 keepers in MLS.

    I think a lot will happend based on how the RSL season goes, if the effort is solid and the playoffs in the picture, then Seitz is put out as bait to get another piece to the puzzle. If not then Rimando is put out as bait and we start to set up for next year.

  • soccer goals

    Seitz will earn his chance eventually. His ability warrants more playing time.

  • Seitz will earn his chance eventually. His ability warrants more playing time.