Dallas and Chivas Swap Players

Dallas and Chivas Swap Players

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 17, 2009
  • 2 Comments
  • Atiba Harris, Marcelo Saragosa, Trades

Another day, another trade. FC Dallas and Chivas are the partners this time around. Today the clubs swapped players but no draft picks were involved.

Chivas sent striker winger Atiba Harris to Dallas in exchange for midfielder Marcelo Saragosa.

I can honestly tell you this trade does very little for either side. I am kind of happy to see Dallas get rid of the card happy and sloppy defending Saragosa here. I’ve been saying for a while he was trade bait or just on the chopping block for a release.

As for Chivas getting rid of Harris it kind of tells me they are set to make a move or two to get a striker as the summer transfer window stays open for another couple weeks. Harris is a quality player but I doubt he will make a huge impact on Dallas’s roster this season.

What do you make of this swap? Good deal for either side?

  • WTF

    Not sure I follow your logic. Harris has played RW all year for Chivas, and will do the same for FCD. Also, Chivas just added an incremental $58,585 in cap with this deal since Saragosa makes a lot more money than Harris. Hence, their less likely to have money for a big striker.<br />
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    What this tells me is that Chivas are gripping, and making change for changes sake. They started 7-1-2. Since then they are 1-4-1 in the league, were destroyed by Charleston in the USOC, and finished dead last in SuperLiga.

  • WTF

    Not sure I follow your logic. Harris has played RW all year for Chivas, and will do the same for FCD. Also, Chivas just added an incremental $58,585 in cap with this deal since Saragosa makes a lot more money than Harris. Hence, their less likely to have money for a big striker.

    What this tells me is that Chivas are gripping, and making change for changes sake. They started 7-1-2. Since then they are 1-4-1 in the league, were destroyed by Charleston in the USOC, and finished dead last in SuperLiga.