- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On August 14, 2009
- 2 Comments
- Julius James, Trades
Looks like we have a trade in the works according to Steve Goff. DC United has traded for Trinidad and Tobago defender Julius James from Houston. No official word on compensation yet for James but more than likely a draft pick will be sent Houston’s way.
James as we all remember was apart of the Dwayne De Rosario deal back in January with Toronto FC. If this deal does go through it will really look like Houston got nothing in return for giving up DeRo.
DC is bulking up their lineup as much as possible here with a couple players on trail and a couple more moves expected to be on the way. With 17 games left on their schedule (league play, USOC final and CCL group stage games) DC needs as much defensive help as possible here.
In a way for Houston it does seem like they are giving up on the struggling James who really never made a dent in the lineup like some may have hoped he would. My guess Houston will probably be getting a decent enough pick out of this deal to try and deal it away in another trade with someone else. With their schedule being nearly as tight as DC’s I would expect Houston to be making a couple moves as well here to bulk up.
Edit: Houston gets a third round pick in the 2012 SuperDraft. From that it looks as though Houston will be trading for San Jose defender (and former Dynamo) Ryan Cochrane. Once I get final word I will let you all know.