DC Makes Play For Perkins

DC Makes Play For Perkins

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 13, 2010
  • 2 Comments
  • 2010 MLS SuperDraft, Trades, Troy Perkins

The 2010 MLS SuperDraft may be less than 24 hours away now but that only means the deals are really starting to heat up. DC United and the new kids on the block Philadelphia Union have got the trade wheels going this evening with a big deal.

DC has sent the 7th pick in tomorrow’s draft, allocation money and Brazilian midfielder Fred to Philadelphia for the top allocation order spot in order to sign keeper Troy Perkins.

Perkins returns to D.C. United and MLS after playing two years for Valerenga of the Norwegian first division.

Did DC send too much in this deal? Yes but when you need a big quality keeper you have to do things like this. DC had real issues in 2009 with their goalkeeper situation and this definitely makes things better in that department. I expect them to make some big splashes in the transfer market after the draft to make up for not having a first round pick.

Who does Philly take with this new first round pick? Good question, my money is now on either Dilly Duka or Amobi Okugo.

  • Big E

    What is the current allocation order? Is it simply worse to first, With NY #1 and now Philly in for DC at #7? RSL at #16?

  • Big E

    What is the current allocation order? Is it simply worse to first, With NY #1 and now Philly in for DC at #7? RSL at #16?