- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On March 10, 2010
- 7 Comments
- 2011 MLS SuperDraft, Adrian Serioux, Trades
First it was Kevin Hartman who spun up some fun with the CBA issues, then it was Adrian Serioux. Last week Hartman got his wish to join a new club after Kansas City told him he was not in their 2010 plans and today Serioux gets the same wish.
Toronto FC has traded Serioux’s rights to the Houston Dynamo for a 2011 third-round draft pick. The trade has yet to be announced but will be by the end of the week. Gareth Wheeler of the Toronto Sun was the first to break this story earlier today.
Serioux was released from Toronto last month but due to the old MLS CBA the Red retained his player rights, meaning if he wanted to go elsewhere in MLS another club would have to work out a deal with Toronto. Houston released defender Kevin Harmse yesterday to make room for this deal from what I can gather.
This will be the second time in Houston for Serioux. He was first a member of the Dynamo back when the club first moved to Houston. He was later sent to Dallas and then to Toronto last year. Now back in Houston he will help make the Dynamo defense one of the best in the league.
I love this move for the Dynamo. They haven’t done a lot this winter but the few things they have done I do believe will work out in their favor. Getting Serioux really boosts their defense more than some might think. He already knows how to play for Kinnear which makes the learning curve that much less.
As for Toronto it still baffles me how they could let a quality Canadian defender go this easily here. Things have definitely changed in Toronto but I’m not sure yet if they are for the better.