- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On March 25, 2010
- 2 Comments
- Marvell Wynne, Nick LaBrocca, Trades
By now you’ve probably seen this rumor out there this morning (or afternoon depending on where you’re located). Toronto FC is looking to trade yet again with the Colorado Rapids for the third time this year. Earlier the Rapids sent Jacob Peterson to the Reds, then Ty Harden.
On the surface I don’t like this trade at all for either side. LaBrocca doesn’t do a whole lot for me in a fairly crowded Toronto midfield. I’m guessing the addition of Jeff Larentowicz this winter possibly put a big dent in his playing time for Gary Smith. My bet he’ll split time with Sam Cronin in the defensive part of Toronto’s midfield, or even play in the back considering how few defenders Toronto has at this point.
As for the Rapids its an interesting addition. Part of me thinks this is a huge upgrade while the rest of me thinks its not the best of ideas for Smith’s team. He’ll add some speed and some service to the right side but part of me actually sees Conor Casey’s goal production going down this year. His service on the wing at times is spotty. Some folks may disagree but if you look at Toronto’s offense these last couple years you won’t see a huge spike in goals because of Wynne.
It could work out for both sides, I think Toronto dumping another defender is a mistake but Preki knows how to win without a lot of talent. But saying that he’s really getting rid of a lot of talent here.
What do you think of this trade?