Philly Ships Thomas To Kansas City

Philly Ships Thomas To Kansas City

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 30, 2010
  • Allocation, Shavar Thomas, Trades

In Major League Soccer the spring cleaning seems to come in summer. Clubs left and right are releasing players that they don’t need anymore and others are starting up the trade circuit to improve their roster.

Today the Philadelphia Union have traded defender Shavar Thomas to the Kansas City Wizards in exchange for two second round MLS SuperDraft selections, one in 2011 and one in 2012, as well as allocation money.

Thomas returns to the Wizards where he played at between 2004-06.

Now this isn’t a major trade but I think it shows that Philadelphia is going to be making some moves in the coming weeks, possibly moving around some space to get a DP even. As for Kansas City getting another defender couldn’t hurt right now. Their defense definitely needs some help but I’m not sure Thomas is a big upgrade here.

In all we should expect plenty more deals in the works in the coming days and weeks. Don’t be shocked to see plenty more small deals like this as well as a slew of players getting released for clubs to clear roster space for this summer’s transfer window.

  • Bob

    Philly already has enough allocation money and cap space to get a DP. Shipping Thomas out was about getting value for a player who was riding the bench. The real question is when they're going to fill out their roster, as they've had 2-3 spots open for most of the season.