After the announcement of three youth players being signed by FC Dallas the club also announced the trade of defender Anthony Wallace to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for a natural fourth round 2011 SuperDraft pick and a conditional 2012 SuperDraft selection.
Wallace was drafted in the first round by Dallas in 2007. He appeared in 15 games for FC Dallas, making 11 starts and playing a total of 842 minutes. He also played for the United States U-17 and U-18 teams and was a member of the U.S. U-20 squad that participated in the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. He was named to the roster for the 2009 U-20 World Cup in Egypt, but had to miss the tournament due to injury.
This is a good move for both sides. Wallace was in need of a change of scenery and playing time while Colorado picks up some defensive depth to go along with their already vaunted defense.
The move also frees up a roster spot for Dallas who are looking to signed Brazilian right back Jackson who had been on trial with the club for the last month. I thought the club wasn’t going to sign him when we heard yesterday about the three player signings being all youth players but this move seems to indicate Jackson is still in their plans for this season.