Trades Keep Coming

Trades Keep Coming

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On November 24, 2010
  • Trades

Teitur Thordarson and the Vancouver Whitecaps were very busy on Wednesday.

Trying to keep up here because a lot has happened today since the expansion draft:

Portland Timbers traded:

  • Dax McCarty and allocation money to D.C. United for Rodney Wallace and a 4th round pick.
  • Anthony Wallace to Colorado Rapids for allocation money.
  • Arturo Alvarez to Real Salt Lake for a 2nd-round pick in the 2011 MLS Draft.

Vancouver Whitecaps traded:

  • Sanna Nyassi to Colorado Rapids for international player slot
  • O’Brian White to Seattle Sounders for allocation money.
  • Alejandro Moreno and Alan Gordon to Chivas USA for allocation money.

So 7 of the 20 players picked today were traded either back to their clubs or somewhere else.

Also there were a few players waived this evening too.

Colorado Rapids: Ross Schunk

Real Salt Lake: Alex Nimo

Toronto FC: Gabe Gala, Raivis Hscanovics, Miguel Angel Martinez “Mista,” Martin Saric, Maxim Usanov

With that I’d say the draft grades from earlier are drastically different. Portland’s draft went way down in my opinion, even with just getting Rodney Wallace. Losing Anthony Wallace, McCarty and Alvarez looks pretty bad on paper. As for Vancouver I do like their moves though I’m not sure about them getting rid of O’Brien White, I really did like that pick for them today.

Also RSL waiving Nimo kind of leads me to believe a small under the table deal was worked out between them and Portland. Just a hunch but we know where that kid is going come tomorrow.

Crazy day. I think looking back now I really believe FC Dallas needs a true GM running the show there and not a technical director that is just mainly scouting everywhere. Losing McCarty and Atiba Harris the way they did today could have been done better and they could have gotten at least something for McCarty earlier in the week when there was a trading period. Just saying.

  • Kaiser

    These expansion drafts are always tricky to evaluate. I agree that Portland’s trades don’t make a lot of sense, but if they use that allocation $$$ to bring in a veteran central midfielder to build around, all of a sudden the moves to bring in fast guys around him (Hall, Wallace) don’t look so bad. Same thing goes for Vancouver, thought that White move puzzles me, too. Bottom line, now the real work begins for these GMs as they have a few pieces to work with, and need to add some quality signings.

    Suprised no one took Conrad. He has a big contract, but an experienced defender, who knows the league, can mentor young players, and be a captian, seems like it would have been worth the price for an expansion club.

  • Ben Blanding

    Ross Schunk getting waived after a deal to trade back a player from Portland is interesting too. Schunk is another Portland Boy.