Cristman Heads To LA

Cristman Heads To LA

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On January 11, 2011
  • Adam Cristman, Trades

Adam Cristman is heading west to be with the Galaxy. (Getty Images)

After losing Edson Buddle to a German side yesterday (good for you Edson), the Galaxy are starting to sound like a desperate team here. No knock on this deal today but they have gone out and traded for striker Adam Cristman from D.C. United for a first round supplemental draft pick, or in this year’s case a forth round pick since the forth round of the SuperDraft became the first round of the supplemental draft.

Now this deal will look good only if Cristman returns to his form that we saw from in during his two years in New England. Once he got shipped off to Kansas City and then to D.C. we haven’t seen a lot out of him.

The 26-year-old has 12 goals and six assists in 68 career regular season MLS games. He was a finalist for the MLS Rookie of the Year award in 2007 when he had four goals and four assists in a career-high 28 games with the Revolution.

Injuries kept him from playing a lot in Kansas City while his time in D.C. wasn’t that much better due to the state of the club last year. Bruce Arena now gets a player from his old school the University of Virginia.

I’d say in a way this is a move to make up for the trade of Tristan Bowen to Chivas USA. The club still hopes to sign Juan Pablo Angel but there hasn’t been any news of a deal between the two sides since the Re-Entry draft.