Toronto’s Day Of Trades

Toronto’s Day Of Trades

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 14, 2011
  • 2 Comments
  • 2011 MLS Season, Trades

Terry Dunfield heads east to now play with Toronto. (Getty Images)

Its been a day of trades for Toronto FC. The club has sent three players packing while picking up two new ones.

Where to begin you may ask? I suppose I’ll go for the bigger of the two. Toronto picked up midfielder and Canadian Terry Dunfield from Vancouver in exchange for allocation money and future considerations.

Interesting trade for both sides as Dunfield fit the Whitecaps and what they were doing pretty well but some say he did open himself up to getting traded in some of his recent games. It is interesting for Toronto too as he fits the Reds midfield in a weird way, and possibly not in a good one either. With all the additions Toronto has made in recent weeks, its a question as to whether or not he’ll really fit in.

The other deals that Toronto made today were with San Jose. It was a three for one kind of exchange as they sent forward Alan Gordon, midfielder Jacob Peterson, and defender Nana Attakora in exchange for forward Ryan Johnson, allocation money and an international roster spot.

Very interesting deal for both San Jose and Toronto. I like this for San Jose as Gordon will be a good addition to that club, same with Peterson and Attakora. Toronto landing Johnson is interesting. I’ve always felt he was good but hasn’t fully reached his potential here in this league. When he is on he can be extremely dangerous but when he’s off he is a tad worthless out there.

In all Toronto is making some moves but will they be good enough here is the question. You can tell they’re being proactive for this season and possibly building up their roster a bit for the CCL later this summer and fall.

  • Dave

    I think the international spot is key. Winter seems to like him some Europeans.

    • Yeah I have a feeling they aren’t done dealing here.