Thursday, December 16, 2010

Spoke a little too soon

Sporting KC has traded Frankie Hejduk to LA Galaxy, so they can be a much older team than they already are for Luke Sassano. This is a much better move than the original draft pick, which makes me wonder why either team didn't get who they truly wanted originally? In the end a very good move for SKC to address midfield and defender depth with Sassano.

Chris Seitz journey continues in soccer. Seattle picked him in the re-entry draft only to ship him to FC Dallas later on. He will now challenge Kevin Hartman for the number one shirt. It's a good move by Dallas as they want more competition for places.

Meanwhile, LA Galaxy has traded (sold) their priced young homegrown prospect Tristan Bowan to Chivas USA for allocation money. I am not a big fan of MLS teams trading/selling young talent in league, so they can acquire veteran players. Look at FCD, Salt Lake and Columbus in years past; those teams succeeded with young vibrant teams. They had pockets of veterans, but were mostly young teams. LA will most likely use the money to sign Juan Pablo Angel, but if they can't they will use it to acquire someone else. I'm a big believer that experience only goes so far, and especially in American sports we use it as a crutch. I hope Bowan goes on to great things.

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