Thursday, March 28, 2013

Akpan Traded, Calderon Injured, Moor Suspended

Three bits of new today from Commerce City.

  • Andre Akpan was traded to NYRB for a conditional 2015 draft pick
    • Not a bad trade, I think Akpan's role as the young forward had been supplanted by both Tony Cascio and DeShorn Brown.  We're a little thin on bodies at the moment though!  Also, if you're tracking, we're down to 8 players from the Smith regime now, plus Pablo.  All 9 of them have MLS Cup rings.
  • Drew Moor was suspended an extra game for his elbow against LA last week.
    • I can't complain, its fair given the off-the-balll and to-the-head nature of the foul.
  • Diego Calderon had to have surgery on his knee and is out 4-5 months.
    • Ouch.  An already thin back line gets even thinner.  So right now we're out Pickens, Calderon, and Castrillon for multiple months, plus Mastroeni, Rivero, and possibly Buddle for multiple weeks (though there are rumors Buddle could start this weekend).  With Moor being out two weeks our backline will look something like Wynne - O'Neill - Klute - Mullan.

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