Thursday, May 8, 2014

Chavez Traded, Eventually, For Gale Agbossoumonde

This afternoon the Rapids made a pair of trades.  First they sent midfielder Martin Chavez to Chivas USA for forward Luke Moore.  Then they immediately traded Luke Moore to Toronto FC for central defender Gale Agbossoumonde.  He's a 22-year old former U.S. U-20 player and has been capped once for the full Nats.

Agbossoumonde was expected to be the next big thing after the 20009 U-20 World Cup but he got into a lousy situation with his contract with Traffic Sports and had a hard time getting regular playing time.  Over the last couple of years the Rapids have done a good job with the RapKids, so hopefully this is another young player that Colorado can help.

Martin Chavez never seemed to click under Pablo.  He was acquired in a trade right after Pareja left.  We gave up Atiba Harris, so getting anything back was a win so I'm not at all upset about where we've ended up.  The real question is will Agbossoumonde measure up to what we paid for Harris originally, an international slot for the 2015 and 2016 seasons?

The acquisition of another central defender has gotten people wondering if another change is in the works.  Marvell Wynne seems to be an odd man out and has a large cap hit, did we get Agbossoumonde to provide cover so we could move Marvell?

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