Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Trade Winds Are Swirling

The transfer window closes at 11pm MDT tonight (so in just over 3 hours) and until an hour ago I was getting ready to write an article about how we made essentially no moves outside the already planned and announced Tim Howard signing in this window.  Then the Twitter rumor mill started up:

First MLS blogger Sam Stejskal:
Fire apparently aren't done. Hearing Luis Solignac headed to Chicago, with Fire sending general allocation to Colorado in return.
Then Ives:
I'm told Philadelphia Union have traded Sebastien Le Toux to Colorado. That's 1 way to reduce the glut of midfielders 
So, those are two notable moves if accurate.   Obviously we'll need to get official word and figure out the exact details   Le Toux is a forward who tends to play on the wing.  In 7.5 years in MLS he has 56 goals in 191 starts (236 appearances).  He has a green card so would not require a international slot.

The big hit with Le Toux is his salary.  $300K this year.  Soliganc in comparison is at $85K.

More on these stories as we get official word.

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