Trades galore after MLS expansion draft

Trades galore after MLS expansion draft


Trades galore after MLS expansion draft

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Just when you thought the MLS Expansion Draft would be the main business of the day in Major League Soccer, a wave of trades followed after to make it the busiest day in MLS history.

The Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps pulled off a plethora of post-draft trades, shipping off many of the players they just acquired. In total, seven of the 20 players chosen in today's expansion draft were traded away in six deals (for now).

Here is a rundown of all the trades (we'll update if any more come through:

Portland traded:

Dax McCarty and allocation money to D.C. United for Rodney Wallace and a 4th round pick.

Anthony Wallace to Colorado Rapids for allocation money.

Arturo Alvarez to Real Salt Lake for a 2nd-round pick in the 2011 MLS Draft.

Vancouver traded

Sanna Nyassi to Colorado Rapids for international player slot

O'Brian White to Seattle Sounders for allocation money.

Alejandro Moreno and Alan Gordon to Chivas USA for allocation money.


What do you think of all the wheeling and dealing? Who do you think is in a better position to succeed in year one, Portland or Vancouver?

Share your thoughts below.

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