Evening ticker: Rapids trade Herculez to KC, Barrett signs new TFC deal and Nery goes missing

Evening ticker: Rapids trade Herculez to KC, Barrett signs new TFC deal and Nery goes missing

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Evening ticker: Rapids trade Herculez to KC, Barrett signs new TFC deal and Nery goes missing

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One team is in desperate need of some offensive help while the other team might just be raising the white flag.

That’s one way to look at the Colorado Rapids trading of forward Herculez Gomez to Kansas City for allocation money and draft picks (4th rounder and 1st round supplemental in ’09).

The Wizards will be hoping Gomez can kick-start an offense that has produced an Eastern Conference-low 23 goals this season, including six goals in the past five matches.

Here are some other stories to round out your day:

Barrett inks new deal with TFC

Toronto FC forward Chad Barrett has signed a new deal with TFC. The former Chicago Fire forward was in the final year of his contract before signing an extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Barrett has scored two goals for Toronto since coming over as part of the trade that sent Brian McBride’s allocation rights to Chicago.

Where is Nery Castillo?

If you’re walking down the street and you see someone who looks like Nery Castillo you might want to ask, because the Mexican national team is looking for him. Castillo hasn’t been seen since his proposed move from Manchester City to Spanish side Real Betis fell apart at the end of the transfer window. Could we be seeing a meltdown from one of Mexico’s best attacking players? It hasn’t exactly been the best 2008 for him after his breakout 2007 year.

Curbishley resigns as West Ham manager

Maybe losing to the MLS All-Star team was too much to handle.

Okay, so maybe that had nothing to do with it but what we do know is that Alan Curbishley has resigned as West Ham manager, making him the first EPL manager to fall this season.

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What do you think of these stories? Think Gomez can boost the Wizards enough to get them back in the playoff race? Think Barrett is crazy to sign a new deal rather than test the European market, or is TFC crazy to sign him to a long-term deal? Where do you think Nery Castillo is? And who is your pick to be the new West Ham boss?

Share your thoughts below.

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