The New York Red Bulls acquired Dominic Oduro from FC Dallas with the hope of finding a speedy goal-scoring complement to Juan Pablo Angel.
That didn't quite work out.
The Red Bulls traded Oduro to Houston on Wednesday, sending the Ghanaian striker to the Dynamo for a first-round pick in 2010 and second-round pick in 2011.
Oduro played in three games for the Red Bulls, including one start, and failed to score. He also started in the team's U.S. Open Cup play-in loss to D.C. United last week and looked hopeless up top.
The move frees up a roster spot for the Red Bulls, who are considering signing either midfielder Dilly Duka or forward Johnny Exantus, a pair of Red Bull Academy products.
In other Red Bulls news, the club waived goalkeeper Terry Boss. The move had been expected for weeks, but the Red Bulls couldn't cut him until he was fully recovered from knee surgery. His departure does NOT free up a roster spot because he was on injured reserve.
What's my take on the deal? Oduro had looked awful since arriving from Dallas, as evidenced by his falling to fourth on the forward depth chart. The fact that the Red Bulls actually got two high draft picks out of it is pretty amazing, but Houston has a history of not rating the MLS draft too highly.
So does this trade officially make the Dave Dan Den Bergh trade a bust? It sure looks like it, although the trade did land the Red Bulls Jeremy Hall AND Van Den Bergh hasn't exactly lit it up with FC Dallas (Not that anybody has).
What do you think of the deal? Surprised the Red Bulls got so much for Oduro? Think the Red Bulls should have kept him? Were you convinced he would never score a goal for the Red Bulls?
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