Toronto FC figures to be making plenty of roster moves before the MLS transfer window closes, but one of its first major moves came Thursday, with the club shipping defender Marvell Wynne to Colorado for midfielder Nick LaBrocca and a third-round pick.
Wynne became expendable after the emergence of Nana Attakora, while Nick LaBrocca became surplus to requirements in Colorado after the arrival of Jeff Larentowicz.
With Wynne, Colorado now has a speedy right back who can cover the wing, while LaBrocca could wind up in a central midfield role for Toronto, which could move Sam Cronin into a right wing role.
What's our take? LaBrocca is a quality, underrated and underpaid player who should offer some versatility in midfield for Toronto. Wynne can be a very good right back when he's on form, but he's a high-priced player who has struggled with inconsistency in the past. Throw in the third-round pick TFC is receiving and Toronto gets the edge in this deal. Now, that said, if Wynne can ever find consistent form, he could help the Rapids defense enough to make Colorado a playoff qualifier, which would make the trade a win for the Rapids.
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