Ramblings of a Soccer Junky
Friday, December 01, 2006
  I really don't know what to make of this one
Yallop has made a move that I'm not sure I understand. LA traded fan favorites Herc Gomez and Ugo Ihemelu for Joe Cannon. There was also the trade of draft picks, but I'd put a beer or 3 on neither of the picks playing more than a handful of MLS matches ever.

Of course, Cannon said all the right things...
"I am overwhelmed and very excited to play for one of the best franchises, maybe the best franchise in the league," said Cannon. "It is an incredible opportunity and I just hope that the fans will give me a chance to prove myself. I don't think that I have won too many games in Los Angeles as a visitor, so I am really looking forward to playing for the home team."
So, I may be able to get over the fact that we now have another Smurf now playing for LA.

So, that's one more striker gone and we are looking pretty thin at the back. We also have one too many keepers. My guess is that either Joe or Kevin Hartman (my money is on Hartman) will be traded for a Designated Player spot.

I'm really sorry to see both Herc and Ugo go. They were both solid players and gave their best every match--unlike a certain megastar on the team. A change of scenery may do them good though...especially Herc who didn't have the best of seasons in '06. Though I'm not sure Clavijo is the right coach to bring the best outta him though. Good luck to both of them...except (of course) when they are playing LA.

On another note, Gavin Glinton signed a new MLS contract. Could he be added to the LA roster?

So, Yallop is making moves. We expected that. However, now that the moves have started, I have no clue what direction he's going. I just hope he doesn't mess things up.
 
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