Archive for November, 2010
Thursday, November 25th, 2010
By Dan Dunleavy
A day after saying goodbye to six players, Toronto FC has added a solid piece to the puzzle.
Midfielder Nathan Sturgis is young, and he is experienced in MLS. Last season Sturgis played with the Seattle Sounders. He was picked up by Vancouver in the expansion draft, then acquired by Toronto for their natural pick in the 2011 MLS Super Draft.
I like the move. Toronto FC can’t just tear it down and rebuild with draft picks. Fans have made it clear they want their FC in the playoffs now!
Stay tuned there is much more to come from Toronto FC.
Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
Toronto FC lost just one player in the MLS expansion draft Wednesday afternoon. Forward O’Brian White was selected by Vancouver in the sixth round of the two team draft. Portland chose first overall and went with Dallas midfielder Dax McCarty. The Vancouver Whitecaps chose Sanna Nyassi from Seattle with their first pick joining MLS.
In losing White Toronto FC pretty much comes away unscathed from this draft. Once White was chosen by The Whitecaps, TFC pulled back Julian De Guzman and his 1.7-million dollars.
O’Brian White was a frustrating case for TFC last season. There were flashes of potential, but too many games it seemed for whatever reason, White was uninterested in competing. Maybe the Whitecaps will have the dynamics that will allow White to flourish.
I spoke with a TFC front office member today who told me they have not yet signed, but like 22 year old Dutch winger Bas Ent. Last season Ent played in an exhibition game for TFC vs Bolton. In limited time, TFC brass at the time said they liked what they saw.
|Dax McCarty M (Dallas)||
|Sanna Nyassi, M (Seattle)|
|Eric Brunner D (Columbus)||
|Atiba Harris F/M (Dallas)|
|Adam Moffat M (Columbus)||
|Nathan Sturgis M (Seattle)|
|Anthony Wallace D (Colorado)||
|Shea Salinas M-F (Philadephia)|
|David Horst D (Salt Lake)||
|Alan Gordon F (Chivas)|
|Robbie Findley F (Salt Lake)||
|O’Brian White F (Toronto)|
|Peter Lowry M (Chicago)||
|Alejandro Moreno F (Philadelphia)|
|Jonathan Bornstein D (Chivas)||
|Joe Cannon G (San Jose)|
|Jordan Graye D (Washington)||
|Jonathan Leathers D (Kansas City)|
|Arturo Alvarez M (San Jose)||
|John Thorrington M (Chicago)|