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07-14-2011, 03:37 PM
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Tommy Torini
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Originally Posted by abnormal View Post
http://www.thestar.com/sports/soccer...pair-of-trades

2 Big Transactions for TFC

1)
Toronto gets:
Terry Dunfield

Vancouver gets:
$$$ + future considerations
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2)

Toronto gets:
Ryan Johnson (Jamaican International Striker)
$$$
International Roster Spot

San Jose gets:
Nana Attakora
Alan Gordon
Jacob Peterson
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My take?

I liked Gordon alot when he was healthy.
Replaced with Johnson who is only 26 so won't have to wait to get his prime years, he's there right now. He's not much smaller than Gordon at 6 ft 1 (vs Gordon's 6 ft 3) so he still has the height to play a similar game.
5 goals in 13 appearances for Jamaica not too shabby.

Sad to see Attakora go. Homegrown and was really a stud in the back 4 but something obviously happened this year as he fell out of favour with Winter, De Klerk and the coaching staff.
Peterson is a non-factor for me. Easily replaceable I think.

As for Dunfield, I'm not so sure about the move. Yea he's a Canadian international and he will probably be well liked in Toronto. He'll be a steady midfield presence but really can't see this paying off too much. I'll be glad to eat my words, but at best I see this as a stopgap in our midfield to provide leadership to some of the young midfielders coming up or already in the lineup.

As always, time will tell
Going to miss Gordon. He was good for us when he played. Definetely hope Johnson can fill the hole. Losing Peterson is meh and Attakora obviously wasn't going to play much with TFC. Don't know why Winter didn't like him.

As for Dunfield, I hated him when he played against us. Hope he can help our midfield.

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