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07-14-2011, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by abnormal View Post

2 Big Transactions for TFC

Toronto gets:
Terry Dunfield

Vancouver gets:
$$$ + future considerations

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

San Jose gets:
Nana Attakora
Alan Gordon
Jacob Peterson

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
I'm glad to see changes. Our whole team stinks and it shouldn't. There is a vibrant fanbase here in T.O for soccer but MLSE has squandered much of it.

Lets just hope with the building of the new academy, TFC get much more funds and attention and can start climbing the ladder.

Even though they have been so terrible, they are well within striking range of any position on the table

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