SWAP-MEET: Roads in, and out, of TFC

Even with the trading frenzy seeming to pick up pace, all roads seem to run either to, or from, Toronto.

Conor Casey
In his latest manuever, "Mad" Mo Johnston seems to have finally come to grips with the number of strikers he was signing. I'm still not seeing "official word" on MLSnet.com, but have seen enough reports about striker Conor Casey heading to the Colorado Rapids that it seems safe to call it done. With one interested source reporting that Casey is already in Colorado and could suit up for Sunday's game against FC Dallas, it seems my question about who could partner Herculez Gomez up top for Colorado may have an answer. Then again, given his overall playing time this year, maybe not...

Anyone looking for a reason for the move, MLS Underground looks to have provided: sounds like Casey is from Colorado.

Richard Mulrooney
The trade that sent Richard Mulrooney from Toronto FC to the Houston Dynamo could very well count as the sucker-punch trade of the season so far: it's arrival went relatively unnoticed, but it carries the potential to tilt the odds in one party's favor. The Houston Chronicle does a one-two on this story: one article vaguely mentions Mulrooney providing "immediate help" to the Dynamo, without getting much into how; fortunately, Chronicle pundit Glenn Davis picks up the ball and explains that Mulrooney can provide cover all over in midfield, perhaps start at right back - just generally provide more flexibility to Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear.

Yeah, this strikes me as a decent signing.

One last thing to add here: Marvell Wynne has got to be the nicest professional athlete on the planet. I wish luck to anyone who's not only super-nice, but who also worries about his mom when making career moves.


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