So long, local boy. I'll always remember that yellow card you picked up opening day for jumping into the crowd. Well worth it. I'll remember those hard tackles you so willingly threw. I'll remember how you stepped up for a penalty, kicked with such confidence that it would go in that you didn't feel the need to move, then stuttered forward after the save. I will remember these things.
But there is more, of course. The play of the Whitecaps recently has demanded changes; with this trade we see what shape those changes will take. Jarju in, Dunfield out. What do we get at the end of the day from this though?
Put simply, we free some space on the roster. Got back some allocation money and "future considerations," whatever that means. I've always taken that to mean "a nice bottle of wine for the manager." Who knows. Maybe Soehn will share it. In any case, I would speculate that this is pretty close to wash with the Jordan Harvey acquisition last week, in terms of allocation money.
More importantly, our midfield is taking a different shape. Does this suggest a more likely 4-4-2 diamond, with Jarju at the top, Koffie in the middle and a pair of wingers about whose identities I don't care to speculate? Maybe. On the other hand, it could also be a prelude to another signing by the Caps, especially since the international window opens tomorrow. We could still add another DP, and I hear there is some Canadian / English guy hanging around town who has played the occasional game in midfield. We'll see.
If I were even more jaded than I am, I would say its just a further purge of a Teitur player. But I'm not suggesting that. Terry hasn't been very good for us lately, and while I hope this is a prelude to something (I can't see this as "addition by subtraction"), this may well be for the best of the team. I wish Terry great success in Toronto, but I hope his team fails miserably. I hate Toronto.