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    Default Toronto FC trades Phelan

    I guess the mysterious poster was right. We are obviously looking for a spot for someone maybe our DP

    http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/436800

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    and the pieces start falling into place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pachuco View Post
    I guess the mysterious poster was right. We are obviously looking for a spot for someone maybe our DP

    http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/436800

    LETS HOPE!

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    Good move. I think everyone knew it was only a matter of time before Phelan left (he's too far down for an international spot) and now we have 2 international spots to use in case we need them. I wonder if we have any money left, or if we need to dump salary for a DP.

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    Looks like maybe clearing some room for incoming Fire player(s)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Good move. I think everyone knew it was only a matter of time before Phelan left (he's too far down for an international spot) and now we have 2 international spots to use in case we need them. I wonder if we have any money left, or if we need to dump salary for a DP.
    Yeah, I personally see this as a good move. He didn't get playing time even when we had red cards, injuries and international callups. What I don't get though is what we traded for. Is it an "extra" senior international spot? and did Smith take one of those spots meaning we basically still only have 1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pachuco View Post
    Yeah, I personally see this as a good move. He didn't get playing time even when we had red cards, injuries and international callups. What I don't get though is what we traded for. Is it an "extra" senior international spot? and did Smith take one of those spots meaning we basically still only have 1?

    I believe so, we only have one after this...

    In a related roster move, New Zealander Jarrod Smith was promoted to the team's senior roster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pachuco View Post
    Yeah, I personally see this as a good move. He didn't get playing time even when we had red cards, injuries and international callups. What I don't get though is what we traded for. Is it an "extra" senior international spot? and did Smith take one of those spots meaning we basically still only have 1?
    We got an extra int'l slot. They are not designated anymore as SI and YI. We would have 2 int'l slots (the one we traded for and the 1 that Phelan took up) but our I believe our senior roster is still full (Smith took Phelan's spot).

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    wow....things are brewing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsenal View Post
    We got an extra int'l slot. They are not designated anymore as SI and YI. We would have 2 int'l slots (the one we traded for and the 1 that Phelan took up) but our I believe our senior roster is still full (Smith took Phelan's spot).
    So if our senior roster is still full then maybe this was a move to make Smith happy (promotion) and Phelan happy (possibly get some playing time with NE). Maybe it's no conspirecy theory to bring over a DP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pachuco View Post
    Yeah, I personally see this as a good move. He didn't get playing time even when we had red cards, injuries and international callups. What I don't get though is what we traded for. Is it an "extra" senior international spot? and did Smith take one of those spots meaning we basically still only have 1?
    Actually, I think we have 2 international spots (Smith was always taking up an international spot, he just wasn't taking a senior roster spot) now. What I don't know is how many senior spots we have left, I think we might be full (we have 17 or 18 out of 18, not sure about Edwards' status).

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    WOW - didn't even know you could trade for International spots. Something definitely brewing.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pachuco View Post
    So if our senior roster is still full then maybe this was a move to make Smith happy (promotion) and Phelan happy (possibly get some playing time with NE). Maybe it's no conspirecy theory to bring over a DP
    Though it does allow us to sign internationals to the dev roster now (including possibly the 18 year old from new castle)

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    Steve, didn't think about that. For sure Smith was already Int'l. Just got bumped up to Senior roster taking what I believe was the last Senior spot. So we still have two Int'l spots left then right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Though it does allow us to sign internationals to the dev roster now (including possibly the 18 year old from new castle)

    Damn, I had almost forgotten about that kid.... hmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaughno View Post
    Damn, I had almost forgotten about that kid.... hmmm.
    same here....i love these mysteries. It really makes the soap operas look like kids play!
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    so Hemming can come back if he wants the Senior Dev spot Smith had

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    But if Smith was on the Dev. roster before, did that still mean he was taking up a spot? Or is this new spot for Smith?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James17930 View Post
    But if Smith was on the Dev. roster before, did that still mean he was taking up a spot? Or is this new spot for Smith?

    He already had an international spot, so we acquired an extra one. He fills the senior roster slot vacated by Phelan.

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    This would also clear the way to bring in a Generation Adidas player via trade (ie. CHI has Soumare & Nyarko). If I remember correctly they would require an int'l slot but don't take up a senior roster spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James17930 View Post
    But if Smith was on the Dev. roster before, did that still mean he was taking up a spot? Or is this new spot for Smith?
    he always used an international spot, now he's unsing an international senior spot

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    So if our senior roster is still full then maybe this was a move to make Smith happy (promotion) and Phelan happy (possibly get some playing time with NE). Maybe it's no conspirecy theory to bring over a DP

    ^^^ As much I'd like to think this is making room for the DP, I think Pachuco has it bang on here. The team is working well without spending the DP money as it is. Remember, MLSE is still holding the purse strings and Leafs are in massive flux at the moment. Unfortunately this is still a hockey town :< [Yet another reason to HATE the Leafs]

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    TFC Press Release -

    Toronto FC have acquired an international roster slot after trading defender Pat Phelan to the New England Revolution.

    http://toronto.fc.mlsnet.com/news/te....jsp&team=t280

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaughno View Post
    Damn, I had almost forgotten about that kid.... hmmm.
    What kid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocker View Post
    so Hemming can come back if he wants the Senior Dev spot Smith had
    That's one of the first things I thought, but I am too confused about the rules to figure out if that makes any sense. I still like the kid's potential...

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    = bye bye Harmse or Lombardo

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonO View Post
    That's one of the first things I thought, but I am too confused about the rules to figure out if that makes any sense. I still like the kid's potential...
    To be honest, I think a lot of people are confused about the player rules in the MLS. I think that's one of the reasons Mo has had success with getting and signing players because he understands the system better then anyone else it seems.
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    anyone know how long we get the international slot for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexintoronto View Post
    = bye bye Harmse or Lombardo

    Umm... why? Get rid of another Canadian for....? Harmse isn't going anywhere, though I can't say the same for Lombardo especially if he's not gellin' with Carver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S_D View Post
    anyone know how long we get the international slot for?
    Until 2010, apparently.

    http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news...._mls&fext=.jsp

 

 

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