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    Breaking: Eric Avila to Toronto FC for Maicon Santos #fcdallas #mls #tcf10 minutes agovia Twitter for iPhoneRetweeted by 3rdDegreeNet

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    GA player

    Avila decided to forgo his senior season as professional clubs started to show interest. Avila decided to sign a Generation Adidas contract and he was subsequently drafted in the 2nd Round (19th Overall) by FC Dallas in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.

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    His stats don't really say "attacking mid" to me.
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    if true, not bad to free up international spot to get a US domestic MF for depth
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    Nice, another young player and GA.

    is this the AM there was some talk last week?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Detroit_TFC View Post
    His stats don't really say "attacking mid" to me.
    in depth game log shown that most of his 'games' are 1 min - 15 min subs to kill time or causing havoc
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    If this is true, Avila would be player #36 and TFC will have tied New York's record for most players used in a season.

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    I remember they said that he was supposed to fill in for David Ferriera when he got hurt.

    Things good for TFC in this deal:
    1.GA player
    2.Young
    3.Domestic (US) - we gain an international spot

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    i think Santos fits FC Dallas's style better as the 4-4-2 striker
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    oh cool, we're back to 2 strikers and a hell of a lot of mids. THis is exactly what we need.

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    hmm... career backup so far (9 starts in 63 games). I can't say I really remember much about him.

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    So this means Johnson is now our #2 striker if anything goes wrong with Danny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff s View Post
    oh cool, we're back to 2 strikers and a hell of a lot of mids. THis is exactly what we need.
    we got alot more than only 2 strikers, they just happen to be able to play elsewhere on the field quite well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinUtd View Post
    So this means Johnson is now our #2 striker if anything goes wrong with Danny?
    It appears that way to me. Plata/Soolsma/Martina/Merosvic are the wingers.

    Dunfield/JDG/Frings/Sturgis/Stinson/Gold/Avila are mids, a little crowded

    may be Sturgis or Gold are on the outs?
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    I may be recalling this incorrectly but I believe Avila can play fullback as well.

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    Seems like he wasn't at FC Dallas' training today...
    http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/socce...eric-avila-out

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    Well, this must be the alleged deal that Dan Dunleavy tweeted on Sunday.

    I like Santos. I hope Avila is worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinUtd View Post
    So this means Johnson is now our #2 striker if anything goes wrong with Danny?
    id say so

    also frees up another 100k and an international spot on the roster

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    TFC I hope you enjoy Avila giving up on plays, never hoofing down balls and pouting constantly.
    cool, exciting

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    noooooooooooooooooo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whoop View Post
    If this is true, Avila would be player #36 and TFC will have tied New York's record for most players used in a season.
    The league office must be so sick and tired of getting paperwork from TFC by now. Bet they have August 14 circled on their calendars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManUtd4ever View Post
    Well, this must be the alleged deal that Dan Dunleavy tweeted on Sunday.

    I like Santos. I hope Avila is worth it.
    def gotta put faith in mariner for this one

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    FWIW, Kurt Larson from the Sun likes the deal. I tend to trust him as he seems to have some decent knowledge of the landscape when it comes to Americans, seeing as he is one.

    Says he's more dynamic than Santos and fits TFC's system better than Santos.

    Even though Santos had 6 goals, he always seemed out of sorts.

    We'll have to wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ossington Mental Youth View Post
    def gotta put faith in mariner for this one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whoop View Post
    FWIW, Kurt Larson from the Sun likes the deal.

    Says he's more dynamic than Santos and fits TFC's system better than Santos.

    Even though Santos had 6 goals, he always seemed out of sorts.

    We'll have to wait and see.
    i think this trade will be a win-win for both players and teams. FC Dallas gets starting FC in Santos in its 4-4-2. We free up Intl spot, depth in versatile and young MF, and more than likely more playing time for both Avila and Santos
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdc 77 View Post
    Seems like he wasn't at FC Dallas' training today...
    http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/socce...eric-avila-out
    He definitely knows something is up......according to his twitter.

    http://twitter.com/#!/EricAvila12

    Seems like he was held up in el salvador......possibly for a short trip to Nicaragua.....
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    From what I'm quickly reading/glancing at, it sounds like he'll probably fit into that AM role but can play the wing as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ossington Mental Youth View Post
    id say so

    also frees up another 100k and an international spot on the roster
    We'll have to check and see if there is any sign of him graduating from the GA program before we confirm the cap hit.

    I'd like to see us upgrade our wing positions. Outside of Plata, not enough speed and overall quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whoop View Post
    FWIW, Kurt Larson from the Sun likes the deal. I tend to trust him as he seems to have some decent knowledge of the landscape when it comes to Americans, seeing as he is one.

    Says he's more dynamic than Santos and fits TFC's system better than Santos.

    Even though Santos had 6 goals, he always seemed out of sorts.

    We'll have to wait and see.
    I'm torn on Santos. He has some really good traits (hard shot, can do some good interplay with teammates, has actually scored goals) but on the other hand, he only fits one spot (up front striker), seems lazy at times, occasionally makes dumb decisions (see the KC game for two examples).

 

 

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