Do you know the way to San Jose? Just Follow Alvarez

28 07 2008

There has been so much speculation about Cooper and Toja leaving FC Dallas, but who is out first? Arturo Alvarez. Alvarez has been traded to San Jose for allocation money and a first round pic in the 2009 SuperDraft. Sound familiar? That is what Houston traded to San Jose for Kai Kamara. So the Houston native is being sent to San Jose for items that Houston provided. Huh.

 

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Alvarez is traded to San Jose. Was it the horrible hair that was the last straw? (Photo: Getty Images by MLS)





Hosed with Kamara?

26 07 2008

The Dynamo have officially acquired Kei Kamara from San Jose, and according to one of our readers, we got hosed.  So now I’m worried of course that maybe we did get hosed.  In my attempt to figure this out, at 3:30am, I found this delightful/distressing video from MLS.  Essentially, it pits Stuart Holden of the Dynamo and Kei Kamara, then of San Jose, against each other asking mostly non-soccer related random trivia.  For example, what’s the distance between San Jose and Houston?  Holden guessed about half the distance, but since he’s originally from Scotland, I feel like we can’t hold that against him (I am conveniently forgetting how long he has lived in the US).  All I can say is thankfully we only ask these guys to play good soccer.  Or maybe because we ask them to play good soccer they can’t know current events?  Either way, they should stick to their day jobs.  If by chance you can’t watch the video, Kamara wins, I think.

And maybe tomorrow I’ll stop being distracted by videos and actually figure out whether or not we got hosed.





BREAKING: Dynamo to acquire Kei Kamara [updated]

24 07 2008

The story is still breaking broke over at the Bernardo Fallas page.

Bottom-line: it is not yet now official, according to multiple reports

The story: it looks like we’re trading a draft pick and some allocation $$$ for San Jose’s Kei Kamara.  He’s 23 y.o., from Sierra Leone, played in MLS 3 seasons and is SUPPOSED to be FAST.

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Dynamo adding San Jose's Kamara to the roseter (Photo: centerlinesoccer.com)

 

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