Sure, the MLS Transfer Deadline is enough to give anyone whiplash. But if you’re a D.C. United supporter …
Hope y’all invested in a good neck brace, because this Steven Goff tweet had me slamming the brakes:
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) August 9, 2017
Then Jeff Carlisle came along to report that a boatload of General and Targeted Allocation Money would head to LA, which has corresponding bomb-drop written all over it. People! It’s still hours from the deadline! Good grief.
Let’s review what got us here:
- Even before the Secondary Transfer Window (July 20 – August 9) opened, they announced a $50,000 acquisition of GAM (sending an international slot to Crew SC) while releasing anodyne forward Jose Guillermo Ortiz.
- Alhaji Kamara, he of the fastest debut goal in MLS history was sold to the Al-Taawoun FC of the Saudi Professional League.
- They sealed the long-rumored acquisition of Bolivian 19-year-old Bruno Miranda, a youth international forward.
- Not two seasons after sending General and Targeted Allocation Money to Seattle for Lamar Neagle, D.C. turned last year’s super-sub into a fourth-round pick in next year’s MLS SuperDraft.
- They sent former MLS Defender of the Year Bobby Boswell to Atlanta, where he’ll help to stabilize a leaky backline for the likely playoff-bound expansion side (at D.C.’s expense?)
- They were reportedly in, then all-in, then … out, on Chile and Inter Milan all-defensive everything Gary Medel.
They’re, ah … considering the addition ofThey’ve signed Hungarian playmaker Zoltan Stieber to bolster the attack.
- And they might have already found an alternate option to fill the No. 6, reportedly chasing 22-year-old Hoffenheim prospect Russell Canouse.
- That same article references the uncertain status of winger Sebastien Le Toux.
This, though, is what happens when you’re battling to escape residence in the 2017 basement at…