O'Brian White is now on his third team of the day. When he woke up this morning (I presume, anyway) he was with Toronto FC. Then Vancouver Whitecaps picked him up in the MLS Expansion Draft. Now, Seattle Sounders have traded allocation money for him. Will Seattle be White's final resting place today, or will he fall asleep signed by another club?
Sounders coach Sigi Schmid seems to believe that White will be sticking around:
"O'Brian is a forward with good pace and size. He adds another option for us in our desire to be a club that scores goals."
Forgive me for thinking that sounds a lot like Blaise Nkufo. Or even Nate Jaqua. What are we missing, Seattle? Of course, it could just be that the Sounders are trying to add depth to a squad that wants to advance from the CONCACAF group stages, win the Open Cup for the third year running, and secure an MLS title.
In more trading news, Sanna Nyassi has also had the joy of belonging to three clubs today, starting the morning with Seattle, becoming a Whitecap before noon, and then being sent off to Colorado Whitecaps in return for an International Roster spot. Portland Timbers again sent eyebrows skyward by trading midfielder Dax McCarty and allocation money to D.C. United for Rodney Wallace and a fourth-round draft pick. Well done United--how'd you swing that one? And can Seattle have some tips?