The trade winds are blowing in MLS and last week provided truly stunning transactions that kicked off a busy, crazy summer in Major League Soccer.
The New York Red Bulls doubled down on this make-or-break season by trading for French striker Sebastien Le Toux. On the flip side, Toronto FC managed to convince FC Dallas to take high-priced Canadian midfielder Julian de Guzman off their hands in a move that paves the way for much needed defensive help for a desperate TFC side.
New York added Le Toux to complement Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper, which gives the Red Bulls the most formidable attacking trio in the league. With Dane Richards being rendered obsolete by the play of Brandon Barklage (which allowed Jan Gunnar Solli to slide into midfield), and with Richards in the final year of his contract, the Red Bulls shipped the Jamaica international to Vancouver for the chance to rent Le Toux for the remainder of the season.
It was a bold and masterful move by New York, which had hit ...