IF Serioux does not win starting job, trade to TFC

Discussion in 'FC Dallas' started by drace768, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. drace768

    drace768 New Member

    Jan 29, 2004
    Dallas, TX
    Serioux is battling for a starting spot at both D-mid and Defender. There is a enough competition that he could end up not starting in either spot. IMO IF he does not clearly win a starting spot then he should be traded, due his cap number and international status. Serioux does bring the plus of being able to cover two positions, which brings me to what I think could be a perfect trade.

    Serioux to TFC for Pat Phelan straight up.

    Why FCD should do the trade: Free up cap space, free up an international slot, add very good young prospect who provides cover in both defense and d-mid.

    Why TFC should do the trade: Add a Canadian National Team player, free up an international slot or quasi US/International slot, add a proven player that can help the team now.
     
  2. theodore

    theodore Member

    Nov 7, 2003
    Fully agree, but Toronto knows our predicament. Do you think they will give us much for him?
     
  3. drace768

    drace768 New Member

    Jan 29, 2004
    Dallas, TX
    Pat Phelan is a good prospect, but certainly not an exorbitant cost for a Canadian National Team player. Plus, TFC is always in a predicament of needing the best Canadian players due to their roster restrictions
     
  4. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    What's "our predicament", exactly? How is it any worse than TFC's situation?
     
  5. SeventhRowScreamer

    Jan 26, 2007
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd swap him for Wynne or Edu and that's it.
     
  6. drace768

    drace768 New Member

    Jan 29, 2004
    Dallas, TX
    If you were a TFC fan would you think that would be a good deal... doubtful.
     
  7. burning247

    burning247 Member+

    Liverpool FC
    England
    Sep 16, 2000
    Dallas
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Serioux looked pretty good in D-Mid last year so I don't really see how he won't be the favorite for that position especially since Morrow has given reason to believe he and Richetti will play together in the mid. So who's he competing with?
     
  8. drace768

    drace768 New Member

    Jan 29, 2004
    Dallas, TX
    Toja, Saragosa, McCarty, Rocha, Wallace, are all potential competitiors. I know Toja and McCarty could also play a-mid, Rocha could also play on the right, but there will still be plenty of competition.
     
  9. Dtone

    Dtone Member

    Sounders
    United States
    Jul 29, 2007
    East Wenatchee
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    would we not want to keep him around since we will need depth come summer time when our boys get called up.

    Just saying...
     
  10. texgator

    texgator New Member

    Oct 28, 2003
    Plano
    He'll be called up, too.
     
  11. Dtone

    Dtone Member

    Sounders
    United States
    Jul 29, 2007
    East Wenatchee
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thats a good point tex. thanks for reminding me! I guess it may be a good idea to trade him for someone that can add depth and wont be taken away!
     
  12. soccercptn

    soccercptn New Member

    Aug 9, 2000
    Plano
    Serioux is a clear cut starter at d-mid. So, we would have to expect a clear-cut starter back.

    Problem is that Toronto probably won't trade Edu for Serioux, and that is the spot Serioux would play at, so they won't give enough value to have a good player sit. However, if Edu goes Europe, that would open up more of a trade possiblity.

    We don't play with a right back, so Wynne probably doesn't work. He isn't refined enough offensively to be a right mid, but it is something to contemplate.

    Another option would be to go a little cheap with our Ruiz replacement - Serioux for Cunningham?
     
  13. Dr. Foosball™

    Dr. Foosball™ New Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Hot Springs, AR
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Mo doesn't want Serioux. This is not even worth discussing.
     
  14. drace768

    drace768 New Member

    Jan 29, 2004
    Dallas, TX
    So you have spoken to Mo to know this? If your reasoning is that he traded Serioux to us after he selected him in the expansion draft, I think you should consider that he wanted Ronnie O'Brien more and maybe that is why he made the trade.
     
  15. UncleHulka

    UncleHulka Member

    Jan 14, 2005
    They could always trade him to the Gals for a draft pick and a three dollar allocation. Personally, I hope he stays. I think FCD needs his bite against the more physical teams like Houston.
     
  16. wcharriscpa

    wcharriscpa Member

    Dec 26, 2000
    Austin
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed.

    Serioux is a stud. No way do we move him to another team.
     
  17. terp fan

    terp fan New Member

    Nov 21, 2000
    Mo doesn't want Serioux as someone said and it will not happen. Mo had him in NY and sent him to Houston and then took him in the expansion draft just to get ROB and screw Houston & AS in the process. BTW, FCD doesn't need cover in MF and certainly not by a rookie.
     
  18. 3nOut

    3nOut New Member

    Feb 5, 2008
    w/ FCD not having a clear-cut LCB and an abundance of CDM, it won't surprise me if adrian is called on to play the LCB position. since he's played the backline before as a CB, this would give morrow that option and put the best XI out there. that way, you could still keep pablo and rocha as your holding MFs. since many of us still like adrian and pablo, this would allow both of them to still play despite our new additions and log-jam in the MF.

    this was brought up by someone else on a different thread or a different blog (maybe 3rd degree), i just don't remember.
     
  19. Pegasus

    Pegasus Member+

    Apr 20, 1999
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think no one has brought up Serioux at LCM because he wasn't that great at CD last year. Maybe he wasn't fully healthy but I thought he didn't have the instincts there. He was prone to biting on moves like someone who knows they have help behind them. Another thing to think about is Davino (supposedly) and Moor aren't great in the air and Serioux isn't a force there either. That is where Yi or perhaps a new aquisition would add something. What about Wallace or Shea, too young?
     
  20. Quills

    Quills Member

    Jun 22, 2007
    Richardson
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I would love to see Wally given a chance to win minutes at LCB. He has the range and athleticism to cover a lot of ground and he would have less to think about playing in a 3-man backline... just listen to where Davino and GK tell you to go and mark your man.
     

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