Who knew we were much more like RSL than we thought and agreed to pay half a salary to another teams player. A player yet we got nothing in return for and that turned out to be the esentially the 2nd MVP of a MLS Cup caliber team. Ives Galarcep with the details: Many didn't like it when he was "traded" away for a pack of smokes and some beef jerky. Wonder if they'll like it even more when they find out we've also been paying for Slurpies and Big League Chew to one of the rival neighborhood top scorers at the PacMan machine too. Don't ever, ever structure these deals like this, ever - curse you Curt Johnson for this desperation signing at the end of your reign. Word has it you merely watched a few Video tapes and looked up his wiki before paying him what you did. You put the new organization in a bind and forced this nonsense. Dave was great, it wasn't his fault - I'm pissed that the new regime was essentially pressured into such a deal. An early blunder by any standards whether or not it could be helped. The league should not allow deals like this. I think RSL payed a large portion Mathis' salary for two other teams (and still is).