With the addition of Mulrooney, FCD is the only team in MLS with a true surplus of defenders. FCD needs another forward or possible a left mid. While there are several teams looking for help on defense, the three that are openly saying they need someone are: New England, DC, and Metros. IMO the three defenders that would most likely be available in a trade are: 1. Steve Jolley - Is a proven starter, would get the most in return, free up the most cap space, but would leave our defense VERY YOUNG. 2. Alex Yi - Youth International, physically gifted, big upside, but is an unknown quantity and appears to have fallen on the FCD depth chart. 3. Chris Gbandi - LB are scarce enough in the league that a team may take a chance on Gbandi, hoping he will finally live up to the potential that made him the No. 1 pick in the draft. None of these guys would bring us a top forward/mid from these teams: Moreno, Esky, Noonan, Twellman, Dempsey, Gaven. What that leaves: 1. John Wolyneic - Not sure he is what we want or need, plus Metros are thin at forward and he is a projected starter. 2. Mike Magee - Can play forward or mid, is young, but would only add depth. Alex Yi seems like a good swap for him. 3. Sergio Galvan Rey - PLEASE NO! 4. Santino Quaranta - Might be worth Gbandi or Yi. Could FCD do for him what it did for his strike partner on the youth sides, EJ? If so this could be a steal. 5. Jamil Walker - journeyman forward at best. It does not seem like we could get much help, unless we packaged some draft picks with the defender, and even then it does not seem like those teams would give up their top guys. Anybody heard if other teams trying to find defenders? Do they have anything at forward worth trading for?