Sunday, December 14, 2008

A final word on DeRo (for now)

It's still settling in. For the non-soccer folks out there allow me to draw an analogy.

This was Nash to the Raptors. Obviously the scale is a little smaller, but to soccer fans in this city it's a near perfect comparison.

I wrote yesterday about the emotion of the move -- and that's still where my head is on this -- but there is an on-the-pitch factor to look at too. I went down that road tonight over at The 24th Minute.

The potential for offense in the TFC line-up for next year is staggering. The lack of depth at forward and the lack of a centreback, period, are frightening. I'll leave it at that, here.

From a TFC perspective, most of the reaction to the trade has been positive (and by most I mean all). Although many are suggesting that there is a certain amount of logic behind the move by Houston.

To their credit, Houston fans have largely stayed classy. DeRo will not get vincecartered when he goes back to H-Town.

Toronto fans are pretty much losing their mind with joy.

And, so they should.

Now about bringing that point guard north from Phoenix...

2 comments:

kinger said...

Houston fans?

Duane Rollins said...

They drew 30,000 for their playoff game this year. Houston is one of MLS' best markets.