Friday, September 14, 2007

Movsisyan Traded to Salt Lake

According to a poster on bigsoccer, the Wizards have traded forward Yura Movsisyan to Real Salt Lake. Apparently the Wizards have traded Yura and a youth international slot for 2 seasons to RSL for part of the Freddy Adu allocation, and two draft picks (2009 3rd round and 1st round supplemental).

Call me extremely underwhelmed and almost pissed off. Movsisyan looked to be finally starting to break out this season. He's currently the Wizards second leading scorer, with 5 goals. After underwhelming in his rookie season last year, Movsisyan's play started to improve this year. Unless the Wizards have plans for that allocation money already this trade doesn't make much sense. With Eddie Johnson likely heading abroad in January, the Wizards starting forwards for next season look to be Scott Sealy and either Davy Arnaud or Eloy Colombano, and Movsisyan could have contributed significant minutes next year. Hopefully Coach Onalfo and Peter Vermes have someone already in mind.

Here's the Press Release announcing the trade.

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