Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More Roster Moves for KC

Along with today's expansion draft that saw Tyson Wahl head to Seattle, the Wizards waived 3 players today as well. The casualties are Ryan Pore, Carlos Marinelli, and Ivan Trujillo.

Pore was drafted in the second round of the 2005 MLS draft, a Generation Adidas player, Pore had led the nation in scoring at Tulsa. He never was able to duplicate that form anywhere but in the reserve league where he scored 29 goals while playing in 37 games. With the first team he scored 3 league goals and added 2 assists in 58 games. In those 58 games though Pore only got a total of 1,789 minutes. He scored 4 more goals in the Open Cup/Qualifiers, finishing his Wizards career with 7 first team goals. But he's a reserve team legend.

Marinelli came in with high hopes, although in retrospect Wizards fans should have seen a history of injuries and a bit of a hot head and been worried. In 41 league games, Marinelli only scored 1 goal, a penalty kick in his first league game. He also raked up 8 assists. He's likely to be most remembered by Wizards fans for his practice confrontation with Coach Onalfo.

For Trujillo it was a season that started out very brightly, he scored in his first game for the Wizards, but that was the last MLS goal he'd score all season. He scored 3 more goals in the Open Cup/Qualifier, but didn't do a whole lot the rest of the way. He played in 17 games this season, totally 700 minutes. The signs were probably on the wall when Michael Kraus, who hadn't appeared in a game in his 2 years with the team got on the field before Trujillo did in the final playoff game.

All 3 were made available in the waiver draft today, but none were taken in the draft, in fact only one player was taken, Mike Petke is going back to New York.


Reepicheep said...

I assume this means Claudio is coming back? If not, what a mistake to not protect Wahl.

Mike said...

I don't quite get what you're saying Reepicheep, it was never an option to protect Wahl over Lopez, we had to protect 3 of our 4 internationals. The one we exposed is now gone, as is one of the ones we protected.

Reepicheep said...

My bad, I wasn't thinking straight- I meant to say we should have waived Marinelli and Trujillo before the draft- was this not possible?

Mike said...

I'm pretty sure that was not possible, roster changes can't be made after the rosters are locked in September, until the season is over. So it wouldn't have been possible to waive either of them before the draft.