Christian Gomez has been property of the Colorado Rapids for about three days now, and I still can't believe it.
I'm not so stunned that Colorado pulled off a deal - they actually had a decent offseason a year ago. But to get a player of Gomez's caliber, easily one of the top five players in MLS, is quite a surprise.
The move thrusts Colorado into the throes of the playoff contenders out West. I've always been a fan of Terry Cooke, and add Pablo Mastroeni, Mehdi Ballouchy and Colin Clark to the mix and Colorado has a deep, talented and versatile midfield.
Still, I am not convinced it can work simply because Fernando Clavijo is pulling the strings. Will he let the guys in the middle of the field play or will he suck the creativity out of Gomez? Still, as much incompetence as Clavijo has shown in recent years, even he can't mess up Gomez, can he?