Monday, July 28, 2008

Double-A to San Jose

Arturo Alvarez is off to San Jose, while FC Dallas gets draft picks in exchange.
I'm not sure what to think of this move, except that the Schellas Hyndman regime apparently wasn't working for Arturo.
It's been a disappointing year for Alvarez - he came on strong at the close of the FC Dallas season before his silly foul in the playoffs cost Dallas a chance at the championship. Maybe he never got over that, or his teammates didn't or something, but he didn't have the same impact at the start of this season.
San Jose is in serious need of impact, so Arturo should get a chance there. Sometimes a fresh start really does work like a charm.

7 comments:

starinyourfire said...

Hyndman got his former player that he wanted from colorado, he said he would change things i guess this is a start.

Anonymous said...

Plus, he didn't make the Olympic team. Seriously bad year for him.

East River said...

A new coach, you would think Alvarez would have a clean slate. I hoping Hyndman doesn't make the mistake of trying to assemble former players on to a pro team. By the way what is up with AA new hair cut? An another thing, do you realize that San Jose has more latino players then Chivas USA?

CACuzcatlan said...

Dammit, I was hoping the Galaxy would get him.

RHYbread said...

It's funny really. Yallop is left to his own devices and magically, before you know it, somehow he's layed the foundations for a decent team going forward. With the most recent signing, a team that could realistically even move out of the West cellar.

just another one of you said...

You can argue now that SJ has good amount of players that any team would take (Alvarez, Huckerby, Garcia, Corrales Lima, Guerrero, O'Brien, Sealy). I'm not saying they'd start everywhere but would definitely compete. That's got to be pretty good for a first year team.

starinyourfire said...

i'm starting to wonder how much money they are paying the players since billy beane(GM of Oakland A's) handles business from a money ball stance.