Was Heath Pearce traded against Schellas Hyndman's wishes?
"We try to keep the coaches out of the direct line with these things. But Schellas did argue and fight for holding onto an experienced member of his squad. Schellas is looking at his squad and who he has available, and Heath was an important part of the squad last year. So moving forward, yes, he would like to keep him. But the reality is what we spoke about before."
"What we spoke about before," by the way, is the roster flexibility and cap room.
That quote immediately raises the question in my head, did Barry Gorman make the Heath Pearce trade against the wishes of Schellas Hyndman?
It sure sounds like it doesn't it? But I'm going to go out on a limb and bet Gorman talked Hyndman into making the deal. By the end, I'm sure, Hyndman was convinced to buy into the Pearce move.
And I imagine that the other side of the coin, the one that convinced Hyndman to do the deal, is a potential striker signing. Allocation money for sure will help land a striker. Allocation order, which Dallas may have landed with this move (Chivas USA was #1 in the allocation order after DC took Charlie Davies it sppears), could be even bigger.
So does this move mean we are about to see a striker signing by FC Dallas?
It sure seems like it.
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