Thursday, January 14, 2010

RSL and Galaxy Trade Again

In what may have been a package deal, Real Salt Lake and the LA Galaxy announced a second trade on the day. In this one RSL received LA's 3rd round pick (#39), picking up Chris Schuler who a couple of weeks ago most speculated was an end of first round, top of second round player. RSL gave up a 2011 pick for the exchange. I'm still trying to confirm which pick in 2011 the LAG gets.

The pick of Schuler comes on the heels of picking Justin Davis with their second round pick.picks gives RSL added defensive-depth which is needed. Schuler is a big central defender from Creighton who was projected at #18 in Ives most recent Mock Draft. He reportedly had a good Combine - I'm not sure why he dropped so far.

Also, Garth Lagerwey tweeted this message regarding the Mathis trade. Still not sure that it makes sense to me:

Took care of a veteran player in moving him where his wife's family is. All the best Clint we wish you well! RSLGM