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Thursday, August 16, 2012

IT'S OFFICIAL: UNION TRADE LIO PAJOY TO D.C. FOR MIDFIELDER DANNY CRUZ

(MLSsoccer.com)
Well, that didn't take long.

Only minutes after Ives Galarcep, of SoccerByIves, reported that the Union could be shopping Lio Pajoy, they confirm that they've sent the Colombian striker to D.C. United for midfielder Danny Cruz.

The clubs face one another this weekend at RFK Stadium.

Cruz, a fourth-year guy, is a midfielder who's not afraid to take shots on goal. He had 26 in 2010, 25 in 2011 (playing for the MLS Cup runners-up Houston Dynamo) and he has 16 this season, during which he's played 16 games and started 12. Cruz has a goal and three assists in 969 minutes.

Pajoy, in his first season with the Union, has seen his time diminish of late, with the emergence of younger, less-expensive options swiping his playing time. With Chandler Hoffman fully recovered from a broken toe, the Union have been giving the rookie, Antoine Hoppenot and Jack McInerney looks up top as opposed to Pajoy. The striker had five goals and two assists with the Union.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great, great trade

August 16, 2012 at 2:11 PM 

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