"Hairlip! Hairlip!" ok, that's the punch line to an old, bad joke....the real question is, if i were in Frank Klopas' shoes right now and were offered a three for one trade proposed by fellow blogger Ives Galarcep for Wilman Conde, would i take it?
Ives asked yesterday if Chicago should accept an offer of Dane Richards, Dema Kovalenko, Jeff Parke, a first round draft pick and cash for Conde.
I probably wouldn't make this trade, because there's a hidden cost in any three for one trade. Unless you're receiving Generation Adidas players in return, you're forced to waive (or trade for 4th round draft picks) two players.
So in this case, we'd be talking about essentially trading Conde and two reserve players (maybe Osei Telesford and John Thorrington) for Richards, Kovalenko, Parke, a first round draft pick and some money that partially offset the $300k the Fire already spent on Conde's transfer.
It's still unknown what Telesford - and to a large extent Thorrington - can deliver for the Fire.
There's going to come a point in this season - probably sooner than later - when the Red Bulls are on a losing streak, are giving up goals aplenty and Dema is complaining to JCO.
That's when the leverage will be shifted to Chicago's side and that's when i would make a deal - if at all.