The Philadelphia Union already have a boat-load of impressive young talent, but on Thursday they managed to add yet another good youngster will parting ways with an older, expensive player who never quite panned out.
The Union traded Colombian striker Lionard Pajoy to D.C. United for midfielder Danny Cruz. The trade re-unites Cruz with former U.S. Under-17 national team coach John Hackworth and gives the Union a versatile winger who can play on either side of the field.
The trade is a curious one for D.C. United, which was believed to already be stacked with forward options, but the Pajoy deal seems to suggest that Ben Olsen isn't happy with the team's recent offensive struggles.
The Eastern Conference rivals pulled the trade off just two days before Philadelphia is set to face D.C. United at RFK Stadium.
What do you think of the trade? Who do you think got the better end of the deal? see the Union winning in a steal? Think Pajoy can turn things around in D.C.?
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