Tino to the Gals
The Washington Post is reporting that Santino Quaranta has been traded to the Los Angeles Galaxy. Apparently DC is expected to receive a portion of a player allocation. I am not sure on how smart this move is for DC United. Tino is a very good player that has been injured for most of the year, and showed very well last year. He is only 21 and it is way too soon to be giving up on somebody with his talent, especially considering Moreno and Gomez aren't spring chickens. That said, it really depends on what DC United does with the allocation (and how large it is), if this is a good move or not. Goff mentions that DC might not use the allocation until the off season.
Hopefully, at the very least Tino will benefit from the change of scenery. There is no question that he should start for the Gals, while he was having a hard time breaking into DC's line-up even when semi-healthy. I for one hope he shines against everyone but us. Also that he is the only bright spot for a team that doesn't make the playoffs this year or the next five, but that might be pushing it.