Shalrie Joseph's New England Revolution career is over. It can do strange things to a locker room when such a dynamic piece of the puzzle is removed. It's like playing Jenga...you have to take a risk and remove a certain piece of the structure, doing so will help you win, but you do risk toppling the whole tower and going down in flames.
Any player departure can affect the squad. Now picture it's the club captain, an all-star, an MVP.
Take a look on how Shalrie's (former) teammates react to the news of their friend, idol and captain being traded to Chivas USA.