Now that the summer window is open, all 22 Major League Soccer teams will be looking to make moves to round out their rosters to make their pushes toward their quest for the coveted MLS Cup.
Some teams will go shopping overseas, but my personal favorites are the trades that are conducted between teams in the league. Here are four trades that the New England Revolution could take part in to better their roster for the rest of the season and the future. Just to clarify, all trades on this list are fake, but speculation is fun.
No.1: Andrew Farrell to Real Salt Lake for Yura Movsisyan
Many people may be asking themselves why would the Revolution ever trade away Farrell? Well, it’s no secret the Revs have struggled on both the offensive and defensive side this season. The Revolution need to score goals and this man has a history of scoring many. Right now, Movsisyan and Mike Petke have not been seeing eye to eye and the striker needs a change of scenery. Why not Foxboro? Farrell has been an important member of New England for a long time, but to get a good player you need to give away a good player.
No.2 Diego Fagundez to RBNY for GAM/ TAM
Again, why would the Revolution trade one of their best young stars over the last four years? Well, he would be a great selling point to get some needed money that could be used to go shopping for a DP-caliber player. This isn’t a move for this season, but rather, one for the future. I also think it is time for a new era in New England. This would also give New York a great, young wing player that will work well in Marsch’s high press system. The Red Bulls are on the verge of the playoffs and Fagundez would be a big help. The Revolution would win this trade, because they would be able to prepare for the next few years, which is what I think they need to focus on.
No.3: Kei Kamara to Colorado Rapids for Jared Watts
On this list, I think this would be one of the more realistic trades. Kamara has not had a great season for the Revolution and I think just like Movsisyan, he needs a change of scenery. With that, the Revolution need defensive help right away and I think they could snag one of the most promising young backs in the league. Watts would be a great center back partner with Antonio Delamea. If the Rapids wanted more in this deal, the Revolution could add some money or a defender such as London Woodberry. They could even eat some of Kamara’s salary.
No. 4: Teal Bunbury to Orlando City for Tommy Redding
Orlando is having trouble scoring at the moment, plus with the drama with Cyle Larin, things are messy down there in Florida. One person who has been shut out of the lineup is the promising Tommy Redding. Bunbury has not been performing well and has overstayed his welcome; I think it is his time to go. Redding will provide two things that the Revolution need desperately: defensive help and youth. Even though, the Revolution Academy is improving rapidly, they could still use some youth.
The summer window is in full force and hopefully the Revolution will make some moves in the coming weeks. Who do you think the Revolution should make a move for? Comment below.