What a wild and crazy Friday! Surprise trades in MLS and a verdict on the John Terry trail! We’ve got those headlines and more in your Friday Daily Kick Around.
Not Guilty! These are the two words that John Terry and spectators at his trial heard earlier today. Terry, Chelsea defender, had been accused of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, a QPR player. Terry and his family waited five days to hear those words. There were a lot of poeple who were very upset with this decision. They believed he was guilty and should be punished. The FA will review his case and decide if he will be punished by them.
Hamit Altintop is no longer a Real Madrid player. He signed with Galatasaray. He joined Real Madrid last seaosn on a free transfer. However, with his injuries, he wasn’t able to get much playing time.
LA Galaxy has traded Bill Gaudette to New York Red Bulls for a 2014 second round supplemental draft pick. Gaudette was the 3rd choice keeper for LA, although he did start in a few games while Brian Perk was injured and Josh Saunders was in rehab.
Another trade involving LA, they added a 3rd choice goalkeeper, Brian Rowe. He’s a former UCLA player and was part of MLS’ League Pool Goalkeeper.
One of the biggest trades probably of the season so far? That belongs to New York Red Bulls and Vancouver Whitecaps. They traded Dane Richards and allocation money for Sebastien Le Toux.