Dynamo & Crew Announce Trade

The Houston Dynamo and Columbus Crew have traded forwards, with Alejandro Moreno heading to Ohio and Joseph Ngwenya leaving for Texas.

Moreno has scored 23 goals in his four MLS seasons and has been called up several times to play with the Venezuelan national team. The 27-year-old is a two time MLS Cup champion, enjoying successes with the L.A. Galaxy in 2002 and the Houston Dynamo just last year.

Ngwenya has also spent time with L.A., as he was drafted by the Galaxy in 2004. He found the back of the net five times last year, an has recorded one assist in five games so far this season. Following the 2006 season, Ngwenya had a two-week trial with Getafe and scored in a friendly for them against Real Madrid C. In the end, Ngwenya was not offered a contract and returned to MLS for the 2007 season.

TJ's take: From what I've seen, Houston is getting the better end of this deal. In Ngwenya, the are getting a talented, if somewhat unpolished striker. I'm pretty surprised that Columbus would ship him elsewhere as I had pegged him to be one of the keys to leading Columbus back to success.

I'm not saying Moreno won't also be a help to Sigi Schmid's club, but Houston certainly has improved their sputtering offense.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ngweyna has 9 career goals and even less assists. He is hardly going to set Houston on fire. The reason for the trade in my opinion was Columbus is short on decent forwards with only Herron the true quality one they have. However they have a boatload of guys in the middle where Ngweyna plays and his playing time was only going to decrease with Schelotto's arrival. In my opinion both teams probably come out even.