Christian Gomez Trade Likely

As D.C. United has made officially the acquisitions of a quintet of South American players, it has become apparent that Christian Gomez no longer figures in the club's future plans.

Though a Middle East departure is still possible, several MLS teams have inquired about obtaining rights to the former MLS MVP. The Colorado Rapids are aggressively pursuing D.C.'s former #10, and there are whispers of a trade, according to Insider Steven Goff. In fact, negotiations have progressed well, leading Goff's source to say he "would be surprised if it does not happen."What United would get in return is uncertain, but they likely will settle for some combination of draft picks and allocation money. Gomez made it clear that he would not be sticking around unless D.C. was willing to use their Designated Player slot on him, a spot now being occupied by United's new #10, Marcelo Gallardo. Therefore, anything they can get in return for the 33-year-old would be a positive.

Colorado has been shopping around Pablo Mastroeni for the duration of the offseason. Any chance he could end up in the nation's capital as part of a mega-deal for Gomez?

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