Expansion Draft choice Tim Regan has been traded to New York Red Bull in exchangefor Edson Buddle.
Interesting how the Metrostars/Red Bulls end up with a player they let go for - well nothing this time last year.
Buddle has never lived up to expectations in MLS. He was once thought highly enough in Columbus as the successor to the great tradition of forwards in Ohio like Brian McBride, Stern John, and Jeff Cunningham. Columbus saw fit to let Cunningham & Brian West go anticipating Buddle's development. I would suppose that having Eddie Gaven (who was traded for Buddle last year) to show for Buddle is not all that bad though. As for New York Red Bull they end up with Tim Regan back at the team who was let go by the team last year without any compensation.
Sir Mo must see something in Buddle in order to justify a USA SI spot on the roster, and a pretty good chunk of the salary cap. Lets just hope Mo stops at Buddle in re-claiming the Bruce Arena rejects. Here's hoping Peter Canero goes back to Scotland to recover and play out his last days of professional soccer in peace, and Tony Meola + Chris Henderson ride off into the golden years of their lives to claim their rightful place in the hollowed halls of the Soccer Hall of Fame in upstate New York.