Trade: Edwin Cerrillo to LA Galaxy?
Moments after FC Dallas defeated Mazatlan to advance in the Leagues Cup, news broke that Edwin Cerrillo is being traded to Los Angeles.
Yes, FC Dallas is advancing in the Leagues Cup (more on that in a bit), but other activities are apparently taking place too.
Edwin Cerrillo, FC Dallas’ young homegrown defensive midfielder, could be on the way to Los Angeles Galaxy to help that squad push in the second half of the season.
One important context piece here is that the Galaxy have a transfer ban, but they can make trades and sign free agents. It’s kind of a weird loophole, but it likely means they came with a significant offer that opens the door to FC Dallas filling a need elsewhere.
Edwin has been a stable presence in his seasons with FC Dallas. His form has trended up and down at moments, but he is a solid roster piece, similar to Victor Ulloa’s solid work in Miami. It’s kind of weird to think he is only 22 years old. He will be a boost to a rebuilding and depleted LAG squad and probably somewhat affordable too. Maybe a contract extension comes with the move?
What this does mean is that FC Dallas has one defensive midfielder on the roster in Facundo Quignon. Nolan Norris is the lone backup with experience in that role, unless the team thinks Paxton Pomykal is going to shift into that position. With a big opportunity to welcome Lionel Messi to Frisco, all eyes will be on Quignon staying healthy and fit until a fresh face joins the squad.
What do you think about this trade?
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