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2. MLS: Wynne headed north
by Ridge Mahoney, April 18th, 2007 4:51AM



By Ridge Mahoney
Senior Editor

Official confirmation of Marvell Wynne being traded from Red Bull New York to Toronto FC is expected in the next day or so. A second-round draft pick in 2008 is the likely rate of exchange, according to a source.

This apparently leaves Hunter Freeman, recently acquired in a trade from Colorado, as the right back of choice. He played the full 90 minutes and Wynne rode the bench Sunday as RBNY sloshed past FC Dallas, 3-0. Freeman played 27 games for the Rapids last year and 20 in 2005.

The criticism of Freeman is his propensity for giving the ball away, yet he's a promising member of the U.S. under-23 national team pool. Of course, so is Wynne.

In Toronto, Wynne will be reunited with Coach Mo Johnston, who took him with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 SuperDraft and boldly proclaimed he'd be Rookie of the Year. He played 28 games, starting 23, and logged three assists, 10 shots, four cautions, and one ejection.

The leaky Toronto defense has conceded six goals in its first two games, yet Johnston could also utilize Wynne's speed and power in midfield, as Bruce Arena did a few times after replacing Johnston last year.

With 2007 No. 1 draft pick Maurice Edu and fiery midfielder Ronnie O'Brien sidelined by injuries, TFC's pace of play can best be described as plodding, though Alecko Eskandarian's runs caused Chivas USA some troubles in the opener.

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