NOV. 17, 2004 Acquired forward Jason Kreis from FC Dallas in exchange for two future considerations.
Note: One of those future considerations Dallas trades to Columbus, which it used in the 2006 SuperDraft to select Duke Hashimoto. The other was contingent upon Kreis' contributions at RSL, which will be determined at the end of the 2007 season now that he's retired.Analysis: Even though Kreis was in his early 30s during the time of the trade, he was a great asset to the club on the field, and now he's the team's head coach.
NOV. 23, 2004 Acquired Jeff Stewart from Chivas USA in exchange for one of its five Youth International roster spots.Analysis: A worthless trade as Stewart was forced to retire because of a pre-existing knee injury.
DEC. 30, 2004 Acquired Dipsy Selolwane and Evan Whitfield from Chicago in exchange for two SuperDraft picks (a third-round 2005 selection and a second-round 2006 pick).
Note: Chicago traded its 2005 pick to New York, which drafted Chris Corcoran. It drafted Jeff Curtin with the 14th overall pick in 2006.Analysis: Definitely the worst trade in team history as both Selolwane and Whitfield were released before the end of the 2005 season.
JAN. 4, 2005 Traded 2007 fourth-round SuperDraft pick to FC Dallas for rights for defender Brian Dunseth.
Note: Dallas selected Tommy Krizanovic with the 43rd overall selection in 2007.Analysis: Dunseth was an important part of the team's limited success in 2005, and scored the first home goal in team history.
JAN. 14, 2005 Traded one of its remaining two expansion allocations to Los Angeles for the 2005 SuperDraft third-round pick, which it then used to select Jay Nolly.Analysis: Was pretty much a wash as Nolly only played in seven games in two years.
FEB. 1, 2005 Shipped its final player allocation and a 2006 second-round draft pick to the MetroStars for Eddie Pope.
Note: New York used the draft pick to select Josmer Altidore with the 17th overall pick in the 2006 draft.Analysis: Even though having Altidore would be a nice addition, Pope has been the team's best defender for three years, and it's scary to imagine how bad the team might've been without him.
FEB. 23, 2005 Acquired Jordan Cila from Colorado for a 2007 second-round SuperDraft pick.
Note: Colorado used the pick to select midfielder Greg Dalby in this year's draft.Analysis: In hindsight, this wasn't a very intelligent trade. Cila only played in 12 games and scored three goals before being released at the end of the year.
APRIL 20, 2006 Traded a 2006 supplemental draft pick to Colorado for Seth Trembly.
Note: Colorado picked Daniel Wasson with the 38th overall pick in the 2006 Supplemental Draft.Analysis: The supplemental draft is a crap shoot, so trading one away for a player like Trembly who appeared in 22 games in 2005 isn't that big a deal.
JUNE 29, 2005 Acquired defender Paul Broome from Los Angeles in exchange for a 2007 second-round pick.
Note: Galaxy selected Josh Tudela with the 2006 second-round pick.Analysis: Another silly trade by Real, primarily because Broome wasn't healthy at the time of the trade. He played 11 games following the midseason trade before his season was cut short several weeks early because of an ankle injury. That same ankle injury forced him into retirement in 2006.
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