Friday, January 18, 2008

Gaven to the LA Galaxy?

Rumors that the Crew is talking about trading Eddie Gaven to the Los Angeles Galaxy have been swirling, which has fueled more rumors that the Crew is trying to get as much cash as it can to sign free agents beyond the European designated player it is supposedly after.

Coach Sigi Schmid has always been high on Gaven, but on Major League Soccer's published salary list he is the team's highest-paid player with a base salary of $165,000. Guillermo Barros Schelotto is doubtless making more -- his published salary is $150,000, but he is rumored to be getting more than $1 million -- but losing Gaven's salary and gaining cash at the same time would put the Crew in good position to go after other talented free agents.

Gaven tied with Schelotto for second on the team in goals (five) last season and with Alejandro Moreno for second in assists (seven), but he would have to be considered overpaid.


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