From the halls of Foxboro Stadium…

Christian Gomez to New England?

Posted by Mike Marshall on January 7, 2009

Probably nothing more than idle speculation, but count me among those who would not be terribly upset if this were to happen:

New England has gauged Colorado’s interest in trading out-of-favor Christian Gomez for the #15 pick.  2009 is the last year of his deal with MLS.

Yes, he got benched by one of the worst teams in the league last year.  Then again, his benching could explain why Colorado is consistently one of the worst teams in the league.

I’d think that Colorado would have to agree to eat a portion of his salary, because the Revs not only wouldn’t want to trade for a Designated Player, but adding someone with Gomez’s pricetag would pretty much prevent them from doing anything else this winter.

Yes, he’s 34 – but so what?  He’s actually a couple of months younger than Steve Ralston, and no one around here thinks Ralston is finished.  But beyond that, he was actually fairly productive last year.  Three goals and six assists in 1400 minutes isn’t that bad.  And Gomez’s history with D.C. United tells that if he plays a full season, he’ll give you 10 goals from the midfield.

Sure, it’s a risk.  But in my mind, it’s a risk worth taking.

But for those of you who think this is a bad idea, I offer up my final argument:


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