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Serioux to Toronto

The Insider has learned that FC Dallas is planning to trade Canadian midfielder Adrian Serioux to Toronto for a draft pick and allocation money. Serioux, 29, began his pro career in Toronto with the A-League's Lynx 10 years ago. He started 24 league games for FCD last year and had four assists, second best on the club.


By Steve Goff  |  February 23, 2009; 4:06 PM ET
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Cue the wild lack of surprise.

I hope TFC got the deal structured so that the ammount of allocation money is tied to how much he actually plays. With his history of injury and that turf field. Ouch.

Posted by: joemybro | February 23, 2009 4:13 PM | Report abuse

If Toronto gets all the good Canadian players, which makes sense, shouldn't the league make US players count as internationals? Since Canada does not have a major league of its own the MLS should do more to promote developing their talent. Allowing US players to fill the holes in their rosters doesn't help the Canadian National Team. CONCACAF sucks bad enough as it is.

I think putting a team in Montreal and cutting the US player domestic status in Canada couldn't hurt. Either that or Canadians shouldn't count as internationals in the US.

Posted by: bighungry | February 23, 2009 4:20 PM | Report abuse

TFC is going to be in some serious trouble when the Canadian National Team plays.

Posted by: TCompton | February 23, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

It seems pretty stupid to me that if the league is in both the US and Canada, both nationalities wouldn't be considered domestic... but whatever.

Posted by: TCompton | February 23, 2009 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Meh. Serioux's versatility and long throw are nice, but he doesn't stand out at any position. In fact, since Wynne is going to be TFC's right back for at least the first half of the season, Serioux will be playing center back, a position he has never looked good at in MLS. If this is an improvement for TFC, it isn't much of one.

Posted by: Chest_Rockwell | February 23, 2009 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Serioux will take off to the Great White North?

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | February 23, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

bighungry: as far as I know, US players do count as internationals on TFC's roster.

Posted by: danboleo | February 23, 2009 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Serioux are ya? Serioux are ya?

Posted by: Kev29 | February 23, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Ahh, the Canucks are flying north! The geese will follow soon - what surer sign could we have that spring will return?

Posted by: Modibo | February 23, 2009 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Did someone say "Canada"?!

"My uncle has a country place
That no one knows about
He says it used to be a farm
Before the Motor Law
And on Sundays I elude the eyes
And hop the Turbine Freight
To far outside the Wire
Where my white-haired uncle waits..."

Posted by: joedoc1 | February 23, 2009 4:58 PM | Report abuse

yes, US players do count as internationals in Canada. last year they operated under the 11+5 rule, no more than 16 non-canadians, of which no more than 11 could be non-americans. i don't know how that number was adjusted for the new roster sizes.

Posted by: joshuaostevens | February 23, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

That just doesn't make sense to me. One it gives Toronto an unfair advantage even if it is a small one. American talent is already watered down because of the salary cap. If we can't keep our best players in the league because we can't pay them what they are worth then we are forced to recruit from other countries or to bring weaker American players into the team. Toronto now gets to play both American and Canadian players without a penalty.

Obviously Toronto hasn't won anything yet so it hasn't made a big difference but now that they are getting more of the decent Canadian players it might start to.

I'd just as soon get rid of the salary cap and international player restrictions. But the NASL pretty much ruined that for us.

Posted by: bighungry | February 23, 2009 5:51 PM | Report abuse

It seems pretty stupid to me that if the league is in both the US and Canada, both nationalities wouldn't be considered domestic... but whatever.

Posted by: TCompton | February 23, 2009 4:25 PM
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It is stupid, and as I recall the NASL did treat both Canadians and Americans as domestic players (NASL had a rule like the one Blatter proposes for European clubs, providing for a minimum of domestic players on the field at any one time).

Using the rule in MLS actually puts Toronto at a huge disadvantage, because the Canadian national program is in such a moribund state. It's even worse, when you consider the seriousness of the Vancouver bid (did I read here that Montreal has withdrawn?). One has to wonder how Vancouver will field an MLS-level team, when the best Canadian players have been locked up by Toronto. The Serioux move is a case in point. That was a move that seemed certain for the last 2 years.

I'm not sure why the rule is what it is, though I suspect it must have come down as a directive from FIFA. From the MLS' perspective, it would not seem to make much sense. The rule needs to be revisited.

Posted by: fischy | February 23, 2009 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Hey folks nice little linky to updated kit numbers on BTB:
http://www.behindthebadge.com/2009/02/jersey-numbers-update.php

Anyone else gonna hook up a #13 PARTY BOY jersey?

Posted by: DadRyan | February 23, 2009 6:32 PM | Report abuse

TFC is going to be in some serious trouble when the Canadian National Team plays.

Posted by: TCompton | February 23, 2009 4:24 PM
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Yeah, but only for the group stages. ;-)

Posted by: Kosh2 | February 24, 2009 9:18 AM | Report abuse

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