UPDATE AT 9:28 P.M.: Jose de Jesus Ortiz has an update on the Soccer y Futbol blog at this link here. Key takeaway:
In trades, people often wonder which team got the better end of the deal.
Heck, a Montreal radio reporter just asked me that question for his show. He didn’t seem to like my answer. I said it was a win-win-win situation. He argued that fans in Montreal won’t think the Impact won.
And the main Chronicle story is here. Check it out.
Now back to the earlier post:
According to JdJO's sources, a deal between the Impact and Dynamo has been reached to send Forward Brian Ching back to the Houston Dynamo. And exactly what did the Houston Dynamo give up to get him back? Was it Andre Hainault and a forward to be named later? Perhaps they gave up the newly acquired Kandji? Nope. The Montreal Impact end up with a 2013 MLS SuperDraft Pick from the Houston Dynamo.
Well, then. Looks like the Front Office is damn good at what they do, and we should all just sit and admire their perseverance to get the deal done on THEIR terms, not the Impact's. So much for Andre Hainault, or any other player for that matter. Really, when you break down what the Impact are getting, even if Allocation Funds and an International Roster spot were to be included...
The L'Impact failed. Epically. And Jesse Marsch continues to remain looking like a d-bag. Way to go Jesse. Way to make a real statement move....And the Dynamo fans rejoice.
Kudos to Dominic Kinnear, Chris Canetti and Brian Ching who worked hard to get this done. It hasn't been easy by any stretch. — Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) February 16, 2012
For full story on Ching trade go to chron.com. The Impact will get a draft pick in 2013.— Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) February 16, 2012
Sources tell Chronicle a deal to send Brian Ching back to Dynamo is reached, pending league approval. More to come on chron.com— Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) February 16, 2012
And finally, here's the best one yet:
The good news just keeps on flowing:
Also, barring something crazy and unforeseen, I expect Ching's likely going to be at practice tomorrow with the Dynamo.— Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) February 16, 2012
#dynamo President Chris Canetti " We are working into the night to wrap it up "— Randy McIlvoy (@RandyMcIlvoy) February 16, 2012
Hey Jesse Marsch, "Ching Chingery, Ching Ching, Cheru, we get Brian Ching and he says **** you!"— James H (@nobius) February 16, 2012