So the Union end up losing a first round pick in the superdraft to have Soumare on the bench for a little less than a year. The Union also lost a bit of allocation money in the deal. This leaves an extremely bad taste in my mouth and makes me think less of the Union FO to give up so much for an opportunity to serve as the guy's rehab facility and then nothing else.
Do any of you think the Union have a chance of recouping anything close to what they gave up Vancouver for Soumare? I personally doubt it, since he's demanded a trade off the team and I doubt many coaches in MLS are inclined to believe that he's any good, seeing as he can't get off the bench in Philadelphia, comes across as a malcontent and the Union have no leverage here (as opposed to Vancouver).
So yeah, am I alone in being really annoyed at the Union staff for making such a poor deal? I imagine there will be some of you who liked the deal at the time who will still support it and stick with Soumare's claim that the Union didn't give him a chance and that he's a great player and all that. But I really can't see how this wasn't a complete waste of allocation money, a draft pick and cap space, three things that are fairly useful in MLS.
A link to the relevant MLS artickle: