While the rest of Major League Soccer was celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday, the Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC were completing a trade that served as the last remnant of Wednesday's flurry of trades and the latest step in a very busy week for Vancouver.
The Whitecaps traded midfielder/defender Nathan Sturgis to Toronto FC for the No. 8 overall pick in the 2011 MLS Draft.
The Whitecaps haven't slowed down yet, having announced the signings of three players from its USSF D-2 team on Friday. Vancouver announced the signing defender Wes Knight and goalkeeper Jay Nolly, as well as the addition of Philippe Davies as its first homegrown player.
Toronto FC come away from its trade with a quality defensive midfielder, though the No. 8 overall pick in 2011 is a much higher price than TFC garnered from San Jose when it unloaded former first-round draft pick (and No. 2 overall pick in 2008) Sam Cronin in mid-season. Toronto dealt away Cronin for allocation money because then-head coach Preki didn't rate Cronin, who became a starter for a San Jose side that reached the Eastern Conference Final.
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