FC Dallas traded Honduran winger Marvin Chavez to the San Jose Earthquakes on Friday, securing an allocation in the process.
The deal sent Chavez, who enjoyed a standout season in Dallas, to San Jose, where he should slot right in as the team's starting right winger.
Chavez delivered six goals and four assists for FC Dallas, providing a perfect complement on the right wing to Brek Shea's forays from the left flank. Chavez's speed and finishing ability made him a constant threat.
“Marvin was always an outstanding player and we certainly will miss him, but this move allows us to better balance our team,” FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman said in a statement released by the club. “We are losing a solid player, but it’s for the overall benefit of the team. We can strengthen our team in both our back line as well as up front where we really missed having that player who could finish the plays we generated up front last season.”
Dallas is reportedly preparing to lineup some major moves in the off-season, and the allocation money secured by trading Chavez will be put toward those acquisitions.
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