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Defender Shavar Thomas off to Kansas City

Posted on 30 June 2010 by Breton Bonnette

Not quite Dave Myrie-quick but Jamaican defender Shavar Thomas is off – only four months into the season – to Kansas City for his second stint with the struggling Wizards. Thomas gets the tag of second former Union player.

To many, Thomas was almost a virtual lock for the Union as a starting central defender in the early goings. After all, the veteran has over 25 caps for the Jamaican National Team and over 150 games of Major League Soccer experience working for him. Instead, Piotr Nowak opted for a little bit of pace with Michael Orozco in the middle next to captain Danny Califf. A move that left Shavar entrenched on the bench.

Thomas was last with Kansas City in 2004. In return, the Union picked up allocation money (undisclosed) and a couple of 2nd round SuperDraft picks (one in 2011, one in 2012). Overall, a smart move for the Union as Orozco and Califf have improved each game out as a central partnership. Arrieta and Harvey also have the ability to move inside if need be. Thomas’ hefty salary was a bit much to pay for someone with only 35 minutes of time this season.

What do you think of the move? Sad to see Shavar go? Do you think Coach Nowak is in the market for another centerback?

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Sam Toma Says:

    Fare thee well, Shavar. For some reason, you were never going to fit on this team despite your awesomeness in the abstract.

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