Does New York City F.C. have anything else up it’s sleeve this year in regards to fixing up this squad? Does Patrick Vieira have any last minute requests for Claudio Reyna? If he does, he better put them in before 1 a.m. tonight or he’ll have to wait until the summer.
MLS‘ primary transfer window will be shutting down in hours and any teams that want to make moves, have to make them now. The window opened up on February 18th and we’ve seen some deals happen from NYCFC.
On March 11th, the club said it’s goodbyes to midfielder Andrew Jacobson as they sent him packing to the Vancouver Whitecaps for Targeted Allocation Money. Within two weeks, NYCFC traded that money for an International Slot, possibly for Jack Harrison when he arrives off the disabled list.
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In the window, teams have the right to players, allocation money, draft picks and any other assets. Due to the location of the headquarters in Chicago, New York has until 1 a.m. to put in it’s requests.
We’ve seen the board shuffle around draft picks and trade them away, evidently none of those deals have worked out. The 2016 Superdraft was the evidence as they only had one pick and the other ones were traded away for players that are no longer part of the club.
There was some light talk in the beginning of the season that Kwadwo Poku could be traded because of his inactivity on the pitch. Those rumors were put to rest as soon as he stepped on the field.
At the moment, Vieira seems to be happy with his club and might feel the chemistry is growing, especially on a two game winning streak. A deal that would consist of players between NYCFC or any other MLS club might be unlikely at this time.
Expect maybe a trade that consists of Allocation money and draft picks, nothing more than that.
If NYCFC does miss it’s chance to make any moves, the secondary window opens up on the nation’s Independence Day, July 4th.