The full article in the Globe is here
The Revolution have acquired former US national team defender Cory Gibbs in a four-player trade with the Colorado Rapids, a team source confirmed yesterday.
The Revolution sent midfielders Jeff Larentowicz and Wells Thompson to Colorado for goalkeeper Preston Burpo and Gibbs, plus an undisclosed amount of allocation money and a draft pick.
This breaks up the "Dred and Red" combo in the center that Shalrie Joseph and Jeff Larentowicz provided. The other red headed player, Pat Phelan would be a likely candidate to step in for Jeff and continue a "Dred and Red2" combo.
I'll miss Jeff, he played with intensity and skill.
Wells Thompson will be missed. He is developing and this may actually be a good chance for him to get a new start.
Acquiring Preston Burpo definitely fulfills the goal keeper need. Cory Gibbs is a quality defender to help out in back, especially with Heaps retirement and Albright's trade. We have some good young guys there (Barnes, Alston, Igwe, Tierney...) and keeping a mix of experience and youth is a good thing.
Getting close to the start of training camp. Getting closer to the start of the season. Who will be the starting eleven? Can hardly wait to find out.