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Transaction Tales: Which MLS Teams Made the Right Moves Ahead of the 2013 Regular Season?

By Robert Jonas




COMMERCE CITY, CO - OCTOBER 27: Omar Cummings #14 of the Colorado Rapids in action against the Houston Dynamo at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on October 27, 2012 in Commerce City, Colorado
COMMERCE CITY, CO - OCTOBER 27: Omar Cummings #14 of the Colorado Rapids in action against the Houston Dynamo at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on October 27, 2012 in Commerce City, Colorado

Head coach Dominic Kinnear had his Dynamo team playing in the MLS Cup final two seasons in a row, only to see them fall to the LA Galaxy in consecutive trips to The Home Depot Center. Whereas the team was limited offensively in 2011, last year saw Houston enlist the duo of Oscar Boniek Garcia and Ricardo Clark in the midfield and enjoy the emergence of Will Bruin at forward. This year, with a preseason trade of Jamaican forward Omar Cummings from Colorado bringing an experienced speedster up top to complement third year target forward Bruin, the Dynamo start the season as favorites in the Eastern Conference.