Hendry Thomas Traded To FC Dallas For Cash

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Spor

The hammer finally dropped on Hendry Thomas, who was traded to FC Dallas on Wednesday evening.

A move that we've been expecting for some time now finally came to pass on Wednesday afternoon, with Hendry Thomas being traded to FC Dallas for a hunk of allocation money.

It's unfortunate to lose Thomas. Though he wasn't quite as consistent or good in his second season as he was in his first partial-season with the Rapids (and he earned a somewhat overblown reputation for dirty play at a few points as well), he was still a precision passer and one of the most important hubs for possession on the entire team, as well as a rock in the center that allowed Nathan Sturgis to be a bit more free-running going forward. Obviously, he chipped in a couple of goals as well.

Thomas had been in the middle of a contract issue, as he was reportedly asking for Designated Player-type cash and the Rapids weren't biting. Thomas made a cool $200,000 in guaranteed compensation last season, and will probably get his salary bumped up in Dallas, a team that weren't facing the same type of cap crunch that the Rapids were going into this off-season. Said cap crunch should be alleviated a bit now with Thomas off the books.

Jose Mari was brought into the preseason likely to act as Thomas' replacement in the future, so it won't be a surprise he's given a full contract some time soon.

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