April 19, 2007 Toronto FC acquires Marvell Wynne and Kevin Goldthwaite (from Toronto FC Media Relations)

04/19/2007 3:47PM
Toronto acquires Wynne, Goldthwaite
Houston, New York involved in deals with Toronto
Toronto FC Media Relations

Toronto FC announced two separate deals Thursday; involving the New York Red Bulls, and Houston Dynamo. Midfielder Richard Mulrooney leaves in a trade with the Dynamo for Defender Kevin Goldthwaite and a first round MLS Superdraft pick in 2008. Toronto also receives Defender Marvell Wynne from the Red Bulls in exchange for a partial allocation and a second round MLS Superdraft pick in 2008.

Goldthwaite, 24, begins his third season in MLS after joining the league in 2005 with the San Jose Earthquakes. That season he made three late-season appearances for the Quakes registering his first assist. In 2006, he played in 20 games, starting eight.

"We're excited about him," said Head Coach Mo Johnston, "he's a Senior International....very good on the ball, he's left and he's versatile as well, he can move inside."

Mulrooney was acquired by Toronto March 20th in a trade with FC Dallas. "We're very sad to see him go, " said Johnston, "we spoke numerous times, his wife has a great job in America, and for me, we had to make a quick decision, but he's a class guy, and we're sorry to see him go."

Wynne, a few weeks shy of his 21st birthday, was the first overall selection in the 2006 MLS Superdraft. His rookie season in New York was an impressive one, starting 23 out of 28 games. Two of his three assists that season lead to game winning goals.

"It was important we added some depth to our defence and speed and Marvell brings that, he's probably the fastest guy in the league. He's a young kid, he's strong, he's quick, and he's going to get better in time He's a generation Adidas kid that came through the ranks. We're excited and delighted to have him on board."

Both players have joined the team and have begun training.

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