New FC Dallas manager Oscar Pareja is bringing in one of his former Colorado Rapids players.
Hendry Thomas, a Honduran midfielder who last represented the Bicolor in 2011, was traded to FC Dallas in exchange for allocation money, FC Dallas announced Wednesday. Per MLS policy, terms of the deal were not announced.
“The allocation money that we’ve gotten in this deal will give us flexibility to continue adding strength and depth to our squad,” Rapids Technical Director Paul Bravo said in a news release. “We had negotiated with Hendry during the offseason but ultimately we decided to move in other directions, so we’re glad to get value in return at this point. He was an important part of our team over the last two years, and we want to thank him for his professionalism and contributions to our club.”
Thomas should fill a defensive role that was troublesome for FC Dallas during the 2013 season, though the team does have several other players at the same spot on the roster.
Thomas made 27 starts for Pareja's Rapids team last season, scoring two goals and adding an assist.
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