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Fri Jul 25 2008

Barrett To Toronto, McBride Coming Home

Looks like the Brian McBride transfer saga has resolved ridiculously in the Chicago Fire's favor. Beleaguered Fire forward Chad Barrett will be moving to Toronto in exchange to the rights to McBride. There will also be a first round pick and "future considerations for Toronto." With McBride on his way to the Olympics, chances are we won't see him in a Fire shirt until mid-to-late August, but when he arrives I think the partnership with Chris Rolfe will be mind-blowing. I'm kind of going to miss Barrett and I wish him well, but the Fire definitely gave up a lot less than I thought they'd have to.

Also, Blanco was named MVP of the All-Star Game, if you go in for that kind of thing.

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