WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 7: Eric Avila #12 of FC Dallas controls the ball against D.C. United at RFK Stadium on May 7, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
Both Daniel and I have been talking for months that FC Dallas could move Eric Avila at some point to make room for a new addition or to gather some all important allocation money. Well, the club announced Friday that Avila is traveling to Mexico to possibly go on loan with Mexican side CF Atlas Guadalajara, which has expressed interest in acquiring Avila on a six-month loan.
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This is a very interesting move if it does happen. Dallas is able to free up a roster spot while Avila gets the all important time away from the club that he does need. Playing time does concern me a bit with him going to an international side like this but if they are expressing interest in him it could end up meaning a potential buy-out from Dallas to move there permanently. That kind of thing means Dallas could see a small transfer fee come their way.
We wish Avila nothing but the best in this possible loan move too. I've always said he is a favorite of mine and I hope to see him do well down in Mexico if this loan deal goes through.
I would expect this means that if Avila moves Dallas could have an open roster spot to make a deal with the summer transfer window opening up here soon. Doug Quinn and Barry Goreman have both talk recently about how the club will be making moves. This could be something that helps it out.