It looks like the bite in the midfield is going to be back for FC Dallas in 2014. Oscar Pareja has gone out and gotten one of his former players from the Colorado Rapids as FC Dallas has acquired midfielder Hendry Thomas from the Rapids in exchange for allocation money.
The Honduran international joined the Rapids midway through the 2012 season and started the final eight games of that year before claiming 27 starts in 2013 with two goals and one assist for the Rapids. He was a bit part of the midfield for the Rapids as he held guide them into the playoffs.
Thomas made 49 appearances for Wigan Athletic of the English Premier League before joining the Rapids in 2012. Thomas, who will turn 29 later this month, began his career with Club Deportivo Olimpia of the Honduran first division in 2001.
Thomas had been fairly outspoken during his time in Colorado, claiming he wanted Designated Player money a few weeks back. Colorado and Thomas had been working on a new deal but apparently FCD was offering enough allocation money to make a change happen. I don't see any way that FCD got him at a DP-type rate, the club is likely to spend that money now on a striker when the time comes to it.
What do you all make of this move? How do you think he will fit in with Adam Moffat, Peter Luccin and the rest of the midfield? We'll explore that last item later on.