Ahead of tonight’s friendly against Tottenham Hotspur, the Toronto FC announced the acquisition of Warren Creavalle from the Houston Dynamos. The American, originally selected 37th overall in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, has made 60 appearances in the MLS (including the playoffs), while scoring three goals and adding two assists.
Capable of playing in different positions, the 23-year old also adds more depth to midfield. At the same time, however, his arrival will likely bring questions about the long-term future of Jeremy Hall.
GM Tim Bezbatchenko spoke to the media about the move: “Warren is a player that we have been watching closely for some time now and we feel his versatility will be a welcomed addition to our club. Houston expressed interest in switching allocation positions so combined with our interest in Warren this move was a win-win for both clubs.”
To clinch the deal for Creavalle, Toronto FC also agreed to exchange allocation rankings, as well as sending allocation money to Houston. TFC now holds 14th position, while Houston used their newly acquired number one spot to bring in American international DaMarcus Beasley as a designated player.