There's an interesting potential trade being reported right now on Twitter involving RBNY and Aurelien Collin. RBNY could definitely use some help on defense. The defending Supporters Shield winners have conceded a league high 17 goals in their first eight matches and desperately need reinforcements to a back-line that has yet to recover from the off season sale of standout center back Matt Miazga.
Collin certainly comes with an impressive MLS resume. The 30 year old French-Venezuelan was a 2012 MLS Best XI defender and named MVP of the 2013 MLS Cup final. His Major League Soccer spans six seasons, with Collin making 137 appearances and scoring 13 goals.
Collin has only seen the field twice this season for Orlando City, and they would certainly be interested in offloading his estimated 500k salary with David Mateos already eating up a significant amount of cap space on the bench. Collin is on the last year of his current contract, and RBNY are reported to be picking up around $250k of a cap hit.
So what is this going to cost RBNY? According to Brian Lewis at the NY Post, RBNY will be giving up a conditional 4th round pick for Collin’s services.
While this hasn't been officially announced it could potentially be a shrewd move for all parties involved and would make a lot of sense.
So Ali Curtis gets a starting CB on last year of deal for about $250k on cap and a fourth round pick. Good deal. Collin will perform well.— Paul Tenorio (@PaulTenorio) April 29, 2016