FC Dallas acquires Serioux in exchange for O'Brien
FC Dallas announced that the team has acquired midfielder/defender Adrian Serioux, who was selected by Toronto FC from the Houston Dynamo in Friday's MLS Expansion Draft.
In exchange for Serioux and Toronto's second round pick (14th overall) in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft, FC Dallas parted ways with midfielder Ronnie O'Brien.
"While it was difficult to let Ronnie go, we feel that with this trade we were able to add a key player in Adrian while retaining other valuable components of our team," said FC Dallas general manager Michael Hitchcock. "Adrian is a versatile player who played a pivotal role in Houston winning the MLS Cup, and we're confident that he will play a major role in the future success of this team."
A member of the Canadian national team, Serioux comes to Dallas after winning the 2006 MLS Cup with Houston in his first MLS season. The 27-year-old was used in both central defense and the center of midfield by the Dynamo this season, appearing in 20 games and making 15 starts. He scored one goal for Houston during the regular season and then appeared in all four of his team's postseason games.
Ronnie O'Brien was signed by Dallas in July 2002, and in five seasons, he scored 12 goals and added 35 assists in 101 regular season games played. The 27 year-old was a three-time MLS All-Star and selected to the MLS Best XI in 2004 and 2005.