Thursday, August 14, 2008
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In Atlanta's third roster move of the past week, the Silverbacks traded forward Ansu Toure to the Miami FC Blues on Wednesday in exchange for Sean Cameron.
"We enjoyed Ansu Toure and are sorry to see him go, but we are excited about the acquisition of Sean Cameron," Atlanta coach Jason Smith said. "Miami had wanted (Toure) real bad, and they just kept upping the ante. They finally made us an offer we couldn't refuse."
Toure scored six goals and added three assists in 19 games for the Silverbacks this year, including two goals Sunday that led to him being named to USL's Team of the Week.
Cameron, a 6-foot-1, 175-pound midfielder, will be out for a little more than a week with a broken jaw. Smith said he could have started training with the team in a week, but the Silverbacks will be out of town on a road trip to Montreal and Rochester.
With the departure of Toure, Jerson Monteiro and Rodridgo Rios will among the players looked upon to help league-leading scorer Macoumba Kandji put balls in the back of the net. Smith also plans to see how newly acquired forward Aaron Paye works into the mix.
The move, which is pending United States Soccer Federation approval, comes on the heels of Atlanta's signing of defender Brent Sancho. The club also recently traded forward Nathan Knox to Minnesota for Paye.