The Columbus Crew and FC Dallas completed a deal Tuesday that sends Trinidad & Tobago international forward Cornell Glen to Columbus in exchange for the Crew's natural second-round pick in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft and a 2005 Youth International slot. Glen will be classified as a Senior International. To make room for Glen on their roster, the Crew waived veteran forward Dante Washington.
"We are excited about the addition of Cornell Glen," said Columbus Crew head coach Greg Andrulis. "Cornell is one of the rising young stars in the CONCACAF region. He is a dynamic forward who can change a game. We look forward to having another quality forward on the team."
A native of Port of Spain, Trinidad, Glen joins his third MLS team since coming to MLS for the 2004 season. Last year he was a member of the MetroStars and saw action in 18 games for the club, scoring six goals and adding two assists. He was then shipped to FC Dallas in exchange for the 12th overall pick of the 2005 SuperDraft, which the Metros used to select 18-year-old defender Tim Ward. Glen never made an appearance for FC Dallas in league play.
Prior to joining the MetroStars, Glen played professionally in his native land with San Juan Jabloteh. He has also appeared for the Trinidad & Tobago national team, scoring one goal for his country.
The release of Washington ends the 34-year-old's third stint with the Crew. In nine MLS seasons Washington accumulated 52 goals and 29 assists in 161 games played, including 111 as a starter. He also scored five goals and added one assist in postseason play.
"I want to thank Dante for his tremendous professionalism and commitment to the Columbus Crew," said Andrulis. "He is a first class individual who has had a positive effect on our team and our community."
Jonathan Nierman is a contributor to MLSnet.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Soccer or its clubs.