ORLANDO SEAWOLVES SWING TRADE FOR STAR PLAYMAKER
Orlando, FL – Looking to give the offense a boost, the Orlando SeaWolves have acquired midfielder Thiago Freitas from the Harrisburg Heat in exchange for Dylan Hundelt and a player to be named later.
Freitas, a native of Brazil, has led the Heat in scoring in each of his two full MASL seasons. This year the 33-year old had one goal and two assists in four games. Last year, however, he had 11 goals and 26 assists in 22 games. His assist total was third best in the league last season.
Hundelt, a defender, had one goal in his three games with the SeaWolves after spending the last three seasons with the St. Louis Ambush.
“Thiago will help us tremendously,” SeaWolves Head Coach Tom Traxler said. “He has the ability to make big plays and distribute the ball to other playmakers on the field. It’s always tough to let a player like Dylan go, however this trade fits the needs of both clubs.”
Outside of the 12-goal outburst in their first ever win Friday against the expansion Mississauga Metro Stars, the SeaWolves had been held to only eight goals in their first three games including an exhibition win over the Brazilian National Minifootball Team.
Following the Christmas holiday Orlando will return to the practice field to prepare for a Saturday matchup against in state rival, the Florida Tropics. Kickoff from RP Funding Center in Lakeland is slated for 7:05pm.