Jaqua might return to Houston, at least for a little while
Jaqua left Houston during the off season for a spell in Austria, where he put up some great numbers (5 goals in 10 apperiences). Even with these quality results on the pitch, his club decided not to offer him a new contract.
Houston has been chasing him for awhile now, but it looked unlikely until they added a little twist to the offer. As part of this deal, Houston will promise to trade him to Seattle FC for the 2009 season.
Jaqua is from Eugene, Oregon, and very much wants to play in the Northwest.
It is not clear if this trade will be part of the expansion draft.
This is a smart move by Houston as they need another striker. Sure it will hurt losing him to Seattle, however they will have seven months to find a replacement. Who knows, maybe by then Caraccio might be ready to show something.
It is even a smarter deal if this will count towards the expansion draft as then they will not have to worry about losing any other players.