Toronto FC blog is reporting that Toronto FC has signed Danny Dichio. I agree that it stands to reason that Buddle or more likely Conor Casey looks expendable at this point. It doesn't seem likely that the Rapids are looking to trade Ugo Ihemelu. They coaching staff were excited to be able to bring in both him and Herculez Gomez in the Joe Cannon trade in the off-season. Ugo brings some pace to the back line that they sorely lacked last year and is arguably a future US Mens National Team player. As for the Rapids need for a new forward, Clavijo does seem to like having a big brute up top in the middle. Roberto "El Bombardo" Brown fills that role. He doesn't have the upside that Casey has but he does look adequate for the MLS and at likely at a salarly a lot less than Casey's. The question is, who is looking for a striker? As Ives points out, New York Red Bulls are in talks with Juan Pablo Angel. But NYRB and Aston Villa haven't been able to come to terms on a transfer fee. Bruce Arena's worked with Conor Casey in the past with the USMNT. Could he be interested? Beyond that it's not clear which teams in the MLS would be interested. The Fire seem a bit up top with only Rolfe, Barret and Carr up top. They also are lacking some size up there much like Chivas.