Looking to trade McIntosh, Spirit officials scout a game

November 25, 1995|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,SUN STAFF

The Spirit is trying to trade Franklin McIntosh, the midfielder who was suspended for showing disrespect for coach Dave MacWilliams.

MacWilliams and general manager Drew Forrester last night scouted the Buffalo Blizzard-Chicago Power neutral-site game in New Haven, Conn., with an eye toward trading McIntosh to one of those teams.

"Dave wants to see some of their players," Forrester said, declining to name them. "You can always get a better look when you're not seeing them against your own team."

McIntosh, the Spirit's leading scorer, was suspended by the club for at least one game, tonight's against the Cleveland Crunch at the Baltimore Arena, and was barred from practice this week.

Forrester said McIntosh's "conduct was unacceptable" when he hurled obscenities at MacWilliams during and after last Saturday's victory over Chicago. McIntosh was angered by a strategic decision by MacWilliams late in the game.

McIntosh, 32, in his eighth pro season, is the National Professional Soccer League's No. 3 scorer with 35 points behind Cleveland's Hector Marinaro and Zoran Karic.

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