Paul Cannell, the benched Washington soccer striker, said last night that he wnated to be traded at the end of the season. "I think" he ventured, "you've seen my last game as a Dimplomat."
Cannell, the club's alltime leading scorer, was informed by Coach Gordon Bradley when he arrived at the stadium last night for the game with Tampa Bay that he would not be dressing.
"i told Paul I didn't think he had been playing well," Bradley said. "He hasn't been scoring and he hasn't been at full strength in the air, jumping. I thought he took it very well. We had a good talk."
Watching the game from the box of Jack Krumpe, Madison Square Garden vice president, Cannell did not appear to be taking it that well.
"i haven't scored in four games but I'm not playing bably," he said. "Scoring goals is a lot of luck and I haven't been lucky lately.
"i told Gordon I had problems with some things here and that I thought I might want to start somewhere else next season. After tonight, I don't expelt to get back in the lineup."
Bobby Stokes, who replaced Cannell in the front line, scored three goals to lead the Dips' 5-1 victory and Bradley said Stokers would definitely start Sunday againslt Toronto.
Cannell, who has scored 37 goals in three seasons as a Diplomat, including 10 this season, underwent surgery in the offseason for shin splints.