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MLS Offseason Moves
March 28th, 2008 6:30AM

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MLS's imports grew during the offseason. Argentina led all countries with seven players -- including former World Cup players Marcelo Gallardo (D.C. United) and Claudio Lopez (Kansas City) -- joining MLS teams. Colombia was next with four players signing with MLS clubs. For all the team-by-team offseason player moves ...

Chicago Fire
In:
Kai Kasiguran
(Messiah College-Supplemental Draft)
Tomasz Frankowski (free agent)
Andy Herron (Puntarenas-Costa Rica)
Peter Lowry (Santa Clara Univ.-SuperDraft)
Patrick Nyarko (Virginia Tech-SuperDraft)
Brandon Prideaux (Colorado Rapids-Waiver Draft)
Austin Washington (Gonzaga Univ.-SuperDraft)
Out:
Chris Armas (retired)
Jeff Curtin (Chicago Fire-Waiver Draft)
Jim Curtin (Chivas USA)
Floyd Franks
Ivan Guerrero (San Jose Earthquakes-expansion draft)
Matt Pickens (QPR-England)
Jordan Russolillo
Osei Telesford
Paulo Wanchope (retired)

Chivas USA
In:
Justin Braun (Olympique Montreux-Utah)
Kraig Chiles
(San Diego State-Supplemental Draft)
Jim Curtin
(Chicago Fire)
Eric Ebert (Houston Dynamo)
Alecko Eskandarian
(Real Salt Lake)
Atiba Harris (Real Salt Lake)
Gerson Mayen (Arsenal FC)
Daniel Paladini
(free agent)
Lance Parker
(Missouri State Univ.)
Keith Savage
(Univ. of West Florida-SuperDraft)
Raphael Wicky
(FC Sion-Switzerland)
Out:
David Arvizu
Desmond Brooks
Preston Burpo (San Jose Earthquakes)
Jason Hernandez (San Jose Earthquakes-expansion draft)
Carlos Llamosa
Rodrigo Lopez
Laurent Merlin
Justin Myers
Ramon Nunez (Olimpia-Honduras)
Orlando Perez
Eder Robles
Erasmo Solorzano

Colorado Rapids
In:
Jose Burciaga
(Kansas City Wizards)
Rafael Gomes (Santa Clara-Portugal)
Christian Gomez
(D.C. United)
Brian Grazier (Saint Louis Univ.-SuperDraft)
Chase Hilgenbrinck (Nublense-Chile)
Ciaran O'Brien (UC Santa Barbara-SuperDraft)
Tim Ward (Columbus Crew)
Cesar Zambrano (UIC-Supplemental Draft
Out:
Jose Cancela
Nico Hernandez
(Columbus Crew)
Chase Hilgenbrinck
Daniel Osorno (Dorados-Mexico)
Brandon Prideaux (Chicago Fire-Waiver Draft)
Tony Sanneh
Zach Thornton (New York Red Bulls)
Clifton Wilmes

Columbus Crew
In:
Kevin Burns (free agent)
Brian Carroll
(San Jose Earthquakes)
Nico Hernandez
(Colorado Rapids)
Andy Iro (UC Santa Barbara-SuperDraft)
George Josten
(Gonzaga Univ.-SuperDraft)
Steven Lenhart
(Azusa Pacific Univ.-SuperDraft)
Ryan Miller (Univ. of Notre Dame-SuperDraft)
Gino Padula
(Montpellier-France)
Kenny Schoeni
(free agent)
Out:
Marcos Gonzalez (Univ. Catolica-Chile)
Ned Grabavoy (San Jose Earthquakes-expansion draft)
Andy Herron (Puntarenas-Costa Rica)
Ben Hunter
Kei Kamara (San Jose Earthquakes)
Brandon Moss (retired)
Andrei Pacheco
Rusty Pierce
Jacob Thomas
Ricardo Virtuoso
Tim Ward (Colorado Rapids)

D.C. United
In:
Jeremy Barlow (Univ. of Virginia)
Pat Carroll
(West Virginia University-SuperDraft)
Jose Carvallo
(Universitario-Peru)
Ryan Cordeiro (Univ. of Connecticut-SuperDraft)
Jeff Curtin (Chicago Fire-Waiver Draft)
Marcelo Gallardo
(Paris SG-France)
Quavas Kirk (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Gonzalo Martinez
(Millonarios-Colombia)
Dane Murphy (free agent)
Franco Niell
(Argentinos Juniors-Argentina)
Brandon Owen (UCLA-Supplemental Draft)
Gonzalo Peralta
(Almirante Brown-Argentina)
Santino Quaranta (New York Red Bulls)
Dan Stratford (West Virginia University-SuperDraft)
James Thorpe (Southern New Hamp. College-Supplemental Draft)
Zach Wells (Houston Dynamo)
Out:
Nicholas Addlery (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Bryan Arguez (Hertha Berlin-Germany)
Bobby Boswell (Houston Dynamo)
Brian Carroll (San Jose Earthquakes-expansion draft)
Shawn Crowe
Stephen DeRoux (Minnesota Thunder)
Christian Gomez (Colorado Rapids)
Josh Gros (retired)
Jerson Monteiro
Mira Mupier
Jay Nolly (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Troy Perkins (Valerenga-Norway)
Brad North
Greg Vanney (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Kiki Willis

FC Dallas
In:
Eric Avila
(UC Santa Barbara-SuperDraft)
Duilio Davino (Club America-Mexico)
Josh Lambo (U.S. U-17 residency-SuperDraft)
Andre Rocha (Atletico Paranaense-Brazil)
Brek Shea
(U.S. U-17 residency-SuperDraft)
Out:

Sebastian Botero (Atletico Huila-Colombia)
Denilson (Palmeiras-Brazil)
Chris Gbandi
(FK Haugesund-Norway)
Sandy Gbandi
Clarence Goodson (San Jose Earthquakes-expansion draft)
Scott Jones
Carlos Ruiz (Los Angeles Galaxy)

Houston Dynamo
In:
Johnny Alcaraz (Westmont College-Supplemental Draft)
Bobby Boswell (D.C. United)
Kyle Brown (Houston Dynamo-Waiver Draft)
Tony Caig (Gretna-Scotland)
Geoff Cameron (Univ. of Rhode Island-SuperDraft)
Franco Caraccio
(Arsenal-Argentina)
Corbin Waller (College of Charleston)
Out:
Ryan Cochrane (San Jose Earthquakes-expansion draft)
Paul Dalglish
Eric Ebert (
Chivas USA)
Kenneth Hoerner
Jordan James
Nate Jaqua (Rheindorf Altach-Austria)
Joseph Ngwenya (Austria Kaernten-Austria)
Zach Wells (D.C. United)

Kansas City Wizards
In:
Roger Espinoza
(Ohio State-SuperDraft)
Jonathan Leathers (Furman Univ.-SuperDraft)
Claudio Lopez (Racing-Argentina)
Matt Marquess (Santa Clara Univ.-SuperDraft)
Rauwshan McKenzie (Michigan State Univ.-SuperDraft)
Chance Myers (UCLA-SuperDraft)
Boris Pardo (Toronto FC)
Ivan Trujillo (Deportivo Cali-Colombia)
Out:
Jose Burciaga (Colorado Rapids)
Edson Edcock
Nick Garcia (San Jose Earthquakes)
Aaron Godbolt
Willy Guadarrama
Will John (Randers FC-Denmark)
Eddie Johnson (Fulham-England)
Chris Konopka
Ryan Raybould

Los Angeles Galaxy
In:
Charles Alamo (UC Riverside-Supplemental Draft)
Ely Allen (Univ. of Washington-SuperDraft)
Celestine Babayaro (Newcastle United-England)
Sean Franklin (Cal State Northridge-SuperDraft)
Michael Gavin (Univ. of Portland-Supplemental Draft)
Bryan Jordan (Portland Timbers-USL)
Brandon McDonald (Univ. of San Francisco-SuperDraft)
Carlos Ruiz (FC Dallas)
Clint Mathis (New York Red Bulls)
Julian Valentin (Wake Forest Univ.-SuperDraft)
Greg Vanney
(D.C. United)
Josh Wicks (Portland Timbers-USL)
Out:
Chris Albright (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Celestine Babayaro
Joe Cannon (San Jose Earthquakes)
Mike Caso
Lance Friesz
Gavin Glinton (San Jose Earthquakes-expansion draft)
Kelly Gray
Ty Harden
(retired)
Kevin Harmse (Toronto FC)
Cobi Jones (retired)
Quavas Kirk (D.C. United)
Kyle Martino
Clint Mathis
(Ergotelis-Greece)
Carlos Pavon
Kyle Veris (Hodd-Norway)

New England Revolution
In:
Chris Albright
(Los Angeles Galaxy)
Sam Brill (free agent)
Mauricio Castro (Olimpia-Honduras)
Kheli Dube (Coastal Carolina Univ.-Supplemental Draft)
Argenis Fernandez (Santos-Costa Rica)
Rob Valentino
(Univ. of San Francisco-SuperDraft)
Spencer Wadsworth (Duke Univ.-SuperDraft)
Out:
Bryan Byrne
Andy Dorman (St. Mirren-Scotland)
Miguel Gonzalez
Marshall Leonard
Chris Loftus
Pat Noonan (Aalesund-Norway)
James Riley (San Jose Earthquakes-expansion draft)
Willie Sims

New York Red Bulls
In:
Danleigh Borman
n (Univ. of Rhode Island-Supplemental Draft)
Oscar Echeverry (Atletico Nacional-Colombia)
John Gilkerson (Winthrop Univ.-Supplemental Draft)
Kevin Mesa (free agent)
Michael Palacio (Stony Brook Univ.-Supplemental Draft)
Caleb Patterson-Sewell (Cleveland City Stars-USL)
David Roth (Northwestern Univ.-SuperDraft)
Ricky Schramm (free agent)
Zach Thornton (Colorado Rapids)
Out:
Sal Caccavale
Blake Camp
Francis Doe
Elie Ikangu
Dema Kovalenko (Real Salt Lake)
Jerrod Laventure
Clint Mathis (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Chris Karcz
Randi Patterson
Markus Schopp (retired)
Joe Vide (San Jose Earthquakes-expansion draft)
Ronald Waterreus (retired)
Santino Quaranta (D.C. United)

Real Salt Lake
In:
Tony Beltran (UCLA-SuperDraft)
Nat Borchers (Odd Grenland-Norway)
Matias Cordoba
(Tigre-Argentina)
Kenny Deuchar (Gretna-Scotland)
David Horst (Old Dominion Univ.-SuperDraft)
Ian Joy (St. Pauli-Germany)
Dema Kovalenko (New York Red Bulls)
Alex Nimo (FC Portland-SuperDraft)
Tino Nunez ((UC Santa Barbara-Supplemental Draft)
Jamilson Olave (Deportivo Cali-Colombia)
Kevin Reiman (Michigan State Univ.-Supplemental Draft)
Brennan Tennelle (UC Santa Barbara-SuperDraft)
Out:
Chris Brown (Portland Timbers)
Kyle Brown (Houston Dynamo-Waiver Draft)
Steven Curfman

Alecko Eskandarian (Chivas USA)
Willis Forko (Vancouver Whitecaps-USL)
Atiba Harris (Chivas USA)
Duke Hashimoto
Christian Jimenez
Ritchie Kotschau
Jean-Martial Kipre (waived)
Chris Lancos
Eddie Pope (retired)
Jack Stewart
Jamie Watson

San Jose Earthquakes
In:
Preston Burpo (Chivas USA)
Joe Cannon (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Brian Carroll (D.C. United-expansion draft)
Ryan Cochrane (Houston Dynamo-expansion draft)
Ramiro Corrales (Brann-Norway)
Nick Garcia
(Kansas City Wizards)
Gavin Glinton (Los Angeles Galaxy-expansion draft)
Clarence Goodson (FC Dallas-expansion draft)
Ned Grabavoy (Columbus Crew-expansion draft)
Ivan Guerrero (Chicago Fire-expansion draft)
Jason Hernandez (Chivas USA-expansion draft)
Kei Kamara (Columbus Crew)
Ronnie O'Brien (Toronto FC)
Chris Pozniak (Toronto FC-expansion draft)
Sean Salinas (Furman Univ.-SuperDraft)
James Riley (New England Revolution-expansion draft)
Joe Vide (New York Red Bulls-expansion draft)
Out:
Brian Carroll (Columbus Crew)
Clarence Goodson (Start IK-Norway)

Toronto FC
In:
Brian Edwards
(Wake Forest-Univ.-SuperDraft)
Kevin Harmse (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Julius James (Univ. of Connecticut-SuperDraft)
Pat Phelan (Wake Forest-Univ.-SuperDraft)
Tyler Rosenlund (Atvidaberg-Sweden)
Jarrod Smith (free agent)
Marco Velez (Puerto Rico Islanders)
Out:
Adam Braz (Montreal Impact)
Maycoll Canizalez
Srdjan Djekanovic
David Guzman
Kevin Harmse (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Stephen Lumley
Cristian Nunez (Montreal Impact)
Ronnie O'Brien (San Jose Earthquakes)
Chris Pozniak (San Jose Earthquakes-expansion draft)
Marco Reda (Charleston Battery)
Kenny Stamatopoulos
(Tromso-Norway)




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