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Seattle signs Keller replacement, Union lands Tico
December 7th, 2011 7:23PM

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[MLS TRANSACTIONS] The Seattle Sounders signed 30-year-old Austrian goalkeeper Michael Gspurning as its replacement for the retiring Kasey Keller, and the Philadelphia Union acquired Costa Rican international Josue Martinez from Saprissa. Gspurning has been capped three times by Austria and been one of the top goalies in Greece the past four seasons for Skoda Xanthi. Martinez, 21, has scored 18 tallies in 43 appearances for Saprissa and two goals in 11 games for Costa Rica's national team. For all the MLS offseason player movement ...

CHICAGO FIRE
IN:
Orr Barouch (permanent transfer, Tigres/MEX)
Jay Nolly (Chicago)
OUT:
Jon Conway (option declined)
Alec Dufty (option declined)
Baggio Husidic (option declined)
Cristian Nazarit (released)
Gabriel Ferrari (released)

CHIVAS USA
IN:
Ryan Smith (Sporting KC)
James Riley (Montreal)
Arturo Alvarez (Real Salt Lake)
OUT:
Zarek Valentin (Montreal)
Gerson Mayen (Montreal)
Justin Braun (Montreal)
Paulo Nagamura (Sporting KC)
Andrew Boyens (option declined)
Chukwudi Chijindu (option declined)
Simon Elliott (free agent)
Zach Thornton (option declined)
Mariano Trujillo (option declined)

COLORADO RAPIDS
OUT:
Sanna Nyassi (Montreal)
Mike Holody (option declined)

COLUMBUS CREW
IN:
Carlos Mendes (Columbus)
OUT:
Josh Gardner (Montreal)
Santiago Prim (waived)
Dejan Rusmir (waived)
Andres Mendoza (option declined)
Jeff Cunningham (option declined)
Alex Riggs (option declined)
Kevin Burns (option declined)
Ben Sippola (option declined)

D.C. UNITED
IN:
Robbie Russell (Real Salt Lake)
OUT:
Brandon Barklage (option declined)
Marc Burch (option declined)
Steve Cronin (option declined)
Devon McTavish (option declined)
Joseph Ngwenya (option declined)
Santino Quaranta (option declined)
Clyde Simms (option declined)
Jed Zayner (option declined)
Charlies Davies (loan return, Sochaux/FRA)

FC DALLAS
OUT:
Edson Edward (waived)
Jeremy Hall (Toronto FC)
Maykel Galindo (option declined)
Maicon Santos (option declined)

HOUSTON DYNAMO
IN:
Luiz Camargo (permanent transfer, Parana/BRA)
OUT:
Brian Ching (Montreal)
Francisco Navas Cobos (waived)
Evan Newton (waived)
Hunter Freeman (option declined)
Jason Garey (option declined)
Eddie Robinson (option declined)

LOS ANGELES GALAXY
OUT:
Gregg Berhalter (retired)
Donovan Ricketts (Montreal)
Frankie Hejduk (option declined)
Dasan Robinson (option declined)

MONTREAL IMPACT
IN:
Nelson Rivas (Inter Milan, Italy)
Evan Bush GK (Montreal NASL)
Hassoun Camara (Montreal NASL)
Sinisa Ubiparipovic (Montreal NASL)
Brian Ching (Houston)
Zarek Valentin (Chivas USA)
Justin Mapp (Philadelphia)
Bobby Burling (San Jose)
Jeb Brovsky (Vancouver)
Collen Warner (Real Salt Lake)
Josh Gardner (Columbus)
Sanna Nyassi (Colorado)
Seth Sinovic (Sporting KC)
James Riley (Seattle)
Tyson Wahl (Seattle)
Gerson Mayen (Chivas USA)
Justin Braun (Chivas USA)
Bryan Arguez (Ft. Lauderdale Strikers)
Davy Arnaud (Sporting KC)
Donovan Ricketts (Los Angeles)
Ian Westlake (Montreal NASL)
Miguel Montano (permanent transfer/Seattle)
OUT:
James Riley (Chivas USA)
Seth Sinovic (Sporting KC)
Ryan Pore (option declined)

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
IN:
Danleigh Borman (Toronto FC)
OUT:
Alan Koger (waived)
Otto Loewy (waived)
Andrew Sousa (waived)
Ryan Cochrane (option declined)
Kheli Dube (option declined)
Pat Phelan (option declined)
Franco Coria (loan return, Chacarita Juniors/ARG)
Milton Caraglio (loan return, Rosario Central/ARG)
Moncerf Zerka (waived)
Rajko Lekic (waived)

NEW YORK RED BULLS
IN:
Connor Lade (St. John's Univ.)
OUT:

Alex Horwath (waived)
Mychel Jones (waived)
Tyler Lassiter (waived)
Marcos Paullo (waived)
John Rooney (waived)
Teddy Schneider (waived)
Chris Albright (option declined)
Bouna Coundoul (option declined)
Carlos Mendes (Columbus)

PHILADELPHIA UNION
IN:
Nizar Khalfan (Vancouver)
Josue Martinez (Saprissa/CRC)
OUT:
Justin Mapp (Montreal)
Juan Diego Gonzalez (waived)
Thorne Holder (waived)
Chase Harrison (option declined)
Stefani Miglioranzi (option declined)

PORTLAND TIMBERS
OUT:
Kevin Goldthwaite (retired)
Adin Brown (option declined)
Rodrigo Lopez (option declined)
Peter Lowry (option declined)
Spencer Thompson (option declined)
Brian Umony (option declined)

REAL SALT LAKE
OUT:
Collen Warner (Montreal)
Tim Melia (waived)
Robby Russell (D.C. United)
Jean Alexandre (San Jose)
Arturo Alvarez (Chivas USA)
Blake Wagner (option declined)
Nelson Gonzalez (option declined)
Rauwshan McKenzie (option declined)
Andy Williams (retired)

SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES
IN:
Shea Salinas (Vancouver)
Jean Alexandre (Real Salt Lake)
OUT:

Bobby Burling (Montreal)
Bobby Convey (Sporting KC)
Chris Leitch (option declined)
Andre Luiz (option declined)
Jacob Peterson (option declined)
Scott Sealy (option declined)
Andrew Weber (option declined)

SEATTLE SOUNDERS
IN:
Michael Gspurning (Skoda Xanthi/GRE)
OUT:
Kasey Keller  (retired)
James Riley (Montreal)
Tyson Wahl (Montreal)
Terry Boss (retired)
Taylor Graham (retired)
Nate Jaqua (option declined)
Pat Noonan (option declined)
Miguel Montano (Montreal)

SPORTING KC
IN:
Seth Sinovic (Montreal)
Paulo Nagamura (Chivas USA)
Bobby Convey (San Jose)
OUT:
Ryan Smith (Chivas USA)
Seth Sinovic (Montreal)
Scott Lorenz (waived)
Jeferson (waived)
Craig Rocastle (waived)
Milos Stojcev (waived)
Davy Arnaud (Montreal)
Shavar Thomas (option declined)

TORONTO FC
IN:
Jeremy Hall (D.C. United)
OUT:
Matt Gold (waived)
Demitrius Omphroy (waived)
Kyle Davies (waived)
Leandre Griffit (waived)
Javier Martina (waived)
Eddy Viator (waived)
Gianluca Zavarise (waived)
Danleigh Borman (New England)

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
IN:
Bryce Alderson (homegrown)
Lee Young-Pyo (Al-Hilal/RSA)
OUT:
Jeb Brovsky (Montreal)
Alex Morfaw (waived)
Nizar Khalfan (waived)
Bilal Duckett (waived)
Omar Elmasri (loan return, Tigres/MEX)
Shea Salinas (San Jose)
Greg Janicki (option declined)
Jonathan Leathers (free agent)
Jay Nolly (Chicago)
Peter Vagenas (option declined)



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