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Seattle and San Jose sign international defenders
December 30th, 2011 12:04AM
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[MLS TRANSACTIONS]The Seattle Sounders signed Swedish international defender Adam Johansson from IFK Gothenburg to a multi-year contract. The San Jose Earthquakes acquired Honduran international defender Victor Bernardez, who spent three seasons with Belgian giant Anderlecht before playing for Lierse (Belgium) and Indios (Mexico) while on loan. The Houston Dynamo is the sixth stop for 24-year-old Nathan Sturgis, whom it picked up from Toronto FC. For all the offseason player movement ...

CHICAGO FIRE
IN:
Orr Barouch (permanent transfer, Tigres/MEX)
Jay Nolly (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Kheli Dube (New England Revolution)
OUT:
Jon Conway (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Alec Dufty (option declined)
Baggio Husidic (Colorado Rapids)
Cristian Nazarit (released)
Gabriel Ferrari (released)

CHIVAS USA
IN:
Ryan Smith (Sporting KC)
James Riley (Montreal Impact)
Arturo Alvarez (Real Salt Lake)
Oswaldo Minda (Dep. Quito/ECU)
OUT:
Zarek Valentin (Montreal Impact)
Gerson Mayen (Montreal Impact)
Justin Braun (Montreal Impact)
Paulo Nagamura (Sporting KC)
Andrew Boyens (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Chukwudi Chijindu (option declined)
Simon Elliott (free agent)
Zach Thornton (option declined)
Mariano Trujillo (option declined)

COLORADO RAPIDS
IN:
Baggio Husidic (Chicago Fire)
Hunter Freeman (Houston Dynamo)
OUT:

Sanna Nyassi (Montreal Impact)
Mike Holody (option declined)
Baggio Husidic (Hammarby/SWE)

COLUMBUS CREW
IN:
Carlos Mendes (New York Red Bulls)
Matt Lampson (homegrown: Ohio State Univ.)
OUT:
Josh Gardner (Montreal Impact)
Santiago Prim (waived)
Dejan Rusmir (waived)
Andres Mendoza (Atlante/MEX)
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 (Seattle Sounders)
Steve Cronin (option declined)
Devon McTavish (retired)
Joseph Ngwenya (option declined)
Santino Quaranta (retired)
Clyde Simms (New England Revolution)
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)
Marvin Chavez (San Jose Earthquakes)

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

LOS ANGELES GALAXY
IN:
Andrew Boyens (Chivas USA)
Chris Leitch (San Jose Earthquakes)
Pat Noonan (Seattle Sounders)
Jon Conway (Chicago Fire)
Marcelo Sarvas (Alajuelense/CRC)
Jose Villarreal (homegrown: Los Angeles Galaxy acad.)
Nick Noble (Ljungskile/SWE)
OUT:
Gregg Berhalter (retired)
Donovan Ricketts (Montreal Impact)
Juninho (loan return, Sao Paulo/BRA)

MONTREAL IMPACT
IN:
Nelson Rivas (Inter Milan/ITA)
Evan Bush (Montreal NASL)
Hassoun Camara (Montreal NASL)
Sinisa Ubiparipovic (Montreal NASL)
Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo)
Zarek Valentin (Chivas USA)
Justin Mapp (Philadelphia Union)
Bobby Burling (San Jose Earthquakes)
Jeb Brovsky (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Collen Warner (Real Salt Lake)
Josh Gardner (Columbus Crew)
Sanna Nyassi (Colorado Rapids)
Seth Sinovic (Sporting KC)
James Riley (Seattle Sounders)
Tyson Wahl (Seattle Sounders)
Gerson Mayen (Chivas USA)
Justin Braun (Chivas USA)
Bryan Arguez (Ft. Lauderdale Strikers)
Davy Arnaud (Sporting KC)
Donovan Ricketts (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Ian Westlake (Montreal NASL)
Miguel Montano (permanent transfer, Seattle Sounders)
Greg Sutton (New York Red Bulls)
Patrice Bernier (Lyngby/DEN)
Felipe Martins (FC Lugano/SWI)
OUT:
James Riley (Chivas USA)
Seth Sinovic (Sporting KC)
Ryan Pore (option declined)

NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION
IN:
Danleigh Borman (Toronto FC)
Nate Jaqua (Seattle Sounders)
Clyde Simms (D.C. United)
OUT:
Alan Koger (waived)
Otto Loewy (waived)
Andrew Sousa (waived)
Ryan Cochrane (option declined)
Kheli Dube (Chicago Fire)
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 (homegrown: 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 Crew)
Greg Sutton (Montreal Impact)

PHILADELPHIA UNION
IN:
Nizar Khalfan (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Josue Martinez (Saprissa/CRC)
Jimmy McLaughlin (homegrown: Colgate Univ.)
Gabriel Gomez (La Equidad/PAN)
Porfirio Lopez (Dalian Haichang/CHN)
OUT:
Justin Mapp (Montreal Impact)
Juan Diego Gonzalez (waived)
Thorne Holder (waived)
Chase Harrison (option declined)
Stefani Miglioranzi (option declined)

PORTLAND TIMBERS
IN:
Jose Adolfo Valencia (Inde. Santa Fe/COL)
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 Impact)
Tim Melia (waived)
Robby Russell (D.C. United)
Jean Alexandre (San Jose Earthquakes)
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 Whitecaps)
Jean Alexandre (Real Salt Lake)
Marvin Chavez (FC Dallas)
Victor Bernardez (Anderlecht/BEL)
OUT:
Bobby Burling (Montreal Impact)
Bobby Convey (Sporting KC)
Chris Leitch (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Andre Luiz (option declined)
Jacob Peterson (option declined)
Scott Sealy (option declined)
Andrew Weber (option declined)

SEATTLE SOUNDERS
IN:
Michael Gspurning (Skoda Xanthi/GRE)
Marc Burch (D.C. United)
Adam Johansson (IFK Gothenburg/SWE)
OUT:
Kasey Keller  (retired)
James Riley (Montreal Impact)
Tyson Wahl (Montreal Impact)
Terry Boss (retired)
Taylor Graham (retired)
Nate Jaqua (New England Revolution)
Pat Noonan (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Miguel Montano (Montreal Impact)
Erik Friberg (Malmo/SWE)

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

TORONTO FC
IN:
Jeremy Hall (D.C. United)
Reggie Lambe (Ipswich Town/ENG)
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 Revolution)
Nathan Sturgis (Houston Dynamo)

VANCOUVER WHITECAPS
IN:
Bryce Alderson (homegrown: Vancouver Whitecaps acad.)
Lee Young-Pyo (Al-Hilal/RSA)
Lee Nguyen (Becamex Binh Duong/VIE)
Matt Watson (Carolina Railhawks)
OUT:
Jeb Brovsky (Montreal Impact)
Alex Morfaw (waived)
Nizar Khalfan (waived)
Bilal Duckett (waived)
Omar Elmasri (loan return, Tigres/MEX)
Shea Salinas (San Jose Earthquakes)
Greg Janicki (option declined)
Jonathan Leathers (free agent)
Jay Nolly (Chicago Fire)
Peter Vagenas (option declined)



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