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Marquez headed back to Mexico after 13 seasons abroad
December 14th, 2012 12:04AM

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[MLS TRANSACTIONS] Rafael Marquez's days with the New York Red Bulls are officially over. The club gave him his release so he could sign with Leon in Mexico, where he returns after 13 years in France, Spain and MLS. Sporting Kansas City completed its third deal of the week when it signed 21-year-old Cameroonian defender Yann Songo'o, whose brother, Franck, plays for the Portland Timbers and father, Jacques, starred in France and Spain. For all this week's moves ...

Thursday:
COLUMBUS signed midfielder Wil Trapp (Univ. of Akron) to homegrown contract.
NEW YORK
released Mexican defender Rafael Marquez.
SPORTING KC signed Cameroonian defender Yann Songo'o (ex-Pobla de Mafumet) as free agent.

Other:
Mexican defender Rafael Marquez (ex-New York) signed with Leon (Mexico).

Wednesday:
PORTLAND acquired Jamaican forward Ryan Johnson and Serbian goalie Milos Kocic from TORONTO FC from goalie Joe Bendik, Portland’s highest first-round pick in the 2013 SuperDraft and allocation money.
PORTLAND acquired the No. 2 spot in the allocation order from CHIVAS USA for the No. 3 spot in the allocation order and either an international slot for the 2013 season or a second-round draft pick in the 2013 SuperDraft if Portland acquires a second-round pick.
SPORTING KC acquired defender Ike Opara from SAN JOSE for Sporting KC's natural second-round pick in the 2013 SuperDraft.

Other:
Defender Carlos Mendes (ex-Columbus) signed with New York Cosmos.

Tuesday:
FC DALLAS signed French midfielder Peter Luccin (ex-Lausanne) as free agent.
LOS ANGELES signed defender Oscar Sorto (Los Angeles U-17/18s) to homegrown contract.
NEW YORK signed goalie Santiago Castano (New York U-17/18s) and forward Amando Moreno (New York U-17/18s) to homegrown contracts.
SPORTING KC acquired midfielder Benny Feilhaber from NEW ENGLAND for allocation money, Sporting KC's natural first-round pick in the 2014 SuperDraft and natural second-round pick in the 2015 SuperDraft.



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