Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Galaxy retains Juninho, Findley returns to RSL
January 16th, 2013 5:06PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  african nations cup, americans abroad, argentina

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS TRANSACTIONS] Two Western Conference powers completed deals to solidify themselves at key positions for the future. The champion Los Angeles Galaxy reached an agreement with Brazil's Sao Paulo for the permanent transfer of Juninho, who has spent the last three seasons on loan. Real Salt Lake acquired the rights to former striker Robbie Findley from the Portland Timbers following his return from England, where he spent two seasons at Nottingham Forest.

Juninho, rated No. 1 in the 2012 Soccer America positional rankings for central defenders, is only 24 but has already appeared in 87 regular-season games, scoring 13 goals while adding eight assists.

He set career-highs in 2012 by appearing in 32 regular season games while adding seven goals and four assists. He provided the cross for Omar Gonzalez to head in the equalizer in the Galaxy's 3-1 MLS Cup win over Houston.

He has four goals in 10 Concacaf Champions League appearances to make him the club’s all-time leading scorer in the competition.

The 27-year-old Findley, third in Real Salt Lake history with 29 goals in four seasons, left after 2010 to move to the English Championship.

Portland, which received allocation money for Findley, selected the speedy forward in the expansion draft in November 2010, thereby acquiring his rights and forcing RSL to deal with them in order to bring him back to Salt Lake.

Findley scored in RSL's 2009 MLS Cup triumph and played on the USA's 2010 World Cup team but struggled to get playing time in England.
 
“RSL has played a huge role in my career and I’m very excited to be back in Utah,” Findley said in a statement. “RSL is a team that is consistently at the top of the table and always has plenty of talent. Jason Kreis and the coaching staff are very dedicated and know what it takes to be successful. I’m very ready to get back into Rio Tinto Stadium and enjoy the phenomenal atmosphere that our supporters bring to every game.”

Wednesday:
-- CHICAGO acquired midfielder Jeff Larentowicz and the No. 30 pick in the 2013 SuperDraft from COLORADO for the No. 11 pick in the 2013 SuperDraft, allocation money and a 2013 international slot.
 -- LOS ANGELES signed
Brazilian midfielder Juninho on a permanent transfer from Sao Paulo (Brazil).
-- REAL SALT LAKE acquired the rights to forward Robbie Findley (ex-Nottingham Forest) from PORTLAND for allocation money.

Tuesday:
-- PHILADELPHIA sent Colombian defender Carlos Valdes to Inde. Santa Fe (Colombia) on a year-long loan.
-- TORONTO signed Brazilian midfielder Julio Cesar (ex-Sporting Kansas City) as a free agent.



1 comment
  1. Daniel Clifton
    commented on: January 17, 2013 at 9:26 a.m.
    Smart move by the Galaxy to make a permanent move for Juninho.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Alvarado headed to Santos for Torneo Clausura    
Ventura Alvarado is back in the starting lineup at Mexican giant Club America, which tied Necaxa, ...
U.S. Abroad: Gooch faces three-month layoff    
Sunderland's Lynden Gooch, who made his English Premier League debut in August and U.S. national team ...
What They're Saying: Roberto Assis    
"It is a very difficult time. Later on, if there is a contact, we can talk. ...
Women's College Cup: Upstarts battle former champs    
The Division I women's season is down to its final weekend. Georgetown and West Virginia are ...
MLS Cup Countdown: Stars escape major injuries    
Both MLS Cup finalists had key players limp off in the second legs of the conference ...
MLS Preseason: Tournaments set at three sites    
The 2016 MLS season doesn't wrap up for another week, but teams are already finalizing plans ...
What They're Saying: Gareth Southgate    
"The days are gone from when I was younger where we did have beers after a ...
MLS Moves: Minnesota signs first two players    
MLS expansion team Minnesota United signed a pair of defenders -- Justin Davis and Kevin Venegas ...
Video Pick: Walcott controls ball dropped from 111 feet    
Arsenal's Theo Walcott has entered the Guinness World Records by controlling a ball dropped from 111 ...
MLS Awards: Pareja nips Mastroeni for Coach of the Year    
Sometimes the third time really is the charm. In his third year at the helm of ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives