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Michel, Earnshaw and Bieler make impact
April 29th, 2013 11:54PM
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[MLS IMPORT WATCH] MLS's primary transfer window -- which ends Monday -- traditionally doesn't attract the big names that sign in the summer following the end of the European season -- the secondary window runs July 9-Aug. 8 --  but several first-year imports have already had an impact this season.

Brazilian veteran Michel has solidified the midfield of surprise runaway Western Conference leader FC Dallas. Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC) and Claudio Bieler (Sporting KC) rank among MLS's top goalscorers, while Diego Valeri (Portland), is one of the few new playmakers to have stamped his mark on the new season.

Mexicans Joaquin Velazquez, who had not played since 2010, and Mario De Luna andEdgar Mejia, both on on loan from Chivas de Guadalajara, are regulars at Chivas USA, whose position in the top half of the Western Conference standings has been this season's shocker.

For a look at the 23 foreign imports who have played at least half their games in their first season in MLS ...

Country Breakdown:
3 Argentina
3 Brazil
3 England
3 Mexico
2 Italy
2 Mali
1 France
1 Japan
1 Peru
1 Portugal
1 Scotland
1 Uruguay
1 Wales

2013 MLS Imports:
MIN/TOTAL PLAYER (COUNTRY), CLUB
794/810 Claudio Bieler (Argentina), Sporting KC, 4 goals
780/810 Michel
(Brazil), FC Dallas, 1 assist
720/720 Joaquin Velazquez (Mexico), Chivas USA, 1 goal
720/810 Raul Fernandez(Peru), FC Dallas, 1.13 GAA
719/720 Glauber (Brazil), Columbus, 1 goal
707/720 Robert Earnshaw (Wales) Toronto FC, 5 goals
706/720 Andrew Driver(Scotland), Houston, 1 goal, 2 assists
675/720 Nigel Reo-Coker(England), Vancouver
670/720 Mario De Luna (Mexico), Chivas USA, 1 goal
654/720 Hogan Ephraim (England) Toronto FC
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640/720 Mikael Silvestre(France), Portland
630/620 Jose Goncalves (Portugal) New England
617/720 Edgar Mejia (Mexico), Chivas USA, 1 goal
562/900Juninho (Brazil) New York, 2 assists
555/720 Agustin Viana (Uruguay), Columbus
543/720 Diego Valeri(Argentina), Portland, 2 goals, 1 assist
541/720 Daigo Kobayashi(Japan), Vancouver, 1 goal, 1 assist
540/630 Carlo Cudicini (Italy), LA Galaxy, 0.67 GAA
450/540 Djimi Traore(Mali), Seattle
420/630 Andres Romero (Argentina) Montreal, 1 goal, 1 assist
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387/720 John Bostock (England) Toronto FC
334/630 Andrea Pisanu (Italy), Montreal, 1 assist
334/630 Kalifa Cisse (Mali) New England



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