[MLS TRANSACTIONS] MLS clubs continued to trim their rosters. On the same day 28 players went through the Waiver Draft -- and two were picked up -- FC Dallas said goodbye to 34-year-old Colombian David Ferreira, the 2010 MLS MVP, and Chicago parted ways with Uruguayan World Cup player Egidio Arevalo only three months after he arrived on loan from Italian club Palermo. Both are clubs that have or will have new coaches.
DALLAS. The diminutive Ferreira led FC Dallas to MLS Cup 2010 with 10 goals and 17 assists during the regular season and playoffs combined.
But Ferreira, who joined Dallas in 2009,
was never the same after breaking his ankle in 2011.
FC Dallas also declined the options on former Honduran World Cup midfielder Ramon Nunez, who
grew up in Dallas, attended SMU and was in his second tour with FC Dallas, and Brazilian Erick, a mid-season acquisition in midfield who also saw limited
playing time. Nunez and Ferreira will enter the Re-Entry process.
CHICAGO FIRE. Arevalo was a member of Uruguay's 2010 World Cup and was tied for
second place on the Celeste with 17 appearances in its successful run to the 2014 finals, but he made only nine appearances with the Fire.
Arevalo is Fire's third DP signing from Uruguay,
and the third to depart after half a season. Alvaro Fernandez and Federico Puppo departed on loan and have yet to
New Fire coach Frank Yallop said the move was necessary to free up salary space. Also gone: backup Italian goalkeeper Paolo Tornaghi.
WAIVER DRAFT. Only two players were taken in Monday's MLS Waiver Draft: pool keeper Brad Stuver went to Columbus, while Paolo DelPiccolo, who spent the second half of the 2013 season with Montreal after signing
with Eintracht Frankfurt's under-23 team out of Louisville, was picked by New England, where he'll join former Cardinal teammate Andrew Farrell.
Former Brazilian World Cup champion Kleberson, waived by Philadelphia, was among the 28 players in the MLS Waiver Draft. Also in the draft was Dutchman Danny Koevermans, the Toronto FC DP who has been injured.
Only one of the 42 players in the 2012 Waiver Draft was selected: Cole Grossman, who has seen minutes off the bench in Real Salt Lake's run to MLS Cup 2013.
2013 MLS Waiver Draft:
Goalkeepers (5): Patrick McLain (Chivas USA), Paolo Tornaghi (Chicago Fire), Oka Nikolov (Philadelphia Union), Brad Stuver (unattached), Doug Herrick (unattached)
Defenders (5): Drew Beckie (Columbus Crew), David Carney (NY Red Bulls), Bilal Duckett (New England Revolution), Don Anding (Philadelphia Union), Greg
Klazura (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Midfielders (13): Daniel Antunez (Chivas USA), Marvin Iraheta (Chivas USA), Kyle Hyland (Columbus Crew), Matias Sanchez
(Columbus Crew), Alam Syamsir (D.C. United), Paolo Del Piccolo (Montreal Impact), Maximiliano Rodriguez (Montreal Impact), Gabe Latigue (New England Revolution), Greg Jordan (Philadelphia Union),
Kleberson (Philadelphia Union), Phillip Lund (Seattle Sounders), Michael Thomas (Toronto FC), Alex Dixon (Houston Dynamo)
Forwards (5): Aaron Horton
(Columbus Crew), Lionard Pajoy (D.C. United), Matt Horth (New England Revolution), Marcus Tracy (San Jose Earthquakes), Danny Koevermans (Toronto FC).