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Rosales moves to Chivas USA, Reis enters coaching
by Paul Kennedy, December 11th, 2013 11:20PM
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[MLS 2014 COUNTDOWN] Argentine star Mauro Rosales, whose option with the Seattle Sounders was not picked up, was traded to Chivas USA in a head-scratching deal included the Rojiblancos' giving up the No. 2 allocation ranking for returning U.S. national team players.

Chivas USA also dealt the rights to forward Tristan Bowen and will receive Seattle’s No. 13 allocation ranking in the Rosales deal.
 
Rosales, 32, was the 2011 MLS Newcomer of the Year and given a Designated Player contract for 2012 and 2013 when he led the Sounders with eight assists and 33 appearances, adding four goals.

But Rosales, who would have been available to Chivas USA drafting at No. 2 in Thursday's Re-Entry Draft, was slowed by injuries and his exit inevitable after the elevation of midfielder Oswaldo Alonso's contract to DP status unless he could have his contract reworked.

LA GALAXY. Matt Reis, who retired after 16 seasons in MLS, has joined the LA Galaxy as its goalkeeper coach, replacing Ian Feuer.

Reis, whose option was not picked up by the New England Revolution, is a native of Mission Viejo, Calif. He played his college soccer at UCLA, helping the Bruins win the 1997 NCAA championship, and began his MLS career with the Galaxy.

NEW ENGLAND. With Reis' exit, the New England Revolution reacquired goalkeeper Brad Knighton through a trade with Vancouver. Knighton was eligible for Thursday's Re-Entry Process,  but opted out to facilitate the trade to the Revs, with whom he played his first three MLS seasons.
 
“We rate Brad highly," said Revs GM Michael Burns, "and we did not expect him to be available to us tomorrow with the 12th pick of the Re-Entry Draft’s first round."
 
Knighton, 28,  arrives for a conditional pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft after spending the last four seasons with Philadelphia, the Carolina Railhawks (NASL) and Vancouver.



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