Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Rosales moves to Chivas USA, Reis enters coaching
by Paul Kennedy, December 11th, 2013 11:20PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

[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.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Torres absent from Copa Libertadores final    
After starting both legs of the semifinals, Jose Torres did not play for Mexico's Tigres in ...
MLS honors Rothenberg with legacy award    
MLS founder Alan Rothenberg was named the first recipient of an award that will bear his ...
What They're Saying: Prince Ali    
"[Michel] Platini is not good for FIFA, Football's fans and players deserve better. FIFA is engulfed ...
MLS All-Star Game Takeaways: Kaka carries All-Stars    
Brazilian star Kaka says he grew up and loved watching U.S. all-star games. He finally got ...
ICYMI MLS: Penedo leaves Galaxy, Barnetta goes to Philly    
It looks like Donovan Ricketts could be on his way back to L.A. in the aftermath ...
Video Pick: Lloyd golazo ups goal streak to seven games    
If there is one lesson NWSL opponents should have learned from the Women's World Cup, it's ...
What They're Saying: Abby Wambach    
"I haven't made a decision about the Olympics next summer and I would have to make ...
USL Roundup: Board of Governors meets in Denver    
For the third straight year, the USL has held its annual midseason Board of Governors meeting ...
How does MLS All-Stars vs. Liga MX All-Stars sound?    
With Wednesday's AT&T MLS All-Star Game set to pit the MLS All-Stars against Tottenham at Dick's ...
TV Report: Gold Cup reaches more than 6.8 million viewers    
The Gold Cup final between Mexico and Jamaica was watched by 6 million viewers on Univision, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives