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
Rosales moves to Chivas USA, Reis enters coaching
by Paul Kennedy, December 11th, 2013 11:20PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

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
Roster: U.S. U-18 girls head to Australia    
Coach Jaime Frias has named a 20-player roster for the U.S. U-18 women national team's training ...
MLS Closeup: Galaxy gives 'Made in LA' new meaning    
The LA Galaxy was the first MLS team to sign a Homegrown player and first MLS ...
MLS: NYCFC makes Sands its first Homegrown player    
James Sands became the seventh member of the U.S. under-17 national team to turn pro when ...
Confederations Cup: Germany relishes Chile showdown    
Germany, the 2014 World Cup champion, and Chile, the 2015 Copa America and 2016 Copa Centenario ...
U.S. Abroad: European season starts early    
The new European season starts early for three Americans who will be competing in the Europa ...
MLS Closeup: Vieira aims to change NYC Derby fortunes    
New York City FC is above the Red Bulls in the standings this season but decidedly ...
MLS Today: Orlando City earns point on last touch of game    
Scott Sutter's first MLS goal on the last touch of the game gave Orlando City a ...
What They're Saying: Tyler Adams    
"Having the opportunity to walk across that stage with all the friends that I started elementary ...
What They're Saying: Juan Carlos Osorio    
"Evidently I went too far, specifically with one of their assistants. We always understood and respected ...
Video Pick: Portugal's Bruma booms a brilliant volley    
Portugal struck only once in its 3-1 loss to Spain at the U-21 European Championship but ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives