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MLS: All the summer moves (updated)
August 9th, 2017 7:59PM
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New England's signing of Hungarian forward Krisztian Nemeth, sending $400,000 of TAM and GAM plus an international roster spot to Columbus for his MLS rights, capped a day of announcements as the leagues's summer window closed. .

Transfer Talk:
@herculezg: .@ChicagoFire land GK [Richard Sanchez] .. U17 World Cup winner will be presented on Monday. Contract w/ @MLS already signed. #Fire #MLS

@kbaxter11: #LAGalaxy still talking to Frenchman Michael Ciani, 33. Ciani wants a contract thru 2018; team offering deal that ends this season (1/2)
If the #LAGalaxy and the center back can make a deal, Jelle Van Damme w/return to Belgium, which he asked to do for family reasons (2/2)

Note: The only moves clubs can make after the close of the summer window and until Sept. 15, when rosters are frozen, must involve players who were free agents as of Aug. 9.

*Moves confirmed on Aug. 9-10.

Atlanta United FC
IN:
GK Brad Guzan (free, Middlesbrough/ENG)
D Bobby Boswell (trade, D.C. United)

Chicago Fire
IN:
D *Christian Dean
(trade, Vancouver Whitecaps)

Colorado Rapids
IN:
M
Stefan Aigner (free, 1860 Munich/GER)
M *Luis Gil (trade, Orlando City)
OUT:
M *Dillon Powers (trade, Orlando City)

Columbus Crew
IN:
M (DP) Pedro Santos
(transfer, Braga/POR)
OUT:
M *Dilly Duka (waived, NY Red Bulls)
M *Ethan Finlay (trade, Minnesota United)

D.C. United

IN:
F Bruno Miranda
(loan, Universidad de Chile/CHL)
M *Zoltan Stieber (free, Kaiserslautern/GER)
M *Russell Canouse (free, Hoffenheim/GER)
F (DP) *Paul Arriola (transfer, Tijuana/MEX)
OUT:
F Jose Guillermo Ortiz (waived)
F Lamar Neagle (trade, Seattle Sounders)
D Bobby Boswell (trade, Atlanta United)

FC Dallas
IN:
M *Luis Gonzalez
(transfer, Monagas/VEN)

Houston Dynamo
IN:
M
(DP) Tomas Martinez (transfer, Braga/POR)
D Philippe Senderos (free, Rangers/SCO)

LA Galaxy
IN:
D Pele van Anholt
(free, Willem II/NED)
M (DP) Jonathan dos Santos (transfer, Villarreal/ESP)

Minnesota United FC
IN:
M Sam Nicholson
(transfer, Hearts/SCO)
D Michael Boxall (free, SuperSport United/RSA)
F Brandon Allen (loan, NY Red Bulls)
GK Alex Kapp (waivers)
M *Ethan Finlay (trade, Columbus Crew)
M *Jose Leiton (loan, Herediano)
OUT:
GK John Alvbage (loan expired)
M Rasmus Schuller (loan, HJK Helsinki/FIN)

Montreal Impact
IN:
D Shaun Francis
(trade, San Jose Earthquakes)
D Deian Boldor (loan, Bologna/ITA)
M Samuel Piette (transfer, CD Izarra/ESP)
OUT:
M *Calum Mallace (trade, Seattle Sounders)

New England Revolution
IN:
D
Claude Dielna (free, Sheffield Wednesday/ENG)
F *Krisztian Nemeth (free, Al-Gharafa/QAT)

New York City FC
none.

New York Red Bulls
IN:
D Fidel Escobar
(loan, Sporting San Miguelito/PAN)
F Muhamed Keita (transfer, Lech Poznan/POL)
M *Dilly Duka (waived, Columbus Crew)
OUT:
F Brandon Allen (loan, Minnesota United)
F *Anatole Abang (loan, Astra/ROM)

Orlando City
IN:
F Dom Dwyer
(trade, Sporting KC)
M (DP) Yoshimar Yotun (transfer, Malmo/SWE)
M *Dillon Powers (trade, Colorado Rapids)
OUT:
M *Luis Gil (trade, Colorado Rapids)

Philadelphia Union
none.

Portland Timbers
IN:
D Larrys Mabiala
(free, Kayserispor/TUR)
D/M Bill Tuiloma (transfer, Marseille/FRA)

Real Salt Lake
IN:
D Marcelo Silva
(free, Real Zaragoza/ESP)
D *Aaron Maund (trade, Vancouver Whitecaps)

San Jose Earthquakes
IN:
M
(DP) Valeri Qazaishvili (free, Vitesse, NED)
D Francois Affolter (free, FC Luzern/SUI)
OUT:
D Shaun Francis (trade, Montreal Impact)

Seattle Sounders
IN:
D Kelvin Leerdam
(free, Vitesse/NED)
M Victor Rodriguez (free, Sporting Gijon/ESP)
F Lamar Neagle (trade, D.C. United)
M *Calum Mallace (trade, Montreal Impact)
OUT:
F Victor Mansaray (waived)

Sporting Kansas City

IN:
M Cristian Lobato
(transfer, Gimnastic Tarragona/ESP)
OUT:
F Dom Dwyer (trade, Orlando City)

Toronto FC
IN:
D Nicolas Hasler
(free, FC Vaduz/LIE)

Vancouver Whitecaps

IN:
GK Stefan Marinovic
(free, Unterhaching/GER)
D *Aaron Maund (trade, Real Salt Lake)
M *Aly Ghazal (free, Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng/CHN)
OUT:
F Kyle Greig (loan, FC Cincinnati)
M Deybi Flores (loan, Motagua/HON)
GK Paolo Tornaghi (mutually agreed to part ways)
D Sam Adekugbe (loan, IFK Goteborg/SWE)
M Ben McKendry (loan, FC Edmonton)
D *Christian Dean (trade, Chicago Fire)


2 comments
  1. Brian McLindsay
    commented on: August 13, 2017 at 9:21 p.m.
    The one comment most of us can agree on at this point is the development of youth players in the U.S. has a gap that is at the end of the DA age limit 18/19. With improving player identification and development, the gap between DA and the MLS must be closed. Enter the NASL and possibly the USL teams which are generally becoming MLS affiliated or owned League2 teams. These 'SL teams are ideal for player rehabilitation from injury, bubble MLS 1st team players that need play time to work on known issues and gap players from the DA program that will get their first introduction to pro-level training and play. Slow but sure progress as long as the unaffiliated league2 teams don't try to push there way into the MLS on the cheap.
  1. don Lamb
    commented on: August 13, 2017 at 11:12 p.m.
    No doubt the lower divisions are going to play a huge role. NASL is a positive to the landscape as long as they accept their place and coexist separately from MLS instead of always trying to compete. A merger is their best bet, and that could be a possibility way down the line if they ever have more than just a handful of stable clubs that actually have value. That means they have facilities, a fan base, and player development systems. This bs of NASL trying to beat out MLS in same markets and challenging MLS on legal and intellectual merits while they flail around with 8-12 teams, many of which are on rocky ground, ain't gonna cut it though.

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