MLS Trade Central: Busch returns to Chicago

The Chicago Fire signed free agent Jon Busch, who finished the 2014 season with San Jose ranked fourth all-time among MLS keepers with 297 appearances. He returns to Chicago for his second stint with the Fire. Originally acquired in March 2007, Busch made 63 regular-season appearances for the Fire. In his second season, he earned MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and Best XI honors.

Now 38, Busch is also reunited with Fire head coach Frank Yallop for whom he worked for four seasons in San Jose (2010-13). He is expected to push incumbent Sean Johnson, who has been a starter in goal for the Fire during most of his first five seasons as a pro.

Also on Tuesday ...

-- The Montreal Impact continued to deal as it acquired Ghanaian forward Dominic Oduro from Toronto FC in return for allocation money. Oduro, 29, has recorded 48 goals and 26 assists in 252 games. Montreal will be his seventh club in 10 seasons.

-- The New York Red Bulls made their first major player acquisition since new sporting director Ali Curtis controversially fired Coach Mike Petke and replaced him with Jesse Marsch. They sent midfielder Eric Alexander and defender Ambroise Oyongo to the Impact in exchange for Brazilian midfielder Felipe Martins, whom Marsch brought to MLS during his 2012 stint with Montreal -- and the key piece -- the top spot in the MLS allocation order.

Felipe, who has played in Italy and Switzerland, scored 12 goals and made 24 assists in 93 league appearances for Montreal during his three-season stint. The Red Bulls also gave up an international player spot and allocation money in the deal.

-- The Red Bulls also announced the signing of a trio of defenders, Damien Perrinelle, Andrew Jean-Baptiste and Ronald Zubar. Perrinelle (whose contract was renegotiated after his contract wasn't picked) and Jean-Baptiste (who spent last week at Chivas USA) are currently in camp with the team in Orlando. Zubar will join the team shortly from French club Ajaccio.

MONDAY. Orlando City signed highly regarded young Colombian Carlos Rivas. The 20-year-old midfielder scored 12 goals in 29 games for Deportivo Cali in 2014. Orlando City also acquired Colombian U-20 midfielder Cristian Higuita from Cali, and Northern Ireland international forward Martin Paterson.

-- Toronto FC has added a pair of defenders. The 30-year-old Damien Perquis, who arrives Spanish second division club Real Betis, has played 13 times for Poland. And Eriq Zavaleta, 22, who played five games for the Seattle Sounders last season.

Chicago Fire
IN:
M Collin Fernandez (Chicago Fire Acad.-HG)
F Kennedy Igboananike (AIK, Sweden)
D/M Joevin Jones (W Connection, Trin. & Tobago)
M Michael Stephens (Stabaek, Norway)
D Eric Gehrig (Orlando City)
F David Accam (Helsingborg, Sweden)
D Patrick Doody (Indiana Univ.)
D Adailton (Bahia, Brazil)
F Guly (Southampton, England)
M Shaun Maloney (Wigan Athletic, England)
GK Jon Busch (San Jose)

OUT:

M Logan Pause (retired)
F Robert Earnshaw (option declined)
F Matt Fondy (waived)
D Marco Franco (waived)
D Patrick Ianni (retired)
M Benji Joya (Santos, Mexico -- loan return)
D Hunter Jumper (option declined)
D Steven Kinney (option declined)
D Gonzalo Segares (option declined)
F Florent Sinama-Pongolle (waived)
M Grant Ward (Tottenham, England -- loan return)
D Bakary Soumare (Montreal)
M Sanna Nyassi (San Jose)
F Juan Luis Anangono (Leones Negros, Mexico)
GK Kyle Reynish (NY Red Bulls)

Colorado Rapids
IN:
F Caleb Calvert (Chivas USA)
D Michael Harrington (Portland)
F Dimitry Imbongo (New England)
F Geoffrey Castillion (New England)
D Bobby Burling (Chivas USA)
GK Zac MacMath (on loan from Philadelphia)
M Marcelo Sarvas (LA Galaxy)
M Sam Cronin (San Jose)

OUT:
M Brian Mullan (retired)
M Carlos Alvarez (option declined)
M Davy Armstrong (option declined)
F Edson Buddle (option declined)
M Kamani Hill (option declined)
M Nick LaBrocca (option declined)
D Thomas Piermayr (waived)
D Grant Van De Casteele (option declined)
GK Joe Nasco (New England)
F Dimitry Imbongo (option declined)
F Geoffrey Castillion (waived)
M Tony Cascio (Orlando City)
F Danny Mwanga (Orlando City)
D Marvell Wynne (San Jose)
D Gale Agbossoumonde (waived/Tampa Bay Rowdies)
D Chris Klute (Columbus)
M Jose Maria (Levante, Spain)

Columbus Crew
IN:
F Kei Kamara (Middlesbrough, England)
M Ben Swanson (Crew Soccer Acad.-HG)
M Mohammed Saeid (Orebro, Sweden)
M Kristinn Steindorsson (Halmstad, Sweden)
D Chris Klute (Colorado)
D Hernan Grana (All Boys, Argentina)

OUT:
M Fifi Baiden (waived)
D Ross Friedman (waived)
M Daniel Paladini (option declined)
M Agustin Viana (waived)
M Matt Walker (waived)
D Matt Wiet (waived)
D Josh Williams (New York City FC)
M Bernardo Anor (Sporting KC)
F Jairo Arrieta (Orlando City)
D Eric Gehrig (Orlando City)

FC Dallas
IN:
M Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas Acad.-HG)
G Dan Kennedy (Chivas USA)
M Atiba Harris (San Jose)
M Kyle Bekker (Toronto FC)

OUT:
D Jair Benitez (option declined)
D Walter Cabrera (waived)
M Andres Escobar (Dynamo Kyiv, Ukraine -- loan return)
GK Raul Fernandez (waived)
M Peter Luccin (waived)
M Adam Moffat (option declined/New York Cosmos)
M Hendry Thomas (option declined)
F Jonathan Top (waived)
D Nick Walker (waived)
D George John (New York City FC)

D.C. United
IN:
M Thomas McNamara (Chivas USA)
M Andrew Driver (Houston)
D/M Markus Halsti (Malmo FF/Sweden)
F Jairo Arrieta (D.C. United)

OUT:
GK Joe Willis (Houston)
D Samuel Inkoom (Houston)
D Nana Attakora (option declined)
M Alex Caskey (option declined)
D Jeff Parke (option declined)
M Kyle Porter (waived)
D Conor Shanosky (option declined)
M Lewis Neal (Orlando City)
M Thomas McNamara (New York City FC)

Houston Dynamo
IN:
M Memo Rodriguez (Houston Dynamo Acad.-HG)
GK Joe Willis (D.C. United)
D Samuel Inkoom (D.C. United)
F Chandler Hoffman (LA Galaxy)
M Nathan Sturgis (Chivas USA)
F Erick Torres (Chivas USA -- on loan to Chivas de Guadalajara)
M Leonel Miranda (on loan from Independiente, Argentina)
D Raul Rodriguez (Espanyol, Spain)

OUT:
D Eric Brunner (retired)
D Anthony Arena (waived)
F Omar Cummings (option declined)
F Brian Ownby (option declined)
F Bryan Salazar (waived)
M Andrew Driver (D.C. United)
GK Tally Hall (Orlando City)
F Mark Sherrod (Orlando City)
M Servando Carrasco (Sporting KC)

LA Galaxy
IN:
M Steven Gerrard (Liverpool, England -- July arrival)

OUT:
M Landon Donovan (retired)
D Kyle Venter (waived)
F Rob Friend (retired)
D Rafael Garcia (option declined)
GK Brian Perk (option declined)
D James Riley (option declined)
F Chandler Hoffman (Houston)
M Marcelo Sarvas (Colorado)

Montreal Impact 
IN:
D Donny Toia (Chivas USA)
M Marco Donadel (Hellas Verona, Italy)
M Nigel Reo-Coker (Chivas USA)
GK Eric Kronberg (Sporting KC)
D Bakary Soumare (Chicago)
D Victor Cabrera (on loan from River Plate, Argentina)
M Laurent Ciman (Standard Liege, Belgium)
M Eric Alexander (NY Red Bulls)
F Dominic Oduro (Toronto FC)

OUT:
F Marco Di Vaio (retired)
D Matteo Ferrari (option declined)
D Mamadou 'Futty' Danso (out of contract)
M James Bissue (waived)
M Zakaria Messoudi (waived)
M Gorka Larrea (waived)
M Gege Soriola (waived)
D Heath Pearce (Orlando City)
GK Troy Perkins (Seattle)
M Issey Nakajima-Farran (waived)
M Felipe (NY Red Bulls)

New England Revolution
IN:
GK Joe Nasco (Colorado)
M Jeremy Hall (Toronto FC)
F Tristan Bowen (Seattle)
F Sean Okoli (Seattle)

OUT:
F Dimitry Imbongo (Colorado)
F Geoffrey Castillion (Colorado)
GK Joe Nasco (option declined)
GK Larry Jackson (waived)
GK Luis Soffner (waived)
D Jossimar Sanchez (waived)
M Shalrie Joseph (option declined)
M Alec Sundly (waived)
F Andre Akpan (option declined)
D Stephen McCarthy (out of contract)
F Patrick Mullins (New York City FC)
F Tony Taylor (New York City FC)

New York City FC
IN:
F David Villa (Atletico Madrid, Spain -- on loan to Melbourne City, England)
D Jeb Brovsky (Montreal)
GK Josh Saunders (Real Salt Lake)
M Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas)
D Kwame Watson-Siriboe (Real Salt Lake)
M Matt Dunn (Chivas USA)
D Josh Williams (Columbus)
F Omar Salgado (Vancouver)
M Ned Grabavoy (Real Salt Lake)
F Patrick Mullins (New England)
D Jason Hernandez (San Jose)
M Daniel Lovitz (Toronto FC)
F Tony Taylor (New England)
M Mehdi Ballouchy (Vancouver)
D George John (FC Dallas)
M Thomas McNamara (D.C. United)
M Sal Zizzo (Sporting KC)
D Chris Wingert (Real Salt Lake)
GK Ryan Meara (on loan from New York Red Bulls)
GK Akira Fitzgerald (Carolina RailHawks)
M Sebastian Velasquez (Real Salt Lake)
D Andres Mendoza (Maldonado, Uruguay)
M Frank Lampard (Man. City, England -- July arrival)
M Mix Diskerud (Rosenborg, Norway)
M Kwadwo Poku (Atlanta Silverbacks)

OUT:
M Daniel Lovitz (Toronto FC)
M Sal Zizzo (New York Red Bulls)
F Omar Salgado (Tigres, Mexico)

New York Red Bulls
IN:
M Sal Zizzo (New York City FC)
M Sean Davis (Duke Univ.)
D Ambroise Oyongo (permanent transfer from Coton Sport, Cameroon)
Felipe (Montreal)
D Andrew Jean-Baptiste (Chivas USA)
D Ronald Zubar (Ajaccio, France)
 
OUT:
F Thierry Henry (retired)
F Saer Sene (option declined)
D Kosuke Kimura (option declined)
M Bobby Convey (option declined)
M Marius Obekop (option declined)
D Ibrahim Sekagya (option declined)
D Richard Eckersley (option declined)
D Jamison Olave (Real Salt Lake)
GK Ryan Meara (on loan to New York City FC)
M Eric Alexander (Montreal)
D Ambroise Oyongo (Montreal)

Orlando City
IN:  
M Kevin Molino (Orlando City USL PRO)
M Darwin Ceren (Orlando City USL PRO)
D Tyler Turner (Orlando City USL PRO)
D Tommy Redding (Orlando City USL PRO)
M Kaka (AC Milan, Italy)
M Estrela (Orlando City USL PRO)
D Rafael Ramos (Orlando City USL PRO)
D Luke Boden (Orlando City USL PRO)
M Harrison Heath (Orlando City USL PRO)
M Amobi Okugo (Philadelphia)
D Aurelien Collin (Sporting KC)
GK Tally Hall (Houston)
GK Donovan Ricketts (Portland)
M Tony Cascio (Colorado)
D Jalil Anibaba (Seattle)
F Pedro Ribeiro (Philadelphia)
M Lewis Neal (D.C. United)
F Jairo Arrieta (Columbus)
D Heath Pearce (Montreal)
F Danny Mwanga (Colorado)
F Mark Sherrod (Houston)
D Eric Gehrig (Columbus)
F Bryan Rochez (Real Espana, Honduras)
GK Josh Ford (Seattle)
M Brek Shea (Stoke City, England)
D Gustavo (Vila Nova, Brazil)
M Carlos Rivas (Deportivo Cali, Colombia)
F Martin Paterson (Huddersfield Town, England)
M Cristian Higuita (Deportivo Cali, Colombia)

OUT:
D Eric Gehrig (Chicago)
F Mark Sherrod (San Jose)
D Jalil Anibaba (Sporting KC)
F Jairo Arrieta (D.C. United)

Philadelphia Union  
IN:
F C.J. Sapong (Sporting KC)
M Maurice Edu (permanent transfer from Stoke City, England)

OUT:
M Corben Bone (option declined)
F Brian Brown (waived)
F Cristhian Hernandez (waived)
M Amobi Okugo (Orlando City)
F Pedro Ribeiro (Orlando City)
GK Zac MacMath (on loan to Colorado)
M Leo Fernandes (on loan to New York Cosmos)

Portland Timbers
IN:
GK Adam Larsen Kwarasey (Stromsgodset, Norway)
M Dairon Asprilla (Alianza Petrolera, Colombia)
D Nat Borchers (Real Salt Lake)
D Jeanderson (Cruzeiro, Brazil)
D Alvas Powell (permanent transfer from Portmore United, Jamaica)

OUT:
M Steve Zakuani (retired)
D Michael Harrington (Colorado)
M Kalif Alhassan (option declined)
M Steven Evans (option declined-signed by T2)
D Bryan Gallego (waived)
D Pa Modou Kah (waived/Vancouver)
D Rauwshan McKenzie (out of contract)
D Danny O'Rourke (out of contract)
F Jose Valencia (Olimpo Bahia Blanca, Argentina)
GK Donovan Ricketts (Orlando City)
D Liam Ridgewell (on short-term loan to Wigan Athletic, England)

Real Salt Lake
IN:
M Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake AZ-HG)
D Jamison Olave (New York Red Bulls)
M Pecka (Ft. Lauderdale Strikers)
D Phanuel Kavita (Clemson Univ.-HG)
D Demar Phillips (Aalesunds FK, Norway)

OUT:
D Rich Balchan (option declined)
F Benji Lopez (waived)
D Aaron Maund (option declined)
D Nat Borchers (Portland)
M Ned Grabavoy (New York City FC)
D Chris Wingert (New York City FC)
F Robbie Findley (Toronto FC)
M Sebastian Velasquez (New York City FC)
D Carlos Salcedo (Chivas de Guadalajara, Mexico)

San Jose Earthquakes
IN:
F Kris Tyrpak (Chivas USA)
M Leandro Barrera (Chivas USA)
GK Andy Gruenebaum (Sporting KC)
D Marvell Wynne (Colorado)
M Sanna Nyassi (Chicago)

OUT:
D Andreas Gorlitz (waived)
M Billy Knutsen (waived)
M Tommy Muller (waived)
F Billy Schuler (waived)
D Jason Hernandez (New York City FC)
M Atiba Harris (FC Dallas)
M Sam Cronin (Colorado)
GK Jon Busch (Chicago)

Seattle Sounders   
IN:
D Jimmy Ockford (loan return from New York Cosmos)
F Victor Mansaray (Seattle Sounders Academy-HG)
D Tyrone Mears (Bolton Wanderers, England)
F Darwin Jones (Univ. of Washington-HG)
GK Troy Perkins (Montreal)

OUT:
GK Marcus Hahnemann (retired)
D Onyekachi Apam (option declined)
D Djimi Traore (option declined)
F Cam Weaver (option declined)
D Jalil Anibaba (Orlando City)
F Tristan Bowen (New England)
GK Josh Ford (Orlando City)
D DeAndre Yedlin (Tottenham, England)
F Sean Okoli (New England)
D Eriq Zavaleta (Toronto FC)

Sporting Kansas City
IN:
M Bernardo Anor (Columbus)
D Jalil Anibaba (Orlando City)
M James Marcelin (Ft. Lauderdale Strikers)
F Krisztian Nemeth (Roda JC, Netherlands)
GK Luis Marin (O'Higgins, Chile)
GK Tim Melia (Chivas USA)
M Roger Espinoza (Wigan Athletic, England)
M Servando Carrasco (Houston)

OUT:
M Antonio Dovale (waived)
M Michael Kafari (waived)
M Victor Munoz (waived)
M Martin Steuble (waived)
M Christian Duke (waived)
M Lawrence Olum (Kedah FC, Malaysia)
F Soony Saad (BEC Tero Sasana, Thailand)
D Josh Gardner (option declined)
D Aurelien Collin (Orlando City)
F C.J. Sapong (Philadelphia)
M Sal Zizzo (New York City FC)
GK Eric Kronberg (Montreal)
GK Andy Gruenebaum (San Jose)
F Claudio Bieler (contract terminated)

Toronto FC
IN:
M Marco Delgado (Chivas USA)
M Daniel Lovitz (New York City FC)
F Robbie Findley (Real Salt Lake)
M Jay Chapman (Michigan State-HG)
F Jozy Altidore (Sunderland)
F Sebastian Giovinco (Juventus, Italy)
D Damien Perquis (Real Betis, Spain)
D Eriq Zavaleta (Seattle)

OUT:
F Dwayne De Rosario (option declined)
D Doneil Henry (Apollon Limassol, Cyprus -- loan return)
D Bradley Orr (Blackburn Rovers, England -- loan return)
D Ryan Richter (option declined)
F Andrew Wiedeman (option declined/Ottawa Fury)
M Daniel Lovitz (New York City FC)
M Jeremy Hall (New England)
F Jermaine Defoe (Sunderland)
M Kyle Bekker (Toronto FC)
F Dominic Oduro (Toronto FC)

Vancouver Whitecaps   
IN:
M Marco Bustos (Whitecaps Academy)
F Octavio Rivero (O'Higgins, Chile)
D Diego Rodriguez (on loan from Juventud, Uruguay)
D  Pa Modou Kah (Portland)
M Ben McKendry (Univ. of New Mexico-HG)

OUT:
D Jay DeMerit (retired)
D Carlyle Mitchell (out of contract)
M Bryce Alderson (option declined)
F Omar Salgado (New York City FC)
F Mamadou Diouf (waived)
M Sebastian Fernandez (Boston River, Uruguay -- loan return)
D Johnny Leveron (option declined)
M Mehdi Ballouchy (New York City FC)
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