MLS Transactions: All the winter moves

The signings of Alan Gordon (Colorado) and Chance Myers (Portland) bring to six the number of MLS free agents who have switched clubs.

IMPORTS (DESIGNATED PLAYERS).
M Miguel Almiron (Atlanta United <  Lanus/ARG [transfer])
M *Hector Villalba (Atlanta United <  San Lorenzo/ARG [transfer])
F Nemanja Nikolic (Chicago Fire < Legia Warsaw/POL [transfer])
D Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew < Anzhi Makhachkala/RUS [transfer])
F Alberth Elis (Houston Dynamo < Monterrey/MEX [loan])
M Albert Rusnak (Real Salt Lake < Groningen/NED [transfer])
F/M Gerso Fernandes (Sporting KC < Belenenses/POR [transfer])

IMPORTS (ALLOCATION).
M Juninho (Chicago Fire < Tijuana/MEX [loan])

IMPORTS (INTERNATIONALS).
M Yamil Asad (Atlanta United < Velez Sarsfield/ARG [loan])
M *Chris McCann (Atlanta United <  Wigan Athletic/ENG [free])
F *Kenwyne Jones
(Atlanta United <  Cardiff City/WAL [free])
F *Jeffrey Otoo (Atlanta United <  Charity Stars/GHA [transfer])
GK *Alexandros Tabakis
(Atlanta United <  Panathinaikos/GRE [transfer])
GK
Jorge Rodrigo Bava (Chicago Fire < Atletico Bucaramanga/COL [free])
 D Jukka Raitala
(Columbus Crew < Sogndal/NOR [transfer])
D Anibal Chala (FC Dallas < El Nacional/ECU [transfer])
M Roland Lamah (FC Dallas < Ferencvaros/HUN [free])
D Jose Salvatierra (FC Dallas < Alajuelense/CRC [loan])
F Jose Guillermo Ortiz (D.C. United < Herediano/CRC [loan])
M Juan David Cabezas (Houston Dynamo < Dep. Cali/COL [TAM-loan])
M Jose Escalante (Houston Dynamo < Olimpia/HON [loan])
D Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo < Saprissa/CRC [transfer])
F Romell Quioto (Houston Dynamo < Olimpia/HON [TAM-transfer])
M Joao Pedro (LA Galaxy < Vitoria Guimaraes/POR [TAM-transfer])
D Francisco Calvo (Minnesota United < Saprissa/CRC [TAM-transfer])
D Vadim Demidov (Minnesota United < Brann/NOR [TAM-transfer])
M Miguel Camargo (New York City < Chorillo [loan])
F Jay Simpson (Philadelphia Union < Leyton Orient/ENG [TAM-transfer])
D Giliano Wijnaldum (Philadelphia Union < Bochum/GER [transfer])
M Daniel Guzman (Portland Timbers < Saprissa/CRC [transfer])
D Roy Miller (Portland Timbers < Saprissa/CRC [transfer])
D Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes < Alajuelense/CRC [transfer])
F Latif Blessing (Sporting KC < Liberty Professionals FC/GHA [transfer])
M Ilie Sanchez (Sporting KC < Elche/ESP [free])
D Igor Juliao (Sporting KC < Fluminense/BRA [loan])
M/F Yordy Reyna (Red Bull Salzburg/AUT [TAM-transfer])

IMPORTS (AMERICANS).
F Greg Garza (Atlanta United < Tijuana/MEX [loan])
F Brandon Vazquez (Atlanta United < Tijuana/MEX [transfer])
M Miguel Ibarra (Minnesota United < Leon/MEX) [transfer])
F Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake < Veracruz/MEX {loan return])

MLS TRADES.
D Mark Bloom (Atlanta United < Toronto FC)
M Harrison Heath (Atlanta United < Orlando City)
M Kevin Kratz (Atlanta United < Philadelphia Union)
D Michael Parkhurst (Atlanta United < Columbus Crew)
F Romario Williams (Atlanta United < Montreal Impact)
M Dax McCarty (Chicago Fire < NY Red Bulls)
D A.J. DeLaGarza (Houston Dynamo < LA Galaxy)
M Miguel Aguilar (LA Galaxy < D.C. United)
M Jermaine Jones (LA Galaxy < Colorado Rapids)
D Joseph Greenspan (Minnesota United < Colorado Rapids)
M Collin Martin (Minnesota United < D.C. United)
M/F Johan Venegas (Minnesota United < Montreal Impact)
D Chris Duvall (Montreal Impact < Minnesota United < NY Red Bulls)
GK Sean Johnson (New York City < Atlanta United < Chicago Fire)
D Donny Toia (Orlando City < Atlanta United < Montreal Impact)
GK Jeff Attinella (Portland Timbers < Minnesota United < Real Salt Lake)
F Kennedy Igboananike (Portland Timbers < D.C. United)
F Will Bruin (Seattle Sounders < Houston Dynamo)
M Harry Shipp (Seattle Sounders < Montreal Impact)
F Christian Volesky (Sporting KC < Portland Timbers via Rochester Rhinos)
GK Clint Irwin (Toronto FC < Atlanta United < Toronto FC)
D Sheanon Williams (Vancouver Whitecaps < Houston Dynamo)

EXPANSION DRAFT.
D Mikey Ambrose (Atlanta United < Orlando City)
GK Alec Kann (Atlanta United < Sporting KC)
D Zach Loyd (Atlanta United < FC Dallas)
M Mohammed Saeid (Minnesota United < Columbus Crew)
M Collen Warner (Minnesota United < Houston Dynamo)
F Femi Hollinger-Janzen (Minnesota United < New England Revolution)

RE-ENTRY DRAFT, STAGE 1.
D Dylan Remick (Houston Dynamo < Seattle Sounders)
GK Patrick McLain
(Orlando City < Chicago Fire)
GK Bryan Meredith (Seattle Sounders < San Jose Earthquakes)

RE-ENTRY DRAFT, STAGE 2.
D Josh Williams
(Columbus Crew < Toronto FC)
D Leonardo (Houston Dynamo < LA Galaxy)
F Olmes Garcia
(San Jose Earthquakes < Real Salt Lake)
GK Andrew Dykstra
(Sporting KC < D.C. United)

MLS FREE AGENTS.
M Jeff Larentowicz (Atlanta United < LA Galaxy)
F Jacob Peterson (Atlanta United < Sporting KC)
F Alan Gordon (Colorado Rapids < LA Galaxy).
M Javier Morales (FC Dallas < Real Salt Lake)
M Will Johnson (Orlando City < Toronto FC)
D Chance Myers (Portland Timbers < Sporting KC)

HOMEGROWN SIGNINGS.
M *Andrew Carleton
(Atlanta United < academy)
M *Chris Goslin (Atlanta United < academy)
D Kortne Ford (Colorado Rapids < Univ. of Denver)
M Ricardo Perez (Colorado Rapids <  Creighton Univ.)
D Alex Crognale (Columbus Crew < Univ. of Maryland)
D Reggie Cannon
(FC Dallas < UCLA)
F Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas < academy)
F Bryan Reynolds (FC Dallas < academy)
M *Chris Durkin (D.C. United < academy)
M Ian Harkes (D.C. United < Wake Forest Univ.)
M *Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla (Montreal Impact < FC Montreal)
GK Evan Louro (NY Red Bulls < Univ. of Michigan)
D *Marco Farfan (Portland Timbers < T2)
M Jose Hernandez (Real Salt Lake < UCLA)
D Nick Lima (San Jose Earthquakes < Univ. of California)
F Seyi Adekoya (Seattle Sounders < UCLA)
M Henry Wingo (Seattle Sounders < Univ. of Washington)
M Sergio Camargo (Toronto FC < Syracuse Univ.)

USL SIGNINGS.
M *Louis Beland-Goyette (Montreal Impact < FC Montreal)
F Sean Okoli (New York City < FC Cincinnati)
M Dan Metzger (NY Red Bulls < NY Red Bulls II)
D Hugo Arellano (LA Galaxy < La Galaxy II)
M Pierre Da Silva (Orlando City < Orlando B),
M Victor Arboleda (Portland Timbers < T2)
D Rennico Clarke (Portland Timbers < T2)
GK Kendall McIntosh (Portland Timbers < T2)
F Cameron Iwasa (Sporting KC < Sac Republic FC)
M Tyler Pasher (Sporting KC < Swope Park Rangers)
F Christian Volesky (Sporting KC < Rochester Rhinos via Portland Timbers)
GK Adrian Zendejas (Sporting KC < Swope Park Rangers)
F Kyle Greig (Vancouver Whitecaps < Whitecaps 2)
GK Spencer Richey (Vancouver Whitecaps < Whitecaps 2)

NASL SIGNINGS.
M *Junior Burgos (Atlanta United <  Atlanta Silverbacks)
D Victor "PC" Giro (Orlando City < Tampa Bay Rowdies)
D Justin Davis (Minnesota United < Minnesota United)
M Ibson (Minnesota United < Minnesota United)
D Brent Kallman (Minnesota United < Minnesota United)
F Christian Ramirez (Minnesota United < Minnesota United)
D Kevin Venegas (Minnesota United < Minnesota United)
M Shamit Shome (Montreal Impact < FC Edmonton)
GK Matt Van Oekel (Real Salt Lake < FC Edmonton)
*Signed before end of the 2016 season.
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1 comment about "MLS Transactions: All the winter moves".
  1. don Lamb, January 9, 2017 at 10:08 p.m.

    What percentage of current players are Europeans who are older than 32? What percentage is in or entering their prime? I would bet the actual numbers belie anti-MLS convention.

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