Thursday, January 21, 2010

Player Moves and News Briefs

Buzz Carrick with his view on the Lee Nguyen deal that didn't happen.

The MLS players' union has advised its members to report to preseason camp. Many see this as a good sign as the CBA expires soon.

Freddie Ljungberg has rejected advances from Italian club Livorno.

US U-20 International Vincenzo Bernardo is on trial with the Kansas City Wizards.

Four MLS clubs will participate in the 1st Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic. The event kicks off on February 25.

Red Bull Arena will be inaugurated with a visit from fabled Brasilian club Santos on March 20.

Player Moves
Brasilian striker Jo has joined Galatasaray on loan from Manchester City.
The Chicago Fire have signed El Salvadoran international, Julio Martinez, a midfielder.
DC United has signed 22 year old defender/midfielder Floribert N'Galula. 
The 4 player deal between the Revs and Rapids originally announced on draft day has been officially completed. 
The Houston Dynamo have acquired the rights to Canadian international midfielder Kevin Harmse from Chivas USA for a conditional draft pick. 
In addition to signing midfielder St├ęphane Auvray, reported in an earlier post, the Kansas City Wizards have signed defender Pablo Escobar of Deportivo Cali in Colombia.  

Interesting Read
The third installment of Richard Farley's series on citizen journalism in US soccer.

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