Updated MLS Player Movement

Updated MLS Player Movement

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On March 23, 2008
  • 6 Comments

This will probably be the last full updated player movement until either this summer or the fall after the season. Hard to believe that we are less than a week away from the start of the 2008 season. I figured today since there hadn’t been any big moves over the last week (or three really) that I would recap some of the bigger moves this offseason.

Again, as usual, feel free to comment below on any misses or mistakes in the list. I am human and sometimes I miss a signing or a waiver.

Here is the top signings of the offseason, a list I will probably go into more depth later on this week (this are in no real order as well):

Incoming – Colorado: Christian Gomez – DC United (trade)
Incoming – Chivas: Raphaël Wicky – transfer FC Sion (Switzerland)
Outgoing – Columbus: Marcos Gonzalez – via transfer Universidad Catolica (Chile)
Incoming – DC United: Marcelo Gallardo – via transfer Paris Saint-Germain (France)
Incoming – FC Dallas: Andre Rocha – loan Clube Atletico Paranaense (Brazil)
Outgoing – Houston Dynamo: Joseph Ngwenya – SK Austria (transfer)
Incoming – KC Wizards: Claudio Lopez – via transfer Racing Club (Argentina)
Outgoing – KC Wizards: Eddie Johnson – Fulham (England, transfer)
Incoming – LA Galaxy: Carlos Ruiz – FC Dallas (trade)
Outgoing – New England: Pat Noonan – Aalesund SK (Norway on free transfer)
Incoming – San Jose: Ramiro Corrales – via transfer Brann (Norway)

Chicago Fire:
Incoming:
Patrick Nyarko – via SuperDraft
Dominic Cervi – via SuperDraft
Peter Lowry – via SuperDraft
Dwight Barnett – via SuperDraft
Stephen King – via SuperDraft
Austin Washington – via SuperDraft
Andy Herron – Columbus Crew (trade)
Kai Kasiguran – via Supplemental Draft
Tomasz Frankowski – via free transfer Wolverhampton (England)
Brandon Prideaux – claimed off waivers (Colorado)

Outgoing:
Pablo Wanchope – retired
Chris Armas – retired
Ivan Guerreo – San Jose Earthquakes via expansion draft
Jim Curtin – Chivas USA (trade)
Matt Pickens – via free transfer Queen’s Park Rangers (England)
Tim Conway – waived
Jeff Curtin – waived (later picked up by DC United)
Floyd Franks – waived
Jordan Russolillo – waived
Osei Telesford – waived

Chivas USA:
Incoming:
Atiba Harris – Real Salt Lake (trade)
Alecko Eskandarian – Real Salt Lake (trade)
Keith Savage – via SuperDraft
Jim Curtin – Chicago Fire (trade)
Kraig Chiles – via Supplemental Draft
Javier Ayala-Hil – via Supplemental Draft
El-Hadj Cisse – via Supplemental Draft
Andre Sherard – via Supplemental Draft
Raphaël Wicky – transfer FC Sion (Switzerland)
Lance Parker – signed (developmental deal)
Justin Braun – signed (developmental deal)
Daniel Paladini – signed (previous Supplemental pick of the Galaxy)
Eric Ebert – via trade (Houston Dynamo)

Outgoing:
Jason Hernandez – San Jose Earthquakes via expansion draft
Preston Burpo – San Jose Earthquakes (trade)
David Arvizu – waived
Carlos Llamosa – waived
Desmond Brooks – waived
Mohammed Sethi – waived
Carlos Borja – waived
Orlando Perez – waived
Justin Myers – waived
Eder Robles – waived
Ramon Nunez – waived
Rodrigo Lopez – waived
Erasmo Solorzano – waived
Laurent Merlin – waived

Colorado Rapids:
Incoming:
Jose Burciaga Jr. – Kansas City Wizards (trade)
Ciaran O’Brien – via SuperDraft
Adrian Chevannes – via SuperDraft
Brian Grazier – via SuperDraft
Scott Campbell – via SuperDraft
Chase Hilgenbrinck – free transfer from Ñublense (Chile)
Kevin Forrest – via Supplemental Draft
Cesar Zambrano – via Supplemental Draft
Mike Graczyk – via Supplemental Draft
Daniel Antunez – via Supplemental Draft
Christian Gomez – DC United (trade)
Tim Ward – Columbus Crew (trade)
Rafael Gomes – via transfer Santa Clara (Portugal)

Outgoing:
Daniel Osorno – retired
Zach Thornton – waived
Jose Cancela – waived
Tony Sanneh – waived
Nicolas Hernandez – Columbus Crew (trade)
Brandon Prideaux – waived (later claimed by Chicago)
Chase Hilgenbrinck – waived
Clifton Wilmes – waived

Columbus Crew:
Incoming:
Brain Carroll –San Jose Earthquakes (trade)
Andy Iro – via SuperDraft
George Josten- via SuperDraft
Ricardo Pierre-Louis – via SuperDraft
Steven Lenhart – via SuperDraft
Billy Chiles – via Supplemental Draft
Cory Elenio – via Supplemental Draft
Lukasz Tumicz – via Supplemental Draft
Zola Short – via Supplemental Draft
Nicolas Hernandez – Colorado Rapids (trade)
Gino Padula – via transfer Montpellier (France)

Outgoing:
Ned Grabavoy – San Jose Earthquakes via expansion draft
Kei Kamara – San Jose Earthquakes (trade)
Ben Hunter – waived
Andy Herron – Chicago Fire (trade)
Marcos Gonzalez – via transfer Universidad Catolica (Chile)
Brandon Moss – retired
Andrei Pacheco – waived
Tim Ward – Colorado Rapids (trade)
Ricardo Virtuoso – waived
Rusty Pierce – waived
Jacob Thomas – waived

DC United:
Incoming:
Zach Wells – Houston Dynamo (trade)
Andrew Jacobson – via SuperDraft
Ryan Cordeiro – via SuperDraft
Tony Schmitz – via SuperDraft
José Carvallo – via transfer Universitario de Deportes (Peru)
Franco Niell – via loan from Argentinos Juniors (Argentina)
Gonzalo Martinez – via transfer Millonarios (Columbia)
Brandon Owens – via Supplemental Draft
Dan Stratford – via Supplemental Draft
James Thorpe – via Supplemental Draft
Gonzalo Peralta – via transfer Club Almirante Brown (Argentina)
Marcelo Gallardo – via transfer Paris Saint-Germain (France)
Quavis Kirk – LA Galaxy (trade)
Jeff Curtin – claimed off waivers (Chicago Fire)
Santino Quaranta – signed (previously waived by New York)
Pat Carroll – signed (undrafted)

Outgoing:
Brain Carroll – San Jose Earthquakes via expansion draft
Brad North – waived
Shawn Crowe – waived
Mira Mupier – waived
Bobby Boswell – Houston Dynamo (trade)
Troy Perkins – transfer to Valerenga IF (Norway)
Jay Nolly – free transfer to Vancouver (USL-1)
Nicholas Addlery- free transfer to Vancouver (USL-1)
Bryan Arguez – transfer to Hertha Berlin (Germany)
Andrew Jacobson – signed with Lorient (France) — never signed with DC
Christian Gomez – Colorado Rapids (trade)
Greg Vanney – LA Galaxy (trade)
Kiki Wells – waived
Jerson Monteiro – waived
Jamil Walker – waived

FC Dallas:
Incoming:
Duilio Davino – free transfer (previously w/ Club America (Mexico))
Brek Shea – via SuperDraft
Josh Lambo – via SuperDraft
Eric Avila – via SuperDraft
Yannick Reyering – via Supplemental Draft
Ben Shuleva – via Supplemental Draft
Andre Rocha – loan Clube Atletico Paranaense (Brazil)
Doudou Toure – discovery claim (from Atlanta Fire United youth club)

Outgoing:
Clarence Goodson – San Jose Earthquakes via expansion draft
Shaka Hislop – retired
Sebastian Botero – waived
Denilson – option not picked up
Carlos Ruiz – LA Galaxy (trade)
Sandy Gbandi – waived
Chris Gbandi – transfer FK Haugesund (Norway)
Scott Jones – waived

Houston Dynamo:

Incoming:
Bobby Boswell – DC United (trade)
Geoff Cameron – via SuperDraft
Jeremy Barlow – via SuperDraft
Johnny Alcaraz – via Supplemental Draft
Craig Thompson – via Supplemental Draft
Kieran Hall – via Supplemental Draft
James Georgeff – via Supplemental Draft
Tony Caig – free transfer Gretna (Scotland)
Franco Caraccio – via transfer Arsenal de Sarandí (Argentina)
Kyle Brown – claimed off waivers (RSL)

Outgoing:
Ryan Cochrane – San Jose Earthquakes via expansion draft
Kenneth Hoerner – waived
Jordan James – waived
Zach Wells – DC United (trade)
Joseph Ngwenya – SK Austria (transfer)
Paul Dalglish – waived
Nate Jaqua – via transfer SCR Altach (Austria)
Eric Ebert – via trade (Chivas USA)

Kansas City Wizards:
Incoming:
Chance Myers – via SuperDraft
Roger Espinoza – via SuperDraft
Yomby William – via SuperDraft
Jonathan Leathers – via SuperDraft
Matt Marquess – via SuperDraft
Rauwshan McKenzie – via SuperDraft
Andrew Kartunen – via Supplemental Draft
Iván Trujillo – via transfer Deportivo Cali (Columbia)
Claudio Lopez – via transfer Racing Club (Argentina)

Outgoing:
Edson Edcock – waived
A.J. Godbolt – waived
Chris Konokpa – waived
Willy Guadaramma – waived
Nick Garcia – San Jose Earthquakes (trade)
Jose Burciaga Jr. – Colorado Rapids (trade)
Eddie Johnson – Fulham (England, transfer)
Will John – Randers FC
Ryan Raybould – waived

LA Galaxy:
Incoming:
Clint Mathis – New York Red Bulls (trade)
Carlos Ruiz – FC Dallas (trade)
Sean Franklin – via SuperDraft
Ely Allen – via SuperDraft
Julian Valentin – via SuperDraft
Matt Allen – via SuperDraft
Brendon McDonald – via SuperDraft
Matt Hatzke – via SuperDraft
Michael Gavin – via Supplemental Draft
Charles Alamo – via Supplemental Draft
Greg Folk – via Supplemental Draft
Daniel De Geer – via Supplemental Draft
Greg Vanney – DC United (trade)

Outgoing:
Cobi Jones – retired
Gavin Glinton – San Jose Earthquakes via expansion draft
Mike Caso – waived
Lance Friesz – waived
Carlos Pavon – waived
Kyle Veris – waived
Joe Cannon – San Jose Earthquakes (trade)
Clint Mathis – Ergotelis (Greece on transfer)
Chris Albright – New England Revolution (trade)
Ty Harden – retired
Quavis Kirk – DC United (trade)
Matt Allen – signed with an unknown European club, presumably Alesuand (Norway) – never signed with club
Kevin Harmse – Toronto FC (trade)
Kyle Martino – waived
Kelly Grey – waived

New England Revolution:
Incoming:
Chris Albright – LA Galaxy (trade)
Rob Valentino – via SuperDraft
Michael Videira – via SuperDraft
Joe Germanese – via SuperDraft
Matthew Britner – via SuperDraft
Spencer Wadsworth – via SuperDraft
Mkokheli Dube – via Supplemental Draft
Chris Tierney – via Supplemental Draft
Kyle Altman – via Supplemental Draft
Saidi Isaac – via Supplemental Draft
Mauricio Castro – via transfer Olimpia (Honduras)
Argenis Fernández – via transfer Santos de Guápiles (Costa Rica)
Sam Brill – signed (undrafted)

Outgoing:
James Riley – San Jose Earthquakes via expansion draft
Marshall Leonard – waived
Miguel Gonzalez – waived
Chris Loftus – waived
Brian Bryne – waived
Andy Dorman – St. Mirren (Scotland on free transfer)
Willie Simms – waived
Pat Noonan – Aalesund SK (Norway on free transfer)
Avery John – not resigned, currently a free agent

New York Red Bulls:
Incoming:
Zach Thornton – Colorado Rapids (signed after being waived)
Eric Brunner – via SuperDraft
Luke Sassano – via SuperDraft
Danleigh Borman – via Supplemental Draft
John Gilkerson – via Supplemental Draft
Oscar Echeverry – via free transfer Atletico Nacional (Columbia)
Kevin Mesa – signed (development deal)
Danny Cepero – signed (development deal)
Caleb Patterson-Sewell – signed (development deal)

Outgoing:
Ronald Waterreus – retired
Markus Schopp – retired
Clint Mathis – LA Galaxy (trade)
Joe Vide – San Jose Earthquakes via expansion draft
Blake Camp – waived
Santino Quaranta – waived
Sal Caccavale – waived
Randi Patterson – waived
Chris Karcz – waived
Elie Ikangu – waived
Francis Doe – waived
Demo Kovalenko – Real Salt Lake (trade)
Jerrod Laventure – waived

Real Salt Lake
Incoming:
Anthony Beltran – via SuperDraft
David Horst – via SuperDraft
Alex Nimo – via SuperDraft
Brennan Tennelle – via SuperDraft
Ian Joy – via transfer St Pauli (Germany)
Tino Nunez – via Supplemental Draft
Kevin Reiman – via Supplemental Draft
Kenechukwe (Kenny) Anaba – via Supplemental Draft
Nat Borchers – via transfer Odd Grenland (Norway)
Jámison Olave – loan from Deportivo Cali (Columbia)
Matias Jesus Cordoba – loan from Argentinos Juniors (Argentina)
Demo Kovalenko – New York Red Bulls (trade)
Kenny Deuchar – via transfer Gretna F.C. (Scotland)

Outgoing:
Eddie Pope – retired
Chris Brown – waived (later signed by Portland Timbers)
Steven Curfman – waived
Christian Jimenez – wavied
Jean-Martial Kipre – waived
Jack Stewart – waived
Atiba Harris – Chivas USA (trade)
Alecko Eskandarian – Chivas USA (trade)
Jamie Watson – waived
Ritchie Kotschau – waived
Chris Lancos – waived
Kyle Brown – waived (later claimed by Houston)

San Jose Earthquakes:
Incoming:
Preston Burpo – Chivas USA (trade)
Kei Kamara – Columbus Crew (trade)
Joe Vide – New York Red Bulls via expansion draft
James Riley – New England Revolution via expansion draft
Gavin Glinton – LA Galaxy via expansion draft
Clarence Goodson – FC Dallas via expansion draft
Ivan Gurerro – Chicago Fire via expansion draft
Brian Carroll – DC United via expansion draft
Ned Grabavoy – Columbus Crew via expansion draft
Ryan Cochrane – Houston Dynamo via expansion draft
Jason Hernandez – Chivas USA via expansion draft
Chris Pozniak – Toronto FC via expansion draft
Joe Cannon – LA Galaxy (trade)
Nick Garcia – Kansas City Wizards (trade)
Shea Salinas – via SuperDraft
Adam Smarte – via Supplemental Draft
Tim Bohnenkamp – via Supplemental Draft
Greg Curry – via Supplemental Draft
Tim Jepsen – via Supplemental Draft
Ramiro Corrales – via transfer Brann (Norway)
Ronnie O’Brien – Toronto FC (trade)

Outgoing:
Brain Carroll – Columbus Crew (trade)
Clarence Goodson – IK Start (Norway – free transfer)

Toronto FC:
Incoming:
Julius James – via SuperDraft
Pat Phelan – via SuperDraft
Mike Zaher – via SuperDraft
Brian Edwards – via SuperDraft
Xavier Balc – via Supplemental Draft
Kevin Harmse – LA Galaxy (trade)
Tyler Rosenlund – signed

Outgoing:
Chris Pozniak – San Jose Earthquakes via expansion draft
Adam Braz – waived (later signed with Montreal Impact)
Maycoll Canizalez – waived (later signed with Bonner SC (Germany))
Srdjan Djekanovic – waived (later signed with Vancouver Whitecaps)
David Guzman – waived
Stephen Lumley – waived
Cristian Nunez – waived
Marco Reda – waived (later signed with Charleston Battery)
Kenny Stamatopoulos – Loan term ended, returned to Tromsø IL (Norway)
Ronnie O’Brien – San Jose Earthquakes (trade)

  • Lenfu

    Wow! Great List and attention to movement. I was surprised to read a few on this list, and at the same time seeing more and more South American players are making their way to the MLS.<br />
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    I'll be checking your blog over the course of the MLS season, thanks for the info, keep up the good work.

  • Wow! Great List and attention to movement. I was surprised to read a few on this list, and at the same time seeing more and more South American players are making their way to the MLS.

    I’ll be checking your blog over the course of the MLS season, thanks for the info, keep up the good work.

  • avneet

    good website buddy, keep it up…

  • avneet

    good website buddy, keep it up…

  • DCUMD

    Thanks for posting this list. This will be a huge help to us bloggers contemplating making season predictions!

  • Thanks for posting this list. This will be a huge help to us bloggers contemplating making season predictions!