Berhalter Gets Release, Signing With MLS Soon?

Berhalter Gets Release, Signing With MLS Soon?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 1, 2009
  • 2 Comments
  • Allocation List, Gregg Berhalter

We may see another US national team member return to MLS sooner rather than later. Gregg Berhalter has agreed to a release with 1860 Munich in Germany, allowing him to return to MLS on a free transfer.

Right now the most likely destination will be the LA Galaxy, who currently own the top allocation spot in the league’s allocation order. Clubs right behind the Galaxy could also make a play for Berhalter’s services if they trade up to the top spot.

I think a team like Dallas or DC need to try to make a play here as they are number two and three, respectively right now in the order. All three clubs could use a veteran defender like Berhalter.

Where do you think he will land? Think the Galaxy will really be able to afford him right now?

  • Kaiser

    The Galaxy should be able to afford him, since they got that $200,000 in cap space because of Beckham being in Italy.<br />
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    Think Berhalter would be a solid addition for the G's, as his experience could help out a young backline. However, I think LA has to listen to offers from other teams for the allocation spot, because they still need a CM…Kovalenko is a solid addition, and Tudela has improved, but niether is the answer.<br />
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    I agree that Berhalter would fit well with DC United, but I also think Seattle would benefit from his veteran presence…Keller and Berhalter would give Sigi a solid foundation around which he could keep adding younger players.

  • Kaiser

    The Galaxy should be able to afford him, since they got that $200,000 in cap space because of Beckham being in Italy.

    Think Berhalter would be a solid addition for the G’s, as his experience could help out a young backline. However, I think LA has to listen to offers from other teams for the allocation spot, because they still need a CM…Kovalenko is a solid addition, and Tudela has improved, but niether is the answer.

    I agree that Berhalter would fit well with DC United, but I also think Seattle would benefit from his veteran presence…Keller and Berhalter would give Sigi a solid foundation around which he could keep adding younger players.