MLS News and Notes

MLS News and Notes

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On April 7, 2010
  • Darlo Delgado, Jim Brennan, Joseph Ngwenya, Luciano Emilio

A few items to follow on this Wednesday morning.

Houston Looking At Ngwenya (Again)

Its been a couple years since Joseph Ngwenya was in a Dynamo jersey but the club has been trying to get him back ever since he left for Europe. Now with Brian Ching’s injury the club has Ngwenya back on trial. Don’t be shocked if this deal gets done sooner rather than later. Ngwenya has been playing with clubs in Austria and Turkey these last couple years. A move towards him may be their only option for now.

Chivas Adds Costa Rican Defender

Darlo Delgado has joined the Red-and-White on loan from Puntarena. He’s had five caps with the Costa Rican national side and at only 24-years old he may be the young blood in the back that Martin Vasquez’s club needs.

The club made this move after acquiring the right to sign Delgado in a trade with Real Salt Lake for a conditional pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. Gotta love the weird discovery rules in MLS.

Jim Brennan Hanging It Up

Toronto FC has called a press conference for Wednesday when Jim Brennan is expected to announce his retirement to take a position as TFC’s assistant general manager.

Rough winter in Toronto with so many main guys either taking off or getting cut by new manager Preki. At least Brennan is going on his own terms here. He’s a very popular figure with the club but it will be interesting to see how the club handles another set back in their defense.

One look at the Reds’ roster and it just looks small. No doubt they’ll need all the help they can get because right now it looks like they are waiting things out to sign some players this summer. I just got a feeling that may be too little too late for Preki’s side. I trust in how Preki can manage a team of nothing to win but with the lack of depth this may even be too tall of a task early on for Preki to do. We’ll see though.

Luciano Emilio Back In MLS

I’ve heard these rumors for a couple weeks but lately another club has gone into the mix along side the Philadelphia Union for Emilio’s services. Yesterday a little light was shed on it with FC Dallas apparently being that other club. I haven’t been able to get word out of the club yet on whether or not they are indeed interested in him but I do know they’ve been looking for another striker for weeks now according to manager Schellas Hyndman.

Two things need to happen though to get Emilio. First you have to acquire his rights from D.C. United (yes they oddly enough still own it) and then reach a salary with Emilio. The second may be tougher since Emilio left D.C. for Brazil when the club offered a lower salary. My bet it won’t take too much more than what D.C. offered to get him to sign though. He loved his time in the States and its fairly obvious he wants to be back here (he does have a green card after all).

What would Emilio mean to either Dallas or Philadelphia? For Philly it would mean getting some offensive flare that they lack right now and some extra veteran leadership up top. Dallas on the other hand just needs another quality striker to go with Jeff Cunningham. In a way I like the move for Dallas but two older strikers up top for them doesn’t sound too great after a while. I’d rather see Dallas concentrate on getting a younger striker to compliment Cunningham for the time being.