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MLS TRANSFERS 2011 / 2012 Offseason

MLS TRANSFERS between 2011 and 2012 season


By Chris Reiko and team

Last updated on March 2, 2012

List will be updated as the OFFICIAL news are coming, however welcome your comments and emails if we miss any movement, or you have other updates from your sources

CD Chivas USA

IN:  Ryan Smith (Sporting Kansas City), James Riley (from Seattle Sounders Sounders via trade from Montreal Impact), Oswaldo Minda (SD Quito, Ecuador), Miller Bolaños (LDU Quito, Ecuador), Casey Townsend (SD #5), R.J. Allen (Supplemental draft), Tim Melia (free-Real Salt Lake), John Valencia (Atlético Junior, Colombia), Marvin Iraheta (Cosmos Academy), Rauwshan McKenzie (free-Real Salt Lake), Peter Vagenas (free-Vancouver Whitecaps), Cesar Romero (free- Deportivo Guamúchil, Mexico)

OUT: Justin Braun (Montreal Impact), Gerson Mayen (Montreal Impact), Zarek Valentin (Montreal Impact – expansion draft), Paulo Nagamura (Sporting Kansas City), Andrew Boyens (Los Angeles Galaxy), Chukwudi Chujindu (option declined), Simon Elliott (out of contract), Zach Thornton (option declined), Mariano Trujillo (option declined), Michael Umaña (Comunicaciones, Guatemala), Marcos Mondaini (loan option declined went to Emelec, Ecuador), Sergio Arias (Irapuato FC, Mexico), Víctor Estupiñán (option declined went to Universidad Católica, Ecuador)

Chicago Fire

IN: Jay Nolly (Vancouver Whitecaps), Kheli Dube (New England Revolution- Re-Entry Stage 2), Rafael Robayo (Millonarios, Colombia), Federico Puppo (Danubio, Uruguay), Austin Berry (SD #9), Lucky Mkosana (SD #23), Hunter Jumper (SD #28), Tony Walls (Supplemental Draft)

OUT: Christian Nazarit (option declined went to Deportivo Cali, Colombia), Gabriel Ferrari (option declined), Alec Dufty (option declined), Baggio Husidic (Colorado Rapids), Jon Conway (Los Angeles Galaxy), Diego Chaves, (Palestino, Chile), Yamith Cuesta (loan expired went to Conquense, Spain), Josip Mikulic (waived)

Colorado Rapids

IN: Hunter Freeman (Houston Dynamo, Re-Entry Stage 2), Tony Cascio (SD #14), Kohei Yamada (Supplemental draft), Joel Helmick (Supplemental draft), Jaime Castrillón (Independiente Medellín, Colombia), Martín Rivero (Rosario Central, Argentina), Luis Zapata (free-Deportivo Pasto, Colombia)

OUT: Sanna Nyassi (Montreal Impact expansion draft), Mike Holody (option declined went to Real Maryland Monarchs), Danny Earls (option declined), Miguel Comminges (option declined), Caleb Folan (released- Birmingham, England), Macoumba Kandji (Houston Dynamo)

Columbus Crew

IN: Carlos Mendes (New York Red Bulls- Re-Entry Stage 1), Matt Lampson (Home Grown), Milovan Mirosevic (Universidad Católica, Chile), Olman Vargas (Club Herediano, Costa Rica), Ben Speas (Home Grown), Ethan Finlay (SD #10), Aubrey Perry (SD #26), Kevan George (SD #29), Kirk Urso (Supplemental draft), Jamie Finch (Supplemental draft)

OUT: Josh Gardner (Montreal Impact – Expansion draft), Santiago Prim (waived went to Rampla Juniors, Uruguay), Dejan Rusmir (waived), Andrés Mendoza (option declined went to Atlante, Mexico), Kevin Burns (option declined), Jeff Cunningham (option declined went to Comunicaciones, Guatemala), Robbie Rogers (Leeds United, England), Emmanuel Ekpo (Molde, Norway)

D.C. United

IN: Robbie Russell (Real Salt Lake), Nick DeLeon (SD #7), Lance Rozeboom (Supplemental draft), Maicon Santos (free-FC Dallas), Danny Cruz (Houston Dynamo), Emiliano Dudar (BSC Young Boys, Switzerland), Hamdi Salihi (Rapid Vienna, Austria), Marcelo Saragosa (Ravan Baku, Azerbaijan), Andrew Dykstra (free- Charleston Battery)

OUT: Santino Quaranta (retired), Marc Burch (Seattle Sounders), Clyde Simms (New England Revolution), Brandon Barklage (option declined), Steve Cronin (option declined), Joseph Ngwenya (option declined), Jed Zayner (option declined), Devon McTavish (retired), Austin da Luz, Blake Brettschneider (waived)

FC Dallas

IN: Blas Pérez (Indios de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico), Hernán Pertúz (Independiente Medellín, Colombia), Matt Hedges (SD #11), Alex Lee (Supplemental draft), Walter Hines (Supplemental draft), Ian Kalis (Supplemental Draft), Carlos Rodríguez (Tauro FC, Panama)

OUT: Edson Edward (waived), Jeremy Hall (Toronto FC), Maykel Galindo (option declined), Maicon Santos (option declined went to D.C. United), Marvin Chávez (San Jose Earthquakes), Jackson (loan to Cruzeiro, Brazil)

Houston Dynamo

IN: Nathan Sturgis (Toronto FC), Colin Rolfe (SD #18), Warren Creavalle (SD #37), Brian Ownby (Supplemental Draft), Karo Okiomah (Supplemental Draft), Eder Arreola (Supplemental Draft), Phillip Aseweh (Supplemental Draft), Daniel Roberts (Supplemental Draft), Macoumba Kandji (Colorado Rapids), Brian Ching (Montreal Impact), Erich Marscheider (waiver wire)

OUT: Francisco Navas Cobo (waived went to Deportivo Cali, Colombia), Evan Newton (waived), Carlo Costly (option declined returned to Atlas, Mexico), Hunter Freeman (Colorado Rapids), Jason Garey (option declined went to Carolina RailHawks), Eddie Robinson (retired), Danny Cruz (D.C. United)

Los Angeles Galaxy

IN: Andrew Boyens (Chivas USA- Re-Entry Stage 2), Chris Leitch (San Jose Earthquakes- Re-Entry Stage 2), Pat Noonan (Seattle Sounders- Re-Entry Stage 2), Marcelo Sarvas (Alajuelense, Costa Rica), Jose Villarreal (Home Grown), Tommy Meyer (SD #19), Kenney Walker (SD #38), Bryan Gaul (Supplemental Draft), Rafael Garcia (Supplemental Draft), Justin Davies (Supplemental Draft), Edson Buddle (free-FC Ingolstadt, Germany), Kyle Nakazawa (Philadelphia Union), Bill Gaudette (free-Montreal Impact)

OUT: Gregg Berhalter (retired), Donovan Ricketts (Montreal Impact), Jon Conway (retired), Miguel López (loan expired return to Quilmes, Argentina), Jovan Kirovski (retired), Dasan Robinson (retired), Chris Leitch (retired), Frankie Hejduk (contract expired)

Montreal Impact

IN: Nelson Rivas (free-Inter, Italy), Evan Bush (NASL Impact), Sinisa Ubiparipovic (NASL Impact), Hassoun Camara (NASL Impact), Jeb Brovsky (Expansion Draft), Bobby Burling (Expansion Draft), Josh Gardner (Expansion Draft), Justin Mapp (Expansion Draft), Sanna Nyassi (Expansion Draft), James Riley (Expansion Draft), Seth Sinovic (Expansion Draft), Collen Warner (Expansion Draft), Zarek Valentin (Expansion Draft), Justin Braun (Chivas USA), Gerson Mayen (Chivas USA), Tyson Wahl (Seattle Sounders), Bryan Arguez (free-Ft. Lauderdale Strikers), Davy Arnaud (Sporting Kansas City), Donovan Ricketts (Los Angeles Galaxy), Ian Westlake (NASL Impact), Miguel Montaño (free-Seattle Sounders), Greg Sutton (free-New York Red Bulls), Patrice Bernier (free-Lyngby, Denmark), Felipe Martins (free-FC Lugano, Switzerland), Andrew Wenger (SD #1), Calum Mallace (SD #20), Evan James (Supplemental Draft), Aaron Schoenfeld (Supplemental Draft), Steven Miller (Supplemental Draft), Carl Haworth (Supplemental Draft), Geinier García (Vancouver Whitecaps), Shavar Thomas (free-Sporting Kansas City), Eddie Johnson (allocation), Mike Fucito (Seattle Sounders), Lamar Neagle (Seattle Sounders), Eduardo Sebrango (free), Matteo Ferrari (free-Besiktas, Turkey)

OUT: James Riley (Chivas USA), Seth Sinovic (Sporting Kansas City), Brian Ching (Houston Dynamo), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders), Ian Westlake (waived)

New England Revolution

IN: Danleigh Borman (Toronto FC- Re-Entry Stage 1), Nate Jaqua (Seattle Sounders- Re-Entry Stage 2), Clyde Simms (D.C. United- Re-Entry Stage 2), John Lozano (free-America De Cali, Colombia), Fernando Cárdenas (free-America De Cali, Colombia), Kelyn Rowe (SD #3), Tyler Polak (SD #22), Rick Smith (Supplemental Draft), Alec Purdie (Supplemental Draft), Kevin Garcia (Supplemental Draft), Mike Roach (Supplemental Draft), José Moreno (loaned to Once Caldas, Colombia), Saer Sene (free-FC Bayern Munich II), Lee Nguyen (Vancouver WhiteCaps)

OUT: Alan Koger (waived), Otto Loewy (waived), Andrew Sousa (waived), Milton Caraglio (option declined went to CSD Rangers Talca, Chile), Monsef Zerka (option declined), Ryan Cochrane (option declined went to San Antonio Scorpions FC), Franco Coria (option declined went to Club Atlético Chacarita Juniors), Pat Phelan (option declined), Kheli Dube (Chicago Fire-Re-Entry Stage 2), Rajko Lekic (free-Lyngby, Denmark)

New York Red Bulls

IN: Connor Lade (Home Grown), Jonathan Borrajo (free-Hamarkameratene, Norway), Markus Holgersson (free-Helsingborg IF, Sweeden), Kenny Cooper (Portland Timbers), Ryan Meara (SD #31), Mike Volk (Supplemental Draft), Christian Barreiro (Supplemental Draft), Nate Polak (Supplemental Draft), Jeremy Vuolo (free-AC Oulu, Finland), Wilman Conde (rights from Chicago Fire), Victor Pálsson (free-Hibernian FC, Scotland)

OUT: Alex Horwath (waived went to Wilmington Hammerheads), Mychal Jones (waived), Tyler Lassiter (waived went to Carolina Railhawks), Marcos Paullo (waived), John Rooney (waived went to Orlando City Soccer Club), Teddy Schneider (waived), Frank Rost (retired), Carlos Mendes (Columbus Crew-Re-Entry Stage 1), Chris Albright (option declined went to Philadelphia Union), Bouna Coundoul (option declined), Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers, England), Sacir Hot (waived), Matt Kassel (waived)

Philadelphia Union

IN: Josué Martínez (Deportivo Saprissa, Costa Rica), Jimmy McLaughlin (Home Grown), Gabriel Gómez (Indios, Mexico), Porfirio López (Dalian Haichang, China), Chandler Hoffman (SD #13), Greg Jordan (SD #32), Raymon Gaddis (SD #35), Krystian Witkowski (Supplemental Draft / FC Buffalo), Antoine Hoppenot (Supplemental Draft), Lionard Pajoy (Itagüí Ditaires, Colombia), Chris Albright (free-New York Red Bulls), Chase Harrison (free)

OUT: Juan Diego González (waived), Thorne Holder (waived), Justin Mapp (Montreal Impact – Expansion Draft), Chase Harrison (option declined), Stefani Miglioranzi (option declined), Levi Houapeu (option declined), Morgan Langley (option declined went to Harrisburg City Islanders, USL Pro), Ryan Richter (option declined), Joe Tait (option declined), Veljko Paunovic (retired), Faryd Mondragón (released to Deportivo Cali, Colombia), Sébastien Le Toux (Vancouver Whitecaps), Kyle Nakazawa (Los Angeles Galaxy), Nizar Khalfan (released)

Portland Timbers

IN: José Adolfo Valencia (Independiente Santa Fe, Colombia), Brent Richards (Home Grown), Andrew Jean-Baptiste (SD #8), Hanyer Mosquera (free-CD La Equidad, Colombia), Kris Boyd (free-Eskisehirspor, Turkey), Charles Renken (waiver wire), Franck Songo’o (free), Joe Bendik (Sogndal, Norway)

OUT: Kevin Goldthwaite (retired), Ryan Pore (option declined), Adin Brown (option declined), Rodrigo López (option declined), Peter Lowry (option declined), Brian Umony (option declined went to SuperSport United, South Africa), Kenny Cooper (New York Red Bulls)

Real Salt Lake

IN: Enzo Martinez (SD #17), Diogo de Almeida (SD #24), Sebastián Velásquez (SD #36), Emiliano Bonfigli (Supplemental Draft), Leone Cruz (trade rights from Seattle Sounders), Jonny Steele (Carolina Railhawks), Lalo Fernandez (Home Grown)

OUT: Tim Melia (waived went to Chivas USA), Collen Warner (Expansion Draft – Montreal Impact), Robbie Russell (D.C. United), Jean Alexandre (San Jose Earthquakes), Arturo Alvarez (Chivas USA- Re-Entry Stage 1), Andy Williams (retired), Nelson González (option declined went to Quilmes Atlético Club, Argentina), Rauwshan McKenzie (option declined went to Chivas USA), Blake Wagner (option declined)

San Jose Earthquakes

IN: Shea Salinas (Vancouver Whitecaps), Jean Alexandre (Real Salt Lake), Marvin Chávez (FC Dallas), Víctor Bernárdez (free-Anderlecht, Belgium), Sam Garza (SD #6), Jacob Hustedt (SD #25), Chris Blais (SD #33), Cesar Diaz Pizarro (Supplemental Draft), David Tiemstra (Supplemental Draft), James Kiffe (Supplemental Draft), Tyler Krumpe (Supplemental Draft), Sercan Güvenisik (Preußen Münster), Tressor Moreno (free-Santiago Wanderers, Chile), Simon Dawkins (loan-Tottenham Hotspur Reserves, England)

OUT: Bobby Burling (Montreal Impact – Expansion Draft), Matt Luzunaris (waived-Orlando City Soccer Club), Bobby Convey (Sporting Kansas City), Chris Leitch (LA Galaxy- Re-Entry Stage 2), André Luiz (option declined), Jacob Peterson (option declined went to Sporting Kansas City), Scott Sealy (option declined went to FC Dallas), Andrew Weber (option declined went to Seattle Sounders), Chris Agorsor (released), Donny Toia (released), Chris Blais (released), David Tiemstra (released)

Seattle Sounders FC

IN: Michael Gspurning (free-Skoda Xanthi, Greece), Marc Burch (D.C. United-Re-Entry Stage 2), Adam Johansson (free-IFK Goteborg, Sweeden), Christian Sivebaek (free-FC Midtjylland, Denmark), Andrew Duran (SD #15), Babayele Sodade (SD #34), Tim Pontius (Supplemental Draft), Andy Rose (Real Salt Lake), Cordell Cato (Defence Force FC, Trinidad and Tobago), Eddie Johnson (Montreal Impact), Andrew Weber (San Jose Earthquakes)

OUT: Kasey Keller (retired), James Riley (Chivas USA, via expansion draft), Tyson Wahl (Montreal Impact), Terry Boss (retired), Taylor Graham (retired), Nate Jaqua (New England Revolution- Re-Entry Stage 2), Pat Noonan (Los Angeles Galaxy- Re-Entry Stage 2), Erik Friberg (Malmö, Sweeden), Mike Fucito (Montreal Impact), Lamar Neagle (Montreal Impact)

Sporting Kansas City

IN: Seth Sinovic (Montreal Impact), Paulo Nagamura (Chivas USA), Bobby Convey (San Jose Earthquakes), Dom Dwyer (SD #16), Cyprian Hedrik (SD #30), Michael Thomas (Ljungskile SK, Sweden), Jacob Peterson (free-San Jose Earthquakes)

OUT: Davy Arnaud (Montreal Impact), Jéferson (waived went to Vasco da Gama, Brazil), Scott Lorenz (waived went to Minnesota Stars), Craig Rocastle (waived went to Thrasyvoulos Fylis, Greece), Seth Sinovic (Expansion Draft to Montreal Impact), Milos Stojcev (waived), Omar Bravo (Cruz Azul, Mexico), Shavar Thomas (option declined went to Montreal Impact), Daneil Cyrus (waived)

Toronto FC

IN: Jeremy Hall (FC Dallas), Reggie Lambe (free-Ipswich Town, England), Luis Silva (SD #4), Aaron Maund (SD #12), Geovanny Caicedo (LDU Quito, Ecuador), Miguel Aceval (Universidad de Concepción, Chile)

OUT: Kyle Davies (waived), Matt Gold (waived went to San Antonio Scorpions FC), Leandre Griffit (waived), Javier Martina (waived), Demitrius Omphroy (waived), Eddy Viator (waived), Gianluca Zavarise (waived), Danleigh Borman (New England Revolution- Re-Entry Stage 1), Nathan Sturgis (Houston Dynamo), Mikael Yourassowsky (waived), Andy Iro (declined extension), Peri Marosevic (declined extension), Elbekay Bouchiba (waived)

Vancouver WhiteCaps FC

IN: Bryce Alderson (Home Grown), Lee Young-Pyo (free), Lee Nguyen (weighted lottery), Matt Watson (free-Carolina Railhawks), Martín Bonjour (free-Rampla Juniors FC, Uruguay), Darren Mattocks (SD #2), Brad Knighton (Carolina), Greg Klazura (Supplemental Draft), Jun Marques Davidson (free- Tokushima Vortis, Japan), Sébastien Le Toux (Philadelphia Union), Barry Robson (free from Middlesbrough, arriving in July), Etienne Barbara (free, rights acquired from Montreal Impact on 1/17)

OUT: Jeb Brovsky (Expansion Draft to Montreal Impact), Bilal Duckett (waived), Nizar Khalfan (waived went to Philadelphia Union), Alexandre Morfaw (waived), Shea Salinas (San Jose Earthquakes), Greg Janicki (option declined went to San Antonio Scorpions FC), Pete Vagenas (option declined went to CD Chivas USA), Jonathan Leathers (option declined), Jay Nolly (Chicago Fire), Geinier García (Montreal Impact), Mustapha Jarju (contract terminated went to RAEC Mons), Philippe Davies (option declined), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution)

List updated by Chris Reiko

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