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DaMarcus Beasely is heading back to the MLS

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DaMarcus Beasley is heading back home to Major League Soccer, this time he will be heading to the Houston Dynamo. Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images

The Houston Dynamo have won the race for DaMarcus Beasley in Major League Soccer allocation by exchanging with Toronto FC for the U.

2013 MLS Allocation Order: July 1

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The summer transfer window is upon us so it is time to keep this list updated. Toronto is currently topping the list as only one club has made a move via the Allocation process this season. Back in February D.C. United claimed Carlos Ruiz off allocation, they were originally at number 17 in the order before their pick.

Marcus Hahnemann, Former Sounder, To Join MLS Via Allocation

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Former Sounders legend Marcus Hahnemann reached an agreement with MLS and will find a new team through the Allocation process per The King County native (Kentridge and Newport High Schools) played for the A-League Sounders, Colorado Rapids, Fulham, Rochdale, Reading, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton.

Do You Want Eddie Johnson on Your Team?

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Many times on this site, I've bemoaned that fact that American internationals face hurdles to return to MLS when their career in Europe has either stagnated or are failing to provide them with growth opportunities. Â This year there has been a change for the better with players like Charlie Davies, Benny Feilhaber, and Freddy Adu (!

United waives James, international slot to Galaxy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. D.C. United waived defender Julius James, the Major League Soccer club announced on Thursday. In one and a half seasons in Washington, James played in 31 MLS contests, recording two goals in 2,388. "We would like to thank Julius for his contributions to D.C. United and we wish him well in the [.

Timbers and DC United trade goalies

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PORTLAND, Ore.  — The Portland Timbers have acquired goaltender Troy Perkins from D.C. United for goaltender Steve Cronin. The Timbers, who join Major League Soccer as an expansion team next year, will also send D.C. United allocation money as part of the trade announced Friday. United will retain a portion of Perkins' salary budget for [.

Philly Ships Thomas To Kansas City

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In Major League Soccer the spring cleaning seems to come in summer. Clubs left and right are releasing players that they don't need anymore and others are starting up the trade circuit to improve their roster.

Today the Philadelphia Union have traded defender Shavar Thomas to the Kansas City Wizards in exchange for two second round MLS SuperDraft selections, one in 2011 and one in 2012, as well as allocation money.

A Bird in the Hand

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Following our post over the weekend concerning RBNY's trade of the #1 allocation spot to Philadelphia, Ives Galarcep reports this morning that the Red Bulls received a $175,000 allocation from the Union in return for the rights to Michael Orozco.

Union Made Deal For Orozco

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Michael Orozco joins the Union backline. (Getty Images)

We've known for a little while now that US National team defender Michael Orozco was on his way to Major League Soccer, well today that became more official. The Philadelphia Union traded allocation money to the New York Red Bulls to move up to the top spot in the allocation order to sign Orozco.

FCD 3rd on Allocation List

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Unless you are really paying attention to the MLS Allocation list, you may have missed that FCD is now up to 3rd.

2009 SuperDraft Projected Order

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Its been a long while since I updated this projected order, mainly because I knew there would be a slew of trades that would come down to shake up this order. And let's be honest, we've seen plenty of deals this year that included draft picks. With Monday's trade deadline looming, I figured we could bring [.

KC Trades For Thompson

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Looks like the Kansas City Wizards are trying to make a serious push towards the playoffs. This morning they have traded for Abe Thompson from FC Dallas in exchange for an undisclosed amount of allocation money. This marks the second striker that the Wizards have traded for this week (the other being Herculez Gomez from Colorado).

Updated: In-Season Player Movement

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Another week of wheelin' and dealin' in MLS. Here is an updated list of what's gone on during this season in terms of player movement. Here's some food for thought though too. Look at this list, you see something interesting? Yeah, a whole slew of Americans returned to MLS this summer. Brian McBride, Eddie Lewis, Robbie [.

Updated: MLS Allocation List

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You all have asked, now you all shall receive. Here is an updated MLS Allocation list fresh off the trade between New England and Toronto. Now in that trade Toronto and New England switched places, the Revs moved down to Toronto and the Reds moved up and claimed Johann Smith. After that claim they moved [.

Johnson Signing With MLS

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Former Chicago Fire striker and Canadian National team member Will Johnson has resigned with Major League Soccer according to SBI. He will be the target of many clubs around the league but Chicago retains his player rights. Johnson was once apart of the Fire back in 2005 where he only played in five games (scoring once).

Updated: In-Season Player Movement

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Yesterday was the final day of the summer transfer window. A few moves went down so I figued it would be a good time to update this list again. As always feel free to let me know if something is out of place. This is just in-season movement, stuff from pre-season won't be included. Chicago Fire Incoming: Brian McBride [.

Toronto Signs Smith

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Toronto FC announced the signing of free agent forward Johann Smith today. Toronto acquired the former Bolton Wanderers striker after acquiring the No. 2 allocation ranking from the New England Revolution in exchange for allocation money and Toronto's 13th allocation ranking. This swap in allocation allowed Toronto FC to sign Smith.

Ruiz Still On Trading Block

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Surprise, surprise...the LA Galaxy are still shopping Guatemalan striker Carlos Ruiz. The main reason why The Fish is back on the trading block (was he really ever off?) is due to LA's desire to claim Eddie Lewis through the allocation system. They would need to free up some space and dump Ruiz as we all [.

Early Projected 2009 SuperDraft Order

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I suppose it is never too early to start looking ahead to next January's SuperDraft. I've started compiling a list of what should be the projected order in that draft. I will continue to update this list up until the official list is released by the league (probably a couple weeks before the draft knowing [.

Updated: In-Season Player Movement

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Just a couple new moves to mention on this list. I will try to get this updated as much as I can before the transfer window closes here in the coming days (August 15 I believe). I still expect a couple more moves either by trades or signing. As always feel free to let me know [...]

Toronto Entering The Ruiz Sweepstakes?

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This is another one of those deals that we've been waiting for a while now to come to a conclusion. Will the LA Galaxy trade striker Carlos Ruiz or won't they? It's been a strange few weeks really but today I've got more word that they are still shopping him and a new party has [...]

Noonan Deal Now Official

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Just got word that the deal is now complete that sends Pat Noonan from New England to Columbus in exchange for the Crew's natural first-round selection in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft and allocation money. Additionally, the teams traded spots in the current 2008 allocation standings with Columbus moving into the 10th spot and New England moving [.

A Few Trade Rumor Updates

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Sitting around this morning I started jotting down a few ideas for some trades in Major League Soccer, low and behold I wasn't the only one thinking once I started to talk to some people around the league. So I felt as though they all needed passed around here to discuss. Some probably have no hope [.

Noonan Resigned, Trade To Columbus Soon?

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The day after their SuperLiga win over the Houston Dynamo, the New England Revolution look to resign Pat Noonan...only to then trade him to Columbus, that's all according to the Boston Herald's Kyle McCarthy. The Crew are expected to send allocation money, a first-round draft pick and the rights to swap allocation slots to the Revs [.

Gibbs Coming Back To MLS?

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It sure sounds like it. I talked about this story briefly at the end of June, a few players on their way back and so far two of the three mentioned in that article are either back or on their way back. A week ago it was Robbie Russell coming to MLS, now it sounds [...]

DC Trades For Guerrero

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Just got word about another trade in Major League Soccer, this week has been just full of trades. DC United have traded for Ivan Guerrero from San Jose in exchange for some allocation, according to Steve Goff. Guerrero played three seasons with Chicago before being selected in the expansion draft this year by San Jose.

Fire-Toronto Make McBride Deal Official

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Finally. Chad Barrett is now with Toronto, along with some cash, draft pick and future considerations for the allocation spot for Chicago to sign Brian McBride. Glad to finally see this deal get done! Aren't you? Of course no McBride in Chicago until after the Olympics. Still I think Fire fans will be fine with that.

MLS In-Season Player Movement

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I've been meaning to really up date this list. The last time I did it I will admit it wasn't a full list of the ins and outs of player movement this season. So I stepped up and made a full list dating back to the start of the season (this does not include off-season, [...]

Alvarez To San Jose

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I had a slight feeling yesterday evening watching Arturo Alvarez and thinking that his time in Dallas was going to be limited. Thing was I didn't know how limited. I knew a trade would happen soon by the club but again I didn't know how soon. Well, today Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman pulled the trigger [.

Guarda Traded To Dallas

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Just as we all expected, today FC Dallas traded for recently turned pro Bruno Guarda from Colorado. Guarda was placed in a special weighted lottery last week and the Rapids won it. Guarda returns back to Dallas to play for his former college coach now with the MLS side. I do think Dallas gave up a [.

Kansas City Wizards

Houston trades Kamara to KC for Thompson, allocation

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With a full stable of forwards, and a player in the final year of his contract, the Houston Dynamo did what it always seems to do: finds a way to make a deal that helps the club.

Wizards Acquire Kamara

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I complain about lack of movement and the next day, what happens? The Wizards make a move. Today (as I tried to post on Twitter, but apparently it didn't go through) the Wizards acquired Houston Dynamo forward, Kei Kamara for Abe Thompson and some allocation money. Kamara is joins the Wizards having scored 5 goals in 20 starts this year for the Dynamo.

Allocation List

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The MLS transfer window is about to open up and that means rumors of players coming to MLS or coming back to MLS. Today, Steven Goff had rumors of 3 former MLS players returning to MLS. Danny Szetela, DaMarcus Beasley, and Stern John are all being rumored to returning to MLS. With these 3 potentially returning, the MLS allocation list could see a shake up.

The Rest

Revs Move Up in Allocation Rankings Following Swap w/ SJ

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It appears the Revolution front office is gearing up to make splash during the transfer window.

With the league's summer transfer window opening on Jul. 10, the Revolution improved their positioning in the allocation rankings on Monday after acquiring the second overall spot from the San Jose Earthquakes for the fifth spot and $175,000 worth of General Allocation Money (GAM).

Harrington Trade Official, Aiyegbusi to Rentry Draft

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It's been an extremely busy day in MLS circles today as the trade window opened up and teams started to prepare their teams for next year. Sporting KC was active making a trade with the most active team of the day, Portland. The rumored trade last night of Michael Harrington for allocation money came off, sending the 6 year veteran to the Pacific Northwest.

Orozco to Philly: A Bad Deal for the Red Bulls?

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Coming out of MLS Superdraft, the Red Bulls held the #1 allocation slot, meaning that the club would have first dubs on any returning USMNT players. The Red Bulls' position atop the allocation heap was the result of a deal that Peter Nowak and the Philadelphia Union made on the eve of the draft to send its #1 allocation slot to DC United in return for Fred, DC's #7 pick in the first round of the draft and a substantial amount of allocation money (believed to be more than $200,000).