Toronto FC

D.C. United’s ‘peak MLS’ trade with Toronto FC might not be so funny

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Trading GAM for TAM seems silly, but it might signal some unfortunate news for the Black-and-Red

D.C. United has traded $225,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) to Toronto FC in exchange for $337,500 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). This is a real trade that happened today, and the reaction has largely been to mock MLS's general tendency towards the arcane.

Freedom Frei - Reds deal stalwart goalkeeper to Seattle Sounders

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He looked like this a lot  It's hard to be a "long-term" TFC player. At a club where the only constant is change, Stefan Frei's 99 appearances in all competitions for TFC is far from ordinary. Yet still, despite the inevitability of today's deal, he is yet another Red leaving under the cloud of "it should have ended differently".


News Roundup: David Accam!, MLS SuperDraft, and classy Middlesbrough fans

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Plus- Big moves in the NWSL, roster moves from around MLS, and bonus FIFA corruption

All that losing for nothing? Payne eyes more than just draft picks as Reds deal 1st Pick

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"Ok ball - you take Hassli and I'll throw in some ball polish. Deal?"
Welcome to our unexpectedly ongoing SuperDraft pre-game show. Up next Diana Ross takes a free kick. But first... "TFC did whaaaaaaaaaaaa?"
Out of all of the mock draft prognostication and "will they/won't they" trade one or both of the picks, not many would have guessed at this one.

New England Set To Trade Shalrie Joseph

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Shalrie Joseph is set to move to the West Coast with Chivas USA. (Getty Images)

UPDATED:Â Chivas sends Blair Gavin, a second round pick in the 2013 SuperDraft and allocation money in exchange for Joseph.

When you think of the New England Revolution, you typically think of Shalrie Joseph.

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Set to Acquire Forward's MLS Rights From Portland?

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A string of Tweets this afternoon seem to have pieced together a trade coming up between Sporting Kansas City and the Portland Timbers.

The string started when Thad Bell Tweeted out that Sporting KC was set to make a trade with Portland, sending a fourth round pick in this year's Superdraft to the Timbers for something that would be announced next week.

Bunbury Traded to New England

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In a move that was a little surprising, but not shocking based on his position, Sporting KC traded forward Teal Bunbury to the New England Revolution today for the Revs 2015 first round draft pick and allocation money.

In the end the move makes sense for all parties involved. Sporting KC remains stacked at center forward, and Bunbury was likely behind Claudio Bieler and Dom Dwyer for playing time with KC.

Sporting Trade for Zizzo

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Sporting made their first offseason acquisition today, after having three players leave earlier this week either by retirement (Jimmy Nielsen) or being waived (Kyle Miller, Brendan Ruiz). Today Sporting made a deal with the Portland Timbers, acquiring midfielder, Sal Zizzo from the Timbers in exchange for allocation money.

Sporting Acquire Benny Feilhaber From Revolution

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Sporting KC's announcement hinted at by Robb Heineman yesterday on Twitter has been announced. The team has acquired midfielder, Benny Feilhaber from the New England Revolution for allocation money, KC's 2014 first round pick, and their 2015 first round pick.

The midfielder spent the last season and a half in New England after spending most of the previous 7 years playing in Germany, England, and Denmark.

Harrington Heading to Portland?

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The MLS trade window opens up tomorrow, and already rumors are swirling around regarding moves that will likely be confirmed in the next few days. Many of those trades have involved the Portland Timbers. One of those potential trades also involved Sporting KC. The rumor tonight out of Portland is that Sporting KC will trade reserve wingback, Michael Harrington to Portland for allocation money.

Montreal Impact

Chicago Fire’s Got Didier Drogba’s Rights, and They’re F***ing Golden

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Word on the interwebs is that the Chicago Fire, who ownChelsea striker Didier Drogba's MLS "DiscoveryRights," are now in discussion with the Montreal Impact, who are interested in actually signing the player.

Some may call it extortion, I'm calling it a brilliant coup by the Fire front office who are upping Drogba's value, and then judo-flipping that value into a betternegotiation leverage to ship him off to Quebec.

Issey the real life? Reds trade Nakajima-Farran to Montreal in surprising deal

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Everybody outta the pool...  You mean I was growing out my samurai hair-do for nothing? Thanks a bunch TFC.

In a move that shocked even the most hardened to The Reds penchant for oddities, the club announced this morning that it had sent Canadian winger Issey Nakajima-Farran and allocation money to hated rival Montreal for American central midfielder Collen Warner.

News on Gardner, Besler, Kamara, and Espinoza

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Some news on four Sporting KC players.

Sporting Trade for Gardner

After getting rid of 6 players and a 7th on the way out, Sporting KC made an addition to the roster today. Sporting made a trade with the Montreal Impact to acquire midfielder/defender Josh Gardner. The 30 year old Gardner has appeared in 49 league games over 5 seasons in MLS.

Online reaction as news spread of Ching trade talk

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Here's a little look at some of the reaction after Jesus Ortiz made known the news that the Dynamo had worked out the deal they'd been eyeing since the MLS Expansion Draft: Getting Brian Ching back in orange in time for opening day at BBVA Compass Stadium. [View the story "Brian Ching's return to the [.

Major League Soccer

Alan Gordon is heading back to the Los Angeles Galaxy

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Alan Gordon is heading back to the Los Angeles Galaxy - originally posted on

Alan Gordon will be leaving the San Jose Earthquakes, after a trade was completed between San Jose and the Galaxy on Monday. Sending the Southern California native back home. Photo provided by the San Jose Earthquakes.

Reo-Coker Signs With The Whitecaps

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Reo-Coker will not be a DP [1]. Photograph: Richard Sellers/Sportsphoto It is official, the much rumoured signing of ex-EPL midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker has gone through. After turning down multiple offers from clubs all around Europe, Reo-Coker decided Vancouver was the ... Continue reading →

Kenny Cooper Dealt To Dallas

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And he's back. Boy FC Dallas is having a fun day. You almost knew they would when their schedule for the week saw them leave for Mexico tomorrow. They have to get their roster some what in order for that trip.

And they've done so. Earlier it was trading for Eric Hassli. Now they have gone out and traded for Kenny Cooper.

Trading Places

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The last time the New England Revolution traded up in the first round of the SuperDraft, they did it to select Wake Forest midfielder Wells Thompson at the sixth spot back in 2007.

Yes, Wells Thompson. A skilled,all-around nice guy who seemed ready to take the torch from Steve Ralston. Well, at least that was the plan.

Chicago Lands Larentowicz In Pre-Draft Deal

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Big Red is moving to the Windy City. (Getty Images)

The deals are going to start flying here.

The Chicago Fire and the Colorado Rapids have struck a deal that will send veteran midfielder Jeff Larentowicz and the number 30 pick in tomorrow's SuperDraft to the Fire in exchange for the No.

United, Union Swap Players

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Rumblings went down earlier this afternoon on Twitter about a potential deal between the Philadelphia Union and some unnamed team in MLS in a deal involving forward Leonard Pajoy.

D.C. United ended up being that unnamed club as they announced the deal for Pajoy and an international roster spot from the Philadelphia Union in exchange for midfielder Danny Cruz.

Keeper Swap: Ricketts Traded For Perkins

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Troy Perkins is now headed to Montreal. (Getty Images)

This could go down as one of the more interesting deals of the 2012 MLS season.

The Montreal Impact and Portland Timbers have announced a swap of their starting keepers today. Montreal sends Jamaican keeper Donovan Ricketts to Portland in exchange for keeper Troy Perkins.

Le Toux traded to Red Bulls

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Sebastien Le Toux is a Red Bull. How does Union Nation feel about it?

Toronto Sends de Guzman To Dallas

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Julian de Guzman has been traded to Dallas. (Getty Images)

The rumor mill was going in full motion last night on this deal and now it is official. Toronto FC has sent Designated Player Julian de Guzman to FC Dallas in exchange for Generation adidas midfielder/forward Andrew Wiedeman.

Yeah, a DP for a GA.

More On The Vancouver-Philadelphia Trade

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Just a bit of information has crossed the wire now that the Philadelphia Union have officially signed defender Bakary Soumare.

Here is the nitty-gritty details on the deal they struck with Vancouver.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC have acquired Philadelphia Union's first-round selection in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft, allocation money, as well as the Union's 12th position in the league's allocation ranking, in exchange for Vancouver's second-round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft and the 'Caps first position in the MLS allocation ranking.

Ching Saga Over, Forward Traded Back To Houston

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Brian Ching is back in a Dynamo uniform. (Getty Images)

The Brian Ching saga is over.

The Houston Dynamo have reacquired Ching from the Montreal Impact in exchange for a conditional draft pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

Yes, just for a conditional draft pick. The Impact end up being the big losers on this deal after playing hardball back in November.


It's been a slice! Alvaro Rey delivered to Columbus for quick Dominic Oduro

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Hold the anchovies. Every week is MLS Rivalry Week in Toronto FC's front office! Hot off the heels of #inhumanely dealing Issey Nakajima-Farran to The Cheesemakers, The Reds sent another winger in Alvaro Rey to Columbus today. Coming in return from the Ohio Riviera is Ghanaian midfielder and speed merchant Dominic Oduro.

Unlike a Boss! TFC deals Agbossoumonde - Acquires Luke Moore

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Once a Swan, now a Robin  Nothing like a little sexy group action on a Thursday afternoon.

In their continuing war on puns, TFC has dealt away defender Gale Agbossoumonde to Colorado Rapids on the tail-end of a hot three-way which sees The Reds pick up 28-year-old English journeyman forward Luke Moore.

Team News

Portland Timbers trade Futty Danso to Montreal for draft pick, hinting toward future moves

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The Portland Timbers have been planning to make some big moves within their roster this summer when the international transfer window opens in July, but they executed a trade on June 1 that could be a precursor towards that activity. Defender Futty Danso, the longest tenured Timbers player with his service time dating back to the team's USL days, was traded to Montreal for a 2015 MLS Super Draft pick.

After recent meeting, Timbers and Toronto FC exchange Bright Dike for Maximiliano Urruti

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The Portland Timbers made another trade announced on September 9, sending fan favorite Bright Dike to Toronto FC for forward Maximiliano Urruti. While Dike has produced several legendary moments in his four years in Portland, his career has been beset by injury although he's recovered from each situation to return to play.

With Timbers roster getting thin, Portland trades for San Jose midfielder/defender Brad Ring

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The Portland Timbers made a couple of roster adjustments prior to their match against Toronto FC on September 7 at home. They traded for San Jose midfielder & defender Brad Ring for a 2014 draft pick while also designating defender Ryan Miller for injured reserve for the remainder of the season. Miller suffered a stress fracture that will require surgery and at least four months' recovery time.

Portland Timbers trade Eric Alexander to New York Red Bulls, Paulson hints at more player moves to come

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The Portland Timbers returned to Portland after 10 days of training in Arizona to prepare for their pre-season tournament next week. While players resume the search to find roles within the team's depth chart, the Timbers are also exploring other options to solidify their group. To that end, midfielder Eric Alexander was traded to New York for allocation money in what Merritt Paulson indicated on Twitter to be a potentially busy week for player news.

FC Kansas City

FC Kansas City Stock Piling Draft Picks

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FC Kansas City added two more draft picks to their collection today ahead of Friday's NWSL draft. Through two trades, FCKC added a second and a third round pick giving them a grand total of six for Friday's draft.

First today, the Blues announced that they'd acquired the 19th overall pick in the draft, the first pick of the third round from the Houston Dash in exchange for goalkeeper, Bianca Henninger.

Cuellar Traded to Seattle

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FC Kansas City made their first trade in team history today as they sent Mexican international, Renae Cuellar to Seattle for Teresa Noyola, a second round pick, and the rights to Nikki Krzysik.

Cuellar has appeared in 11 of FC Kansas City's 13 games so far this season, starting 8 of them.

The Rest

Fire trade Accam to Philadelphia Union

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Nelson Rodriguez continues to wheel and deal on SuperDraft days. The Fire not only added two players in the first round but they have also traded David Accam to the Philadelphia Union for $300,000 in General Allocation Money and $900,000 in Targeted Allocation Money. It is the largest sum exchanged by two MLS sides in one transaction.

Rapids Make A Resource Trade

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Today the Rapids traded an international slot for the 2017 season to NYCFC for $75K in General Allocation Money.

This is an interesting trade only in that the Rapids currently have seven international players and somewhere between 6 and 8 international slots after this trade. Its been rumored that Badji and Sjoberg are pursuing green cards (which would make them domestic players under MLS roster rules), this trade is probably a good sign that they are close to getting them.

Blockbuster: Revs Acquire Kamara

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Hours before the close of the league's transfer window, the Revolution acquired 2015 MVP finalist Kei Kamara from Columbus Crew SC on Thursday for allocation money, two draft picks, and an international roster spot.

Kamara, whose 22 goals tied him for the league lead in 2015, was also named to the 2015 AT&T MLS All-Star roster, chosen for end-of-the-year MLS Best XI, and nominated for the Etihad Airways MLS Player of the month four times, helping lead Columbus to its first MLS Cup final since 2008.

Sporting KC Trade 30th Pick for Servando Carrasco

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Sporting KC ended up not trading any of their first round picks in today's draft, but they did end up moving their fourth pick of the day, the 30th pick to the Houston Dynamo. In return, Sporting KC received the MLS rights to Servando Carrasco. Carrasco is out of contract at this time after playing last year with the Houston Dynamo.

Laba on loan? Not so fast. Argentine TRADED to Vancouver for nothing

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Not your finest hour Tim...
Remember yesterday's article when the widely reported Matias Laba loan to Vancouver was reported? Remember the part where we said something along the lines of "well at least he wasn't traded for a bunch of balls"?

Yeah. Notsomuch.

Like vulgar thieves in the night, TFC dropped a big stinking turd this late evening announcing that Matias Laba has not been loaned out for future use but rather traded.

TFC trade for Jackson. What to write?... What... to... write?...

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Jackson... during spell at Fulham.  WARNING: This is "Bad"

Firstly, a hearty Bloggers Union thanks to Tim Bezbatchenko and the gang for re-stocking the pun shelves in the TFC larder. Man cannot live on Lambe alone.

"Shamone!" The MLS trade window had barely creaked open before T-Bez decided he "Wanna Be Startin' Something".

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.