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Some Context for the Nigel Reo-Coker / Red Bull Rumors

There are some currently doubting the blockbuster news that Nigel Reo-Coker is set to make a complete move stateside, both to play in MLS and for the US National Team. Here are three pieces of evidence in favor of the story, broken by Prost Amerika…

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MLS Re-Entry Draft: Updated

A number of players on the initial MLS Re-Entry draft list have since sorted out their contract situations and been removed from today’s draft pool. Added to the list are Alejandro Moreno from Chivas, Jean-Marc Alexandre from the Earthquakes, and Pat Noonan of the Galaxy. Here is what I believe to be the most up-to-date […]

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MLS Re-Entry Draft: Giving Context

With the re-entry draft upon us, I thought it might be helpful to add some context for each of the players eligible in the re-entry draft: base salary, age, minutes played, and Castrol Index ranking. (If you want to know the rules of the re-entry draft, let me recommend Jonathan Tannenwald’s excellent breakdown of the […]

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Rowdies Keeper Attinella Heading (Back) to RSL

After a stellar 2012 performance in the net for NASL’s Tampa Bay Rowdies, goalkeeper Jeff Attinella is reportedly on his way (back) to Salt Lake to back up Nick Rimando. (Hat tip to Inside MN Soccer for picking out the scoop from The Crow’s Nest.) In the second leg of the 2012 NASL Championship, Attinella […]

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Is Kaka Headed to MLS Sooner than Expected?

Two days after a Marca report proclaiming Real Madrid’s plans to sell of Kaka in January – either to Corinthians or the New York Red Bulls – to finance a new contract for Cristiano Ronaldo, LA Galaxy chief Tim Leiweke surprised many MLS observers by telling Grant Wahl of Sports Illustrated that Kaka is their […]

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Atlas Unsure About Taking Marquez on Loan

With all three of New York’s designated players reportedly seeking offseason loans – Henry to Arsenal (see my notes below), Cahill to Everton and Marquez to Atlas – the ultimate decision seems to be in the hands of the new Red Bull front office in New York. New sporting director Andy Roxburgh called any such […]

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Tim Cahill’s Move to New York Almost Complete

After months of speculation as to who would take the Red Bulls’ third designated player spot – Michael Ballack, Stephen Ireland, Emmanuel Adebayor, Kaka, Alessandro Del Piero, Ronaldinho and Guti were all in the mix – it was a player no one had mentioned, Everton’s Australian international Tim Cahill, who finally made the move. Or… […]

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