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March 2, 2009 at 2:30 PM

An interesting blurb

From It reads as follows:

“More from the Columbus Dispatch: the Crew received $100,000 in cash and allocation money from Seattle in exchange for Sigi Schmid and each team received $125,000 for its allocation coffers to start 2009.”

And here’s something out of the MLS Web site. See the name I highlighted in bold.

New York, Seattle train abroad

Red Bulls, Sounders FC top international foes in preseason

By Dylan Butler – February 27, 2009

Major League Soccer clubs have gone international with their preseason training and have found success overseas, with the New York Red Bulls picking up their second win in Argentina on Thursday against River Plate after beating Velez Sarsfield on Tuesday.

Seattle Sounders FC are also in Argentina, and they picked up a 3-1 victory against Estudiantes on Friday, while the Kansas City Wizards tied the CD Guadalajara reserves, 1-1, on Thursday.

New York Red Bulls 2, River Plate 1: Defender Andrew Boyens broke a 1-1 draw with a left-footed goal in the 73rd minute to lift the Red Bulls to a 2-1 win against the River Plate reserves Thursday at Mapuche Country Club in Pilar, Argentina Thursday. The Red Bulls defeated Velez Sarsfield by the same scoreline on Tuesday.

Just three minutes into the match, recently acquired Khano Smith burst down the left side and found Dane Richards open inside the 18-yard box. The Jamaican international fired home the ball from 10 yards out to give the Red Bulls an early 1-0 lead.

Trialist Aklie Edwards’ sliding attempt to clear the ball ended up in his own net to pull River level, a squad featuring former D.C. United midfielder Marcello Gallardo, level on 33 minutes. But Boyens put the Red Bulls in front for good 40 minutes later, heading Sinisa Ubiparipovic’s corner down and pushing into the net with his left foot.

Seattle Sounders FC 3, Estudiantes 1: After falling behind on an own goal, Seattle Sounders FC scored three unanswered goals, including two by Colombian Fredy Montero in a four-minute span, to defeat Estudiantes 3-1 Friday afternoon.

Sanna Nyassi set up Nate Jaqua’s equalizer in the 46th minute and then Jaqua turned provider, setting up Montero’s first goal in the 54th minute. Four minutes later Montero added an insurance goal set up by Osvaldo Alonso in the 70-minute match.

Kansas City Wizards 1, CD Guadalajara 1: On an 81st-minute goal by Graham Zusi, the Wizards rallied to forge a 1-1 draw with the CD Guadalajara reserves Thursday at the Mexican Primera Division side’s training grounds.

In the 25th minute, Chivas forward Carlos Borja collected the ball at top of the penalty area, cut around a defender and smashed a low shot past Wizards goalkeeper Kevin Hartman from 18 yards out for an early lead.

But the Wizards equalized nine minutes from full time. Davy Arnaud carried the ball through the center of the park and played the ball wide for rookie midfielder Graham Zusi.

The second round MLS SuperDraft selection beat two defenders, carrying the ball into the penalty area before pushing a well-struck shot from a tough angle past the Chivas goalkeeper inside the near post from 15 yards out.


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