The MLS offseason has been a wild one, and not just in Seattle.
Toronto FC has made by far the most significant additions, acquiring U.S. men’s national team superstar Michael Bradley and English international Jermain Defoe (both were introduced in a press conference Monday). And that comes after signing Gilberto, a 24-year-old designated player, and former league MVP Dwayne De Rosario.
Keep in mind, the Reds first game this season is March 15 at CenturyLink Field.
Some other key moves? Well, Columbus has acquired the rights to USMNT defender Michael Parkhurst, a former MLS Defender of the Year, from the New England Revolution.
The Galaxy has also beefed up its front line by acquiring forwards Rob Friend (Canadian international) and Samuel (on loan from Fluminense).
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CHICAGO FIRE — Key additions: D/M Lovel Palmer, F Harrison Shipp. Key losses: M Joel Lindpere, M Logan Pause, F Maicon Santos, M Daniel Paladini.
CHIVAS USA — Key additions: M Mauro Rosales, D Andrew Jean-Baptiste. Key losses: D Mario de Luna, M Edgar Mejia, D Jorge Villafana, M Josue Soto, F Tristan Bowen.
COLORADO RAPIDS — Key additions: M Marvin Chavez, D/M Marc Burch. Key losses: D Brian Mullan, F/M Atiba Harris, M Jaime Castrillon, M Jamie Smith.
COLUMBUS CREW — Key additions: D Michael Parkhurst, D Waylon Francis, GK Steve Clark, M Daniel Paladini. Key losses: D Chad Marshall, GK Andy Gruenebaum, D/M Danny O’Rourke, M Eddie Gaven, D Glauber.
DC UNITED — Key additions: F Eddie Johnson, F Fabian Espindola, M Davy Arnaud, D Sean Franlin, D Bobby Boswell, D Nana Attakora. Key losses: M Dwayne De Rosario, D Daniel Woolard, F Carlos Ruiz, F Lionard Pajoy, D James Riley, M John Thorrington.
FC DALLAS — Key additions: M Adam Moffat, M Brian Span. Key losses: M David Ferreira, F Kenny Cooper, D Ugo Ihemelu, M Jackson.
HOUSTON DYNAMO — Key addition: D David Horst. Key losses: D Bobby Boswell, F Cam Weaver, F Calen Carr, F Brian Ching, D Mike Chabala.
LA GALAXY — Key addition: F Rob Friend, F Samuel, M Baggio Husidic. Key losses: D Sean Franklin, F Jose Villareal, M Pablo Mastroeni, M Laurent Courtois, M Colin Clark.
MONTREAL IMPACT — Key additions: None. Key losses: D Alessandro Nesta, M Davy Arnaud, D Zarek Valentin.
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION — Key additions: F Charlie Davies, GK Brad Knighton. Key losses: GK Matt Reis, F Chad Barrett, M Juan Toja, M Clyde Simms, M Ryan Guy.
NEW YORK RED BULLS — Key addition: M Bobby Convey. Key losses: F Fabian Espindola, D Markus Holgersson, D Heath Pearce, D Brandon Barklage.
PHILADELPHIA UNION — Key addition: M Corben Bone. Key losses: M Michael Farfan, M Kleberson, D Chris Albright.
PORTLAND TIMBERS — Key additions: M Steve Zakuani, D Jorge Villafana, GK Andrew Weber. Key losses: D David Horst, D Andrew Jean-Baptiste, M Sal Zizzo.
REAL SALT LAKE — Key addition: M/F Jordan Allen. Key losses: M Khari Stephenson, M Yordany Alvarez, D/M Lovel Palmer, GK Josh Saunders, D Brandon McDonald.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES — Key additions: F/M Atiba Harris, M Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi, D Shaun Francis. Key losses: M Marvin Chavez, M/D Ramiro Corrales, M Rafael Baca, D Justin Morrow, M Mehdi Ballouchy, D Nana Attakora, D Dan Gargan.
SPORTING KANSAS CITY — Key additions: GK Andy Gruenebaum, M Sal Zizzo. Key losses: GK Jimmy Nielsen.
TORONTO FC — Key additions: M Michael Bradley, F Jermain Defoe, M Dwayne De Rosario, F Gilberto, M Jackson, D Justin Morrow. Key losses: F Danny Koevermans, F Robert Earnshaw, M Bobby Convey, GK Stefan Frei, F Justin Braun.
VANCOUVER WHITECAPS — Key addition: M Mehdi Ballouchy. Key losses: D Lee Young-Pyo, M Jun Marques Davidson, M Daigo Kobayashi, GK Brad Knighton, D Brad Rusin, GK Joe Cannon, F Corey Hertzog.