Follow us:

Sounders FC

Daily coverage of Seattle Sounders FC, MLS and world soccer.

January 26, 2015 at 8:30 AM

Chicago signs Scottish winger Shaun Maloney to a DP deal, plus other signings

The Major League Soccer offseason kicks up a dust storm of transfer rumors, one that’s especially dense this time of year. Most of this so-called links never come to anything — see the newly retired Juan Roman Riquelme (long live the king) to Montreal.

But every once in a while, the noise turns into something substantial.

Such was the case with the Shaun-Maloney-to-Chicago rumors that had been floating out there for a while — and that finally came to fruition on Sunday, as the Scottish international inked a designated player contract with the Fire.

Maloney, 32, had been at Wigan Athletic in both the Premier League and Championship over the past three-plus seasons.¬†Across all competitions, Maloney appeared in 91 matches, scoring 15 goals and adding 17 assists for the Latics. He also played a central role in Wigan’s 2013 F.A. Cup title, providing the assist on the 91st-minute winner that stunned Manchester City.

Maloney has also played for Celtic and Aston Villa and earned 36 caps with the Scottish national team.

Toronto FC signs Polish defender Damien Perquis

TFC’s busy offseason shows no sign of abating.

Having already brought attackers Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco into the fold, Toronto looked to the other end of the field, announcing Monday morning the signing of Damien Perquis — a center back who’d played most recently with Real Betis.

Born and raised in France, Perquis represents Poland internationally and played all 270 minutes of the host country’s campaign at Euro 2012.

 

| More in MLS

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►