December 18, 2006
LA adds Jaqua and moves Hartman - MLSNet.com
LA picked up former Chicago Fire forward Nate Jaqua from Toronto FC for a partial allocation.
Jaqua had been comtemplating a move to Europe this offseason, but appears happy with the trade to LA and will likely stay in MLS for at least another season.
LA also sent their former #1 goalkeeper to the Kansas City Wizards when they traded Kevin Hartman for a couple of draft picks. Hartman became expendable when the Galaxy acquired Joe Cannon from the Colorado Rapids earlier this offseason.
Brandon Prideaux moving closer to home - DC United.com
DC United sent defender Brandon Prideaux to Colorado after the 8 year vet told the club that he wanted to move closer to his home on the west coast.
Tim Howard doesn't expect to go back to Manchester United
With Edwin van der Sar getting a new one year deal with Manchester United, US International goalkeeper Tim Howard isn't expecting to return to the club after his season long loan to Everton runs out at the conclusion of the 2006-07 season.
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Michael Adubato for Yanks Abroad
The big question is where the US international defender will land.
Spanish giants Real Madrid have had interest in Gooch in the past, but EPL clubs Fulham, Reading, and Aston Villa may be in the running as well.
Clint Dempsey to make decision on new club soon
Clint Dempsey has announced on his website that he's engaged and that he expects to make a decision on his new club any day now.
It's obvious that Josh Wolff won't be the last US Men's National Team player in MLS that is moving abroad this offseason.
The big question is will Dempsey roll the dice on a club like Charlton Athletic that is fighting for it's life in the EPL or will he go with a bit of a safer option such as Fulham.
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