List of Major League Soccer transfers 2009

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The following is a list of transfers for the 2009 Major League Soccer season. Seattle Sounders FC, a new expansion team, signed four players during the 2008 season, however their transfers are listed on this page for clarity. David Beckham's loan to Milan was also made during the 2008 season. The rest of the transfers were made during the 2008–09 offseason all the way through to the MLS transfer deadline on August 31, 2009.

Transfers[edit]

Date Name Moving from Moving to Mode of Transfer
May 8, 2008 France Sébastien Le Toux United States Seattle Sounders Seattle Sounders FC Free[1]
August 14, 2008 United States Kasey Keller Unattached Seattle Sounders FC Free
September 5, 2008 The Gambia Sanna Nyassi Unattached Seattle Sounders FC Free[2]
October 24, 2008 England David Beckham Los Angeles Galaxy Italy Milan Loan[3]
October 24, 2008 Sweden Freddie Ljungberg Unattached Seattle Sounders FC Free
November 14, 2008 Brazil Fred D.C. United New Zealand Wellington Phoenix Loan[4]
November 19, 2008 United States Hunter Freeman Toronto FC Norway Start Free
November 20, 2008 United States Landon Donovan Los Angeles Galaxy Germany Bayern Munich Loan[5]
November 22, 2008 Mexico Cuauhtémoc Blanco Chicago Fire Mexico Santos Laguna Loan[6]
November 24, 2008 United States Adam Cristman New England Revolution Kansas City Wizards Trade
November 24, 2008 United States Jovan Kirovski San Jose Earthquakes Los Angeles Galaxy Trade
November 24, 2008 Colombia Jámison Olave Colombia Deportivo Cali Real Salt Lake Undisclosed[7]
November 26, 2008 United States Mike Petke Unattached New York Red Bulls Free
November 28, 2008 United States Brad Evans Columbus Crew Seattle Sounders FC Expansion Draft
November 28, 2008 United States Nate Jaqua Houston Dynamo Seattle Sounders FC Expansion Draft
November 28, 2008 United States Stephen King Chicago Fire Seattle Sounders FC Expansion Draft
November 28, 2008 United States Jeff Parke New York Red Bulls Seattle Sounders FC Expansion Draft
November 28, 2008 United States James Riley San Jose Earthquakes Seattle Sounders FC Expansion Draft
November 28, 2008 New Zealand Jarrod Smith Toronto FC Seattle Sounders FC Expansion Draft
November 28, 2008 Bermuda Khano Smith New England Revolution Seattle Sounders FC Expansion Draft[8]
November 28, 2008 United States Nathan Sturgis Real Salt Lake Seattle Sounders FC Expansion Draft
November 28, 2008 United States Peter Vagenas Los Angeles Galaxy Seattle Sounders FC Expansion Draft
November 28, 2008 United States Tyson Wahl Kansas City Wizards Seattle Sounders FC Expansion Draft
December 8, 2008 United States Michael Parkhurst New England Revolution Denmark Nordsjælland Free
December 12, 2008 Canada Dwayne De Rosario Houston Dynamo Toronto FC Trade
December 12, 2008 Trinidad and Tobago Julius James Toronto FC Houston Dynamo Trade
December 23, 2008 Poland Tomasz Frankowski Chicago Fire Poland Jagiellonia Białystok Free
December 23, 2008 Jamaica Donovan Ricketts Jamaica Village United Los Angeles Galaxy Undisclosed
December 28, 2008 United States Michael Videira Unattached New England Revolution Free[9]
January 6, 2009 Mexico Duilio Davino FC Dallas Mexico Puebla Free
January 6, 2009 United States Chris Eylander Unattached Seattle Sounders FC Free[10]
January 7, 2009 United States Leonard Griffin United States Portland Timbers Los Angeles Galaxy Undisclosed
January 9, 2009 Brazil Stefani Miglioranzi Columbus Crew Los Angeles Galaxy Trade
January 13, 2009 United States Ty Harden Los Angeles Galaxy Colorado Rapids Trade
January 13, 2009 Senegal Macoumba Kandji United States Atlanta Silverbacks New York Red Bulls Undisclosed
January 13, 2009 Mexico Roberto Nurse Chivas USA Mexico Veracruz Free
January 13, 2009 Ghana Dominic Oduro FC Dallas New York Red Bulls Trade
January 13, 2009 Netherlands Dave van den Bergh New York Red Bulls FC Dallas Trade
January 15, 2009 Canada Ante Jazić Los Angeles Galaxy Chivas USA Trade
January 15, 2009 Ukraine Dema Kovalenko Real Salt Lake Los Angeles Galaxy Trade
January 15, 2009 United States Mike Magee New York Red Bulls Los Angeles Galaxy Trade
January 15, 2009 United States Matt Pickens Chicago Fire Colorado Rapids Trade
January 15, 2009 El Salvador Steve Purdy Germany 1860 Munich FC Dallas Undisclosed
January 16, 2009 Mexico Francisco Mendoza Chivas USA Mexico Guadalajara Free
January 19, 2009 Scotland Kenny Deuchar Real Salt Lake Scotland Hamilton Academical Free
January 20, 2009 Brazil Francisco Lima San Jose Earthquakes Italy Taranto Sport Free
January 21, 2009 Argentina Fabián Espíndola Real Salt Lake Venezuela Deportivo Anzoátegui Free
January 21, 2009 United States Taylor Graham Unattached Seattle Sounders FC Free[11]
January 22, 2009 Argentina Gonzalo Peralta D.C. United Argentina Unión Santa Fe Loan
January 23, 2009 United States Tally Hall Denmark Esbjerg Houston Dynamo Free
January 23, 2009 Colombia Fredy Montero Colombia Deportivo Cali Seattle Sounders FC Loan
January 26, 2009 United States Patrick Ianni Houston Dynamo Seattle Sounders FC Trade
January 27, 2009 Cuba Osvaldo Alonso United States Charleston Battery Seattle Sounders FC Undisclosed[12]
January 27, 2009 Costa Rica Daniel Torres Norway Bryne FC Dallas Undisclosed[13]
January 30, 2009 Argentina Marcelo Gallardo D.C. United Argentina River Plate Free
January 31, 2009 United States Felix Garcia United States Laredo Heat Houston Dynamo Undisclosed[14]
January 31, 2009 Guatemala Carlos Ruiz Toronto FC Paraguay Olimpia Asunción Free
February 2, 2009 Trinidad and Tobago Scott Sealy San Jose Earthquakes Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv Free
February 3, 2009 United States Todd Dunivant Toronto FC Los Angeles Galaxy Trade
February 5, 2009 United States Cam Weaver Norway Haugesund San Jose Earthquakes Undisclosed[15]
February 9, 2009 Brazil Pablo Campos Sweden GAIS San Jose Earthquakes Undisclosed[16]
February 9, 2009 Argentina Christian Gómez Colorado Rapids D.C. United Trade
February 9, 2009 United States Mike Graczyk Colorado Rapids D.C. United Trade
February 9, 2009 Honduras Iván Guerrero D.C. United Colorado Rapids Trade
February 9, 2009 Argentina Pablo Vitti Argentina Independiente Toronto FC Loan
February 10, 2009 United States Bobby Convey Unattached San Jose Earthquakes Free
February 10, 2009 Jamaica Tyrone Marshall Toronto FC Seattle Sounders FC Trade
February 10, 2009 United States Daniel Paladini Chivas USA United States Carolina RailHawks Free[17]
February 11, 2009 Argentina Santiago Hirsig Argentina San Lorenzo Kansas City Wizards Undisclosed
February 11, 2009 United States Andrew Weber Unattached San Jose Earthquakes Free
February 12, 2009 Bermuda Khano Smith Seattle Sounders FC New York Red Bulls Trade
February 18, 2009 Colombia Jhon Kennedy Hurtado Colombia Deportivo Cali Seattle Sounders FC Undisclosed
February 24, 2009 Colombia David Ferreira Brazil Atlético Paranaense FC Dallas Loan
February 24, 2009 Democratic Republic of the Congo Ange N'Silu Switzerland Le Mont D.C. United Undisclosed[18]
February 24, 2009 Canada Adrian Serioux FC Dallas Toronto FC Trade
February 27, 2009 Canada Dejan Jakovic Serbia Red Star Belgrade D.C. United Undisclosed
February 27, 2009 Guyana Gregory Richardson Toronto FC Colorado Rapids Trade[19]
March 2, 2009 United States Steve Cronin Los Angeles Galaxy United States Portland Timbers Free
March 2, 2009 United States Chris Leitch New York Red Bulls San Jose Earthquakes Trade
March 3, 2009 The Gambia Emmanuel Gómez The Gambia Samger FC Toronto FC Free[20]
March 3, 2009 United States Ned Grabavoy Unattached Real Salt Lake Free
March 3, 2009 The Gambia Amadou Sanyang The Gambia Real de Banjul Toronto FC Free[20]
March 10, 2009 Spain Albert Celades Spain Real Zaragoza New York Red Bulls Free
March 10, 2009 United States Josh Wicks Los Angeles Galaxy D.C. United Trade
March 11, 2009 United States Scott Palguta United States Rochester Rhinos Colorado Rapids Undisclosed[21]
March 12, 2009 Mexico Eduardo Lillingston Mexico Tecos UAG Chivas USA Undisclosed
March 12, 2009 Puerto Rico Josh Saunders United States Miami FC Los Angeles Galaxy Undisclosed[22]
March 16, 2009 United States Roger Levesque Unattached Seattle Sounders FC Free[23]
March 16, 2009 United States Zach Scott Unattached Seattle Sounders FC Free[23]
March 17, 2009 United States Mike Zaher D.C. United San Jose Earthquakes Trade[24]
March 18, 2009 United States Eric Brunner New York Red Bulls Columbus Crew Trade[25]
March 18, 2009 United States Tim Ward Unattached Chicago Fire Free[26]
March 19, 2009 New Zealand Simon Elliott Unattached San Jose Earthquakes Free
March 19, 2009 Costa Rica Carlos Johnson Norway Bryne New York Red Bulls Free[27]
March 19, 2009 United States Tony Sanneh Unattached Los Angeles Galaxy Free
March 19, 2009 Mexico Mariano Trujillo Mexico Atlante Chivas USA Undisclosed[28]
March 20, 2009 United States Brandon McDonald Unattached San Jose Earthquakes Free[29]
March 21, 2009 Costa Rica Álvaro Sánchez Costa Rica San Carlos FC Dallas Loan[30]
March 24, 2009 United States Kevin Forrest Unattached Seattle Sounders FC Free[31]
March 25, 2009 United States Mike Graczyk D.C. United San Jose Earthquakes Trade[32]
March 26, 2009 Cameroon Stephane Assengue Cameroon Daga Young Stars New England Revolution Free[33]
March 27, 2009 United States John DiRaimondo Unattached D.C. United Free[34]
March 27, 2009 Serbia Bojan Stepanović Serbia Srem Chivas USA Free[35]
March 31, 2009 Ghana Emmanuel Osei Ghana Liberty Professionals New England Revolution Free[36]
March 31, 2009 United States Jeff Parke Seattle Sounders FC Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Free[37]
April 3, 2009 United States Gregg Berhalter Germany 1860 Munich Los Angeles Galaxy Free[38]
April 6, 2009 Nigeria Ade Akinbiyi England Burnley Houston Dynamo Free
April 14, 2009 Canada André Hainault Czech Republic Baník Most Houston Dynamo Undisclosed[39]
April 15, 2009 Argentina Fabián Espíndola Venezuela Deportivo Anzoátegui Real Salt Lake Undisclosed[40]
April 17, 2009 France Julien Baudet England Crewe Alexandra Colorado Rapids Free[41]
April 17, 2009 United States Kyle Davies England Southampton Real Salt Lake Free[42]
April 17, 2009 El Salvador Alfredo Pacheco El Salvador FAS New York Red Bulls Loan ($30k)[43]
April 23, 2009 Trinidad and Tobago Avery John New England Revolution D.C. United Trade
April 28, 2009 United States Kyle Davies Real Salt Lake FC Dallas Trade
April 28, 2009 United States Aaron Pitchkolan FC Dallas San Jose Earthquakes Trade[44]
May 6, 2009 United States Nico Colaluca Colorado Rapids New England Revolution Trade[45]
May 6, 2009 United States Rob Valentino New England Revolution Colorado Rapids Trade[45]
May 18, 2009 Trinidad and Tobago Cornell Glen Trinidad and Tobago San Juan Jabloteh San Jose Earthquakes Undisclosed[46]
May 27, 2009 Ghana Dominic Oduro New York Red Bulls Houston Dynamo Trade
June 9, 2009 United States Nick Garcia San Jose Earthquakes Toronto FC Trade
June 9, 2009 United States Cam Weaver San Jose Earthquakes Houston Dynamo Trade
June 9, 2009 United States Chris Wondolowski Houston Dynamo San Jose Earthquakes Trade
June 12, 2009 Canada António Ribeiro Unattached San Jose Earthquakes Free
June 15, 2009 United States Pat Noonan Columbus Crew Colorado Rapids Trade
June 23, 2009 Canada Ali Gerba England Milton Keynes Dons Toronto FC Free
June 24, 2009 Canada Kevin Harmse Toronto FC Chivas USA Trade
June 26, 2009 Puerto Rico Terry Boss Unattached Seattle Sounders FC Free[47]
June 29, 2009 Senegal Bouna Coundoul Unattached New York Red Bulls Free[48]
July 1, 2009 United States Alecko Eskandarian Chivas USA Los Angeles Galaxy Trade
July 1, 2009 Lithuania Edgaras Jankauskas Lithuania REO LT Vilnius New England Revolution Free
July 2, 2009 Costa Rica Leonardo González Costa Rica Municipal Liberia Seattle Sounders FC Undisclosed
July 8, 2009 Trinidad and Tobago Chris Birchall England Brighton & Hove Albion Los Angeles Galaxy Free
July 13, 2009 United States Leonard Krupnik Israel Maccabi Haifa New York Red Bulls Undisclosed
July 15, 2009 Brazil Pablo Campos San Jose Earthquakes Real Salt Lake Trade
July 16, 2009 Austria Ernst Öbster Austria Red Bull Salzburg New York Red Bulls Undisclosed
July 16, 2009 United States Danny Szetela Spain Racing Santander D.C. United Free
July 17, 2009 Saint Kitts and Nevis Atiba Harris Chivas USA FC Dallas Trade
July 17, 2009 Brazil Marcelo Saragosa FC Dallas Chivas USA Trade
July 24, 2009 United States Ely Allen United States Seattle Wolves D.C. United Free
July 24, 2009 Argentina Facundo Diz Argentina Platense Colorado Rapids Free
July 24, 2009 El Salvador Ramón Sánchez El Salvador Alianza San Jose Earthquakes Undisclosed
July 28, 2009 Hungary Zoltán Hercegfalvi Hungary Budapest Honvéd Kansas City Wizards Free
July 29, 2009 Netherlands Rachid El Khalifi Netherlands SC Cambuur Real Salt Lake Free
July 29, 2009 Scotland Jamie Smith Scotland Aberdeen Colorado Rapids Free
July 31, 2009 United States Kenny Cooper FC Dallas Germany 1860 Munich Undisclosed
July 31, 2009 Brazil André Luiz Mexico Jaguares San Jose Earthquakes Free
August 12, 2009 Haiti Lesly Fellinga Netherlands SC Heerenveen Toronto FC Undisclosed
August 13, 2009 Argentina Nelson González Argentina Quilmes Real Salt Lake Loan
August 14, 2009 United States Ryan Cochrane San Jose Earthquakes Houston Dynamo Trade
August 14, 2009 Burundi David Habarugira Belgium Anderlecht D.C. United Undisclosed
August 14, 2009 Trinidad and Tobago Julius James Houston Dynamo D.C. United Trade
August 14, 2009 Colombia Yamith Cuesta Colombia Expreso Rojo Chivas USA Loan
August 17, 2009 Argentina Walter García Unattached New York Red Bulls Free
August 18, 2009 Honduras Marvin Chávez Honduras Marathón FC Dallas Loan
August 18, 2009 Mexico Jesús Padilla Mexico Guadalajara Chivas USA Loan
August 19, 2009 Venezuela Emilio Rentería Venezuela Caracas Columbus Crew Free
August 20, 2009 Mexico Luis Ángel Landín Mexico Morelia Houston Dynamo Loan
August 21, 2009 Brazil Maicon Santos Brazil Bonsucesso Chivas USA Loan
August 28, 2009 Mali Bakary Soumare Chicago Fire France Boulogne $2.14m
August 31, 2009 United States Ugo Ihemelu Colorado Rapids FC Dallas Trade[49]
August 31, 2009 United States Drew Moor FC Dallas Colorado Rapids Trade[49]

Notes and references[edit]

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  2. ^ "Gambia Youth International Becomes 3rd Signee". Seattle Sounders FC. 5 September 2008. Archived from the original on January 15, 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2009. 
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  5. ^ "Donovan to Join Bayern in January". Yanks Abroad. 20 November 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2008. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Chicago finalizes Blanco's loan to Santos". Sports Network. 22 November 2008. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 22 November 2008. 
  7. ^ "Real Salt Lake purchases Olave's contract". Deseret News. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 13 March 2009. 
  8. ^ "Smith Plucked in Expansion Draft". Soccer-New-England. 26 November 2008. Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  9. ^ "Revs add midfielder Michael Videira". revolutionsoccer.net. 28 December 2008. Retrieved 2 January 2009. 
  10. ^ "Keeper Chris Eylander joins FC". Seattle Times. 6 January 2009. Archived from the original on 17 June 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  11. ^ "Sounders sign D Graham". Yahoo Sports. 21 January 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2009. 
  12. ^ "Sounders sign M Alonso". Yahoo Sports. 27 January 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  13. ^ "FC Dallas signs D Torres". Yahoo Sports. 27 January 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  14. ^ "Houston Sign USA U-20 International Felix Garcia". Yahoo Sports. 31 January 2009. Retrieved 3 February 2009. 
  15. ^ "Earthquakes sign F Weaver". Yahoo Sports. 5 February 2009. Retrieved 7 February 2009. 
  16. ^ "Quakes acquire Brazilian Pablo Campos". mlsnet.com. 9 February 2009. Archived from the original on February 28, 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2009. 
  17. ^ "Carolina signs Cleveland's Reed". United Soccer Leagues. 10 February 2009. Archived from the original on 12 February 2009. Retrieved 18 February 2009. 
  18. ^ "D.C. United signs F N’Silu". Yahoo Sports. 24 February 2009. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  19. ^ "Rapids acquire F Richardson in trade with Toronto FC". Yahoo Sports. 27 February 2009. Retrieved 28 February 2009. 
  20. ^ a b "Toronto FC adds 2 Gambian defenders". CBC Sports. 3 March 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2009. 
  21. ^ "Rhinos lose defender Palguta to MLS". Democrat and Chronicle. 11 March 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2009. 
  22. ^ "Galaxy sign four". Yahoo Sports. 12 March 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2009. 
  23. ^ a b "Sounders FC announces Scott and Levesque signings". Seattle Times. 16 March 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2009. 
  24. ^ "Quakes sign defender Zaher to developmental deal". Sports Illustrated. 17 March 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  25. ^ "Crew acquire D Brunner". Yahoo Sports. 18 March 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2009. 
  26. ^ "Chicago sign Ward and Dimitrov". CSRNUSA. 18 March 2009. Archived from the original on June 17, 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  27. ^ "Red Bulls sign D Johnson". Yahoo Sports. 19 March 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2009. 
  28. ^ "Chivas USA Sign Mexican Mariano Trujillo". Yahoo Sports. 19 March 2009. Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  29. ^ "Earthquakes sign M McDonald to developmental contract". Yahoo Sports. 20 March 2009. Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  30. ^ "FC Dallas picks up Costa Rica's Sanchez". Dallas News. 21 March 2009. Retrieved 21 March 2009. 
  31. ^ "Sounders FC sign Kevin Forrest". mlsnet.com. 24 March 2009. Archived from the original on 17 June 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  32. ^ "Earthquakes sign GK Graczyk". Yahoo Sports. 25 March 2009. Retrieved 25 March 2009. 
  33. ^ "Revs Sign Cameroonian Forward Ombiogno". Yahoo Sports. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2009. 
  34. ^ "United acquire M DiRaimondo in waiver draft". Yahoo Sports. 27 March 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2009. 
  35. ^ "Chivas signs M Stepanovic". Yahoo Sports. 27 March 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2009. 
  36. ^ "Revolution sign Ghanaian defender Osei". Sports Illustrated. 31 March 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2009. 
  37. ^ "Whitecaps ink MLS defender Parke". United Soccer Leagues. 31 March 2009. Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. Retrieved 31 March 2009. 
  38. ^ "Galaxy sign D Berhalter". Yahoo Sports. 3 April 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2009. 
  39. ^ "Dynamo's signing of Hainault finally official". Houston Chronicle. 14 April 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2009. 
  40. ^ "Real Salt Lake signs Espindola". Salt Lake Tribune. 15 April 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2009. 
  41. ^ "Baudet swapping Crewe for States". BBC Sport. 17 April 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009. 
  42. ^ "Defender Davis leaves Southampton". BBC Sport. 17 April 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  43. ^ "Red Bulls sign D Alfredo Pacheco, waive Alec Dufty". Yahoo Sports. 17 April 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2009. 
  44. ^ "FC Dallas acquire conditional pick for Pitchkolan". mlsnet.com. 28 April 2009. Archived from the original on 18 June 2009. Retrieved 1 May 2009. 
  45. ^ a b "Revs Acquire Colaluca". Soccer365. 6 May 2009. Archived from the original on 8 May 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2009. 
  46. ^ "Earthquakes sign Cornell Glen". San Jose Earthquakes Media Relations. 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2009-11-20. [dead link]
  47. ^ "Sounders sign GK Terry Boss". Yahoo Sports. 26 June 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2009. 
  48. ^ "Former Rapids GK Coundoul signs with Red Bulls". Denver Post. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 30 June 2009. 
  49. ^ a b "Dallas acquires Ihemelu from Rapids for Moor". Soccernet. 31 August 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 

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