MLS Ticker: Rapids add Marshall, Timbers reach ticket mark, and more

MLS Ticker: Rapids add Marshall, Timbers reach ticket mark, and more

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MLS Ticker: Rapids add Marshall, Timbers reach ticket mark, and more

Tyrone Marshall (ISIPhotos.com)

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The defending MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids have started the new year by adding some defensive depth.

The Rapids announced the signing of veteran defender Tyrone Marshall on Monday. Colorado acquired Marshall's rights in the second phase of the MLS Re-Entry Draft last month. A 13-year MLS veteran who began his career in Colorado, Marshall most recently spent two years with the Seattle Sounders.

In other MLS news:

Portland ticket sales pass 10K

The Portland Timbers have surpassed 10,000 in season ticket sales, and have already sold out its allotment of stadium suites, the club announced on Monday.

The Timbers also announced that the club will cap their season ticket sales at 12,000.

Cunningham testing waters in Europe

Jeff Cunningham, the second-leading scorer in MLS history, is ready to search Europe for a contract as he makes full use of his free agent status.

After turning down an offer from the Columbus Crew, and subsequently having his counter-offer turned down, Cunningham is now set to train with Danish club Randers as he pursues a contract.

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What do you think of these developments? Surprised to see Colorado add Marshall, or think he adds good depth? Think Cunningham will catch on in Europe, or do you see him returning to MLS in 2011?

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