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Almost six years ago, Nathan Sturgis was a Generation adidas signing, a U.S. youth national team prospect and a player with a bright MLS future.
Five teams later, he hopes to have finally found a long-term home.
Sturgis was dealt to the Houston Dynamo from Toronto FC for a conditional draft pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft on Wednesday, marking his second trade in 13 months. The 24-year-old defensive midfielder was picked by the Vancouver Whitecaps in the 2010 expansion draft last November before being dealt to Toronto FC for a 2011 SuperDraft first-round pick that Vancouver used on Michael Nanchoff.
Prior to TFC, Sturgis spent time with the Seattle Sounders, Real Salt Lake and Los Angeles Galaxy, the team that drafted him out of Clemson in 2006. He figures to provide cover for central midfield starters Luiz Camargo and Adam Moffat in coach Dom Kinnear's lineup, and he makes for a solid option during the team's expanded schedule, which will include 2012-2013 CONCACAF Champions League matches.
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