MLS Notes: Chivas USA add Burling, Sporting KC sign defender, and more

MLS Notes: Chivas USA add Burling, Sporting KC sign defender, and more

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MLS Notes: Chivas USA add Burling, Sporting KC sign defender, and more

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Chivas USA added some quality defensive depth on Friday with the acquisition of the rights to veteran MLS centerback Bobby Burling. The Goats landed Burling's rights from Montreal in exchange for an international roster slot in 2013.

Burling returns to Chivas USA, where he played from 2007 to 2009. He was acquired in the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft by the Impact, but never played a game for Montreal. Burling was a regular for the San Jose Earthquakes in 2011.

Chivas USA must still sign Burling to a contract, but made room for his anticipated acquisition by waiving Scott Gordon.

Here are some other recent MLS notes to catch you up on league proceedings:

SPORTING KC SIGNS SERBIAN DEFENDER

The Sporting Kansas City roster is one of the most diverse in MLS, and it added even more international flavor on Friday with the team's signing of Serbian defender Neven Markovic.

Signed from Greek Super League side Droxa Drama FC, the 25-year-old Markovic was added to the KC roster after the team waived defender Shawn Singh.

SEATTLE"S GONZALEZ FINED

The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced that Seattle defender Leo Gonzalez was fined an undisclosed amount for "embellishing contact" with RSL forward Alvaro Saborio during their scoreless draw on Wednesday.

Here is the incident Gonzalez was fined for.

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What do you think of these developments? See Burling helping the Chivas USA defense? Think Gonzalez's' fine was a fair decision?

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