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Former U.S. national team and FC Dallas defender Cory Gibbs completed a deal to play in MLS on Friday, a league source confirmed to SBI. What remains to be seen is just which club he will play for.
Gibbs finalized his contract with the league on Friday, which now paves the way for Gibbs to be allocated to a team. The Los Angeles Galaxy, which currently holds the top spot in the allocation order, is in need of defensive help but must still be able to fit Gibbs new contract into its salary cap, which could be an issue.
Colorado and New England hold the next two spots in the allocation order, but neither appears a likely destination for the oft-injured 28-year old defender. That leaves the Red Bulls and FC Dallas, which have both added several new players already in the past month.
That leaves Chivas USA, which could use a defender like Gibbs.
Gibbs left MLS after the 2004 season to join Dutch power Feyenoord. He enjoyed a strong half season with the Dutch club before injuries began plaguing him. He moved to English club Charlton Athletic but never played a game for the team because of injuries.
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