Good afternoon all. After doing commentary for the U.S. women’s game this morning on the NBC Olympics website, I will be taking a bit of a break from the site today. The (very) early morning and another early morning tomorrow means I need to get some rest today. Before I check out for the afternoon, here are some tidbits to get you through the day:
Gibbs set to join Galaxy
Former U.S. national team defender Cory Gibbs will join the Los Angeles Galaxy as soon as he passes a physical, a source with knowledge of the move told SBI late Friday.
Gibbs finalized his MLS contract on Friday and LA will use its allocation spot, currently No. 1, to grab the oft-injured Gibbs. It is still unclear just how much Gibbs signed for, but it appears the Galaxy does have the salary cap space to fit Gibbs on its oversized salary cap.
TFC paying part of Cunningham contract
Toronto FC will pay half of the remaining salary on forward Jeff Cunningham’s contract. Cunningham was traded by TFC to FC Dallas on Friday. Unloading Cunningham will save Toronto more than $50,000 against the salary cap, a total that could help the team in its quest to add a new forward.
Ljungberg seeking $1.7M for rest of MLS season
Real Salt Lake general manager Garth Lagerwey recently told RSL fans that Swedish midfielder Freddie Ljungberg was seeking $1.7 million to play the remainder of the MLS season. Needless to say, don’t go looking for MLS teams to form a line for his services.
What do you think of Gibbs joining the Galaxy? Did TFC give Cunningham away too cheaply? Do you think anybody would pay the LARGE asking price for Ljungberg?
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