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The Montreal Impact continued their preparations for the 2012 MLS season by signing Ft. Lauderdale Strikers midfielder Bryan Arguez.

The former U.S. U-20 international, who had a stint with D.C. United in 2007, helped the Strikers reach the NASL Championship Series this past season. A defensive midfielder by trade, Arguez had explored options in Europe before returning to the United States for a stint with Fort Lauderdale.

According to the Impact, they signed Arguez through the MLS Discovery process.

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In an effort to find a steady club situation, U.S. men's national team defender Edgar Castillo has become the first reinforcement for Club Tijuana.

The 25-year-old Castillo joins Xolos after making just seven appearances for a Club America team that finished second-to-last in the Apertura season.

The move pairs Castillo with U.S. U-23 winger Joe Corona, who helped Xolos gain promotion to Mexico's top division earlier this year.


Manchester United will be without Anderson until February after the midfielder sustained a knee injury at the start of the month.

Anderson's knock, which came in a UEFA Champions League win over Otelul Galati, was not expected to be serious. However, the injury is worse than initially feared and Anderson has gone to Portugal to see a specialist. Anderson missed a good chunk of 2010 with a knee injury. 


What do you think of Montreal signing Arguez? Do you see Castillo finding a permanent home at Tijuana?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. there were rumblings of barbara going to vancouver with martin about a month ago….don’t think anything official ever came of it.

  2. i saw ft lauderdale play at least three times this summer, and absolutely do not remember this guy.

    at least montreal will have some competition for biggest trainwreck in mls from their canadian brothers in vancouver. those two teams make toronto look like a model club.

  3. I’m very surprised the Impact have not made a move for Etienne Barbara yet. He scored 20 goals in NASL this year–making him the lead scorer by quite a bit–and is an experienced striker at the age of 29. The Impact’s owner, Saputo, is also the owner of the Railhawks (or some such connection).

  4. Arguez was/is nothing special. I saw him at the reserve level and I saw him play for Miami(USL). His height makes him attractive, but he has no touch. This was evident on his first touch for Hertha Berlin, which bounced 5ft off of him and into space of an opposing FW who subsequently scored. Aside from on field problems, he also has disciplinary issues that rival those of Joze and Freddy.

  5. well, when you are a first teamer for santos laguna and make almost 80 appearances in 2 1/2 years and win a championship people are going to have high hopes for the kid. his career has come off track since his move to Club America, but he is still talented and could still be help at LB for the USMNT. needs to play and work, but the speed and attacking qualities are there.

  6. Good thing soccer programs are virtually free to run and all soccer fans donate their money to help impoverished players play…wait never mind

  7. That was back when Jonny Bornstein was the #1. I was ready to proclaim Mister Magoo or a 2 ft. x 3ft. high (yes I gave it some thought) pile of sandbags at the left corner of the 18 as the next #1.

  8. That is interesting because I think Corona is the next Castillo, a lot of noise about which country they will represent and in the end neither will have much of international career now they can both keep the Xolos bench warm.

  9. Interested in Arguez’s future. Always wondered why DC never checked up on him after the U-20 World Cup. He hasn’t done much at the club level, but was a highlight of that team that included Duka, Agbossomounde, Shea, and Diskerud. He probably did his job better than most.


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