Add Michel Salgado to the list of big-name European players connected to a move to Major League Soccer.
The former longtime Real Madrid standout, UEFA Champions League winner and current Blackburn right back is contemplating a summer move to MLS, according to Spanish outlet Marca.
The report links the 36-year-old Salgado to the Los Angeles Galaxy, Toronto FC and Sporting Kansas City. Both Toronto and L.A. currently employ the maximum of three Designated Players, so if Salgado were to sign a DP deal, neither of them would be viable fits barring another personnel development. Other reports out of Spain link Salgado just to TFC and Sporting KC.
Salgado has played sparingly for Blackburn this season and hasn't played in a game since December. According to reports, the club won't play him anymore because of a clause in his contract that automatically renews his deal if he hits a certain amount of games threshold.
Here are a couple few more items from around the league:
CORRADI AVAILABLE FOR IMPACT
The Montreal Impact's newest signing will be available for the club's home unveiling.
Bernado Corradi's international transfer certificate has arrived, meaning that the veteran Italian striker has been cleared to play for the club when it hosts the Chicago Fire at Olympic Stadium Saturday afternoon. Corradi, 35, has extensive experience in Europe — mostly in his native Italy — and most recently played for Udinese. He assisted on an Impact goal in the preseason in his only on-field action with the club while he was on trial.
Expecting a record crowd, the Impact added 1,600 more seats to increase the capacity for Olympic Stadium to more than 60,000. The added, temporary, on-field grandstand seats will only add to what is already shaping up to be a memorable atmosphere for the franchise's first MLS home match.
CAMARGO OUT AFTER BIRTH OF CHILD
The Houston Dynamo will be without influential Brazilian central midfielder Luiz Camargo when they face the San Jose Earthquakes after his wife gave birth to their child this week.
Camargo sat out the club's season-opening victory over Chivas USA as well, as he is still working his way back to fitness following an offseason car accident that resulted in a minor leg injury.
BOYD WINS GOAL OF THE WEEK
Kris Boyd's first MLS goal was also an award-winner.
Boyd's header won MLS Goal of the Week honors, beating out Quincy Amarikwa, Camilo, Ricardo Villar and Sebastien Le Toux in the league's weekly voting poll.
The Scottish DP made a near-post run to get onto the end of Kalif Alhassan's cross in the 66th minute, giving Portland a 2-1 lead that it would not relinquish. Watch a replay of the goal here:
What's your take on Salgado potentially coming to MLS? Do you think the Impact should start Corradi? Think San Jose can knock off the Dynamo? What'd you think of Boyd's debut?
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