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MLS Ticker: Cruz joining Bodo Glimt on loan; Red Bulls part ways with Campos; and more


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The Philadelphia Union have sent midfielder Danny Cruz on a season-long loan to Norwegian first division team FK Bodø/Glimt, according to CBS Philadelphia.

Cruz, who joined the Union in 2012 via a trade that returned Lionard Pajoy to D.C. United, has made 70 appearances for the club while scoring seven goals and tallying five assists.

Philadelphia would reportedly free up more than $100,000 in cap space with the move and give Cruz, who suffered a hamstring injury during preseason and has yet to make an appearance this season, a chance to get more action with FK Bodø/Glimt.

The 25-year-old will join a club that already features a couple of MLS connections in head coach Jan Halvor Halvorsen and defender Zarek Valentin. Halvorsen served as an assistant to Hans Backe at the New York Red Bulls from 2011 to 2012, while Valentin joined the club permanently last season after playing on loan from the Montreal Impact.

Here are some more of Wednesday’s MLS news and notes:


The New York Red Bulls have relieved Ricardo Campos of his technical director duties with the team, according to

No immediate reason has been given for the firing of Campos, who has been with the club since 2008 when he first served as the team’s administrator.

Campos, who also served as an assistant to the general manager and sporting director during his tenure with the team, was one of four finalists for the sporting director position this past offseason before RBNY ultimately tabbed Ali Curtis to fulfill the role.

Campos, credited as being a salary cap guru and incredibly familiar with the league’s myriad allocation mechanisms, joined the Red Bulls in 2008 as the team’s administrator. He then became assistant to the sporting director later in 2008 and assumed the technical director role early in 2011.

The Red Bulls released a statement on Campos’ departure:

“Ricardo and the organization have parted ways,” the statement read. “We appreciate Ricardo’s service to our organization and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”


Moises Hernandez, a former U.S. Under-20 national team defender and a dual national, is considering playing for the Guatemalan national team after recently receiving his Guatemalan passport, according to Goal USA.

Hernandez, who currently plays for FC Dallas, was born in Dallas but is eligible for Guatemala through his father, Javier.

The 23-year-old established himself as a regular starter at left back for FC Dallas after returning from loan stints with Guatemalan side CD Municipal in 2012 and Costa Rican club Deportivo Saprissa in 2013.

Should Hernandez opt to play for the Central American squad, he will likely get a chance to compete in this summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, which has Guatemala placed in Group C with Mexico, Cuba and Trinidad & Tobago.


The New England Revolution have completed the signing of forward Timi Mulgrew, according to a team statement.

Mulgrew, who was on trial with the club throughout the preseason, appeared in all six games for New England during that span and recorded one assist.

A native of Sterling, Virginia, and a George Mason product, Mulgrew tallied 26 goals and 12 assists in 74 games during his collegiate career.

The reigning Eastern Conference champions have yet to find the back of the net this season through two contests, but will be back in action this weekend when they face the Montreal Impact on Saturday in the club’s home opener.


What do you think of these reports? What do you think of Campos’ firing? How do you feel about Hernandez possibly switching nationalities? What do you make of Union’s and Revs’ moves?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. It’s hard to be critical of anything that contributes to a loss by SKC and Peter (“I will complain loudly and incessantly about anything and everything”) Vermes, but that no-call was so ridiculously bad. There were about seven players in an offside position.

  2. Just glad to see Cruz go. He switched from hockey to soccer as a teenager, and it shows. Another one of those addition by subtraction scenarios, like when Dema finally retired.

  3. Good for Moises. Would probably never make it on the full international level for the US, so more power to him. Besides being a coup for Guatemala its always good for fans when smaller regional competition gets better.

    • Well for FCD fans, being that he’s our starting LB, it’ll effect our depth during international call ups, so in that respect, yeah i care.

  4. MLS suspended SKC’s fitness coach because stepped on the field to play the ball back to the Dallas keeper so Seitz could take the goal kick/for being a nice person.

    The morons that called the game will be paid to do so again this week. Its a good thing there is a lot of new stuff to talk about in MLS, because the same ole’ terrible officiating and actions from MLS FO will continue

    • correction:
      Jair Maruffo, the center, assistant Eric Boria, and the other two referees were given no assignments for this upcoming weekend’s games.

      Hopefully it was because they are terrible at that job and not just by chance

  5. It’s not what you know but WHO you know… or who you see as a threat to your own job…. As they say, absolute power corrupts absolutely. The more of the Ali Curtis show I hear about, the more I think that the Red Bulls will “implode” sooner rather than later.

  6. Curtis felt Campos was redundant since Curtis wrote most of the rules Campos was following. Curtis is 36 and he feels he is the smartest person in the room even though he’s never led anything. Campos was good enough to be a finalist for Curtis’ job but not good enough to work for Curtis?

    • Ali Curtis is probably paving the way for another friend to replace a position that doesn’t need changing. I’m not even surprised with the decisions Red Bull’s make anymore. Oh well, whose next Curtis? The water boy?


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