MLS Rumors Round-Up: Dom Dwyer at Sparrows Lane, Camilo to Liga MX and More
Eddie Johnson finally made his move from the Seattle Sounders to D.C. United, but what about the other MLS rumors that are yet to come to fruition?
MLS Golden Boot winner Camilo Sanvezzo appears to be nearing a move to Liga Bancomer MX. Sporting Kansas City striker Dom Dwyer has finally been spotted training overseas. Is an impending loan with an option to buy in the cards for Charlton Athletic?
Then, there's Chivas USA.
The club is still in search of a manager for 2014. Especially with Curt Onalfo removing himself as a candidate.
Read on for all the details.
Rumor Has It: Camilo Is Set to Join Mexican Club Queretaro
Carl Robinson might want to reconsider his new position.
On Monday, the retired Welsh footballer was named the head coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps. The club's 40th anniversary was thought to be an exciting one from Coach Robinson, but that excitement is on the verge of taking a critical blow.
Especially if Camilo Sanvezzo and his league-leading 22 goals will be traveling well south of the Canadian border.
According to ESPNFC's Ana Patricia Fernandez, the 2013 MLS Golden Boot winner is "almost certain" to join Liga MX side Queretaro. Los Gallos Blancos finished seventh in the 2013 Apertura and were subsequently bounced in the quarterfinals of the Liguilla by Santos Laguna (6-3).
Head coach Ignacio Ambriz is keen on acquiring the services of the Brazilian-born striker.
As Fernandez points out in her report, the only issue remaining is that of Camilo's work permit. With his contract set to expire on Dec. 31, Coach Ambriz doesn't expect his arrival until the first half of January.
For a club that finished the season with 20 goals—two less than Camilo's solo effort in 2013—that day can't come soon enough.
Rumor Has It: Dom Dwyer Is Training with Charlton Athletic
Dom Dwyer made it no secret following the 2013 MLS Cup.
As Tom Dart of the Telegraph reported, a loan with the possibility of a permanent transfer was coming in January. What did remain secret, however, was the identity of the unnamed Sky Bet Championship clubs Dwyer referred to in his interview.
On Thursday, suitor No. 1 was revealed.
According to Daniel Prescott of the News Shopper, Dwyer has since arrived back in England and has been training at Sparrows Lane. For those not in the know, Sparrows Lane is the training ground for English side Charlton Athletic...a club currently one point above the relegation zone in the Championship.
The question remains: Are the Addicks the unnamed club Dwyer referred to following his victory in the 2013 MLS Cup, or is this speculation for mere conditioning purposes?
Rumor Has It: Curt Onalfo Said No to Chivas USA, FC Dallas Close to a "Yes"
Does anyone want to be the new head coach of Chivas USA?
According to ESPN's Jeff Carlisle, at least one individual certainly doesn't. Los Angeles Galaxy assistant head coach Curt Onalfo has reportedly "removed himself from consideration." Carlisle elaborated that the decision came after the two sides "were not able to come to an agreement."
Rife in ineptitude, the Goats have been devoid of quality leadership in recent years. The club has shuffled through coaches like a deck of cards. Shockingly, the next head coach in Los Angeles will be Chivas' fifth in as many seasons.
But fear not, Chivas USA, for you're not the only ones in search of a tactician for 2014.
FC Dallas is also yet to replace their man in charge, but that decision will be made in the coming days according to technical director Fernando Clavijo. After a conference call with Carlisle, the former defender made it abundantly clear he was "not a candidate" for the position.
But assistant coach "Marco Ferruzzi is."
Both FC Dallas and Chivas USA finished at the bottom of the Western Conference standings in 2013. It should come as no surprise that quality candidates are not jumping off the page to be hired. But the fact remains: Someone will have to lead these clubs come January.
Rumors will eventually need to become a reality.
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