8 MLS Players Who Could Be on the Move in 2014
Whether it's a move abroad, or a move within Major League Soccer, the 2014 MLS season will no doubt have its fair share of transfers.
Some will be seeking better opportunities or pay in Europe, some will be trying to return home and some will involuntarily be forced to switch teams.
Here are eight MLS players primed for a move in 2014.
A few weeks ago, Camilo was rumored (via NBC Sports' Steve Davis) to be a target of Rosenborg, the Norwegian club where American international Mix Diskerud plays.
Dom Dwyer enjoyed a fantastic finish to his 2013 MLS campaign, coming back from a loan stint with USL PRO side Orlando City to winning the starting job up top for Sporting KC and winning the MLS Cup.
Whether or not Dwyer stays in MLS, however, is anyone's guess. Dwyer is English and came up through Norwich City's youth ranks. Rumors in December (via NBC Sports' Nicholas Mendola) said he might be headed back to England for a loan stint in the English Championship and a story by Football411.com said he was on trial with Charlton Athletic.
Juan Agudelo has enjoyed a few weeks of rampant speculation about a move abroad. He posted a Tweet (since deleted) that implied a move was about to be announced, then was named to the United States men's national team's January camp roster—implying there would be no move.
However, moments after being announced to the U.S.'s roster, his name was deleted and a day later he was reportedly (via World Soccer Talk's Christopher Harris) spotted at Stoke City's FA Cup match.
On Monday, Stoke manager Mark Hughes said, "We are just keeping in touch and inviting him over when we can. He will have a few days with us again like he did before Christmas. We want to see if there's any potential to do anything with him."
Gale Agbossoumonde, despite only being 22 years old, has already played in Portugal, Sweden and Germany. However, he has never caught on at any of the clubs he has played for and it appears he may be on the move again.
Agbossoumonde only started 12 games for Toronto FC in 2013 and there is speculation building that Toronto is looking to trade him.
Kenny Miller, the 34-year-old Vancouver Whitecaps' striker, has only been in MLS for a year and a half, but he may already be poised for a move back to Scotland.
Last week, Miller told the Scottish Daily Record,
I would definitely fancy going back to Rangers. It’s something that has been talked about this year. It is a fantastic club. I had the most enjoyable spell of my career there. I’m contracted until June 30 with Vancouver so until I’m told otherwise I will be heading back on a flight round about January 20. The summer is another matter. If nothing happens in terms of extensions and things then I will be looking for work elsewhere.
Miller has had two previous stints with Rangers, one as a youth player and more recently from 2008-2011.
Jack McInerney got off to a red-hot start in 2013, scoring 10 goals by June 2. If he were to do so again in 2014, he might get some summer offers from Europe, where he has admitted his ultimate ambitions lie.
The Philadelphia Union wouldn't be keen on losing their top striker, but if the right deal comes along, a move abroad is a definite possibility.
Raul Fernandez has only been in MLS for one season—he was FC Dallas' regular goalkeeper in 2013—but he could already be leaving.
Drew Epperly of Big D Soccer cited reports from South America that claim the Peruvian goalkeeper is in talks with his former club, Universitario.
The MLS All-Star may not have enjoyed his time with FC Dallas, who finished only above dreadful Chivas USA in the Western Conference in 2013.
Luis Gil is only 20 years old, but has already become a regular for Real Salt Lake over the past three MLS seasons.
He represented the U.S. at the U-20 World Cup this past summer and, on Friday, received his first U.S. senior national team call-up.
RSL knows that Gil will be headed to Europe eventually—this summer may finally be the right time for such a move.
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