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Gbandi Out, Corrales and Borchers In?

FK Haugesund of the Norwegian Second Division has paid FC Dallas/MLS a transfer fee of close to $100,000 for Chris Gbandi, the 29-year-old left back and former No. 1 overall draft choice, according to one source. Norwegian media is reporting the figure is closer to $75,000, but I've been assured it is higher. Dallas will claim two-thirds of that figure and apply it toward future acquisitions. Dallas did not release info on the fee and his agent, Patrick McCabe, who has helped several Americans settle in Scandanavia, is out of the country and could not be reached.

Elsewhere, I hear agreements are tentatively in place to bring both Ramiro Corrales and Nat Borchers back to MLS, though it's still unclear where they would end up. Houston has Corrales's rights.

By Steve Goff  |  February 9, 2008; 3:26 PM ET
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Ramiro Corrales

http://www.bt.no/webtv/?id=9030

Find someone who speaks Norwegian and you might have an answer...he mentions Houston and San Jose.

Posted by: DigzTFC | February 9, 2008 3:49 PM | Report abuse

Colorado still has some sort of claim to Borchers, right? Or did he leave when he was out of contract?

Posted by: Chest Rockwell | February 9, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

My personal opinion: Good move for Dallas.

Posted by: Lonnie | February 9, 2008 5:13 PM | Report abuse

38 days to the first home match!

Posted by: Curious | February 9, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

i hope this doesn't lead to corrales getting anymore US MNT callups, he stinks

Posted by: pat | February 9, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

I guess the Norwegian clubs are the DC Utd of the Scandanavian region. DC uses the South American pipeline to stock up on quality players for a reasonable price, while Norway has developed the MLS pipeline. Interesting...

Posted by: Henchlow | February 9, 2008 5:44 PM | Report abuse

$100,000... Does that sound cheap to anyone else? Considering that we got $350K for the unproven Arguez, Gbandi could have been worth more

Posted by: DCUMD | February 9, 2008 6:24 PM | Report abuse

I agree with pat just as long as Ramiro Corrales doesn't play for the National Team anymore that's fine by me. If we have to rely on his defense we are really in trouble. Wikipedia already has him at Houston. I guess he was expelled for not having a work permit for 1 year and didn't get along with his latest club. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramiro_Corrales

Posted by: Glen Burnie Guy | February 9, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: td | February 9, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

Where can I find a list of American players that are now over in Scandanavia? It seems like we make up half of their leagues now!

Posted by: Barry | February 9, 2008 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Where can I find a list of American players that are now over in Scandanavia? It seems like we make up half of their leagues now!

Posted by: Barry | February 9, 2008 09:31 PM
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Try: http://www.yanks-abroad.com/get.php?mode=players

Posted by: edgeonyou | February 9, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

"$100,000... Does that sound cheap to anyone else? Considering that we got $350K for the unproven Arguez, Gbandi could have been worth more"
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. . . Not to mention $750,000 for some guy named Perkins . . .

Posted by: Juan-John | February 10, 2008 2:58 AM | Report abuse

Anybody know if Republica Deportiva does a replay later on in the day? It airs live at the same time as the Chelsea-Liverpool match.

Posted by: Juan-John | February 10, 2008 3:01 AM | Report abuse

"$100,000... Does that sound cheap to anyone else? Considering that we got $350K for the unproven Arguez, Gbandi could have been worth more"

Posted by: DCUMD | February 9, 2008 06:24 PM

not really. Gbandi is almost 30 and a 'finsihed' product where Arguez still has 'potential'. He is also going to a second Division Norwegian side, whereas Arguez went to a pretty big club in the capital city of the country with the largest economy in Europe.
Not totally apples and oranges, but close.

Posted by: papa bear | February 10, 2008 6:36 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone know when single game tickets go on sale?

Posted by: Skyler | February 10, 2008 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Not to get ahead of ourselves and our worthy opponent Harbour View, but when will the second round of CCC be played if it happens to be at RFK?

I'm planning on bringing at least 10 new never been to a soccer game types but need dates ASAP.

Posted by: delantero | February 10, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

I speak Norwegian. He didn't give any figures; just noted that they had accepted the offer from Houston, a team with a rich history in MLS (including their previous incarnation as the Earthquakes). Said it was a good deal for a national team-quality player.

Posted by: Troy | February 10, 2008 11:46 AM | Report abuse

delantero: CONCACAF has it listed on their bracket as March 18.

http://www.concacaf.com/competitions/match3.asp?id=1&year=2008

Posted by: SportzNut21 | February 10, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Oh wait, you said SECOND round. read everything before doing anything...

sorry.

Posted by: SportzNut21 | February 10, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Mexico tan lejos de dios, tan cerca a los Estados Unidos.

ESTADOS UNIDOS!!! JAMAS SERA VENCIDOS!!!

Nice read/video interview of Mexico v US from the front section of the W Post.

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/postglobal/america/2008/02/us_and_mexico_soccer.html

Posted by: delantero | February 10, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Sir. Furgeson, you need to get sharp with your boys or it's not acceptable. It is beyound acceptable that you loose to Man City in a game like this. How can you retain the premiership title if you play like this? I am totally disgusted. It is about the time that you get beyound gunners if you were to retain the title or you suck up everyone's s..t.

Posted by: td | February 10, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

"Not to get ahead of ourselves and our worthy opponent Harbour View, but when will the second round of CCC be played if it happens to be at RFK?

I'm planning on bringing at least 10 new never been to a soccer game types but need dates ASAP."

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The second round games (for DCU, it would potentially be against Montagua or Pachuca) would be held April 1-3 and April 8-10. DCU would be hosting the second leg (4/8-10) so that's when they'd be in RFK.

Posted by: Phil | February 10, 2008 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Nine Americans are in the regulation zone in the EPL. That's terrible. Derby is definitely going down. I hope somehow Reading and Fulham can stay up. Reading pisses me off though because last year they finished eighth and almost made the UEFA Cup, but they didn't spend anything on good players. If they go down it's management's fault.

Posted by: Mark | February 10, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

I was out all afternoon. Did anyone get to see Cameroon-Egypt?

Posted by: 22201 | February 10, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Egypt won, 1-0. I didn't see the game, just saw the score. So, why does Egypt not do well in the world cup when they can beat the best teams in Africa.

Posted by: toddinho | February 10, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

37 days to the first home match!

Posted by: Curious | February 10, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Having unloaded Gbandi, Denilson, Hislop, Ruiz, and Goodson, and only replaced them with Davino so far, FCD is almost 1 million under the cap right now, but with 9 internationals.
Steven, (I know it's a little outside your beat) any idea who they are trying to trade away and/or who they are looking to sign?

Posted by: Steve | February 10, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

usually Goff knows his stuff but MLS teams retain the rights to players only two years and not forever. These guys could go anywhere.

Posted by: tex | February 10, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

where is DCU playing Harbor View?
thank
matt

Posted by: madryan | February 10, 2008 11:28 PM | Report abuse

Steve: if you are interested in Dallas's likely moves, you should check out 3rd Degree - http://www.3rddegree.net - for the best analysis of their current roster situation. They have some other signing possibilities and some possible trade bait.

Posted by: DG | February 11, 2008 1:39 AM | Report abuse

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