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A few additional transactions to pass along.....

*USA national team defender Rachel Buehler will go to San Jose/San Francisco in the new women's league, a source told the Insider, and the Los Angeles franchise hires SoCal club coach Abner Rogers as head coach.

*D.C. United fills its final developmental slot by signing former Notre Dame defender Ryan Miller (drafted by Columbus). Miller, 23, played in seven reserve division games before being waived by the Crew.

*New York adds USL2 goalkeeper of the year Tony Boss (Puerto Rico national team) and acquires Atlanta forward Macoumba Kandji on loan after weeks of negotiation.

*Kansas City sends veteran midfielder Sasha Victorine to Chivas USA for allocation money.

By Steve Goff  |  September 15, 2008; 8:03 PM ET
Categories:  MLS , Women  
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DCU picked up a lot of players drafted by other teams in the 2008 Super/Supplmental Drafts (Zaher, Thompson, Miller, the recently departed Barlow).

Posted by: Oliver | September 15, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Komora, Janicki and now Miller - I guess DCU got tired of playing midfielders on the backline for all of those reserves games.

Posted by: Roger Van Gool | September 15, 2008 8:42 PM | Report abuse

Wow, the Jersey fans sure are going to love their new goalkeeper Tony Danza...
you know...
Who's the Boss?

Posted by: dadryan | September 15, 2008 8:44 PM | Report abuse

so, uh, what the heck does Kansas city need allocations for?

Posted by: northzax | September 15, 2008 8:56 PM | Report abuse

with autumn closin' in....

Posted by: KLB | September 15, 2008 9:14 PM | Report abuse

RSL stadium video (w/Rimando):

Posted by: FC | September 15, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

I don't think anyone gives a rat's ass about the new third string goalkeeper.

What has folks excited is Macoumba Kandji, a tall, very fast, skilled striker with strong finishing ability.

Having watched too many lower division games on FSC over the last few years, Kandji is hands down the best player in the USL1 in at least a few years. He has been stuck in the US because of his legal status (he currently has asylum). With a great forward partner in Angel, and a good playmaker in Rojas, NY is going to be one of the best attacking teams in MLS down the stretch. And considering how tight their defense has been in the last two months, winning hardware is finally a tangible possibility.

Posted by: Mastodon Juan | September 15, 2008 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Dream on Juan, ALtidore easy was better and you did ---with your team, your team will fall easily again. if they make past the 2nd road i would be surprised you should be too

Posted by: DC fan | September 15, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

The RSL stadium looks nice but what's the point of the "roof" that doesn't cover anything? It just sort of sticks straight up. It looks kinda like the one at Colorado.

Posted by: Glenn | September 15, 2008 9:42 PM | Report abuse

woooooah. watch your mouth MJ!
If you say no one cares about Tony Danza you've lost your mind again...
Hook, line, and sinker though Boss! My last post was actually a tasty little fly that I knew would get you talking about this new Kandji dude. Yikes!
Hardware? Maybe?

Posted by: dadryan | September 15, 2008 9:50 PM | Report abuse

USL-2 and 1 players are on the move into MLS, a good show for the lower divisions.

Damnations when are we getting a stadium? When are we going to see OUR OWN euro style stadium with a ben's chili bowl consession stand!
Anyone have couple of measuring tapes to start chalking Nats stadium for soccer specific!

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | September 15, 2008 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Word up on the Ben's Chili bowl in the cut. I think that's gotta be the best thing about the Nat's stadium, no? Other than the Big Screen that works...

Posted by: dadryan | September 15, 2008 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Kinda funny, ive never been. LOL!
well if all of it is working then its a start.

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | September 15, 2008 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Nats stadium is nice, a little characterless if you ask me, but pretty nice. Not much elbow room in the seats I could afford and the team sucks, but still a nice stadium.

Posted by: dadryan | September 15, 2008 10:11 PM | Report abuse

gotta say watching McNabb working it tonight gives me faith that Gallardo can come back from this hernia thing.

Posted by: dadryan | September 15, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

one more question: Why is there a player called Hulk on the ESPN Champions league fantasy game who plays for Porto? He's green even.

Posted by: dadryan | September 15, 2008 10:19 PM | Report abuse

Terry Boss, not Tony Boss, and NY also added Matt Mbuta from Crystal Palace Baltimore, letting go Chris Megaloudis:

Posted by: Eugene | September 15, 2008 11:02 PM | Report abuse

Jozy was better? Duh.

Rojas has made a huge difference -- and NY needed Kandji even less after that addition. He could put them over the top. A dangerous club... Who's the Boss refence...

Oh! Angela Angela Angela!

Posted by: RK | September 15, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Terry Boss--Score another one for Puerto Rico Islanders and for Puerto Rico.

Terry Boss is a great freaking guy. i'm proud to be friends with him and to have him wear the jersey of any club that I support (too bad he will be playing for Energy Drink FC--just grillin' a bit).

He spent two seasons with Puerto Rico Islanders but wasn't able to become get any decent playing time. All of 3 the keepers in front of him had MLS Reserve experience previously or are currently with MLS squads.

He was the starting keeper for CONCACAF Champions Cup Carribean zone play last November and he played well.

Terry was naturalized and represented Puerto Rico in all 3 of this years WCQ's. For the Honduras matches he won accolades for his fine performance in goal.

Dude was the USL2 keeper of the year this season with Charlotte.

Another little nugget about my Man, Terry Boss--his brother is the tightend for the NY Giants. Dude's parents produced some ballers.

He didn't play in the DCU-RBNY reserve match here a couple weeks ago but he travelled with the club and was dressed for RB.

One and Islander, always an Islander. Shame about the Red Cow thing, though. :)

Posted by: yankiboy | September 16, 2008 8:48 AM | Report abuse

USL-2 and 1 players are on the move into MLS, a good show for the lower divisions.

Posted by: TheWashDipsSince88 | September 15, 2008 9:52 PM
What up TWD!?!

I agree. There is more talent down below than some people realize. Our pickup from Pittsburgh didn't play to shabby last Saturday, did he?

Posted by: yankiboy | September 16, 2008 8:50 AM | Report abuse

Terry Boss, not Tony Boss, and NY also added Matt Mbuta from Crystal Palace Baltimore, letting go Chris Megaloudis:

Posted by: Eugene | September 15, 2008 11:02 PM
Good lookin' out Eugene.

Snapple. One Puerto Rico national team player in at Energy Drink FC. And one out.
Great for Boss. Too bad for Megaloudis. And now it is too late to catch on with a USL club because of the roster freeze. **@*!

Good for Kanjdi aka "the Show" in USL1 circles. Now he has the chance to step up and show what he can do and if the all of the nashing of teeth over a potential transfer fee was worth it.

Matthew Mbuta is another great guy and good player. Talk about a sort of fairytale ending (or should I say beginning): Dude torched Too Much Caffiene SC's reserve side during our (Crystal Palace Baltimore this time--hang wit me yall) historic win over them in USOC play. Matthewe gave their bench riders freaking fits. He put on a show that night in Annapolis. Now he actully got signed from USL2 Palace to the team that he helped embarrass. You gotta love that. He is fast, great work ethic. He was the creme of the USL2 crop. Now dude is getting his shot. He looked great for Palace in the seasons that we had him. We miss him and will wish him the best.

Posted by: yankiboy | September 16, 2008 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Argh... the RSL stadium looks very very nice. Hard to tell from that vid if that roof covers the seats or not, but it does look a little more form than function.

Posted by: StadiumLust | September 16, 2008 9:35 AM | Report abuse

I wish United would have been able to get Mbuta.

Posted by: Eric in Baltimore | September 16, 2008 11:00 AM | Report abuse

If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em.

Posted by: Eugene | September 16, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

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