Two MLS clubs submitted discovery claims on Cuban forward Reinier Alcantara, who sought asylum during the national team's stay in Washington for a World Cup qualifier in October. The league is determining who will hold his rights, based on the teams' 2008 finish. Two other teams expressed interest, but apparently did not submit claims.
Alcantara trained with Kansas City, Colorado and San Jose last month, and told the Insider two weeks ago that New York had indicated it would offer him a workout opportunity this winter.
When I find out which team won the formal discovery rights, I'll let you know.
Meantime, I am hearing that the expansion Seattle Sounders have their sights on Cuban midfielder Osvaldo Alonso, the USL rookie of the year at Charleston this past season. He defected in 2007.
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