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MLS Moves, DCU Kisses

*The New York Red Bulls filled their left midfield slot by acquiring Khano Smith from the Seattle Sounders for allocation money. Smith had gone from New England to Seattle through the expansion draft.

*The Kansas City Wizards have acquired Argentine winger Santiago Hirsig from San Lorenzo.

*On a much lighter note, check out this D.C. United thread from Dan Steinberg's Sports Bog.

By Steve Goff  |  February 12, 2009; 4:04 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United , MLS  
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I don't know if anyone can tell me this, but is Hirsig considered an average, below average or above average Argentine first division player?

He seems to have had a significant number of appearances, which tells me he is at least an average first team player. I think these types of players are what DCU and MLS need to target because they are used to playing at a reasonably high level and are not expensive (DPs). Granted, Hersig may be a bust eventually (like Gonzalo Martinez), but I think these are the types of players that will help improve MLS and increase the quality of the league.

Posted by: therealfootball | February 12, 2009 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Good news for Sounders fans.

Posted by: OWNTF | February 12, 2009 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Well... Success in Argentina certainly doesn't translate into success in MLS.

As for Khano Smith, he's a great player for the Red Bulls... an amateur quality hack that is one dimensional. He'll fit right in.

Posted by: TCompton | February 12, 2009 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Ben is the best! That video is hilarious. If he can't continue playing, he needs to have a prominent role with the club. He needs to be the face of the club.

Kind of like our Alexi Lalas, except way cooler and not as prone to making outrageouly stupid statements.

Posted by: bluesfan1 | February 12, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Smith is cheap and left-footed, and cost a shockingly small amount of allocation money to a cash-strapped Seattle team. He's not expected to be more than an attacking sub and to fill in if there's an injury.

Posted by: Mastodon_Juan | February 12, 2009 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Hirsig seems like a good signing to me. He definitely has real pedigree down there - big part of Arsenal de Sarandi's rise up the table and San Lorenzo's resurgence. 31 doesn't seem very old for MLS. If he's still hungry, this could be a very nice signing for KC.

Posted by: Kev29 | February 12, 2009 5:12 PM | Report abuse

Juan -- if the Red Bulls paid more than the price of a pop bottle deposit in allocation money for Smith they got hosed.

Posted by: griffin1108 | February 12, 2009 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Did somebody say "kiss"?!

"It doesn't matter what you do or say
Just forget the things that you've been told
We can't do it any other way
Everybody's got to rock and roll, whoo, oh, oh

Shout it, shout it, shout it out loud!
Shout it, shout it, shout it out loud!"

Posted by: joedoc1 | February 12, 2009 5:46 PM | Report abuse

"Cash-strapped Seattle team"? How do you figure?

Posted by: KnucklesX | February 13, 2009 8:57 AM | Report abuse

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