Archive for February 21st, 2012

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Sebrango will be the Impact’s elder statesman in MLS

Eduardo Sebrango

The Montreal Impact has hit the Canadian quota as required by MLS.

At this time last season, Eduardo Sebrango was pondering retirement. Now, he’s guaranteed a season in Major League Soccer.

The Cuban-born Canadian — one of the most enduring figures of Division-2 soccer in North America — has inked a new contract with the Impact.

“I am really excited, happy and proud to be part of the Impact in MLS,” said the 38-year-old in a release issued by the club. “I’ve been with the club for a long time and it’s special for me to be a part of its first season in the top league in North America. I will try to do my best to represent all the former Impact players that wore the team’s colours proudly over the years.”
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De Rosario salary question will eventually be answered by the MLSPU

It’s a safe bet that, for Canadian soccer fans and journalists, wel’ll all have our eyes peeled for the name “Dwayne De Rosario” when the MLS Players Union releases its salary update this spring.

The union updates the salary list twice a year and publishes it on its website. Because MLS and its teams do not release salary details, the union creates a bit of a media feeding frenzy (OK, about as strong as a media frenzy can be in North American soccer) whenever it releases the numbers.

But, for sure, “what does DeRo make?” will be the first question fans will want answered.

De Rosario, the first Canadian ever to be named MLS Most Valuable Player, signed a contract extension with D.C. United Monday, a deal which takes out his current deal, which would have paid him just under US$500,000 this year.
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