Archive for March 26th, 2012

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Gyorio says no to initial offer from Sporting Kansas City

Mozzi Gyorio at the Canadian U-23 camp last week. PHOTO: CANADA SOCCER

The agent for Canadian midfielder Mozzi Gyorio has confirmed that an initial contract offer from Sporting Kansas City has been turned down — and that the midfielder is still on the market.

After being cut on the final day of camp by Canadian U-23 coach Tony Fonseca, Gyorio has headed to Halifax, rather than back to Kansas City.

Before Gyorio went to the Canadian Olympic camp, he was offered a three-year deal by the MLS club, where he was on trial during the preseason. Read the rest of this entry »

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Now that contract is signed, Lassonde excited to start season with FCE

Fabrice Lassonde

Will the Montreal Impact’s loss be FC Edmonton’s gain?

The Eddies confirmed Monday that Canadian midfielder/defender Fabrice Lassonde — who has been playing the left back position in the majority of preseason matches — has inked a deal with the club. Lassonde confirmed that it’s a one-year deal.

Lassonde, a Quebec native who has played both left and right back for various Canadian national youth team, had been on the books of Bundesliga side FC Ingolstadt until 2011. When he was released, he trained with his hometown Montreal Impact over the summer — but wasn’t signed. He went back to Germany, but couldn’t find an offer that suited him, and then took the opportunity to come to FCE on trial, where he has impressed at camp.

“Of course, it is disappointing to not get signed when you are training with a team,” said Lassonde of the Impact experience. “But at the end of the day, I wasn’t part of their plans. And I am excited about the opportunities here in Edmonton.”
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Thierry Henry named MLS Player of the Week

Through the first two weeks of the season, the MLS players of the week weren’t exactly household names — Portland’s Kalif Alhassan and Seattle’s David Estrada.

Well, no such worries with the current edition of the Player of the Week. New York Red Bull Thierry Henry, the brightest soccer star in the biggest media market in MLS, got the POTW nod after the votes from the North American Soccer Reporters were counted.

Henry and teammate Kenny Cooper each scored twice Sunday as the Red Bulls trounced the Colorado Rapids 4-1. But Henry gets the nod as, not only did he score twice, but he was the provider of Cooper’s first goal with a wonderful through ball that pierced the Rapids’ defence.
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