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Dynamo sign U.S. defender Beasley
DaMarcus Beasley
DaMarcus Beasley has played 120 times for the United States.
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Dynamo have signed United States national team defender DaMarcus Beasley to a Designated Player contract, the club announced on Wednesday.

Per club and league policy, terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Beasley was acquired with the No. 1 spot in MLS's allocation order, which was obtained in a trade earlier on Wednesday which sent versatile midfielder Warren Creavalle to Toronto FC.

"I am thrilled that DaMarcus will be joining our club, Dynamo president Chris Canetti said. "It's exciting to have a player with such decorated credentials here with us. I'm certain that he will be a great addition to our club and community."  Full Story

Besler and Zusi are examples of MLS progress
By Tim Keeble, Soccer Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Besler and Graham Zusi were both drafted by Kansas City in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft. Both players have gone on to become MLS All- Stars and members of the United States national team. And now both are examples of the progress being made by MLS.

Over the weekend, Besler and Zusi signed Designated Player contracts to remain with Sporting Kansas City through the 2018 World Cup. Those moves are obviously important for a Sporting franchise that won the 2013 MLS Cup and should remain in the title picture for the foreseeable future after locking down two of its most important pieces.  Full Story>>