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Timber Tid Bits: New Year, New Coaches Edition

Jonathan Ferrey

I chose a bad couple of weeks to be working two jobs, as there are lots of trades, signings, etc. going on and I'm behind on all of it. So if you're as busy and out of touch as I am, enjoy today's news.

Canada calls but QPR hope Ryan Nelsen can help their relegation fight
Toronto FC wants new manager Ryan Nelson to join the club before the season starts, but Nelson is still playing with Queens Park Rangers, who hope he'll stick around until their season ends.

Marco Schällibaum appointed head coach of the Montreal Impact
I'm slow getting to this one (busy, busy week), but in case anyone else missed it, Montreal has named a new head coach. So we're just waiting on you, New York...

Llamosa fired by Chivas USA
Ives Galarcep is reporting that Chivas USA has fired assistant coach Carlos Llamosa. So far, Chivas' front office changes have been radically more interesting than anything they've done with the roster this off season.

Barson takes next step, signs Homegrown deal with Crew
Another Akron player joins Columbus.

FC Dallas signs goalkeeper Raúl Fernández
Fernandez is the #1 goalkeeper for the Peruvian National Team.

FC Dallas signs London Woodberry; agrees to terms with Stephen Keel
Dallas signs another Homegrown Player and agrees to terms with Stephen Keel, who was picked up in the re-entry draft.

Brazilian striker Rafael on loan as young Designated Player
The 20-year-old from the Brazilian Serie A will join D.C. United on a one-year loan.

MLS announces Kansas City as 2013 All-Star Game host
Opponent TBA at a later date.

David Beckham set to choose new club after receiving 12 formal offers
At this rate Beckham could probably just spin a globe and wherever his finger lands, some club there probably wants him.

The FIFA World XI Is Terrible
Not MLS but interesting: Michael Bertin at Grantland explains why the FIFA World XI named Monday night is a travesty.

The Long, Unbroken Line of USWNT Goalscorers
A look at the evolution of the USWNT strikers, from Akers to Morgan.