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Rose City Roundup: The Window Closes

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Teams made their final transfer window moves yesterday, as "silly season" draws to a close. The Colorado Rapids signed their first Designated Player, Panamanian striker Gabriel Torres, well the New York Red Bulls welcome another Aussie to their club.

One more move, that is expected to be announced today, is the return of Charlie Davies to MLS. The New England Revolution have reportedly acquired Davies on a six-month loan from his Danish Club

With MLS talking about further expansion and laying out very specific criteria, check out how possible expansion candidates size up.

This cartoon is about hockey, but it really applies to all sports. Thanks to Will for finding it.

Clint Irwin's stories about getting by as a player in the lower tiers of American soccer really makes me appreciate pro soccer players in the U.S. Many of them aren't exactly raking in the big bucks. It also makes me feel for the non-national team players in the NWSL.

Speaking of the NWSL, there have already been some coaching shake-ups in Washington and Boston; are the Thorns next?

This is one of the only recent articles about Clint Dempsey that I have actually kind of enjoyed, but don't worry, I'll understand if you just can't take anymore.

And I know that FIFA rankings are meaningless, but still...