Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Lopez Possibly Coming to MLS

*After being sent a link to this story on Univision's Web site, which quotes Argentina's Claudio Lopez saying there is a 90 percent chance he will sign with MLS, I made a few calls.

The verdict: Lopez's claim is credible and three MLS teams have expressed varying levels of interest in the 33-year-old forward, who has played in Italy, Spain and Mexico, and made 58 national team appearances. However, it would take designated player money to sign him, probably similar to Juan Pablo Angel's $1.6 million deal. (Lopez apparently turned down a $4 million offer to play one season in Dubai.) Is he worth a major contract?


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