Running down winners & losers
after hectic close to MLS summer transfer window
We should have known better than to think the MLS summer transfer window would come and go with a whimper. It's not called deadline day for nothing.
Thanks to feverish will-he-won't-he speculation about the MLS futures of Mix Diskerud (not gonna happen) and Sacha Kljestan (dead for now as well) and an All-Star extravaganza marked by golazos, finger wags and laps of honor, the buzz was downright inescapable.
And though midnight came and went on Wednesday, the silly season isn't over just yet.
There’s still plenty of time to improve before rosters freeze on Sept. 15, and out-of-contract players and trades remain in play. Even if your club didn’t land that difference-maker you’ve been pining after – I’m looking at you New England (see below), Chicago and Columbus – that doesn’t mean 2014 is a wash.