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Tuesday has been a big day for MLS. Follow all the craziness here.
It's one of those days that requires a little bit extra. Here is your bit of extra as news comes in outside of the Sound.
Two Canadian MLS clubs have new coaches as Toronto picked up Ryan Nelsen and Montreal chooses "Swiss Volcano" Marco Schällibaum (name copied and pasted from MLSsoccer.com). Toronto fired their previous manager Paul Mariner mere moments before Nelson, currently still a defender for Queens Park Rangers, was introduced to the media. Waking the Red has a plethora of coverage on the signing. It is still unclear as to why Toronto is hiring a coach who is still a player for an EPL side. The Impact new head coach is, as expected, fluent in multiple languages, including English and French.
Also in the coaching headlines is Caleb Porter, who was formally introduced to the Portland media today. Turns out the guy was born in Tacoma, and therefore Washington. Other than the fact that it shows they have good taste in coaches, I'll let the Sounder at Heart community make heir own conclusions. In fact, I welcome them. Early comments from the new coach indicate that their big DP signing from 2012, Kris Boyd, is on his way out. It seems Rangers is eager to accommodate. Merritt Paulson is indicating that a DP replacement is already on the way in, so the next 24 hours should be just as busy as the last.
That is hardly the only news coming out of Portland today. The team reportedly traded their rights to Nottingham Forest forward Robbie Findley back to the team they claimed them from, Real Salt Lake. They also made their second Home Grown Player signing, Midfielder Steven Evans.
Houston's rumor mill is absolutely buzzing, though nothing concrete yet.
Did you hear that the Chicago Fire picked up Joel Lindpere for next to nothing?
This article will be updated in the comments section if more door-busters come in.