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United Abroad: Alumni News & Notes for December 2013

The last edition of United Abroad for 2013!

Hamdi Salihi and Dwayne De Rosario back in May of 2012.
Hamdi Salihi and Dwayne De Rosario back in May of 2012.
Ned Dishman

Some DCU Alumni have found new teams this winter, while others are still on the market...

MLS clubs confirm permanent Cruz Azul moves

Not so much D.C. United news, but former the MLS clubs of Michael Farfan, Rafael Baca, and Jose Villarreal confirmed their former players moves to Cruz Azul. Farfan and Baca are both permanent moves, while LA Galaxy homegrown Villarreal is on a loan.

Steve Darby looks to partner up Ghaddar and Forkey with local strikers -

After Selangor FA elected not to bring back the former DCU striker Francis Doe, he elected to stay in the Malaysia Super League, but signed with FA Cup champions Kelantan.

Randers FC - Randers FC and Charlie Davies cancels cooperation

Randers FC has terminated the remainder of Charlie Davies' contract. Randers sent Davies on loan to the New England Revolution a few months back and his contract with Randers wasn't set to expire until June of 2014. With the contract terminated, Davies is now free to sign a permanent long-term deal with the Revs, assuming he returns to the team.

Hamdi Salihi: Can play back to Tirana or vllazni | Journal Web

Hamdi Salihi is on the open market once again. The article above states that he currently holds offers from clubs in Germany, Poland, Austria, China, and Albania. There was no mention of a return to MLS but Salihi said, "I am in talks with several clubs, but there is not anything concrete."

Ex-Benfica, Monaco forward Adu to train with Athletes’ Performance | MLS News | Tribal Football

While Freddy Adu searches for a new team, it looks like he's back in the states getting some training in with Athletes' Performance in Arizona. AP has done work with US Women's team member Abby Wambach, Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams, and Minnesota Timberwolves big man Kevin Love among other athletes.

MLS Transfers Blog: Interview: Ex-DC and Philly forward Fred open to MLS Return

MLS Transfers Blog sat down with former DCU and Philadelphia Union player, Fred Carreiro. In the interview he seemed open to a return to MLS saying, "I'm looking anywhere, but I will be happy if I can play here (USA) for another team in MLS."

Fred went on to say that it would be "good" to play for one of the two clubs he used to play for in MLS.

Dwayne De Rosario coming home to Toronto FC | Waking The Red

One of our newest members of the United Abroad crew is Dwayne DeRosario. After being released by DCU, he quickly found a familiar home by way of MLS' Re-Entry Draft, being selected by his former club, Toronto FC. DeRo played for the club from 2009-2011 and scored 32 goals in 75 appearances. Some TFC fans are skeptical about his return, but others are welcoming the club's all-time leading scorer back with open arms.