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American Exports: Rangers release Carlos Bocanegra from contract; is MLS return in the cards?

Exports: Rangers release Bocanegra from contract; is MLS return next?
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Carlos Bocanegra with Rangers

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AMSTERDAM – Rangers have let US veteran Carlos Bocanegra out of the last year of his contract, the club announced Saturday, while also letting slip that he is in line for a move back to Major League Soccer.

According to the Scottish giants, the 34-year-old center back could turn up with hometown club Chivas USA. However, Bocanegra would be subject to the allocation process for returning US and Canadian internationals, with Toronto FC currently holding the top spot in the order.

American Exports: Josh Gatt, Mix Diskerud eye first step in Champions League qualifying

Exports: Gatt, Diskerud eye first step in Champions League qualifying
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Josh Gatt of Molde

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ISTANBUL – Several American exports have learned their early-round qualifying assignments for the 2013-14 Champions League and Europa League.

Josh Gatt (above) and Norwegian champions Molde FK will open their second qualifying-round tie at Irish champs Sligo Rovers on either July 16 or 17, with the return set for a week later.

Canadian Exports: Julian de Guzman, Daniel Haber look to be on the move again

Canadian Exports: De Guzman, Daniel Haber on the move again
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Julian de Guzman with Canada

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He's listed as "unattached" on Canada's CONCACAF Gold Cup roster released Tuesday, but Julian de Guzman looks closer to learning his new home. Reports out of Poland have the former Toronto FC and FC Dallas man in the sights of Wisla Krakow of that country's top flight.

American Exports: USMNT midfielder Danny Williams signs with Championship club Reading

Exports: US midfielder Williams moves to Reading of English 2nd division
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Danny Williams, US national team (Feb. 6, 2013)

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Danny Williams is leaving Germany behind, with recently relegated English Championship club Reading FC snatching up the US international.

American Exports: Medical standing between Tony Taylor and move to Europa League qualifiers

Exports: Tony Taylor set for jump to Cypriot Europa League qualifiers
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Tony Taylor in the 2009 Under-20 World Cup

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ISTANBUL – Estoril free agent attacker Tony Taylor will arrive on Monday for a medical exam with Cypriot bronze medalists AC Omonia.

The 23-year-old will ink a two-year deal with the capital side, who hold an invite to the Europa League second qualifying round, upon completion of the check-up.

"He is very excited," Taylor's agent, Carlos Gonçalves, told MLSsoccer.com. "There are some Portuguese players there that he knows, and even though the league is smaller, it will be good for him to be able to play some games in Europe."

American Exports: Alejandro Bedoya continues his hot streak for Helsingborg in Sweden

Exports: Bedoya making strong case for Gold Cup with another goal
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Alejandro Bedoya with Helsingborg

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ISTANBUL – Helsingborg playmaker Alejandro Bedoya continued his rampant form on Sunday, striking the 1-1 equalizer at Kalmar in Sweden.

Four minutes past intermission, the US international worked a magnificent give-and-go to breach the home side's area and bag his fifth goal of the young Allsvenskan season. Across all competitions this term, Bedoya is up to seven goals and five assists in 13 appearances.

American Exports: Josh Gatt stars, but Molde's season of discontent continues in Norway

Exports: Gatt stars, but Molde's season of discontent continues
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Josh Gatt of Molde

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ISTANBUL – Molde FK winger Josh Gatt enjoyed perhaps his finest outing of the Tippeligaen season thus far, but it wasn't quite enough as the holders were made to rally at the death for a 3-3 share at Vålerenga on Saturday.

The US international was buzzing throughout his full shift, with a 28th-minute assist on the visitors' first equalizer and two other set-ups that went begging for a quality finish. The result lifted Molde one rung to 14th place.

American Exports: Josh Gatt nets first of 2013 in Molde rout, Zarek Valentin picks up assist

Exports: Gatt nets first goal of 2013 in Molde rout
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Josh Gatt

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AMSTERDAM – A trio of Americans helped their clubs advance to the quarterfinals of Norway's NM Cup on Wednesday, headlined by Josh Gatt scoring Molde FK's second in a 6-0 thrashing of guests Ranheim.

In the 17th minute, the winger wiggled into the area past two defenders, lost the ball and then regained it in time to poke home his first goal of 2013. Gatt's long shot forced the rebound that was put away for Molde's third only 10 minutes later and his cross led to a Ranheim own goal shortly after the break.

American Exports: Jonathan Spector spurns Premier League interest to re-sign with Birmingham City

Exports: Spector spurns EPL interest to re-sign with Birmingham City
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Birmingham City's Jonathan Spector

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AMSTERDAM – Birmingham City handyman Jonathan Spector has spurned some competing Premier League interest to re-sign, inking a two-year deal with the St. Andrews side.

Sources close to the situation told MLSsoccer.com that the 27-year-old made the decision to stay because he feels comfortable at the club as well as to ensure consistent playing time in the season leading up to 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

World Cup Qualifying Roundup: How MLS players fared in June 11 qualifiers

WCup qualifying roundup: Boniek scores, leaves Honduras win injured
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Oscar Boniek Garcia

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A look at MLSers in international action around the world on Tuesday:

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Australia 4, Jordan 0: New York Red Bulls star Tim Cahill led the way for Australia in their home victory over Jordan in early action on Tuesday, logging a full 90 minutes and scoring the second goal of a 4-0 rout at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne.

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