Saturday, September 15, 2007

SI/YI Lists

Updated to reflect changes in the past month. Click here for my explanation of MLS international player rules.

All teams as a basic rule have 4 SI slots and 3 YI slots. See the above link for why some teams have more, and my best guess as to the exact number certain teams have. It's not easy to find that stuff out, as well as the status of certain players.

(players listed with green cards below may be citizens as well/instead, but the main point is that they count as Americans for the roster)

EDITED 9/15: The trade deadline is over, so these should be set in stone for the rest of the season. Movsisyan goes from KC to RSL, and a YI slot is traded in the process through 2009. RSL may or may not have one YI slot open still. The answer may be no, but I'm unaware of where it's gone then. NE also signed another Gambian YI.

EDITED 9/24: Movsisyan will no longer count as a YI. RSL apparently only now has 2 YI slots in total, including the one they just traded for, and I'm at a loss to describe where the other one went.

EDITED 9/28: I've confirmed that the RSL Jeff Stewart trade that I've previously mentioned was for the a permanent YI slot. So Chivas should have that one, and 4 in total.


SI: Cuauhtemoc Blanco, Wilman Conde, Gonzalo Segares, Paulo Wanchope
YI: Bruno Menezes, Osei Telesford

Green Card: Ivan Guerrero

Changes: Thiago waived to make room for Conde, who played for Osorio in Colombia. Willian Oliveira was waived opening up a YI slot.

Open Slots: 1 YI


SI: Claudio Suarez, Shavar Thomas
YI: John Cunliffe, Laurent Merlin, Francisco Mendoza, Paulo Nagamura

Green Card: Maykel Galindo, Ramon Nunez, Alex Zotinca

Changes: N/A.

Open Slots: 2 SI


SI: Terry Cooke, Omar Cummings, Nicolas Hernandez, Daniel Osorno
YI: Mehdi Ballouchy, Facundo Erpen, Kosuke Kimura

Green Card: Jose Cancela, Bouna Coundoul

Changes: N/A

Open Slots: N/A


SI: Marcos Gonzalez, Andy Herron, Guillermo Barros Schelotto
YI: Ben Hunter, Andrei Pacheco, Ricardo Virtuoso

Green Card: Ezra Hendrickson, Kei Kamara, Stefani Miglioranzi, Alejandro Moreno, Duncan Oughton

Changes: Signed Pacheco, who is a Trinidad international. Details on the deal here.

Open Slots: 1 SI


SI: Denilson, Pablo Richetti, Carlos Ruiz, Adrian Serioux (Marcelo Saragosa)
YI: Dominic Oduro, Ricardinho, Juan Toja (Roberto Mina)

Green Card: Sandi Gbandi, Shaka Hislop, Dario Sala

Changes: DP and World Cup winner Denilson signed. FCD is taking advantage of the rule allowing teams to replace players who are out for the year, which is why Mina and Saragosa are still officially on the roster.

Open Slots: N/A


SI: Luciano Emilio, Fred, Christian Gomez
YI: Guy-Roland Kpene

Green Card: Nicholas Addlery, Stephen deRoux, Rod Dyachenko, Jerson Moneiro, Jaime Moreno

Changes: N/A

Open Slots: 1 SI, 2 YI


SI: Paul Dalglish, Dwayne De Rosario
YI: Mpho Moloi

Green Card: Joseph Ngwenya, Pat Onstad

Changes: N/A

Open Slots: 2 SI, 2 YI


SI: Carlos Marinelli, Scott Sealy
YI: Eloy Colombano

Green Card: N/A

Changes: Argentine Colombano was signed. Put your hands up for Eloy!

Open Slots: 2 SI, 1 YI


SI: David Beckham, Ante Jazic, Carlos Pavon, Abel Xavier
YI: Kevin Harmse

Green Card: Gavin Glinton

Changes: N/A

Open Slots: 2 YI


SI: Brian Byrne
YI: Abdoullie Mansally, Sainey Nyassi

Green Card: Andy Dorman, Avery John, Shalrie Joseph, Willie Sims (?), Khano Smith

Changes: Arsene Oka released, Gambian youth international Nyassi signed.

Open Slots: 3 SI, 1 YI


SI: Juan Pablo Angel, Markus Schopp, Ronald Waterreus
YI: Francis Doe, Elie Ikangu, Dane Richards

Green Card: Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Dave van den Bergh

Changes: Signed the Liberian Doe.

Open Slots: 1 SI


SI: Fabian Epindola, Jean-Martial Kipre, Matias Mantilla, Javier Morales
YI: Atiba Harris

Green Card: Andy Williams

Changes: Signed trio of Argentines. Kipre is apparently counted as an SI despite being eligible to be a YI. Movsisyan will no longer count as a YI due to being granted "asylum status" here in the USA.

Open Slots: 1 YI


SI: Jeff Cunningham, Danny Dichio, Todd Dunivant, Tyrone Marshall, Ronnie O'Brien, Carl Robinson, Collin Samuel
YI: Andrew Boyens, Maurice Edu, Marvell Wynne

Green Card: Tyrone Marshall, Ronnie O'Brien (these two hold AMERICAN green cards)

Changes: Andy Welsh released. TFC should be able to sign additional SIs in the same way Dallas signed Denilson, if they choose to. That's because Cunningham and O'Brien are out for the year.

Open Slots: 3 YI

Comments on "SI/YI Lists"


Anonymous MetroFanatic said ... (2:51 PM, September 03, 2007) : 

Laventure was born in Middle Island, NY. And he hasn't played for Haiti yet.


Blogger scaryice said ... (4:52 PM, September 03, 2007) : 

OK, I couldn't remember if he had a green card or was a citizen.


Blogger SoccerPrime said ... (6:34 AM, September 04, 2007) : 


You have RSL having one signed YI but say they only have 1 YI open. I know they traded in the past for YIs, but one was for Gregorio who is working at a car dealership now. Does Colorado still have that YI slot?


Blogger scaryice said ... (3:13 PM, September 04, 2007) : 

That's what I'm assuming. It said 'permanent.'


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