Major League Soccer clubs have less than a day to trim their squads down with roster compliance set for 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. As such, several clubs waived players today.
The two most recognizable players to lose their spots were Pat Noonan and Carey Talley.
Following a successful career with the New England Revolution, Pat Noonan tried his hand abroad. Ever since then, his career has been on the wane. After only a few months with Aalesund in Norway, he returned to MLS with the Colorado Rapids. There, he couldn't force himself into the starting lineup. He scored only two goals for the Rapids before being waived today.
Carey Talley rejuvenated his career with Chivas USA last season, starting 29 games. The switch to centerback compensated for his lack of pace and drew the most out of his veteran savvy. However, with a coaching shift, the 33-year-old found himself out of the picture with the Goats.
“Carey provided leadership and strong play for us in the last two seasons,” said Chivas USA vice president of soccer operations Stephen Hamilton. “This year, both he and the club decided to move in a different direction. We would like to thank him for his service to Chivas USA, and wish him the best of luck in the next phase of his career.”
Chivas USA also waived goalkeeper Jon Conway. A starter for the New York Red Bulls, Conway lost his spot after failing a drug test in late 2008. Chivas USA picked him up as an alternative to Zach Thornton. With Dan Kennedy returning from injury in 2010, Conway found himself the odd man out.
“Jon was with our club for a short time but made his presence felt in a very positive way,” said Hamilton. “We wish him well both in this season and beyond.”
To complete today's moves, the Kansas City Wizards placed forward Michael Kraus on waivers.
For more on Major League Soccer, visit Goal.com's MLS page