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Major League Soccer Roundup

Fresh on the heels of the news that former U.S. coach Bruce Arena has been handed the keys to the LA Galaxy came the announcement that Fernando Clavijo has resigned as Colorado Rapids head coach.

“A lot of things happened through the year that I was not happy with in many ways,” Clavijo told the Denver Post. “But I think because of family now I’ve decided it’s the right time to put all my energy into my family and recharged my batteries and myself, too.”

Assistant coach Gary Smith will take over as head coach for the rest of the season.

Also, according to SBI the Los Angeles Galaxy has traded Carlos Ruiz to Toronto FC. This is a trade that has been brewing for almost two months, as we first suggested its possibility early last month.

To make room for Toronto FC has waived French midfielder Laurent Robert. It did not take Robert long to wear out his welcome in MLS.

The Ruiz trade opens up a roster space for the Galaxy which it is going to fill with U.S. national team midfielder/defender Eddie Lewis. Lewis is a free-agent after being cut by the worst team in Premier League History Derby County.