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Source: Ballack close to MLS deal

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10:58 AM ET 02.18 | Michael Ballack and his representatives are in deep negotiations with Major League Soccer, Goal.com has learned. Sources from both sides have confirmed that MLS Executive VP Todd Durbin initiated talks that would bring the former Germany captain and current Bayer Leverkusen midfielder to North America. A source close to the player revealed that Durbin listed five teams interested in bringing Ballack onboard, including New York, Montreal, Chicago, Philadelphia and Seattle.

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February 18, 2012  12:15 PM ET

No interest from New England?!?

Figures, why would they want anyone good.

February 18, 2012  12:47 PM ET

Millwall got Ream'd!!

And Ballack.... the league should pass. I think this would be a miss. Nkufo style.

February 19, 2012  11:31 AM ET

Would be awesome.

February 20, 2012  03:45 PM ET

If he signs on with Seattle it'd be a good move for him, anyone else on that list and he's going to regret it.

February 20, 2012  03:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

If he signs on with Seattle it'd be a good move for him, anyone else on that list and he's going to regret it.

Except Montreal, maybe, their name seems to be linked to everyone, there's a chance they could become one of the top teams.

 
February 24, 2012  05:27 AM ET

Michael Ballack and his representatives are in deep negotiations with Major League Soccer.

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