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Could FC Dallas be interested in Sacha Kljestan again?

FC Dallas almost acquired him once before.

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Remember back in August when Sacha Kljestan was rumoured to be heading to Major League Soccer? Remember when FC Dallas would have acquired Kljestan via the allocation order if it wasn't for MLS not coming to a long-term contract agreement with him?

I certainly remember. I remember because everyone assumed the LA Galaxy were poised to bring him on. But, surprisingly enough, it was Dan Hunt, Fernando Clavijo, and Oscar Pareja, ready to bring the USMNTer to FC Dallas. However, the deal ultimately fell through the cracks. Here's what Dan Hunt told fans back in August during one of his weekly Facebook chats:

We went through the proper protocol and processes with the league to bring Sacha Kljestan to FC Dallas. We had the space to add him but the league was not able to come to a long-term contract agreement with him. I know that the guys at the league office worked extremely hard to make this happen in conjunction with Sacha and his agent Richard Motzkin. Unfortunately it didn't work out this time but there is always the January window.

So, it's January Mr. Hunt and FC Dallas fans have gotten their hopes up a few times on big names this off-season already (Erick "Cubo" Torres, Mix Diskerud, etc) and been let down. Will Hunt go after Kljestan again?

Kljestan has been linked to the New York Red Bulls and of course the Seattle Sounders. It's not silly season if a USMNTer isn't linked to the Sounders. From what I've seen, it looks like he will have to go through the allocation order again. Montreal Impact hold the top spot. FC Dallas sits at 13. FCD might have to do a lot to get him. Maybe trade our SuperDraft pick and/or a player, allocation money, etc. But, the move would make sense.

Kljestan fills a big need for FC Dallas in the center of the park. He would compliment Victor Ulloa very nicely and would be a great acquisition/upgrade. FCD made a move for Kljestan once before and I wouldn't be surprised if they do again.