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MLS 195 8 Major League Soccer 2012: Biggest Flops 31402221 MLS 2012: Biggest Flops MLS+2012%3A+Biggest+Flops MLS

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who stunk up the joint most of all? Improper return on investments happen every year in soccer, but find out who ranks among Major League Soccer's biggest flops and transfer busts of the 2012 regular season.

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MLS 195 8 Major League Soccer 2012: Biggest Flops 31395846 10. Christian Sivebaek (Seattle Sounders; free agent) 10.+Christian+Sivebaek+%28Seattle+Sounders%3B+free+agent%29 MLS

The 24-year-old Dane played 88 minutes in the first three games of the season, including one start. He played 0 minutes after that and was sent packing by June 20th.
 

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MLS 195 8 Major League Soccer 2012: Biggest Flops 31395844 9. Jose Correa (Chivas USA; old club: Boyaca Chico) 9.+Jose+Correa+%28Chivas+USA%3B+old+club%3A+Boyaca+Chico%29 MLS

Chivas fans were abuzz for once after GM Jose Domene brought in the electrifying talent from Colombia's top flight, where he was second in scoring at the time. But besides his two goals in consecutive games in May, 2012 was a forgettable first MLS campaign for Correa. He recorded just three shots on goal in 16 appearances (seven starts).

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MLS 195 8 Major League Soccer 2012: Biggest Flops 31395845 8. Victor Palsson (New York Red Bulls; free agent) 8.+Victor+Palsson+%28New+York+Red+Bulls%3B+free+agent%29 MLS

The Red Bulls signed the 21-year old to a two-year deal in February, but Palsson failed to garner much playing time in a crowded midfield. The former Liverpool reserves captain made 16 appearances (four starts) with the Red Bulls this season before being sent away on loan to the Eredivise's N.E.C. Nijmegen.

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MLS 195 8 Major League Soccer 2012: Biggest Flops 31394577 7. Bakary Soumare (Philadelphia Union; free agent) 7.+Bakary+Soumare+%28Philadelphia+Union%3B+free+agent%29 MLS

When Philadelphia signed him back on June 26th, Soumare claimed he was 100% healthy after knee surgery in April. We all know now he wasn't. Soumare ended up playing in just one match before the knee sidelined him again. Is that what the Union envisioned when they paid Soumare over a quarter million dollars this year?

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MLS 195 8 Major League Soccer 2012: Biggest Flops 31395847 6. John Lozano (New England Revolution; old club: America de Cali) 6.+John+Lozano+%28New+England+Revolution%3B+old+club%3A+America+de+Cali%29 MLS

The 28-year-old Columbian defender was brought in by the Revs to shore up a defense that was second-worst in MLS a year ago. And while the Revs got better, it wasn't due to Lozano. The former America de Cali man was waived by the end of June after starting just two games for New England, both losses.

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MLS 195 8 Major League Soccer 2012: Biggest Flops 31394578 5. Porfirio Lopez (Philadelphia Union; old club: LD Alajuelense) 5.+Porfirio+Lopez+%28Philadelphia+Union%3B+old+club%3A+LD+Alajuelense%29 MLS

As part of the Union's four-player haul from Central and South America that was suppose to lead Philly back into the playoffs, Lopez (as did the other three) came up well short. After starting the first four games in defense (3 losses, 1 draw) Lopez was benched and, save for one substitution stint, not seen on the pitch again.

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MLS 195 8 Major League Soccer 2012: Biggest Flops 31401123 4. Kris Boyd (Portland Timbers; free agent) 4.+Kris+Boyd+%28Portland+Timbers%3B+free+agent%29 MLS

For being the Scottish Premier League's all-time top scorer and one of just 12 MLS players with a seven-figure salary, you'd think the Timbers expected more than three goals in his first 11 starts and only seven on the season. We did too.

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MLS 195 8 Major League Soccer 2012: Biggest Flops 31394579 3. Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps; old club: Cardiff City) 3.+Kenny+Miller+%28Vancouver+Whitecaps%3B+old+club%3A+Cardiff+City%29 MLS

When Vancouver signed Scotland's nation team captain he'd only been one year removed from a 26-goal season in Europe. He once famously scored five goals in a single match for Rangers. Yet all Miller could muster in his first abbreviated MLS season was two goals and one assist in 13 games (eight starts).

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MLS 195 8 Major League Soccer 2012: Biggest Flops 31401125 2. Miguel Aceval (Toronto FC; old club: C.D. Universidad de Concepcion) 2.+Miguel+Aceval+%28Toronto+FC%3B+old+club%3A+C.D.+Universidad+de+Concepcion%29 MLS

The Chilean defender made five starts in the Reds' first eight games of 2012, and promptly contributed two assists. But matters turned for the worse quickly. Aceval fell out of favor, and in June was arrested in Houston with two teammates and charged with public intoxication before a game against the Dynamo. Aceval and Toronto parted ways a month later.

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MLS 195 8 Major League Soccer 2012: Biggest Flops 31401124 1. Tressor Moreno (San Jose Earthquakes; old club: Santiago Wanderers) 1.+Tressor+Moreno+%28San+Jose+Earthquakes%3B+old+club%3A+Santiago+Wanderers%29 MLS

The 32-time Colombian international came aboard in January amid high hopes to fill San Jose's role for a classic playmaking No. 10. He was well invested in too; only Chris Wondolowski earned more on the team. However, Moreno couldn't win a starting role, grew frustrated with his playing time and the honeymoon lasted just 6 months ere he asked for his release. Moreno tallied 3 assists and scored no goals in 12 appearances (6 starts) and is this season's Flop of the Year.
 

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