The ranks of designated players in Major League Soccer have swelled to 12, with possibly more to follow before the transfer window closes in the middle of the month.
Seven of the 12 have been added in the past six weeks, joining Juan Pablo Angel, Landon Donovan, David Beckham, Julian de Guzman, and Freddie Ljunberg, as MLS D.P.s.
Here are the new designated players, in order of their signing date, with nationalities in parentheses:
Blaise Nkufo (Switzerland), Seattle
Branko Boskovic (Montenegro), D.C. United
Mista (Spain), Toronto
Thierry Henry (France), New York
Nery Castillo (Mexico), Chicago
Alvaro Fernandez (Uruguay), Seattle
Rafael Marquez (Mexico), New York
Which player do you think will have the biggest impact? See any potential busts in the group? Think any more MLS teams will dip into the D.P. pool?
Let us know in the comments.