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MLS Ticker: Franklin, LAFC and more

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Following Fabian Castillo's recent move to Turkey, it appears another MLS player could be on his way to the European nation.

D.C. United defender Sean Franklin is being linked with Turkish sideGaziantepspor. (REPORT)

Los Angeles FC is reportedly looking at Tustin as the location for the team's training headquarters.

Union looking to bounce back from disappointing week

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The Philadelphia Union experienced their worst week of the 2016 season by suffering losses to the New England Revolution in the U.S. Open Cup and to the Montreal Impact in MLS play.With eight days to prepare for Sunday's clash with Real Salt Lake at Talen Energy Stadium, the Union are eager to bounce back and earn three critical points in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Kreis reflects on 'unfair', 'irrational' NYCFC dismissal

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Jason Kreis landed on his feet as the head coach of Orlando City, but the MLS Cup-winning coach remains motivated to prove his former employers wrong following what he views as an unfair dismissal.

After just one season in charge of New York City, Kreis was let gofollowing the 2015 season.

Sounders unveil signing of Uruguayan international Lodeiro

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The Seattle Sounders are in a period of transition following the dismissal of Sigi Schmid, but the club's future got a big brighter on Wednesday with the signing of an impact attacking player.

Uruguayan international Nicolas Lodeiro has officially joined the club on a multi-year Designated Player contract.

Wenger looks forward to Zelalem's growth following Rangers stint

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Arsene Wenger is playing the long game when it comes to development of Gedion Zelalem, but when that long game is complete, the Arsenal manager expects to find a player ready to compete on the highest level.

Zelalem, Wenger and Arsenal are stationed in San Jose ahead of Thursday's MLS All-Star Game, a match that will put the Premier League contender with MLS' elite.

Donovan prepares next generation for unique opportunity in MLS Homegrown Game

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Like any All-Star event, the MLS Homegrown Game is meant to be a fun exercise. Featuring 20of the league's best young prospects, the match presents a chance for the league's up-and-comers to shine, while offering a stress-free environment to reap the rewards of their hard work.

Ibrahimovic received MLS Miami offer before signing with Manchester United

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic's move to Manchester United was oneof the highlights of the transfer window, but the Swedish star keeps one eye focused on MLS after nearly signing with a club this summer.

Ibrahimovic revealed that he received an offer from David Beckham's MLS Miami project prior to signing with the Premier League club.

Wednesday Kickoff: Higuain, Mascherano and more

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A Serie A side continues increase its already talented roster, while theBlaugranawill reportedly be retaining one of their most important defensive pieces.

Juventus has agreed to terms with striker Gonzalo Higuain on a five-year deal of roughly $99 million. (REPORT)

Barcelona vice-president Josep Soler has revealed that Javier Mascherano won't be leaving the club this summer, and will be staying until 2019 after signing a three-year extension.

Whitecaps sell Espindola to Liga MX side Club Nexaca

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Fabian Espindola's stay with the Vancouver Whitecaps was a short one, but the Canadian club successfully earned a transfer fee for the veteran striker.

The Whitecaps announced on Tuesday that Espindola has been sold to Liga MX side Club Nexaca for an undisclosed transfer fee.

Acosta, Van Damme added to MLS All-Star roster

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Injuries have left the MLS All-Star roster a bit shorthanded, and head coach Dom Kinnear has added a pair of versatile options to the team's squad ahead of Thursday's match.

FC Dallas midfielder/defender Kellyn Acosta and LA Galaxy defender Jelle Van Damme have been added to the MLS All-Star roster ahead of Thursday's match against Arsenal at Avaya Stadium.

Sounders fire head coach Sigi Schmid

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The Seattle Sounders have only known one head coach since joining MLS in 2009, however, that is about the change.

On Tuesday, the Sounders announced that the club has mutually agreed to part ways with head coach Sigi Schmid after spending the last eight seasons with the Western Conference side.

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 21

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Ahead of the MLS All-Star Game, several contenders furthered their summer dominance, while several teams pushed back into the postseason picture with resounding victories.

In a clash of two of the league's top teams, the Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas played to a draw, while the LA Galaxy furthered their case with a victory over the defending champion Portland Timbers.

U.S. midfielder Caleb Stanko joins FC Vaduz on loan

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After making just five Bundesliga appearances since joining the league in 2013, U.S. midfielder Caleb Stanko is set for a temporary move that will hopefully jumpstart the youngster's European career.

Stanko, 23, will join FC Vaduz of the Swiss Super League on a one-year loan from German side Freiburg.

A.J. Soares signs with Danish club AGF Aarhus

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A.J. Soares is set to continue his Scandinavian stay with a move to the Danish Superliga.

AGF Aarhus announced on Tuesday that the club has signed the American defender, who spent the past season with Norwegian club Viking. Soares' move to the club is a free transfer and comes with a contract that runs until 2018.

NYCFC backline continues porous play in loss to Red Bulls

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There's no argument that there has been improvement on the end of New York City FC in the club's second season in MLS, but an area that proved to be the team's downfall a year ago seems to be plaguing the Bronx side again in 2016.

While NYCFC's attack has consistently performed at a high level into the second half of the season, led by David Villa's 13 goals and one assist, the backline has conceded a league-leading 39 goals in 22 matches, roughly 1.