While a couple of recent jersey releases had mixed reviews, an Eastern Conference contender bolstered its midfield even more this offseason.
The New England Revolution acquired 24-year-old midfielder Gershon Koffie from the Vancouver Whitecaps, sending general allocation money and Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) to the Western Conference club in exchange for the midfielder.
One city appears to already be the favorite for an MLS expansion spot.
MLS commissioner Don Garber insists that the league will begin searching for a stadium site in St. Louis immediately. He did not promise St. Louis an expansion spot, but he did say that now "is the right time" and a team could open as soon as 2020.
While the MLS transfer window is slowly coming to an end and teams are starting preseason camps, one member of the 2015 MLS Cup champions Portland Timbers is hoping to stay in England fora bit longer.
Timbers center back Liam Ridgewell, 31, hopes to extend his loan spell with Championship club Brighton & Hove Albion, saying: "It saves me going back and doing pre-season – I can do it here and get to play in the Championship.
Former Revolution head coach Fernando Clavijo announced via Twitter on Thursday that after battling cancer for two years, he is in full remission.
Clavijo, who coached the Revolution from 2002-2002, is currently the technical director at FC Dallas. In 2014, the 59-year-old former U.S. Men's National Team defender was diagnosed in with multiple myeloma.
While the Colorado Rapids have clear interest in a particular Mexican attacker, the acquisition of Alan Pulido reportedly remains in question:
The Colorado Rapids still have hurdles to climb in order to complete a loan deal for the 24-year old Pulido. According to ESPN FC, issues with the forward's International Transfer Certificate could be the source holding up the potential move.
It finally arrived, albeit late, but the 2016 MLS Schedule may not be so friendly to the Philadelphia Union.
The 2016 Philadelphia Union regular season schedule is packed with death traps and rough patches. That's what happens when you're one of the worst teams in the league. Every stretch of games seems like the worst stretch of the season.
With the 2016 MLS Combine is just days away,here's some more news regarding the event as well as other tidbits from around Major League Soccer:
D.C. United is set to acquire Chicago Fire winger Patrick Nyarko via trade after the Ghanian recently asked for a mov away from the club. Nyarko, who reportedly requested a move away from the Fire prior to the club's regime change, is expected to be dealtin exchange for a combination of draft picks, allocation money or other considerations.
While many are eagerly awaiting the upcoming 2016 MLS Combine, some news around the league came out on Tuesday:
Emanuel Pogatetz signed with FC Union Berlin on Tuesday after his contract with the Columbus Crew expired in December. The 32-year-old centerback's new deal with the German club runs through the end of the 2.
After qualifying for its first-ever MLS Playoffs, Toronto FC is doing some minor shuffling with its roster.
The team announced Tuesday that it has picked up its club options on 13 players — including Jonathan Osorio and Marky Delgado — and declined options on four others.
Joining Osorio and Delgado in returning to TFC next season aregoalkeeper Quillan Roberts; defenders Mark Bloom, Nick Hagglund, Ashtone Morgan, Josh Williams, Eriq Zavaleta and Clement Simonin; midfielders Collen Warner, Daniel Lovitz, Chris Mannella and forward Jordan Hamilton.
Western Conference clubs have been busy making moves this Tuesday, even the five-time MLS Cup champions.
Belgian defender Jelle Van Damme has officially joined the LA Galaxy, confirming reports from earlier this month. The 32-year-old, who makes the move to MLS fromStandard Liege in Belgium, was acquired by the Galaxyusing Targeted Allocation Money.
The club has announced the first three matches of 2016 against FC Dallas, Columbus Crew and the home opener against the New England Revolution.
The Union will start their 2016 season on the road as the team has announced the first three matches of the season. The team will travel to FC Dallas on March 6th, then to Columbus on March 12th before the home opener at Talen Energy Stadium on March 20th against the New England Revolution.
Roughly a month-and-a-half remains before the start of the MLS season, and several teams have further bolstered their rosters before the start of preseason. Here's a look at Wednesday's MLS news and notes:
New York City FC has completed the signing of Costa Rican internationalRonald Matarritafrom Alajuelense.
Steven Beitashour will stay in Canada next season, but he'll be donning a different color jersey.
According to TSN, the 28-year-old right back will be leaving the Vancouver Whitecaps and heading to Toronto FC. The Iranian international has reportedly been acquired by TFC ahead of the MLS Re-Entry Draft on Friday.
Jack McInerney has a new team, Landon Donavan is making headlines, and much more. Check out that along with the latest news below!
Jack McInerney agrees deal with Portland Timbers - sources | ESPN FC: The reigning MLS Cup champions Portland Timbers are set to acquire out-of-contract forward Jack McInerney from the Columbus Crew SC, sources say.
After a winning Sunday the MLS Cup Final is now set to take place in Columbus, OH.
The MLS Cup final has its two teams and its location after Sunday's games crowned winners of the Eastern and Western Conferences. The second leg was a much tougher test for Columbus and Portland who came close to allowing the New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas back in it.
I am seconds from hitting the hay, but I will have some commentary (both happy and nagging) about Klinsi's roster selection for this year's January camp tomorrow morning. Buckle up, it's a fairly odd one - even by Camp Cupcake standards.G - Bill Hamid (D.C. United), Luis Robles (New York Red Bulls)D - Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting KC), Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls), Eric
Less than 24 hours after staking a 2-0 preseason-opening win over San Jose, the Revolution were back on the pitch Thursday, but couldn't find the same success against FC Dallas, who handed the locals a 2-1 loss at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande, Ariz.
Highly regarded goalkeeper was picked in first round by FC Dallas, while Sounders got nothing.
How well the Seattle Sounders did in this year's SuperDraft is still very much to-be-determined, yet one of the more notable bits of news to come out of the Sounders' draft was the signing they ultimately decided not to make.
When Ryan Herman entered the Combine the Seattle Sounders confirmed that he was still Homegrown Player eligible. They will no longer be able to sign the towering keeper from the University of Washington as FC Dallas took him 17th. He is the second keeper to be drafted in 2016.
Herman split his college time between Santa Clara and the UW.
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If you're the LA Galaxy - presumably still a MLS Cup-caliber team with a revolving door at the goalkeeper position - what do you do to fix the problem? The Los Angeles Times reports the Galaxy's solution is trading for Dan Kennedy, the former Chivas USA all-star who missed time with FC Dallas last season with back injuries.
After scoring twice in five minutes during the second half, it looked as if FC Dallas was going tomount a comeback in Frisco, Texas, on Sunday that would have seen them take the Western Conference Finals to extratime.
A stoppage-time strike from Lucas Melano put that possibility to bed, and now the team with the best regular-season record in the Western Conference must watch the MLS Cup from afar instead of playing in it.