Walker Zimmerman ready to face big 2018 with USMNT, LAFC

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It's a big year for many throughout American soccer, but 2018 will be a particularly interesting challenge for Walker Zimmerman.

On the club level, Zimmerman is now tasked with being the present and future of LAFC, a club that has pegged him as a potential defensive anchor for years to come.

SBI Question of the Day: Will Feilhaber or Kljestan find more success with new team?

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Two of American soccer's premier playmakers were traded on Wednesday. Benny Feilhaber and Sacha Kljestan have long been regarded as two of the more creative and technical midfielders in MLS, and both will have very new challenges in 2018.

After several weeks of speculation, Kljestan was traded to Orlando City, where he will be tasked with replacing the retired Kaka.

LAFC acquires Benny Feilhaber from Sporting KC

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Los Angeles FC continues to make big moves to assemble its roster as the expansion club brought in one of the league's premier playmakers.

On Wednesday, LAFC announced that the club had acquired Benny Feilhaber from Sporting KC in exchange for$400,000 in allocation money. Sporting KC receives$200,000 in General Allocation Money and $200,000 in Targeted Allocation Money just several months after earning up to $1.

MLS Ticker: Cole signs new Galaxy contract, Timbers sign Costa Rican defender and more

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Ashley Cole is gearing up to spend his third season in MLS, as the LA Galaxy have signed the defender to a new contract with the English left back, according to theLos Angeles Times.

Cole has flown under the radar a bit during his time with the Galaxy, but he's been a steady force for the historic franchise, playing 55 regular-season contests.

Report: LAFC closing in on move for Sacha Kljestan

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One of the league's top playmakers appears to be on the move.

According to Metro, Los Angeles FC is closing in on a deal for New York Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan. If the move were to come to fruition, it would mark the second consecutive offseason where the Red Bulls dealt their captain following last winter's deal that sent Dax McCarty to the Chicago Fire.

Blessing, Urena, Edwards headline LAFC Expansion Draft picks

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It remains to be seen how Los Angeles FC handles Tuesday's Expansion Draft choices, but the club selected five players spread all over the field to start the construction of their MLS roster.

With the first overall pick of the draft, LAFC selected Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Tyler Miller. The 24-year-old goalkeeper, whose cap-hit is $70,000 had made two career MLS appearances and generally served as backup to Stefan Frei.

Robert Lewandowski, wife eye 'dream' move to Los Angeles

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Robert Lewandowski and his wife, Anna, have set their sights on Los Angeles.

Speaking to Business Insider Poland, the wife of the Bayern Munich star says the two are hoping to move to Los Angeles before the end of the forward's career. Anna Lewandowska is a health food blogger that owns her own company, Foods by Ann.

Bob Bradley 'more determined than ever' to thrive with new challenge at LAFC

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Bob Bradley has never been one to back away from a challenge. Just look at his tenure at Swansea City. He was not afraid to take a risk as the first American to manage in the Premier League.

In his view, the timing of his firing from the Welsh club was unfair, but that hasn't phased the former U.

Galaxy, LAFC signal start of battle for Los Angeles with big-name coaching hires

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The two Los Angeles soccer teams were in need of new beginnings.

One was obvious. It's hard to have anything but a new beginning when your team literally doesn't exist yet. Los Angeles FC has to face the uphill climb that weighs down any expansion team, even with all of the promised resources and glamor that are seemingly on the way.

Report: LAFC set to hire Bob Bradley as first coach

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Los Angeles FC is reportedly set to make a major splash with the club's first head coaching hire.

According to Goal USA, Bob Bradley is set to join the expansion club as the team's first head coach. The club is set to begin play in 2018, and they will do so under the leadership of the former U.

Report: LAFC closing in on Wesley Sneijder

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Los Angeles FC is reportedly close to naming the club's first big-name Designated Player.

According to ESPN, LAFC is nearing a two-year deal with Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder to become the club's first DP. Currently a fixture withTurkish powerhouse Galatasaray, Sneijder has reportedly been offered a$3.

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LAFC sign Diego Rossi from Penarol in Uruguay

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Los Angeles FC has itself a new Designated Player from Uruguay.

The expansion club have signed 19-year-old forward Diego Rossi to a Young Designated Player contract. He will arrive on January 1 from Penarol in his native Uruguay. The forward scored ten goals in the Uruguayan Premier Division last season while leading his team to their 51st championship in club history.

A look at five potential picks for LAFC in Tuesday's Expansion Draft

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At 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Los Angeles FC will have the chance to poach players off MLS rosters as they continue to build their inaugural roster. They will get five selections and cannot take more than one player from any other club.

Last year, we saw Atlanta United and Minnesota United take ten players, six of which would be traded away at some point.

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Report: Guardado agrees to join Los Angeles FC

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After a long flirt with MLS, particularly Atlanta United, Mexican international Andres Guardado is reportedly set to join a U.S.-based team, but a bit further west than expected.

Following the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia, Guardado is reportedly set to join Los Angeles FC as the team's first DP, according to ESPN.