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  • Columbus Crew SC interviews ex-Red Bulls GM Ali Curtis - sources

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 08:14:00 GMT Journey into the archives as we look back at the best goals from Columbus Crew SC under newly appointed USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter. Former New York Red Bulls general manager Ali Curtis has interviewed to be the sporting director of Columbus Crew SC, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN FC. The Athletic was the first to report the news. The Crew is currently without a GM and head coach in the wake of Gregg Berhalter's appointment as United States manager. The search is being conducted by the team's presumptive owners, the Haslam Family and as Dr. Peter Edwards, who are in negotiations to buy the team from Precourt Sports Ventures. Curtis...
  • Shaka Hislop explains why Zack Steffen chose Man City

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 06:54:11 GMT While Shaka Hislop doesn't see Zack Steffen dislodging Ederson as Manchester City's No. 1, he still sees benefits from the move for the American.
  • Wayne Rooney's visit to White House with President Trump's son 'apolitical' - source

    Wed, 12 Dec 2018 07:29:00 GMT Wayne Rooney's visit to the White House drew attention as he was pictured with President Donald Trump's 12-year-old son Barron, but a source close to the player has told ESPN that the visit was apolitical. Rooney and his family -- wife Coleen and the couple's four sons Kai, Klay, Kit and Cass -- were invited to the annual kids party at the White House this week. And the former England striker was photographed with Barron, who is a known football fan and is involved with D.C. United's youth...
  • New York Red Bulls sign defender Tim Parker to three-year deal

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 05:38:00 GMT The New York Red Bulls have signed defender Tim Parker to a new three-year contract, the team announced on Wednesday. According to his agent, Parker's salary will be worth $2.4 million over the course of the deal.  Parker, 25, is coming off an outstanding season, his first with the Red Bulls. Combining with MLS Defender of the Year Aaron Long in the center of the Red Bulls' defense, Parker made 33 league and playoff appearances and helped New York to an MLS-best 33 goals allowed during the...
  • Cincinnati get Kendall Waston from Vancouver for up to $825K in allocation money

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 03:56:00 GMT FC Cincinnati has acquired defender Kendall Waston from the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for up to $825,000 in allocation money plus an international roster spot for 2019, the clubs announced on Tuesday. The allocation money breakdown sees Vancouver receive $450,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM), $300,000 of Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), and an additional $75,000 in GAM if Waston reaches certain performance-based incentives. The combined total of allocation money that changed hands is an...
  • LAFC trade top pick Joao Moutinho to Orlando for Mohamed El-Munir

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 03:05:00 GMT LAFC traded former No. 1 draft pick Joao Moutinho to Orlando SC for Libyan defender Mohamed El-Munir. LAFC announced the deal Tuesday. El-Munir appeared in 26 games for Orlando in his first MLS season, recording two assists. He has Europa League experience from his time with Dinamo Minsk. The 20-year-old Moutinho appeared in only 14 games for expansion LAFC, scoring one goal. The Portuguese prospect was the top pick in last year's SuperDraft out of the University of Akron.
  • FC Cincinnati picks Mattocks, Lamah in expansion draft; trades for Greg Garza

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:48:00 GMT Stevie Nicol weighs in on the latest transfer rumours including Marcus Rashford or Alvaro Morata to Milan, Miguel Almiron to Newcastle and more. FC Cincinnati added six players to its roster on Tuesday, with its selections in the 2018 expansion draft, while executing three trades. Cincinnati selected D.C. United forward Darren Mattocks, FC Dallas midfielder Roland Lamah, midfielder Eric Alexander formerly of the Houston Dynamo and defender Hassan Ndam of the New York Red Bulls in the expansion draft. #ATLUTD acquires $450,000 in Allocation Money for @gmgarza4DETAILS: https://t.co/2tQCMYd4Xe pic.twitter.com/JwHtcSAsha— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) December 11, 2018 Another expansion draft pick, former Vancouver Whitecaps forward Kei Kamara, was chosen and immediately traded to the Colorado Rapids for...
  • Columbus Crew's Zack Steffen will join Manchester City in record move for MLS goalkeeper

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 11:06:00 GMT While Zack Steffen would be unlikely to play right away at Manchester City, Raf Honigstein explains why the move would make sense for the American. Columbus Crew SC announced on Tuesday that goalkeeper Zack Steffen will join Manchester City during Major League Soccer's summer transfer window. Steffen, 23, is expected to cost the Premier League title holders between £7 million and £10 million -- which would constitute a Crew and league record for a keeper -- with the deal set to be completed when MLS opens its secondary transfer window on July 9, 2019. Manchester City also confirmed the news of the deal, saying Steffen would remain...
  • Transfer Rater: Rashford or Morata to Milan? Ribery to MLS?

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:26:13 GMT Stevie Nicol weighs in on the latest transfer rumours including Marcus Rashford or Alvaro Morata to Milan, Miguel Almiron to Newcastle and more.
  • Columbus Crew SC has downtown stadium plan approved by city council

    Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:15:00 GMT Columbus Crew SC's stadium proposal has been approved. The Columbus City Council unanimously approved a proposal for a new downtown stadium for the Crew on Monday night. Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is part of a group seeking to buy the franchise and build a new stadium that will be part of a $645 million mixed-use development project. MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER WATCH ON ESPN+ ESPN+: Atlanta caps dream season with MLS Cup ESPN FC TV has all the latest MLS playoff action and debate. Watch anytime, anywhere by subscribing to ESPN+ Why are LA Galaxy, MLS's most decorated club, such a mess? No one has more MLS Cups than LA Galaxy, but for the second straight year, they've missed the playoffs. What's plaguing MLS' original glamour club? Rooney's leadership gives D.C. hope for 2019 Despite not arriving until July, Wayne Rooney is a finalist for MLS' MVP award. That impact could make D.C. United a contender next season. - ESPN FC TV: MLS debate on ESPN+ - Upcoming fixtures - All the latest MLS news The 6-0 vote by the council creates a memorandum of understanding that the city will contribute $50m toward site development and infrastructure for the stadium. The proposed $230m stadium would seat 20,000 fans...