10 most stunning MLS news stories of 2018
Some were pleasant surprises and some were letdowns, but they all contributed to what makes MLS “keep em’ guessing” special.
LA Galaxy hire Gulliermo Barros Schelotto as new manager
Stalwart beat writer Kevin Baxter is reporting a source has revealed the Argentine has agreed to a multi-year deal to become the LA Galaxy’s newest manager.
Minnesota reportedly offer 1.2 million dollars for Malmo midfielder
The story in Kvallsposten says the Loons are set to offer Swedish giants Malmo $1.2 million for the services of midfielder Fouad Bachirou, who was a standout during the club’s successful Europa League group stage campaign this fall.
D.C. United reach deal to loan Lucas Rodriguez from Estudiantes
Reports seem to indicate that the loan fee is between $450,000 and $500,000, likely meaning that Targeted Allocation Money is being used to acquire the 21-year-old Argentine.
Portland trades Alvas Powell to Cincinnati for GAM
The Oregonian’s Jamie Goldberg is reporting that Alvas Powell has been traded to FC Cincinnati for $250k in General Allocation Money and a 25% sell-on fee.
Houston signs Aljaz Struna from Palermo
Struna, a native of Slovenia, will complete the transfer pending the receipt of his P-1 Visa, International Transfer Certificate, and a medical.
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Liverpool goes six points clear at the top on Boxing Day
Manchester City were beaten 2-1 at Leicester to drop to third in the Premier League table -- seven points behind leaders Liverpool.