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Five questions on the MLS Draft, South Americans see MLS as a pathway to elite status, and more in today’s links

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MLS News

Five questions heading into the 2019 MLS Superdraft

Questions will include who will be drafted first overall, and how many trades there will be.

Sporting KC’s Khiry Shelton transferring to Germany

Shelton played one season with Sporting Kansas City, coming to the Midwest from New York FC in a trade for Saad Abdul-Salaam. Shelton made 15 starts in 20 appearances with 2 goals and 5 assists during the regular season.

Bayern Munich makes permanent move for FC Dallas’ Chris Richards

Richards moved from Alabama to join the FC Dallas Academy back in 2017. He signed a Homegrown deal on April 22, 2018.

DC United extend Ben Olsen’s contract to 2021

Olsen has been in charge at D.C. since taking over on an interim basis following the departure of Curt Onalfo during the 2010 season, and has guided the Black-and-Red to the playoffs in five of his eight full seasons at the helm.

South American success now a path to MLS as much as it is to Europe

At the end of each year, the El Pais newspaper in Uruguay organises a survey to crown the best player of the Americas. The 2018 winner, with a commanding 41 percent of the vote, was River Plate’s attacking midfielder Gonzalo “Pity” Martinez.

Rest of the World News

Arsenal fans hoping Emery will see why he is needed in North London

The Arsenal midfielder is playing for a manager who sanctioned the withdrawal of a new contract offer earlier this season, but despite being unwanted by Unai Emery, the Welshman knows he has admirers at Juventus, Bayern Munich and Liverpool, all of which are prepared to sign him as a free agent this summer.