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Zlatan says goodbye to LA, big trades in MLS and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Ilsinho voted the best Union goal of 2019
After knocking off Kacper Przybylko’s game-winning goal against Atlanta United FC, Ilsinho’s nutmeg filled goal against New York Red Bulls emerged victorious!

MLS News

Zlatan Ibrahimovic not returning to LA Galaxy in 2020
Not long after Zlatan Ibrahimovic posted a farewell message on social media, the club made it official: The Lion of Los Angeles is departing.

Houston Dynamo land Darwin Quintero
The Loons will receive $300,000 of General Allocation Money (GAM) and $300,000 of Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) spread out evenly over the next two years, as well as utility player Marlon Hairston. Houston will also receive a third-round pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft.

Atlanta United trade Nagbe to Columbus Crew, receive $1.05 million allocation money
A key part of the Five Stripes for two seasons has gone home to Columbus.

Joe Scally Transferred from NYCFC to German giants
As first reported by Jeff Carlise of ESPN, New York City FC homegrown defender Joe Scally has been sold to current Bundesliga leading side Borussia Monchengladbach.

Veljko Paunovic Out As Chicago Fire Head Coach
In his time as head coach, Paunovic posted a record of 41 wins, 37 draws, and 58 losses. His greatest success came in the 2017 season, when the Fire qualified for the playoffs after a long absence and were briefly in contention for the Supporters Shield.

Toronto FC trade Jay Chapman to Inter Miami
The 25-year-old made 88 appearances for Toronto FC, scoring six goals in that time. He also has a goal in two senior caps for the Canadian men’s national team.

2020 MLS opening day set for Feb. 29
This will mark the earliest start to the regular season in league history.

Rest of the World News

Pots revealed for 2020 Concacaf Champions League draw
The Seattle Sounders, LAFC, Atlanta United, Montreal Impact and New York City FC are in Pot 1, alongside Mexican sides Tigres, Club America and Cruz Azul.