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Brotherly Game Daily Links: A busy Monday in MLS

Big names making big moves in MLS, and the countdown of best MLS teams of the decade begins

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MLS best clubs of the decade: No. 5, FC Dallas
Welcome to the Clubs of the Decade series. We will spend five days announcing the top five clubs of the 2010s. The ranking process includes trophy count, consistency, star quality and entertainment product

Source: Beckham’s Inter Miami in talks to sign America’s Roger Martinez as Designated Player
The Colombian has scored 17 goals in 65 league and cup appearances for Las Aguilas since he was acquired from La Liga side Villarreal in 2018.

RSL signs defender Alvin Jones
Jones is just 25 years old and had one goal and two assists in his time with OKC Energy in 2019. Before coming to the USL Championship Jones played with W Connection in Trinidad where he won two league titles.

D.C. United acquire Bill Hamid from FC Midtjylland
The goalkeeper, who turned 29 two weeks ago, made $461,820 in base salary last year, and joins Steven Birnbaum, Yamil Asad and Ola Kamara as TAM players for the Black-and-Red.

Atlanta United sign Emerson Hyndman on permanent transfer
Atlanta had originally acquired Hyndman’s rights from F.C. Dallas in July for $200,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM). Hyndman had spent some time in the English Premier League with Bournemouth and Scottish Premier League side Hibernian before being loaned to MLS with Atlanta.

Orlando City Acquires Midfielder Andrés Perea On Loan
Orlando City announced this afternoon the acquisition of Colombian midfielder Andrés Perea on a one-year loan from Atlético Nacional. The agreement for the 19-year-old features an option to buy after the 2020 MLS season.

Khiry Shelton returns to Sporting KC
After a successful 2018 with Sporting KC, Shelton signed with SC Paderborn 07 in the German second division. Shelton had a knee injury that sidelined him for part of that season but he did appear a couple times helping them get promoted to the Bundesliga.

LA Galaxy to sign Sacha Kljestan
The LA Times’ Kevin Baxter has gotten word that the LA Galaxy will sign the Huntington Beach native as a free agent.

What do Monday’s moves mean for LA Galaxy, Atlanta United and more?
As is a symptom of the MLS offseason, life comes at you fast. It was a relatively quiet Monday around these parts — until it wasn’t. The afternoon exploded into action. It was transaction after transaction for a few hours.