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Chicharito deal official, DC makes huge trade for Gressel and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Union’s Andrew Wooten ready to show how good he really is after disappointing first MLS season
There’s a long history of players coming to MLS in the summer, struggling at first, then taking off in their first full season here. Wooten could be the next one.

MLS News

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez officially an LA Galaxy player
Hernandez, who has scored more than 200 goals in over 400 appearances for club and country, has competed for Guadalajara, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Bayer Leverkusen, West Ham and Sevilla.

D.C. United lands Julian Gressel in huge trade with Atlanta United
he trade, confirmed just hours after Washington Post reporter Steve Goff broke the news, will see United send $750,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) to Atlanta, while there are performance incentives that could take the total amount of allocation money heading to Georgia over $1 million.

FC Dallas signs Argentine striker Franco Jara
Jara, now 31, has been a consistent goal scoring threat for Pachuca since 2015, having netted 76 goals and provided 19 assists in 158 appearances. He also scored two goals against Dallas during the CCL semi-finals.

Vancouver Whitecaps add Ghanaian Leonard Owusu to midfield
Owusu made 59 appearances across all competitions for FC Ashdod after initially arriving on a year-long loan from Ghanian club Dreams FC before joining the Israeli Premier League team on a permanent transfer.

RSL adds free-agent defender Ashtone Morgan, Toronto FC veteran
Morgan, who started with Toronto FC in 2011, has gone through periods of boom and bust at the club, playing frequently some seasons and sparsely in others, which corresponds interestingly to TFC’s cycling of hiring coach after coach until recent periods of stability.

Red Bulls bring back Josh Sims on Loan
The Red Bulls were able to work with Southampton and agreed to give Josh Sims a second loan to the club that begins from January till the end of June, but there is an option to extend it to remain with the club for the rest of the 2020 season.