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Austin signs a new DP, DC and Cincinatti looking to bring Luciano Acosta back to MLS and more in today’s links

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MLS News

Austin FC signs midfielder Tomas Pochettino as designated player
Pochettino came up through the Boca Juniors academy before making his debut for the Buenos Aires giants in 2015. He spent the past three seasons as a standout for Argentine top-division side Talleres.

What Austin FC get by signing Tomas Pochettino from Argentina’s Talleres
Pochettino had seven goals and 10 assists in 62 appearances with Talleres, though was perhaps in the best form of his professional career immediately preceding his move to Austin with three goals and five assists over his last 12 appearances.

LA Galaxy are trying to re-sign Boca Juniors star to bolster offense
He has made 35 appearances for the MLS outfit altogether and has chipped in with 14 goals and nine assists. Many feared his departure back to his parent club would leave a big void in Galaxy’s squad but they are now in the hunt to re-sign him.

Report: FC Cincinnati, DC United interested in bringing Luciano Acosta back to MLS
While the report outlines that FC Cincinnati lead the way, D.C. United would reportedly need to be compensated because they retain the 26-year-old Argentine’s MLS rights. He moved to Atlas in Liga MX for 2020, scoring three times in 29 matches since.

Ozzie Alonso expected to return to Minnesota United for 2021
Alonso, 35, has been the Loons’ captain over the past two seasons, and in 2020, he played 1,021 minutes in 13 regular-season MLS games.

Atlanta United defender Fernando Meza offered to go on loan to San Lorenzo
Meza would depart after making 13 starts with Atlanta United in an injury hampered season. While 2020 was something of a lost year for the team, Meza was steady while not spectacular playing for the club.

Amaya requests trade away from FC Cincinnati
Amaya has requested a trade amid interest from multiple MLS teams, The Athletic reported Thursday. The former No. 1 selection in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft has communicated to team officials that he wants to leave the club in the coming weeks, according to the report.

RSL announces Kurt Schmid in technical director role
Schmid has been in and around MLS since 2009, when he joined Seattle Sounders. He is the son of Sounders coaching legend Sigi Schmid, who died in Dec. 2018.

U.S. Soccer News

U.S. men’s national team depth chart for midfielders and forwards
Here’s Part 2 of the US men’s national team depth chart.

Rest of the World News

Bayern Munich beat Tigres to win Club World Cup
The victory gave Bayern and Hansi Flick their sixth trophy in the last calendar year, including the Bundesliga, the German Super Cup and the DFB Pokal, among others.