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Brotherly Game Daily Links: LAFC close to turning MLS upside down with Bale signing

Vela reportedly signs LAFC extension, MLS Saturday night action and more in today’s links


MLS News

LAFC set to sign star attacker Gareth Bale
In addition to being a TAM signing, meaning he will not take up an unoccupied Designated Player slot, Bogert also reported the deal will be for 12 months, expiring next summer.

MLS Rewind: Sounders roll over Sporting KC, Austin FC saves point against FC Dallas, and more
The Seattle Sounders and Nashville SC rolled to three points in high-profile matchups, while CF Montreal kept pace with other contenders in the Eastern Conference. FC Dallas’ battle with Austin FC came complete with late drama and plenty of goals, too, as Week 16’s Saturday slate came to a close.

Have Carlos Vela and LAFC reached a contract agreement?
After months of negotiations LAFC and Carlos Vela have reached a contract extension agreement that will run through the 2023 Major League Soccer season, according to journalist Taylor Twellman. The 33-year-old will remain as a Designated Player with LAFC and continue to try and help the team win the MLS Cup.

Alan Franco to depart Charlotte FC, join Talleres in Argentina
Franco has one assist across 10 games (nine starts) for Charlotte, but hasn’t featured since Miguel Angel Ramirez during the June international break.

Rest of the World News

Arsenal, Man City agree Gabriel Jesus transfer
Arsenal will pay £45 million plus a further £10m in add-ons for the Brazil international striker with only paperwork and a medical standing in the way of a deal being completed.