MLS Preseason: In the news

1. The Kaku-to-Mexico drumbeat continued from the Argentine-born Paraguayan international's camp as he pressed his case to leave the New York Red Bulls for Club America. Kaku told ESPN Mexico he wants the Red Bulls to recoup their investment in him and then sell him to America. Kaku's agent, Gustavo Casasola, told Fox Deportes he was exasperated with the Red Bulls' seeming unwillingness to negotiate, quoting Martin Luther King, Jr., “Everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was legal." There was no comment from Red Bull.

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2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has bought into the LA Galaxy's two-a-day conditioning sessions run by new head coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto and GBS's fitness trainer, Javier Valdecantos, notorious for his grueling workouts. “I want to do everything," Ibra told the Los Angeles Times. "If my team runs, I run. If my team suffers, I suffer. So I’ll do everything that they do and I’ll do at least maximum. And if I arrive at the end dead? I don’t know.”

3. LAFC has only 20 players under contract but brought a large group of trialists -- 11 in all -- into camp. They include MLS free agent Baggio Husidic, who spent the last five seasons with the LA Galaxy, and 24-year-old Californian Alejandro Guido, who played 33 Liga MX games in seven seasons with Tijuana. One potential signing: forward Rodolfo Zelaya, who returned to his native El Salvador, where he plays for Alianza, after having a physical in Los Angeles.
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