MLS Preseason: In the news ...

1. The New England Revolution has made Spaniard Carles Gil its most expensive signing ever. Sources told the Boston Globe that Gil, 26, will join the Revs on a $2 million transfer from second division Deportivo La Coruna and receive a salary of about $2 million. Gil, an attacking midfielder, has experience in La Liga (Elche, Valencia and Coruna) and the English Premier League (Aston Villa). He is with the Revolution at its preseason camp in Marbella, Spain.

-- MLS Preseason: 2019 Scoreboard

2. FC Dallas hired 38-year-old Brazilian Andre Zanotta from Gremio as technical director, becoming the latest MLS club to look abroad for help on the technical front. Zanotta, most recently executive director at Gremio, will work under new director of soccer operations Marco Ferruzzi. Gremio captured its third Copa Libertadores title in 2017. Prior to Gremio, Zanotta was sporting director at Santos when the club sold Neymar to Barcelona.

3. FC Cincinnati tied the Montreal Impact, 1-1, in its first preseason game as an MLS team at IMG Academy Stadium in Bradenton, Florida. Darren Mattocks scored four minutes after halftime to even the score. FC Cincinnati started three holdovers from its USL team and eight newcomers. Polish keeper Przemyslaw Tyton was the only Cincinnati player to play both halves.
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