1. Spanish firm Mediapro is pumping 200 million Canadian dollars ($151 million) in Canadian soccer
by acquiring the global and
domestic media rights to the new Canadian Premier League, Canadian Championship (Canada's equivalent of the U.S. Open Cup), League 1 Ontario and Canadian national teams for 10 years from Canada Soccer
Business, the marketing arm of Canadian soccer. Mediapro has been actively buying up media rights around the world. It acquired the rights to France’s Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, beginning in 2020-21,
and will launch a new channel to carry French pro matches. 2. LAFC has signed three young players from diverse backgrounds
for the 2019 MLS season.
Forward Adrien Perez, 22, is the rare player (these days) to move from indoors -- the MASL's Ontario Fury -- to MLS. Defender Lamar Batista, 20, spent one season at UC
Santa Barbara and then played the past two seasons with T2, the Portland Timbers' USL team. Goalkeeper Phillip Ejimadu, 19, was born in Minnesota but spent the last five seasons at Brazil's Nacional
Atletico Clube. 3. After five seasons with the LA Galaxy, Bradford Jamieson IV has been loaned out to San Antonio FC
2019 USL Championship season. He was 17 when he debuted for the Galaxy in 2014 but a head injury suffered at the 2015 Under-20 World Cup, where he played for the USA, set him back. Jamieson, 22,
played just six MLS games in 2018.