1. The LA Galaxy acquired 26-year-old attacking midfielder Favio Alvarez
on loan from Argentina's Atletico Tucuman. The TAM signing will
give the Galaxy depth at several attacking positions. Alvarez played at Talleres, Defensa y Justicia and Sarmiento de Junin before moving in 2016 to Tucaman, for which he has played in the Copa
Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana. 2. Justin Meram is on the move again, headed to Atlanta United from Columbus
$100,000 in GAM and Atlanta United’s natural second-round selection in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft. He was a mainstay for the Crew when it reached MLS Cup 2015 and returned to Columbus last summer
after half a season at Orlando City. He has 39 goals and 37 assists in his nine MLS seasons but just one goal and one assist in 18 games since returning to the Crew.
3. Dr. Bill Garrett, a team doctor for the USA at the 1990 and 1994 World Cups,
died on Saturday at the age of 70. Garrett served as U.S.
Soccer's medical director and team physician for the men's and women’s national teams. He was also director of research for Concacaf and served as team physician for many of Duke
University’s sports teams.