1. Martin Vasquez, who helped built one of the best MLS academy programs
, has left his position as head coach of the Real Monarchs, Real
Salt Lake's USL Championship team. He had been named the head coach for the 2019 season after serving as RSL's academy director. The former U.S. and Mexico international came from the U.S. national
team, where he was an assistant under Jurgen Klinsmann. RSL moved its academy program from Casa Grande, Arizona, to Herriman, Utah, when it opened the Zions Bank Real Academy in 2018.
2. Ecuador international Carlos Gruezo was transferred from FC Dallas
to German club FC Augsburg. This will be his second stint in Germany.
Gruezo was transferred from VfB Stuttgart in 2016, joining FC Dallas as a Young Designated Player. He played 98 games over four seasons. With the emergence of teenagers Edwin Cerrillo and Brandon
Servania in central midfield, Gruezo became expendable.
3. The Columbus Crew signed 20-year-old Costa Rican Luis Diaz from
as a Young Designated Player. The winger gives the struggling Crew help in attack. It has gone 0-5-1 in its last six games and scored just four goals. The Columbus Dispatch reported
the Crew paid a transfer fee of $1 million. On Monday,
the Crew acquired Jamaican forward Romario Williams from Atlanta United for $100,000 in GAM.