1. FC Cincinnati gave young Costa Rican midfielder Allan Cruz
a multi-year contract extension using TAM. Cruz, 23, was one of
the bright spots during an otherwise dismal season for the expansion team, leading it with seven goals in 22 games. He was signed from Herediano ahead of FCC's first MLS season. 2. An all-star team of players from Alianza de Futbol's Sueno
showcase will travel to Spain and spend nine days, beginning next Tuesday,
playing against LaLiga club academies in front of LaLiga coaches and scouts. Roster: Alianza de Futbol all-stars 3. The Richmond Kickers named Darren Sawatzky as their new
sporting director and head coach for the 2020 USL League One season. Sawatzky, the eighth head
coach in the Kickers' 27 years, coached another USL League One team, FC Tucson, in 2019 after working in the coaching ranks with the Seattle Sounders.