Inter Miami opened its first training camp on Monday with 22 players, including 25-year-old center back Nico Figal, who was called up for Argentina's friendlies against Chile and Mexico in September 2019.
Figal is one of the players -- six in all -- Inter Miami is looking to fill out its roster for its expansion season.
This week: Training at Barry University's Buccaneer Field.
On Monday, Romain Alessandrini confirmed in a post on Instagram he will not be returning to the Galaxy in 2020.
Alessandrini’s contract expired following the 2019 season, his third with the Galaxy. He had been in negotiations with the Galaxy to extend his contract, but not on a Designated Player contract.
The Frenchman had 13 goals and 12 assists in 2017 and 11 goals and nine assists in 2018 but finished the 2019 regular season with no goals and one assist after an early-season injury.
This week: Training on Field #1 at Dignity Health Sports Park.
Diego Rossi scored the lone goal for Uruguay in its 1-0 win over Paraguay to open the South American Olympic qualifying tournament.
Three other LAFC players played in Saturday's openers: Colombia's Eduard Atuesta started in the host country's 2-1 loss to Argentina. Ecuador's Jose Cifuentes and Uruguay's Francisco Ginella were subs.
This week: Training at the Performance Center on the campus of Cal State LA. Saturday: LAFC will face Penarol of Uruguay at Banc of California Stadium.
The Loons completed their coaching staff with the hiring of Sean McAuley as assistant coach.
The Englishman spent six seasons with Portland (2012-17) and two with Orlando City (2018-19). The staff under head coach Adrian Heath also includes assistant coach Ian Fuller and goalkeeper coach Stuart Kerr.
"I know lots of people who have worked with him that say that for them, he’s the great link between the players and the coach," said Heath. "I tried to get him in Orlando, couldn’t do it, couldn’t get him to come with us when we originally came to Minnesota and now here we are again."
This week: Training at the National Sports Center in Blaine.
Thierry Henry never played in the knockout stage of the Concacaf Champions League in his five seasons with the New York Red Bulls, but he has made the Impact's round-of-16 series against Saprissa a priority.
“It is very important," he said when preseason camp opened. "This city knows it."
The Frenchman isn't looking to make excuses about the Impact being at less than full strength for his first outings as the head coach.
"We didn’t start yet," he said, "but you have to adapt to the situation, everyone knows how it is. You have to adapt to it, not look for excuses. We start with the Champions League, it’s very important. If you do well, it can also bring success in the league.”
This week: Training in Orlando, Florida.
Preseason events are critical, Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre has said, for the expansion club to drum up interest and sell season tickets ahead of its first MLS season.
Saturday's release of Nashville SC's gold home jersey was a hit with more than 2,000 people at the Wildhorse Saloon
This week: Training at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.
New England Revolution
The transfer of French defender Samba Camara to the Revs from Ligue 2's Le Havre was voided after his application for a P-1 Visa was denied.
Returning at center back are Antonio Delamea, Andrew Farrell, Michael Mancienne, while the University of Virginia's Henry Kessler, taken with the sixth pick in the 2020 SuperDraft, adds depth.
This week: Training at the Revolution Training Center.
Most MLS teams, even successful ones, are forced to make changes from one season to the next. That's not the case with NYCFC under Norwegian Ronny Deila, its new head coach.
“They've played together at least one year now, 90 percent of the players," he said in a media conference call on Friday. "That's a big asset in football. There's not many teams that can keep the consistency. So, for me, that's work with relations so everything goes quicker, so everybody knows exactly where they are in different situations, then opponents will have big, big problems. So, for me that’s a positive that they have done a lot of things before that is also into the style I want to play with them, with things getting quicker.”
This week: Training in Santa Barbara, California.
New York Red Bulls
The Red Bulls traveled to Florida to open the first of two preseason camps with 21 of 24 players on the current MLS roster.
Aaron Long has been in Bradenton but training with the U.S. national team. Cristian Casseres Jr. is with Venezuela's U-23 for South America Olympic qualifying. Jamaican defender Kemar Lawrence was given time off to attend to a family situation before joining the team in Florida next Monday.
This week: Training at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Friday: The New York Red Bulls will face Atlanta United in Bradenton.
The Lions became the latest MLS team to build its own training center when it opened a 20-acre facility at Heritage Park in Osceola County.
Orlando City SC Training Ground includes four fields, three natural grass and one artificial, plus a locker room, weight and fitness room and a meal room. New coach Oscar Pareja has a room where he review and present tactics to his players. It will also be the home to Orlando City B and the Orlando City Development Academy for training.
This week: Training at the Orlando City SC Training Ground.
After securing the permanent transfer of Jamiro Monteiro and acquiring Venezuelan Jose Martinez, Ernst Tanner, the Union's sporting director, has made a third move in midfield, acquiring 21-year-old Slovakian Matej Oravec.
Another no-name signing, like Monteiro and left back Kai Wagner whom the Union hit big on in 2019.
"He is a mobile, aggressive midfielder who can distribute effectively to start our transitions,” said Tanner. “He helps us continue our plan to build a roster that can execute our unique style of play and compete at the top of the Eastern Conference.”
This week: Training at 76ers Fieldhouse.
Timbers midfielder Cristhian Paredes started for Paraguay in its 1-0 loss to Uruguay in their opening game at the South America Olympic qualifying tournament.
Andres Flores was an unused sub for El Salvador in its 1-0 loss to Iceland in a friendly played Sunday in Carson, California.
This week: Training at Timbers Training Center,
Real Salt Lake
Kyle Beckerman will return to RSL for his 14th season and 21st season in MLS after signing a new contract.
The MLS career leader in MLS regular-season games played (488), games started (456) and minutes played (40,772) among field players was an MLS free agent. In 2019, Beckerman started 25 matches and notched five assists – the most since 2013.
“Over the last 13 seasons, Utah has been home for me,” he said, "and I’m proud of Real Salt Lake’s role on and off the field in building the soccer community here."
This week: Training at the Zions Bank Training Center.
San Jose Earthquakes
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This week: Training in San Jose. Travel to Cancun, Mexico for preseason camp on Sunday.
The Sounders have 21 players under contract for the 2020 season, but they have brought an additional 12 players from the Tacoma Defiance, their USL Championship team, into preseason camp.
Sam Rogers, who is in his fourth season with the second team, has a shot at making the Sounders at center back, where they are currently thin. The 20-year-old defender played for the USA when it won the 2018 Concacaf U-20 Championship, but his development has been slowed by injuries,
This week: Training at Cal State Long Beach. Wednesday: Closed-door scrimmage against Uruguay's Penarol.
Sporting Kansas City
Sporting KC brought in three Sporting KC II and three Sporting KC Academy players and two unsigned draft picks along with 26 players signed to MLS contracts.
They include Sporting KC II keeper John Pulskamp, who started for the U.S. U-20s in their 2-2 tie with Mexico on Saturday.
This week: Training at Casino Arizona Field in Scottsdale, Arizona. Saturday: Sporting KC will play a team of Phoenix Rising trialists.
Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley will have surgery on Tuesday to repair an ankle injury sustained during MLS Cup 2019 against the Seattle Sounders. TFC general manager Ali Curtis said the ankle injury was "very severe and complicated" and the surgery came as a the last resort.
"He stayed in Toronto for a tremendous part of the offseason and we really tried to work with him on his rehab as much as possible to try to get him to a point where he's returning to play full strength," Curtis said. "Ankles are finicky. Sometimes they tend to take long to recover. You’ve got to be careful with those types of injuries and surgery is the last resort, typically, in terms of what you want to do."
Curtis said Toronto FC is confident Bradley, who signed a new contract, will be able to return to play.
"It will take probably approximately four months," he added. "Now, that could be shorter or could be lengthier, depending upon how we manage that process. Of course, we would love for him to be ready to go today, but that's not going to happen."
This week: Training at BMO Training Ground. Travel to Orlando, Florida, for preseason training on Thursday.
The Whitecaps continued to rebuild their attack with the signing of Colombian winger Cristian Dajome, who won the 2019 Copa Sudamericana while on loan with Ecuadoran club Independiente del Valle from Bogota FC.
“Cristian is an explosive winger, who can play on either side, and can be very dangerous in the final third,” said Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos. “His work ethic and commitment to his team stood out in last year’s Sudamericana and when we had the opportunity to acquire him, it was a sure thing in our minds."
This week: Training at WFC National Soccer Development Centre. Travel to UC San Diego for preseason training on Friday.