USL Championship: 2021 MLS signings

Fatai Alashe, who played in MLS Cup 2020 for the champion Columbus Crew, is the latest player to move to the USL Championship, signing as a free agent with Sac Republic FC.

Alashe, who represented the USA in qualifying for the 2016 Olympics, played 107 MLS games in six seasons with the San Jose Earthquakes, FC Cincinnati and the Crew, which he joined midway through the 2020 season.

Nineteen of the 31 USL Championship teams -- and 18 of the 24 independent teams -- have signed MLS players. They include nine players who will play on loan, including Adam Jahn, who remains under contract to MLS after being released by Atlanta United.

2021 USL Championship signings from MLS:
Austin Bold. Juan Pablo Torres (NYCFC, on loan)
Birmingham Legion. J.J. Williams (Atlanta United).
Charleston Battery. Erik McCue (Houston Dynamo, on loan).
Charlotte Independence. Brandt Bronico (Charlotte FC, on loan), Marcelo Palomino (Houston Dynamo, on loan).

Colorado Springs Switchbacks. Michee Ngalina (Philadelphia Union).
Hartford Athletic. Jeff Caldwell (New England Revolution)
Indy Eleven. Bobby Edwards (FC Cincinnati), Jeremiah Gutjahr (Chicago Fire), Jordan Hamilton (Columbus Crew), Gordon Wild (LA Galaxy).
Louisville City. Cameron Lancaster (Nashville SC), Jimmy McLaughlin (FC Cincinnati).
Miami FC. Connor Sparrow (Chicago Fire).
New Mexico United. Micheal Azira (Chicago Fire).

OKC Energy FC. CJ Cochran (Nashville SC, loan expired).
Orange County SC. Adam Jahn (Atlanta United, on loan), Tommy McCabe (FC Cincinnati).
Phoenix Rising. Jeremy Kelly (Colorado Rapids, on loan), James Musa (Minnesota United), Andre Rawls (Colorado Rapids, on loan), Deklan Wynne (Colorado Rapids).
Real Monarchs. Kyle Adams (Houston Dynamo).
Rio Grande Valley FC Toros. Wan Kuzain (Sporting KC).
Sac Republic FC. Fatai Alashe (Columbus Crew), Luis Felipe (San Jose Earthquakes).
San Antonio FC. Emil Cuello (LA Galaxy), Justin Dhillon (Seattle Sounders), Jasser Khmiri (Vancouver Whitecaps, on loan), Chris Lema (NY Red Bulls), Santiago Patino (Orlando City), Axel Sjoberg (D.C. United).
San Diego Loyal. Niki Jackson (Colorado Rapids), Trey Muse (Seattle Sounders, on loan).
FC Tulsa. Jorge Corrales (CF Montreal), Jerome Kiesewetter (Inter Miami).

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