The Five Stripes confirmed the signing of 25-year-old Gonzalo "Pity" Martinez, voted the 2018 Rey de America as the best player in the Americas. Read the whole story
"After years of not making changes, it's hard to believe it will happen in a couple weeks. I think they were delusional that if they called with the governor of New Jersey, it would change
-- Takumi Jeannin, the agent for former University of North Carolina star Julia Ashley, after she spurned Sky Blue FC in her home state of New Jersey to sign
with Linkopings FC in Sweden. Sky Blue FC took Ashley with the No. 6 pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft, but she had concerns about working conditions raised in media reports last season.
She said New Jersey governor Phil Murphy, the team's owner, tried unsuccessfully to convince her to sign and help turn around the team. (Star-Ledger)
Fans of the Toffees bought tickets to hug Andre Gomes, with the proceeds going to a mental health facility near Goodison Park. Read the whole story
1. Landon Donovan will come out of retirement for a third time to play indoor soccer. He will join the Major Arena Soccer League's San Diego Sockers in his
hometown on a one-year contract to finish the 2018-19 season. His first MASL game: Feb. 15 against the Tacoma Stars. The six-time MLS champion previously came out of retirement in 2016 to play for
the LA Galaxy and in 2018 to play for Leon in Mexico.
-- Thursday: MLS Moves.
2. Canadian teen star Jordyn Huitema will turn pro
instead of playing U.S. women's college soccer. The 17-year-old forward from Chilliwack, B.C., starred for Canada in both the 2018 Under-17 and Under-20 World Cups and also played for Canada in
Women's World Cup qualifying. She said last fall she was considering Stanford or UCLA as her college choice but has signed with the Wasserman Media Group.
3. Indy Eleven owner Ersal Ozdemir has brought new investors into the USL Championship team. Ozdemir, until now the sole owner and chairman of Indy Eleven, has branded
the club's mission "World's Game, Indiana's Team" with the addition of seven investors from across Indiana (Anderson, Carmel, Evansville, Indianapolis and Remington). The club recently named Greg
Stremlaw its new CEO and announced plans for a new push for a development project anchored by a 20,000-seat soccer stadium.