The Union completed its biggest signing ever when it acquired 29-year-old Mexican midfielder Marco Fabian from Eintracht Frankfurt. Read the whole story
Argentina Pity Martinez (Atlanta United)
-- Lucas Rodriguez (D.C. United)
Honduras Bryan Acosta (FC Dallas)
Liberia Sam Johnson (Real Salt Lake)
Mexico Marco Fabian (Philadelphia)
Romania Alexandru Mitrita (NYCFC)
Slovakia Jan Gregus (Minn. United)
Spain Carles Gil (New England)
South Korea *Hwang In-beom (Vancouver)
Uruguay *Joaquin Ardaiz (Vancouver, loan)
Note: Juan Fernando Caicedo (Colombia, loan) will be placed on New England roster as DP or using TAM.
"I have never seen a more stunning display of technical perfection," wrote Paul Gardner about Marco Fabian's 2011 scissor kick. Read the whole story
Mexico Omar Gonzalez, Atlas, 90 minutes (1-2 vs. Puebla)
-- Rubio Rubin, Dorados/D2, 90 minutes (1-0 at Correcaminos UAT)
"It's hard to imagine what Flamengo means for these boys. In Brazil, there are only two legal paths to social improvement for them: entertainment and soccer. Otherwise it's a life of crime. Training
at Flamengo is realizing your life's goal. But now it's a dream turned into a nightmare."
-- Juca Kfouri, a Brazilian sports columnist and author, on the deaths of 10 Flamengo academy players in a fire that swept their dormitory on Friday morning at Flamengo's Ninho do Urubu complex. The death toll could have been higher -- some players in the 26-bed dorm had gone home after training was cancelled because of massive flooding that has hit Rio de Janeiro. The dorm was built without proper construction permits and was going to be torn down after the players were placed in a new dorm. (New York Times)
Two more MLS teams fell to USL teams. San Jose lost to Reno 1868, while an FC Dallas XI fell to San Antonio FC. Read the whole story
Vancouver. Signed DF Erik Godoy from Colon (ARG) on loan.
-- Signed FW Joaquin Ardaiz from Chiasso (SUI) on loan as Young Designated Player.
Philadelphia. Signed MF Marco Fabian from Ein. Frankfurt (GER) as free agent as Designated Player.
Univ. Catolica (CHI). Signed MF Jeisson Varga from Montreal on loan.
The Soccer America columnist was honored at ceremonies on Thursday in the city of Torbali, southeast of Izmir. Read the whole story
Guadalajara (4): Raul Gudino, Hiram Mier, Isaac Brizuela, Alexis Vega.
Monterrey (4): Cesar Montes, Jesus Gallardo, Carlos Rodriguez, Rodolfo Pizarro.
Tigres (4): Carlos Salcedo, Luis Rodriguez, Jesus Duenas, Javier Aquino.
Club America (3): Edson Alvarez, Jorge Sanchez, Henry Martin.
Santos (3): Jonathan Orozco, Jesus Angulo, Jose Juan Vazquez.
Cruz Azul (2): Orbelin Pineda, Roberto Alvarado.
Atlas (1): Juan Pablo Vigon. Necaxa (1): Hugo Gonzalez. Pachuca (1): Victor Guzman. Tijuana (1) : Gibran Lajud.
Note: Domestic camp scheduled for Sunday-Wednesday in Mexico City.