The new men's GM thinks he can help with what he says has sometimes been lacking: effort, real focus and determination. Read the whole story
The former Costa Rican international has been coaching Chicago youth teams since retiring in 2014 after 10 MLS seasons. Read the whole story
Ecuadoran Jose Cifuentes is one of five LAFC players at the South American Olympic qualifying championship that begins Saturday. Read the whole story
LAFC. Eduard Atuesta (Columbia), Jose Cifuentes (Ecuador), Francisco Ginella (Uruguay), Diego Rossi (Uruguay), Eddie Segura (Columbia).
NY Red Bulls. Cristian Casseres Jr. (Venezuela).
NYCFC. Valentin Castellanos (Argentina), Jesus Medina (Paraguay).
Portland. Cristhian Paredes (Paraguay).
San Jose. Marcos Lopez (Peru).
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Sporting Kansas City acquired 25-year-old central midfielder Gadi Kinda on a one-year loan from Israeli club Beitar Jerusalem. Read the whole story
1. Four Americans played in the Dutch second-tier clash between Ajax and PSV's second teams, including Sergino Dest, who left Ajax's first
team's training camp in Qatar because of the tensions in the Middle East between the United States and Iran. Alex Mendez and Chris Gloster, Dest's teammates on the 2019 U.S. U-20 World Cup, started
for Jong Ajax and Jong PSV, respectively in the 0-0 tie, while 17-year-old Joshua Pynadath came off the bench (and was red carded) for Jong Ajax. Richie Ledezma, the Jong PSV playmaker, has been with
PSV's first team training in Qatar.
2. Gio Reyna, 17, will be a full member of the Borussia Dortmund first team for the second half of the Bundesliga season. He started and scored Saturday in its 4-2 win over Feyenoord at its winter camp in Marbella, Spain. Reyna will likely still play some matches with Dortmund's U19s with whom he played in the fall.
3. ESPN+ signed a new multi-year agreement to air the Copa del Rey, the Spanish cup. It will also expand the number of live sports events that are available with the option of Spanish-language commentary, beginning in January. They include soccer competitions such as MLS, the Copa del Rey, Serie A, Coppa Italia and FA Cup, baseball, boxing and UFC.