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Orlando City’s Alexandre Pato signs one-year contract

Orlando City SC forward Alexandre Pato signed a one-year contract for the 2022 season on Saturday. Financial terms were not disclosed by the team for Pato, who injured his right knee in the 2021 season opener against Atlanta United. The 32-year-old Brazilian was limited to just four appearances (one start) last season. “Pato’s ability is […]

  • RSL sign MLS’ youngest-ever player, 14-year-old Axel Kei

    Step aside Freddy Adu. Major League Soccer has a new youngest-ever player. Real Salt Lake signed 14-year-old forward Axel Kei to a homegrown contract on Friday, giving him a two-year deal. 14 years and 15 days old. We've got the youngest Homegrown in @MLS history. — Real Salt Lake (@realsaltlake) January 14, 2022 Kei is […]

  • Whitecaps D Javain Brown signs contract extension

    Vancouver Whitecaps defender Javain Brown signed a contract extension through the 2024 MLS season. Financial terms were not disclosed by the team. The contract holds a club option for the 2025 season. “We are very pleased to extend Javain’s contract and at the same time reward him for a successful first year in MLS,” Whitecaps […]

  • D Nick Hagglund returning to FC Cincinnati on two-year deal

    Defender Nick Hagglund will return to FC Cincinnati after signing a contract through the 2023 season. A Cincinnati native, Hagglund is an original member of the club, which entered Major League Soccer in 2019. The team acquired him via a trade from Toronto FC on Jan. 23, 2019. He is the club’s all-time leader in […]

  • Crew sign G Brady Scott, Ds Jalil Anibaba, Jake Morris

    The Columbus Crew signed goalkeeper Brady Scott and defenders Jalil Anibaba and Jake Morris for the 2022 MLS season on Friday. The Crew selected Scott fourth overall in Stage 2 of the 2021 MLS Re-Entry Draft, and his deal includes options for 2023 and 2024. “We are pleased to welcome Brady to Columbus,” said Columbus […]

  • Rapids deal MF Kellyn Acosta to Los Angeles FC

    Los Angeles FC acquired U.S. national team midfielder Kellyn Acosta from the Colorado Rapids on Friday for up to $1.5 million in General Allocation Money. The deal calls for $1.1 million in General Allocation Money to be paid evenly over the next two seasons. The Rapids could receive up to $400,000 more in GAM if […]

  • Timbers sign MF Diego Chara to three-year extension

    The Portland Timbers signed midfielder Diego Chara to a three-year extension through the 2024 season, the team announced Friday. The 35-year-old team captain is entering his 12th season with Portland. He is the team’s all-time leader with 310 matches played. Chara made $650,000 in base salary last season when he helped the Timbers reach the […]

  • Sporting KC acquires Belgian youth Logan Ndenbe

    Sporting Kansas City bolstered its back line Friday, announcing the addition of Logan Ndenbe. The 21-year-old Belgian youth international left back comes to Sporting KC via transfer from Guingamp, a club in France’s second professional division. Sporting KC has signed Ndenbe to a three-year contract with an option for 2025. He’ll occupy one of the […]

  • Sounders sign free agent MF Albert Rusnak

    The Seattle Sounders have signed free agent midfielder Albert Rusnak through the 2023 season with a team option for 2024. Rusnak, 27, will fill a designated player spot on the roster, according to the deal announced by the team Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed. “We are very excited to welcome such a quality player […]

  • Austin FC sign Colombian midfielder Jhojan Valencia

    Austin FC signed midfielder Jhojan Valencia to a three-year contract after reaching a transfer agreement with Colombian club Deportivo Cali, Austin FC announced Thursday. Financial terms were not released. There is an option for a fourth year. Valancia will occupy an international spot on Austin’s roster. “I’m very excited to come to Austin,” Valencia said […]

  • Sporting KC sign Graham Zusi, Roger Espinoza to 1-year deals

    Seven-time MLS All-Star Graham Zusi and midfielder Roger Espinoza signed one-year contracts with Sporting Kansas City on Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed by the team on either deal. Zusi’s contract includes an option for 2023. Zusi, 35, has spent his entire 13-year professional career with Sporting Kansas City. He is the club’s all-time appearance […]

  • Charlotte FC select M Ben Bender No. 1 in MLS SuperDraft

    Just over a month ahead of their debut, Charlotte FC selected Maryland midfielder Ben Bender with the No. 1 overall selection in Tuesday’s MLS SuperDraft. Bender was first-team All-American in 2021 and the Big Ten midfielder of the year after amassing seven goals and five assists in 18 games for the Terrapins. “Every time there’s […]

  • D.C. United defender Frederic Brillant announces retirement

    D.C. United defender Frederic Brillant announced his retirement on Tuesday. The 36-year-old backline force played the past four seasons for D.C. United as part of a 16-year playing career. Overall, he spent six seasons in MLS, including two with New York City FC (2016-17). The French-born Brillant said he would become an assistant coach for […]

  • Charlotte FC select M Ben Bender with No. 1 pick

    Just over a month ahead of their debut, Charlotte FC selected Maryland midfielder Ben Bender with the No. 1 overall selection in Tuesday’s MLS SuperDraft. Bender was first-team All-America in 2021 and the Big Ten midfielder of the year after scoring seven goals with five assists in 18 games for the Terrapins. FC Cincinnati had […]

  • Sporting KC F Alan Pulido (knee) out for 2022 season

    Sporting Kansas City striker Alan Pulido will miss the 2022 season due to a knee injury, the team said Tuesday. Pulido, 30, will have surgery on his left knee on Monday and will be sidelined for nine to 12 months. The operation will be performed by Dr. Bert Mandelbaum and Dr. Clint Soppe in Los […]

  • Crew backup G Evan Bush signs one-year contract

    Columbus Crew backup goalkeeper Evan Bush signed a one-year contract that includes an option for the 2023 season. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team on Monday. “Evan is a talented, veteran goalkeeper with extensive experience in MLS,” Crew president and general manager Tim Bezbatchenko said. “Evan is a consummate professional […]

  • Dallas gets No. 3 pick in Tuesday’s draft from Toronto

    FC Dallas acquired the No. 3 pick in Tuesday’s draft and forward Dom Dwyer from Toronto FC on Monday in exchange for $50,000 in general allocation money. Dallas exercised its one offseason contract buyout on Dwyer, making the 31-year-old veteran a free agent for the upcoming 2022 season. Dwyer had one assist in 14 matches […]

  • Miami loans D Leandro Gonzalez Pirez to River Plate

    Inter Miami CF loaned defenseman Leandro Gonzalez Pirez to Argentina’s Club Atletico River Plate on Monday. The deal runs through 2023 and includes an option to purchase the 29-year-old Buenos Aires native. Gonzalez Pirez tallied four assists in 30 starts in his second season with Inter Miami in 2021. He has five goals and 11 […]

  • Austin FC loan Tomas Pochettino to Argentina’s River Plate

    Austin FC have loaned midfielder Tomas Pochettino to Argentina’s Club Atletico River Plate on a one-year deal with a purchase option. Financial terms of the deal announced Monday were not disclosed. Pochettino, 25, made 31 appearances (26 starts) during Austin’s inaugural 2021 season and contributed two goals and two assists. A native of Rafaela, Argentina, […]

  • FC Dallas acquire Nanu on loan from FC Porto

    FC Dallas acquired defenseman Eulanio Angelo Chipela Gomes, better known as Nanu, on a one-year loan from Portugal side FC Porto on Monday. Nanu, 27, will occupy an international roster slot and be added to the roster pending receipt of his paperwork. The loan comes with an option to buy in December 2022. Nanu made […]

  • Report: Orlando City to acquire F Facundo Torres

    Orlando City’s roster reconstruction continued Sunday as the club added forward Facundo Torres from Penarol in Uruguay after paying a transfer fee of more than $10 million, according to soccer reporter Jaime Ojeda. The transfer fee is about the same as what Orlando City received when forward Daryl Dike was moved to West Bromwich Albion […]

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