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USMNT & MLS transfer news today: Latest reports & rumors from American soccer

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Man Utd in final Dest talks with Barcelona (Sport)

2022-08-18T15:49:43.843Z

Manchester United and Barcelona are in the final stages of negotiations over a deal for Sergino Dest.

Sport says the USMNT star could make a move to Old Trafford in a deal worth €20 million.

NYRB turn down Morgan offers

2022-08-18T15:11:11.602Z

New York Red Bulls have turned down two offers for Lewis Morgan.

According to 90min, Championship sides are after the Scottish forward.

Leeds tracking Vazquez

2022-08-15T19:35:15.296Z

No bids for Leeds target Wagner

2022-08-12T21:54:46.093Z

Valencia make Weah offer

2022-08-12T15:22:04.429Z

Valencia are working on the signing of Timothy Weah from Lille, L'Equipe says.

The Spanish side have made an offer to sign him on loan with an option to buy.

Busquets wants MLS move

2022-08-12T15:09:27.901Z

Sergio Busquets plans on leaving Barcelona to join a team in MLS next year, according to Matteo Moretto.

Barca hope to extend the player's contract but he would rather depart Camp Nou.

European clubs after Moutinho

2022-08-11T20:02:36.528Z

Brooks headed to Saudi Arabia

2022-08-11T18:38:57.293Z

John Brooks is set to sign with Saudi Arabian side Al Nar, reports Essex Live.

Brooks' new contract will expire in January 2025, with the defender set for a medical Friday before officially signing on.

Brooks left Wolfsburg after the conclusion of the Bundesliga season and now faces an uphill battle to play his way into Gregg Berhalter's plans ahead of the World Cup.

USMNT striker Hoppe completes transfer to Middlesbrough

2022-08-10T18:22:47.717Z

U.S. men's national team striker Matthew Hoppe has completed his move to Middlesbrough, the club announced.

The striker joins from Mallorca as he looks to make a late push for a spot in the USMNT squad at the 2022 World Cup.

Read the full story on GOAL!



Andrelecht eyeing Jones

2022-08-10T18:22:31.324Z

NYCFC starlet headed to Italy

2022-08-09T19:58:54.746Z

NYCFC academy starlet Diego Rossi is in negotiations with Parma, reports Se Llama Soccer.

The 17-year-old fullback had previously participated in trials with Parma and Bayer Leverkusen.

Rossi has played for the U.S. U-19s and is also eligible for Puerto Rico and Italy.

Revs paying Lletget salary after FC Dallas trade

2022-08-09T16:19:09.266Z

San Jose Earthquakes sign Rodrigues on Loan

2022-08-06T16:44:46.744Z

San Jose Earthquakes have confirmed the signing of full-back Rodrigues on a 12 month loan from Gremio.

Hoppe to join Boro

2022-08-05T20:27:31.038Z

Denis Bouanga Joins LAFC

2022-08-05T18:33:16.827Z

LAFC have signed forward Denis Bouanga from French side Saint-Ètienne.

The 27-year-old scored 26 goals across 96 appearances in Ligue 1.

LAFC Co-President and General Manager John Thorrington said: “Denis is a proven attacker in the prime of his career and is an excellent complement to our group."

Benteke joins DC United

2022-08-05T17:49:14.820Z

Benteke to join D.C. United?

2022-08-05T16:43:17.727Z

Tajouri-Shradi joins New England Revolution

2022-08-05T16:08:31.964Z

Toronto sign Laryea from Nottingham Forest on loan

2022-08-05T15:18:40.557Z

RSL add Ojeda from Nottingham Forest

2022-08-04T22:53:48.201Z

Real Salt Lake have signed 22-year-old midfielder Briaian Ojeda on a one-year loan from Nottingham Forest.

The Paraguayan international is the first player RSL has added through the league's U-22 mechanism.

“Braian is a dynamic, two-way midfielder who will bring another option to our already talented group in the center of the pitch,” said RSL General Manager Elliot Fall. “He is a player hungry to compete and develop, while also bringing valuable international experience from his time with Nottingham Forest and Paraguay. We look forward to getting him on the ground in Salt Lake and competing for minutes soon.”

Dynamo waive Pasher

2022-08-04T22:48:11.336Z

The Houston Dynamo will waive forward Tyler Pasher, according to 90min.

The winger scored six goals in 39 appearances during his time with the club.

Costa Rican star set to sign with RSL

2022-08-04T22:47:29.002Z

Real Salt Lake are set to sign Costa Rican international Bryan Oviedo, reports Kevin Jimenez.

The 32-year-old defender has 72 caps for his country and has played for Everton, Sunderland and, most recently, FC Copenhagen.

Benfica midfielder heading to Charlotte

2022-08-04T22:14:52.683Z

Benfica midfielder Nuno Santos is set to sign with Charlotte FC, reports O Jogo.

Santos spent last season on loan with Pacos de Ferreira, with the 23-year-old having previously featured on loan for Morieirense and Boavista.

Internationally, he's represented Portugal up to the U-21 level.

LAFC to sign Gabon international

2022-08-04T22:14:36.637Z

Puig signs with Galaxy

2022-08-04T18:54:31.729Z

Riqui Puig has completed a transfer to the LA Galaxy as Barcelona's summer clear-out continues.

The Spanish midfielder had been unable to break into Xavi's first-team plans at Camp Nou and has now decided to pursue a new challenge in MLS.

Read the full story on GOAL!

Charlotte make three moves

2022-08-04T17:57:58.305Z

Charlotte FC have traded defender Christian Makoun to the New England Revolution for $400,000 in 2022 and 2023 General Allocation Money, the club announced.

In addition, Charlotte have signed defender Nathan Byrne, who most recently featured for Derby County and Wigan Athletic, as well as defender Adilson Malanda from Rodez.

Rodriguez linked with Club America

2022-08-04T16:34:33.564Z

LAFC looking to revamp attack

2022-08-04T16:08:37.148Z

Gonzalez set for Minnesota?

2022-08-04T16:00:44.484Z

Mexican international Jonathan Gonzalez is set to join Minnesota United, reports Multimedios Deportes.

The midfielder will move to MLS on an initial six-month loan deal from Monterrey with Minnesota holding an option to buy.

Gonzalez famously opted to represent Mexico over the U.S. after representing the latter on the youth level and has earned three caps for El Tri so far.

FC Cincinnati in talks to sign Matt Miazga from Chelsea

2022-08-04T13:33:11.002Z

LAFC in advanced talks to sign former Barcelona loanee Demir

2022-08-04T13:23:40.031Z

Los Angeles FC consider Rapid Wien's Yusuf Demir a top target and seem to have entered the final stages of talks over his signing, according to Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sport Austria.

Demir, 19, spent the first half of last season on loan at Barcelona.

Charlotte sign Brian Romero

2022-08-03T15:40:44.002Z

Charlotte have confirmed the signing of Brian Romero, the first homegrown signing in their history.

LA Galaxy after Puig

2022-08-01T18:58:05.000Z

The LA Galaxy are pushing to sign Barcelona youngster Riqui Puig, reports AS.

Puig has been told he won't be in Xavi's plans this season, and the Galaxy have made an offer to bring him to MLS on loan for the rest of the season.

The Galaxy and Barca have been in contact since discussing a deal for Sergi Roberto earlier this year.

Charlotte FC make Ramsey offer

2022-07-31T15:45:50.000Z

Charlotte move for Yueill

2022-07-29T17:18:43.126Z

Reims bid for Cowell rejected

2022-07-29T17:17:41.466Z

Austin sign Rigoni

2022-07-29T16:30:52.756Z

Austin have announced an agreement to sign Emiliano Rigoni from Sao Paulo.

The 29-year-old joins the MLS team on a Designated Player contract until 2024, with options to extend in 2025 and 2026.

Gonzalez set for Minnesota United?

2022-07-28T20:57:47.991Z

D.C. United set to sign David Ochoa

2022-07-28T16:07:14.162Z

D.C. United are set to sign Real Salt Lake goalkeeper David Ochoa - according to The Washington Post.

The 21-year-old has been locked out of the first team squad at Rio Tinto Stadium this season and is into the last year of his contract.

Salt Lake will receive general allocation money for Ochoa once the deal is confirmed, with an agrement between the two clubs now in place.

Charlotte's pursuit of Busio

2022-07-26T22:21:32.707Z

Timbers near deal for Colombian youngster

2022-07-26T18:44:03.000Z

The Portland Timbers are set to sign Colombian youth international Juan David Mosquera, according to MLSSoccer.com.

The 19-year-old right back has made 59 appearances for Medellin, but will now head to MLS for a $1.9 million fee.

Villarreal attempted to highjack the deal late, but Mosquera will be headed to Portland to continue his career.

Ledezma could leave PSV on loan

2022-07-21T15:33:07.551Z

FC Dallas to get big money on Richards transfer

2022-07-20T22:08:41.313Z

USMNT's Gioacchini signs with Orlando

2022-07-20T15:31:25.866Z

Striker Nicholas GIoacchini has joined Orlando City, the club announced.

The USMNT forward has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal upon completing a move from Caen.

Gioacchini has scored three goals in eight caps for the USMNT, including five appearances at the Gold Cup last summer.

“[Orlando is] a place where I felt at home. A Club with a history of being very family-like and the fans…The fans, the stadium, it’s a place where there’s a lot of energy and that’s for sure a part of the reason I decided to come,” Gioacchini said. “[Playing in MLS is] one of the parts I’m most excited about. Coming home, that feeling of coming back to my home country and getting the experience to play against the rising MLS and being a part of it. That’s a great feeling.”



Richards set for Palace move

2022-07-20T03:00:24.000Z

Castellanos set for NYCFC farewell

2022-07-19T15:37:20.000Z

Rigoni set for Austin FC?

2022-07-18T22:45:05.000Z

DC United seal Morrison transfer

2022-07-18T18:45:41.000Z

Whitecaps add Gressell from D.C.

2022-07-15T22:42:41.433Z

The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed Julian Gressel from D.C. United, the club announced.

Gressel will cost the Whitecaps $900,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM), with $300,000 of that depending on if Gressel plays in just three MLS matches.

“We are always looking for opportunities to take our team to the next level and Julian is the perfect fit. He has been on our radar for a long time, and we are very happy we got this deal done,” said Axel Schuster, Whitecaps FC sporting director.

“Over the past five plus years in the league, Julian has proven to be one of the best players in MLS, regardless of position, and is a league leader in assists. His ability to cross the ball and to set up his teammates in good positions will add additional quality to our group. Not only this, but Julian plays with great intensity and brings the versatility to play as a midfielder, where he helped Atlanta win an MLS Cup. Overall, he is a fantastic player, and we are thrilled to welcome him and his family to Vancouver.”



TFC finalize Bernardeshi deal

2022-07-15T22:41:32.215Z

Toronto FC have confirmed the signing of Italian international Federico Bernardeshi.

The former Juventus winger joins fellow Italy stars Lorenzo Insigne and Domenic Criscito in making the move to Toronto this summer.

Read the full story on GOAL!

USMNT and Bayern starlet Tillman joins Rangers on loan

2022-07-15T20:24:08.538Z

Malik Tillman has joined Rangers on loan, with the Scottish club having the option to make the transfer permanent.

The young midfielder will be looking for first-team soccer as he hopes to seal a World Cup roster spot.

Read the full story on GOAL!

Moore set to join Nashville

2022-07-15T20:23:40.667Z

Eales leaves Atlanta for Newcastle

2022-07-15T17:56:30.747Z

Morrison set to sign with D.C.

2022-07-15T17:27:30.001Z

Bernardeschi heading to MLS

2022-07-15T05:53:46.041Z

Trusty set for loan away from Arsenal

2022-07-14T17:43:29.671Z

Birmingham City are set to sign American defender Auston Trusty on loan from Arsenal, reports Birmingham Live.

The defender signed with Arsenal from the Colorado Rapids, which is also owned by Stan Kroenke.

The plan was always to loan out Trusty, who will spend the season with Birmingham.

Tillman set for Premier League loan?

2022-07-14T15:23:53.195Z

Rooney wants Lingard at D.C. United (90min)

2022-07-14T13:12:09.475Z

Wayne Rooney has held direct talks with Jesse Lingard for a possible move to DC United, as reported by 90min.

However, the forward has offers from West Ham and Everton in the Premier League.

USMNT icon Donovan among candidate for Quakes job

2022-07-12T15:24:13.899Z

Landon Donovan is among the candidates for the San Jose Earthquakes coaching job, reports ESPN.

Five candidates are in contention as well as the current interim coaching staff led by Alex Covelo.

Donovan, who won two MLS Cups with the Quakes, is in his third season managing the San Diego Loyal in the USL Championship.

Toronto part ways with Salcedo

2022-07-12T15:22:24.578Z

Toronto FC and Mexican international defender Carlos Salcedo have mutually agreed to part ways, the club announced.

Salcedo made 16 appearances during his half-season with the club.

“We’d like to thank Carlos for his efforts during a difficult time,” said Toronto FC President Bill Manning. “In the end, Carlos felt it was most important to return to Mexico to be with his wife and children. We fully support Carlos’ decision and wish him the best in the future.”

Chelsea set to sign Slonina

2022-07-12T05:58:00.471Z

St. Louis add Danish winger

2022-07-11T22:20:32.972Z

St. Louis SC have signed Danish winger Isak Jensen, the club announced.

The 18-year-old winger has represented his country up to the U-19 level and previously played for SönderjyskE.

With the deal, he becomes the club's seventh signing ahead of their debut next season.

Rooney agrees terms to become D.C. United’s new boss

2022-07-11T06:07:24.401Z

The Athletic reports that Wayne Rooney could be heading back to D.C. United after agreeing terms on a deal to become their new boss.

The Manchester United legend has severed ties with Derby County this summer and may now be heading back to MLS to link up with a side he spent two years with as a player.

Rooney in DC United talks

2022-07-09T21:31:09.128Z

Inter Miami snap up Pozuelo from Toronto

2022-07-07T21:39:30.678Z

Austin FC add Ecuadorian international

2022-07-07T21:33:20.000Z

Austin FC have signed Ecuadorian winger Washington Corozo on a six-month loan, the club confirmed.

Corozo comes to MLS from Peruvian side Sporting Cristal, with Austin having the option of making the deal permanent.

The winger most recently played for Pumas on loan in Mexico, scoring eight goals in 44 appearances including both legs of the CONCACAF Champions League final earlier this year.

Lingard drawing MLS interest

2022-07-06T18:32:29.788Z

Jesse Lingard is set to travel to the U.S. to hold discussions with multiple MLS clubs about the possibility of coming to the league, reports ESPN.

The former Manchester United midfielder is a free agent and has drawn interest from West Ham and Everton.

However, he is also the subject of interest from MLS in what has been described as "ground-breaking" deals.

USMNT star Adams completes £20m Leeds transfer from RB Leipzig

2022-07-06T18:12:32.065Z

Tyler Adams has sealed his Premier League move as he joins Jesse Marsch and Brenden Aaronson at Leeds.

The 23-year-old will reunite with his former boss Marsch at Elland Road as a successor to club icon Kalvin Phillips, following the latter's move to Manchester City.

Read the full story on GOAL!



Toronto chasing another Italian international

2022-07-05T19:01:59.498Z

Slonina to Chelsea in limbo?

2022-07-05T15:54:06.006Z

Revs sign DP from Juve

2022-07-04T18:52:51.000Z

The New England Revolution have signed Giacomo VIroni from Juventus as a Designated Player, the club announced.

The 23-year-old made two appearances for Juve's first team and featured for the club's U-23 side in Serie C before joining Austrian side WSG TIrol on loan for the 2021-22 campaign.

“I am excited to start this next chapter of my life and career in Boston and Major League Soccer with the New England Revolution,” Vrioni said. “I have seen many talented players come from Europe and thrive in MLS, which is why I believe this is the right time to take this step in my career. I look forward to meeting all my new teammates, coaches, and the Revolution supporters soon.”



Yow completed move to Belgium

2022-07-04T17:45:30.000Z

D.C. United's Griffin Yow has completed a move to join KVC Westerlo in Belgium, the MLS club confirmed.

The 19-year-old midfielder played 36 games in all competitions for D.C. United after signing as a Homegrown player in 2019.

“We want to thank Griffin for his years of commitment to the club starting as an academy player,” Lucy Rushton, D.C. United General Manager, said.

“He was one of the first Homegrowns to prosper from our Pathway 2 Pro program after getting his foothold in professional soccer by playing important minutes with our USL Championship side, Loudoun United FC. We wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career.”



Everton rival Leeds for USMNT star Adams

2022-07-03T11:21:48.306Z

Leeds are still looking into a loan deal with RB Leipzig for United States international Tyler Adams, but CBS Sports claims that they face competition for the 23-year-old midfielder.

Everton are also said to be keen, while La Liga side Sevilla may yet join the race for the USMNT star.

Vela sends Bale LAFC warning

2022-07-02T18:45:24.416Z

Gareth Bale will "have to come to work" if he wants to make a success of his new start in MLS, warns Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela as his new team-mate prepares for life in California.

Read the full story on GOAL!

Adams set for Leeds loan?

2022-07-01T17:17:06.635Z

Tyler Adams could depart RB Leipzig on loan this summer, reports the Athletic.

Leeds are eyeing a move for Adams to replace Kalvin Phillips, who is set to join Manchester City.

Leipzig are willing to let Adams go on a temporary basis with a view to a permanent move.

Pyndath signs with AZ

2022-06-30T22:18:11.000Z

Pefok signs with Union Berlin

2022-06-30T17:13:49.000Z

USMNT striker Jordan Pefok has signed with Union Berlin, the club confirmed.

Pefok will head to the Bundesliga to join a team that competed at the very top of the league as he now looks to seal a spot on the World Cup roster this fall.

Read the full story on GOAL!

Inter Miami sign French winger Jean

2022-06-29T18:05:29.206Z

Inter Miami have signed French attacker Corentin Jean from RC Lens, the club have announced.

Read all about the deal on GOAL!

Suarez not on LAFC's radar

2022-06-28T23:04:32.140Z

Luis Suarez is not on LAFC's radar as they've instead set their sights on another striker, according to Univision.

Aston Villa's Trezeguet is instead their main target, although little progress has been made in negotiations.

The club, though, is determined to sign a striker after recently adding Gareth Bale and Giorgio Chiellini.

Steffen set for Boro loan

2022-06-28T18:34:20.235Z

USMNT goalkeeper Zack Steffen is set to join Middlesbrough on loan, according to the Manchester Evening News.

With Man City set to bring in Stefan Ortega to back up Ederson, Steffen will join Boro in an effort to secure first-team opportunities ahead of the World Cup.

Steffen has played 21 games for City across the last two seasons but only one in each campaign in the Premier League

Spezia join Hull in race to sign Wright

2022-06-27T23:16:17.178Z

Serie A side Spezia have joined Hull City in the race to sign Haji Wright this summer, according to Sky Sports.

Wright is drawing lots of interest after starring for Antalyaspor in Turkey as he scored 14 goals for the Super Lig club.

Clubs chasing USMNT star Busio

2022-06-27T19:18:53.000Z

Toronto FC after another Italian star

2022-06-24T15:55:50.000Z

St. Louis add German DP

2022-06-24T15:52:49.000Z

St. Louis FC have signed German youth international Eduard Lowen as a Designated Player, the club confirmed.

Lowen has represented Germany at the U-20, U-21 and U-23 levels and has featured for FC Nuremberg, Hertha Berlin, Augsburg and VfL Bochum during his career.

“We are excited to add a quality player like Eduard to our squad,” said Sporting Director Lutz Pfannenstiel.

“The experience he has already acquired at his age will be crucial for our team and he will bring structure and strategy in the center of our midfield. His physical attributes and leadership qualities are two strong parts to why he fits perfectly in our DNA. Eduard is a box-to-box player and an important piece to the spine of the squad.”



Man City eye Steffen replacement

2022-06-23T16:42:06.000Z

Zack Steffen could depart Manchester City this summer and the club is already making contingency plans.

GOAL can confirm that the club is eyeing Stefan Ortega to be Ederson's backup if Steffen were to leave.

Steffen played in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup last season, but is battling Matt Turner for the USMNT's No. 1 spot.

Earthquakes defender earning European interest ahead of World Cup

2022-06-22T19:31:08.483Z

Liverpool not interested in Pulisic deal

2022-06-22T18:42:47.000Z

Turkish champions keeping tabs on Wright

2022-06-22T17:30:30.000Z

USMNT forward Haji Wright is drawing interest from Turkish side Trabzonspor, according to Fanatik.

Trabzonspor won the Super Lig last season, booking a spot in the Champions League as a result, and the club is targeting Wright to provide some goals to their attack.

The 24-year-old striker scored 14 goals in 31 league appearances while on loan at Antalyaspor, earning him additional links with Hull City.

Fiorentina monitoring Musah situation at Valencia

2022-06-21T18:15:12.314Z

Fiorentina are keeping a close eye on USMNT midfielder Yunus Musah, according to Tuttosport.

Valencia's financial position could force the club to sell stars like Jose Gaya, Carlos Soler or Goncalo Guedes, all of whom would be indispensable if not for the club's current situation.

Musah is also among those players, with Fiorentina keeping a close eye on the situation ahead of a potential offer.

MLS clubs eyeing former Red Bulls star

2022-06-21T18:12:23.867Z

Official: Columbus Crew lands Cucho Hernandez

2022-06-21T14:18:00.000Z

Atlanta United signs Raul Gudino

2022-06-21T07:20:00.000Z

Adams targeted by Leeds

2022-06-20T18:31:53.000Z

Tyler Adams is the latest American being targeted by Leeds, according to Sky Sports.

Jesse Marsch has already signed Brenden Aaronson, who he managed at RB Salzburg, and now the coach is turning to Adams, who he managed with the New York Red Bulls.

Other Premier League clubs are also showing interest, and Leipzig would be willing to sell if the offer was right.

Crew set to sign Watford star

2022-06-18T22:00:48.791Z

Wright linked with Hull move in wake of USMNT debut

2022-06-18T18:25:17.508Z

Haji Wright is being linked with Hull City after making his USMNT debut this summer.

According to Hull Live, the American striker is drawing interest from the Tigers after starring for Turkish side Antalyaspor this past season.

Wright scored nine goals in the last 10 games of his club season and recently scored a penalty on his USMNT debut.

USMNT fullback Reynolds set for Belgium move

2022-06-17T18:57:35.652Z

USMNT fullback Bryan Reynolds is set to sign with Belgian side Weterlo on a season-loan loan from Roma, reports MLSSoccer.com.

The deal includes a purchase option of €7 million ($7.3m), with FC Dallas retaining a sell-on percentage.

The 20-year-old spent last season on loan with KV Kortrijk after managing only six apearances for Roma with only one coming since Jose Mourinho took over.

Richards drawing interest from Premier League and La Liga

2022-06-17T18:55:20.861Z

USMNT defender Chris Richards is drawing interest from Southampton, Crystal Palace and Valencia, reports CBS Sports.

Bayern are prepared to sell the defender, but only for a fee of around $15.8 million (€15 million).

Bayern will also demand a buyback clause as the defender looks set to move on after making 10 senior appearances for the club.

American youngster Llanez set for another loan

2022-06-17T17:35:30.471Z

American youngster Uly Llanez is set to spend another season on loan with St. Polten, the club confirmed.

Llanez played 27 games for the club last season, scoring six goals while providing five assists while on loan from Wolfsburg.

St. Polten director Jan Schlaudraff said: “Ulysses has proven his value for the team in many games over the past few months and has shown that he has great potential. 

"We are therefore very pleased that he has decided to develop with us for another year and to recommend him for higher tasks."



Horvath's Forest future in doubt

2022-06-17T17:32:35.635Z

Ethan Horvath's future at Nottingham Forest is in doubt as the club looks to bring in Manchester United's Dean Henderson on loan, GOAL can confirm.

Horvath hinted that he could leave the club while on USMNT duty, saying that his future is undecided.

And he'd almost certainly look to move on if a deal for Henderson is completed as he looks to lock down a more consistent role after serving as a backup primarily during Forest's promotion season.