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News roundup: Monteiro is the fifth No. 10, Zimmerman off to Nashville, and Klinsmann quits Hertha

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Philadelphia Union

Jamiro Monteiro will wear the No. 10 shirt this year. If you haven’t, check out Nick Fishman’s writeup for PSP.

Richie Graham‘s soccer-focused investment firm scored three acquisitions.

How FC Cincinnati is prepping for its preseason friendly against the Union.

MLS

LAFC traded Walker Zimmerman to Nashville.

SBI Soccer says, “Ignacio Piatti leaves Montreal Impact as a league legend”.

Real Salt Lake signed Justin Meram.

Matt Doyle updated his “Eastern Conference roster build status & depth charts”.

NYCFC’s CEO addressed the backlash over using Red Bull Arena.

NWSL

Sky Blue FC signed the 5th and 11th picks at the NWSL College Draft.

Around the globe

J√ľrgen Klinsmann quit as Hertha Berlin coach after 10 weeks. Hmm, maybe NOFX could update their “Quitter” in his honor.

Over as ESPN, soccer’s unhappiest fanbases. Yep, Manchester United and New England Revolution made the cut.

Daley Blind is ready to return to Ajax return. The former ManU defender says he’s “not afraid” despite being diagnosed with a serious heart condition.

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5 Comments

  1. Maybe it makes me a bad person, but I love seeing NYCFC and Miami continue to have issues.

    • I’m right there with you, though. However, it is also infuriating that the league allowed NYC to enter the league without a clear stadium plan when more deserving teams – Sacramento, Cincinnati, Orlando (who entered with NYC) to name a few – had to have concrete stadium plans in place, and in the case of the latter two they played in cavernous football stadiums and still drew a huge crowd. Actually even Austin has a stadium plan and that team is a sham. The world can’t take this league seriously when there are stadium issues like this.

      • All of what you just wrote also applies to Miami, along with their lawsuits over the name (which is an odd wrinkle). MLS could’ve told Beckham no – there was a deadline on his purchase option, as I recall. Yet they allowed it to drag on and on and on. And after all that, there’s still no concrete stadium plan there, either.

  2. Here is another take on the CBA’s
    :
    Did the players do enough for themselves?
    :
    Most leagues have the players receiving ~50% of the revenues
    MLS is closer to 25%
    :
    https://www.americansocceranalysis.com/home/2020/2/10/cba-talk-players-miss-opportunity-to-take-a-fair-share-of-league-revenues

  3. Why would LAFC trade Walker Zimmerman?? Color me confused.

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