The long road to late February is certainly showing itself here. Right now things appear pretty quiet all around but my gut tells me that some more transfer notes will begin to pick up here as the week heads towards the weekend.
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MLS CBA talks: A league necessity or owner opportunism? – The Athletic
Despite claims of hardship, many indicators seem to point to MLS owners instigating the latest CBA talks for reasons other than necessity. Honestly, this may be the most fascinating read of the day here.
Most valuable MLS Homegrowns of all-time ranked by tier | J. Sam Jones | MLSsoccer.com
Yeah, you're going to be frustrated a bit as a FC Dallas fan reading this one and not see any of our own listed here except for a brief Bryan Reynolds mention.
Report: LA Galaxy interested in bringing Sebastian Giovinco back to MLS | MLSsoccer.com
This one seems like a shock on paper but when you think about it, LA would be better off trying this route over someone like Chicharito.
Deep Dive: New Vancouver Whitecaps Signing Déiber Caicedo - Eighty Six Forever
Vancouver went out and snagged a Colombian winger for a pretty large sum. I do like this move for them though given this guys background and experience in the Colombian first division.
Gabriel Heinze reveals promises he and Atlanta United made to each other - Dirty South Soccer
There are definitely some intriguing details that were revealed by Heinze.
USMNT boss appreciative of how Sounders handled Jordan Morris’ loan - Sounder At Heart
I do think we'll see a few more of these types of loans for some younger MLS teams as clubs test the waters a bit on it.
Bobby Wood, Rubio Rubin and a growth environment at Real Salt Lake - RSL Soapbox
If the new era of RSL is going to be different than the old, it starts with an environment that helps players get better.