It didn’t take long for the news cycle in MLS to pick back up yesterday as a couple coaching moves were made official, and some important CBA items were discussed by the league.
// FC Dallas //
FC Dallas trio earns call up to US U-23 camp - Big D Soccer
The Homegrown trio will head to Florida for the winter camp as they look to earn a spot on this year's Olympic team.
// MLS //
MLS CBA: Breaking down the league's latest proposal – The Athletic
The league's proposal offers players short-term stability while taking away some of their long-term earning potential. It seems weird and possibly wrong but if this keeps things from avoiding a work stoppage, I am all for it.
MLS proposal won't cut players' salaries but wants CBA extension | ESPNFC
MLS submitted a proposal to the players' union in which it offers to freeze compensation growth instead of insisting on salary cuts for the season.
LA Galaxy name Greg Vanney head coach | MLSsoccer.com
The writing on the wall seemed to be in place the second he stepped away from Toronto. Big question will be whether or not LA actually returns to their former glory under him or not.
Greg Vanney the right choice to be LA Galaxy head coach - LAG Confidential
LA needed a change of pace and Vanney appears to be the right guy to lead that.
Real Salt Lake turn to once heated rival as they seek vital ingredient for 2021 | Charles Boehm | MLSsoccer.com
New Real Salt Lake assistant coach Pablo Mastroeni has followed the same path as club legend Kyle Beckerman.
RSL names Pablo Mastroeni one of Juarez’s assistants - RSL Soapbox
Yes, that Pablo Mastroeni. Just a weird turn of events in the Rocky Mountains if you ask me.
Loons ink Wil Trapp in first move of 2021 - E Pluribus Loonum
I've been a fan of Trapp's game for a while but the last couple of seasons he's been on a downward spiral, maybe going to Minnesota will boost him back up.
Diego Fagundez signs with Austin FC as free agent after 10-year Revolution career | MLSsoccer.com
This is a nice bit of work for Austin to land a guy that has a ton of MLS experience and is still only in his mid-20s.
Brian Schmetzer agrees to new contract, report says - Sounder At Heart
Does anyone actually think that Seattle would go a different direction than Schmetzer?
Does today’s rumor mean that Mesut Ozil is coming to D.C. United? - Black And Red United
DCU is back on the being linked with Ozil train again here this winter.
// USMNT //
Armchair Analyst: Explaining the two USMNT rosters for January | MLSsoccer.com
Here is a solid breakdown of this month's camp rosters on both the U23 side and the senior side.