Official: Chicago Fire announced today that it has claimed goalkeeper David Ousted off waivers. Ousted is under contract with the Fire for the 2019 MLS season with a Club option for the 2020 season. He will occupy an international spot on the Fire’s roster. Ousted, 33, enters his first campaign with the Fire after spending five seasons (2013-17) with Vancouver Whitecaps FC and one season (2018) with D.C. United, tallying 159 games played (159 starts). Since entering MLS in 2013, Ousted has compiled the third-most shutouts (42) in the league, including an MLS career-high 13 shutouts in the 2014 and 2015 seasons. He has also been named to the MLS All-Star roster twice (2015, 2016) in the last four seasons.
Official: New England Revolution have officially signed 26-year-old Spanish Attacking Midfielder Carles Gil who has previously played for Valencia, Elche, Aston Villa, and most recently plays for Deportivo La Coruña in the Spanish second division. After many weeks of the rumors, it’s now official. He will be meeting up with the team who are currently in Spain for upcoming friendlies and officially be announced by the club soon according to a reliable inside source.
Official: Vancouver Whitecaps have officially acquired 21-year-old Tunisian defender Jasser Khemiri. The 21-year-old last played for Tunisian club Stade Tunisien. The announcement was released by his current club wishing him good luck in the future with Vancouver Whitecaps.
Official: According to according to my reliable source coming out of Mexico, Benjamin Galindo Cruz or Galindo Jr from Chivas Guadalajara is set to join SJ Earthquakes for the upcoming 2019 season. My sources who lives in Mexico, has confirmed the deal. The 19-year-old defender played under current SJ Earthquakes manager Matías Almeyda in the past already. The announcement should be coming really soon. I reported this transfer over a month ago, now it’s official.
Official: Vancouver Whitecaps have officially signs Rayo Vallecano winger Lass Bangoura. The 26-year-old Guinean international has played most of his professional career with Rayo Vallecano in both the first and second Spanish division. He has previously played for Granada, Reims, and Almería on loan. Whitecaps FC acquire Lass Bangoura, with the use of Targeted Allocation Money, on a one-year loan with an option to purchase from Spanish La Liga club Rayo Vallecano de Madrid S.A.D. on January 23, 2019. He will occupy an international roster spot and officially join the club's roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC), work permit, visa, and medical examinations.
Official: Vancouver Whitecaps officially sign Spanish midfielder Jon Erice. The 32-year-old midfielder joins Whitecaps FC after spending the vast majority of his career in his native Spain, including more than 200 matches in La Liga 2. Erice has agreed to an MLS contract through 2020 with a club option for 2021 and will be added to the roster with the use of Targeted Allocation Money. He will occupy an international roster spot and officially join the club's roster pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC), work permit, visa, and medical examinations.
Official: Boca Juniors defender Leonardo Jara will be officially joining DC United for the upcoming 2019 season. The 27-year-old right-back will be joining DC United on loan but with an option to buy next winter. So I can confirm that Jara will be joining DC United and an officially announcement should be announced very soon. This move is most likely important as he is a very talented player and also will keep Luciano Acosta happy....for now.
Official: Atlanta United announced today it has signed midfielder Dion Pereira via transfer from Watford. The 19-year-old joins Atlanta following 10 years within English Premier League side Watford’s system and will be added to the roster pending the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa. Pereira made two appearances with Watford’s first team in 2017 and has also featured regularly for the club’s U-23 team.
Official: According to multiple reports Boca Junior goalkeeper, Augustín Rossi will be joining Minnesota United. My personal inside source that confirmed the Alonso transfer has also confirmed the Rossi transfer. He will be reportedly joining Minnesota on a year-and-a-half loan with an option to buy for $12 million. The 23-year-old goalkeeper is one of the most promising goalkeepers Argentina currently has.
Breaking: According to Sam Stejskal, the Colorado Rapids and free agent midfielder Benny Feilhaber have agreed to a deal. One year and an option. He’ll be paid just under the max budget charge in 2019. I have spoken to my sources from Colorado and have confirmed that deal as well. Should be announced very soon.