Official: David Villa announces on his Instagram and on his YouTube channel that he will be joining Japanese side Vissel Kobe who correctly has players, Podolski & Andres Iniesta. David Villa leaves NYCFC to join Japanese team and will most likely retire with Vissel Kobe! David Villa was NYCFC first ever player, first every Designated player, first ever goal scorer, first ever captain, and top goal scorer. After 4-years with NYCFC, he leaves at the age of 36. He will turn 37, December 3!
Official: LAFC has acquired Eddie Segura, a 21-year-old Colombian center back, from Atletico Huila, on a 6-month Jan-to-June loan with an option to buy, Segura captained Atletico to a fourth-place finish in Colombia's Apertura, appearing in every league and preseason match.
Official: Nashville SC has signed Daniel Rios as their first MLS signing. The 23-year-old has 20 goals last season for North Carolina in the USL, when he was on loan from Chivas. He will go on loan to Nashville SC’s USL side for the 2019 season.
Report: Current Montreal Impact player, Saphir Taïder will be staying with the club permanently after a successful loan. He’s currently on loan from Bologna who’s also owned by the same owner of Montreal Impact. He had a very successful loan spell with Montreal Impact. He used to play for Bologna, Inter Milan, Southampton, and Sassuolo. He’s also one of the stars for the Algerian national team. Is this a good move? His international teammate, Ryad Boudebouz whom currently plays in Real Betis has been one of the most recent targets for Montreal Impact.
Report: LAFC have signed Colombian Midfielder Eduard Atuesta to a three-year contract extension. The 21 year old joined the LA on loan from Independiente Medellin, starting 16 games during the club’s inaugural season. Thoughts?!
Report: The Montreal Impact have signed Defenders Daniel Kinumbe and Clement Bayiha to Homegrown Contracts.
Bayiha and Kinumbe, both 19, spent the second half of the 2018 season with USL side Ottawa Fury.
There is no hiding that Montreal’s biggest issue over the past couple seasons has been their defense. With that being said, can the teenage duo make an immediate impact with the club?! (Pun intended).
According to an inside source, FC Cincinnati midfielder Emmanuel Ledesma will continue with the club as they enter MLS in 2019. The 30-year-old was just recently announced as the 2018. USL MVP, after he scored 16 goals and 16 assists. Is Ledesma the leader that FCC needs in MLS?
Report: Montreal Impact Homegrown Goalkeeper James Pantemis will go on a month long training stint with Series A partner Bologna FC 1909. The 21 year old signed a first team contract with Montreal last November. Thoughts?!