Official: Philadelphia Union has officially signed 25-year-old midfielder Jamiro Monteiro from Ligue 2 side FC Metz. Monteiro is a midfielder who has shown a lot of promise in the midfield for multiple teams. He will be joining Philadelphia Union on loan for the 2019 season. He has previously played for Cambuur, Heracles Almelo, and most recently FC Metz is Ligue 2. He also does have 5 appearances for the Cape Verde national team even though he was born in the Netherlands.
The 2019 Major League Soccer season is upon us as the league has gone through another offseason filled with marquee signings. With the product improving year and years, more clubs have expanded their wallet in order to get top signings. Without further ado, let’s take a look at some of them:
Gonzalo “ Pity “ Martinez - Atlanta United
The reigning MLS Cup Champions lost their best player, Miguel Almiron to Newcastle United on a record-breaking deal but responded quickly by signing the Argentinan. Martinez gained a lot of buzz in South America while playing for River Place as one of the best players the region has to offer. Under new Atlanta boss Frank de Bour, Pity is set to make some fireworks alongside Golden Boot winner Josef Martinez and other very talented pieces such as Ezequiel Barco, Darlington Nagbe and Hector Villalba.
Nani - Orlando City
Orlando City has been at the bottom of the league pyramid even since their arrival back in 2015 but that might change with them signing the 32-year-old Portuguese international, their biggest addition since signing Brazilian legend Kaka. The former Manchester United winger joins the Lions a brief stint at Sporting Lisbon. Nani still showed he still had something left in the tank during his time in his home country, picking up seven goals in 16 league appearances. If he can still contribute at his age, the Lions have a chance of being competitive following an absolutely abysmal 2018 season.
Alexandru Mitriță - NYCFC
Following the departure of David Villa, New York had to get their replacement for the Spaniard down. They did that by signing Mitriță from Universitatea Craiova. The winger had the Romanian League on watch, scoring 22 league goals in just two seasons. Although Romania does not have the best of leagues, the 24-year-old has shown he can put the ball in the back of the net. With high expectations on his shoulders, Mitriță will be key for the blue side of NYC to make a deep run come postseason.
Marco Fabian - Philadelphia Union
After the Union made the playoffs, they had one major problem they had to address in the winter: Finding a replacement for Borek Dockal. Philly got their new #10 by signing long-time Mexico National Team player Marco Fabian. Fabian has shown to be a good player but has had his fair share of injuries over the years. If he can stay healthy this season, the Union could be an under-the-radar playoff team if they make it.
The Philadelphia Union have officially signed Mexican international Marco Fabian to a DP contract. The 29-year-old midfielder scored 8 goals in 44 appearances across 3 seasons for Eintracht Frankfurt. He also has 9 goals in 42 appearances for the Mexican national team. Good signing for Philly?
Rumor: According to multiple reports, Mexican international Marco Fabian is set to be joining Philadelphia Union. He will most likely be Borek Dočkal’a replacement who was on loan at Philadelphia Union this past 2018 season. Marco Fabian has been previously rumored to join an MLS team but never happened last year. Now according to Taylor Twellman, Frankfurt and Philly are in final discussions to transfer Fabian to Philadelphia Union.
Official: Colorado Rapids Soccer Club announced yesterday the acquisition of defender Keegan Rosenberry in exchange for $150,000 General Allocation in 2019, $50,000 Targeted Allocation in 2019 and $100,000 General Allocation in 2020, plus $100,000 in conditional payments. Rosenberry becomes the sixth addition to the Rapids’ roster since the conclusion of the 2018 season.
Official: Just as i mentioned a week ago, Sergio Santos has officially signed for Philadelphia Union. According to reports, he declined joining Necaxa in Mexico to join philly. Santos is a 24 year old forward who currently plays for Audax Italiano in Chile and has a potential career with the Chilean national team.
Official: 19-year-old Panama youth international is set to join the Philadelphia Union organization, according to the president of his current club in Panama. As is the case with many transfer rumors of this nature with young and lower profile international players, Díaz could be a target for a USL deal to play at first for Bethlehem Steel FC.
Report: A source tells @phillysports42 from Twitter that the reports of Union acquiring Chilean striker Sergio Santos are in fact accurate. While the terms of the deal are unclear and nothing is official, it appears a deal has been set in principal. Santos is a 24 year old forward who currently plays for Audax Italiano in Chile and has a potential career with the Chilean national team.
Rumor: Italian international Mario Balotelli has reportedly began contract talks with MLS side Philadelphia Union. He has been rumored in the past to be a target for DC United before Wayne Rooney joined. Now Philadelphia Union who still has a DP spot available are reportedly contract talks with Mario Balotelli.