American Soccer: Player Transfers and Drafts for 2020 Season

Updated: January 10, 2020
Transfer rumor roundup: Piatek to Spurs, Lookman to Newcastle The Times reports that Tottenham Hotspur is getting aggressive in a bid to ease its center forward woes. AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek has been linked with Premier League suitors Newcastle United, Crystal Palace, and Aston Villa, but Spurs will reportedly make a bid. Piatek, 24, will command around $30 million and may be willing to leave Milan after the club signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic . He has four goals in 18 matches this season but collected 30 between Milan and Genoa last season, his first in Italy. Milan reportedly beat Newcastle to his signature last January. Speaking of Newcastle, the Magpies may be a medical away from getting help in attack. Read More... is reporting Inter Miami are willing to pay $15 million for Colombian forward Roger Martinez from Liga MX side Club America. Inter Miami CF could splash $15 million for Club America forward Roger Martinez When Fresno FC announced it was relocating following two seasons in Fresno, California, the USL Championship club ceased operations with thousands in unpaid bills to local businesses. What’s the explanation? Fresno soccer team relocates with thousands in unpaid bills | The Fresno Bee Thoughts? Greatest MLS draft of all-time? The 1996 class is still bearing fruit today USA Sergino Dest has flown home from Ajax’s midseason training camp in Qatar, as he said he does not feel comfortable in the region amid political tensions between the U.S. Read More... will face Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti in Group B of the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament on their path to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The eight-nation tournament for the U-23 National Team provides Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Program with an opportunity to continue their recent success in the Concacaf region with the target of qualifying for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament for the first time since 1984. “The Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament provides Canada with the opportunity to continue the success of an aligned Men’s National Team Program,” said Mauro Biello, Canada Soccer’s Men’s U-23 Head Coach. “This is an opportunity for our U-23 players to help Canada qualify for the Olympic Games and gain experience on their journey to the Men’s National Team.” Canada will face El Salvador on Saturday 21 March, Haiti on Tuesday 24 March, and Honduras on Friday 27 March. The group’s top-two nations will then advance to the Concacaf Semi-finals against either Mexico, USA, Costa Rica or Dominican Republic on Monday 30 March. Read More... Pita, the Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil native and former Marshall University men’s soccer goalie, was drafted in the first round of the 2020 Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Thursday, Jan. 9. Pita will call Los Angeles, California, his new home as the Los Angeles Football Club selected him as the No. 24 overall pick. Since playing collegiate soccer in the United States, Pita has helped the University of Charleston Golden Eagles to a 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship. After capturing the national title, he transferred to Marshall University and helped lead the Herd to its first ever Conference USA Regular Season and conference championship, with a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Read More...

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