Expansion side FC Cincinnati selected UCLA midfielder Frankie Amaya No. 1 overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft on Friday.
"This is what I worked my whole life for," Amaya told MLSSoccer.com at the draft in Chicago. "This is a crazy moment."
Amaya, 18, is the youngest player in the draft, but his upside is such that he's expected to adapt well to the professional game, even in a central playmaking role that is usually the domain of foreign players.
The Generation Adidas player spent just one season...
The San Jose Earthquakes have signed Peruvian left-back Marcos Lopez.
The player's former club, Peruvian side Sporting Cristal, made the announcement via its Twitter feed, and a league source confirmed that Lopez is headed to San Jose.
@ClubSCristal y @SJEarthquakes llegaron a un acuerdo por la transferencia definitiva del jugador Marcos López.— Sporting Cristal (@ClubSCristal) January 4, 2019
Le agradecemos a Marcos por confiar en nosotros para su crecimiento y le deseamos lo mejor en esta nueva etapa.
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The Quakes will be hoping that the arrival of Lopez will fill a massive need at the left-back position. Last year San Jose signed Joel Qwiberg to fill the slot, but he struggled to adapt to MLS, and made just five appearances over the course of the season. The bulk...
San Jose Earthquakes defender Nick Lima is headed to Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin for a training stint, a source with direct knowledge of the situation has told ESPN.
Lima, 23, was a collegiate teammate of Hertha goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann at the University of California-Berkeley. The source added that the possibility remains that Hertha could seek a transfer if Lima does enough to impress the club's hierarchy. Lima is expected to report to the club on Monday and begin training on Tuesday.
Raul Ruidiaz scored two late goals, including the winner in second-half stoppage time, as the Seattle Sounders rallied for a 2-1 victory against the visiting San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday afternoon to earn a first-round bye in the MLS playoffs.
The Sounders, who entered the regular-season finale in fourth place in the Western Conference, won for the 14th time in their last 16 games to move into second and gain a spot in the conference semifinals. Seattle moved past FC Dallas, which lost 2-1 at...