The New York Cosmos have agreed on contract terms with former Real Madrid and Spain striker Raul, a source with knowledge of the negotiations told ESPNFC.com.
The Spanish icon is expected to sign the contract as soon as this week and will join the NASL club in time for the 2015 spring season. He will also head up the Cosmos' youth academy, which is expected to launch next year. While Raul's exact salary is not known, the source said that the player has agreed to a multi-year deal.
Raul, 37, made...
Minor league midfielder Miguel Ibarra will be included on the U.S. national team's roster for next month's friendlies against Ecuador and Honduras, multiple sources told ESPNFC.com.
Ibarra, a 5-foot-7 winger known for his blazing speed, has helped Minnesota United to the top spot in the second-tier North American Soccer League this season.
The 24-year-old Lancaster, Calif. native had the equalizing goal and a late game-winning assist in Minnesota's 3-2, comeback win in Ottawa on Sunday.