MLS Ticker: Avila may leave on loan, D.C. hires new assistant coach and more

MLS Ticker: Avila may leave on loan, D.C. hires new assistant coach and more

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MLS Ticker: Avila may leave on loan, D.C. hires new assistant coach and more

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FC Dallas midfielder Eric Avila may soon be playing in Mexico.

Avila is on his way to Guadalajara to potentially seal a six-month loan to Primera Division side Atlas, FC Dallas announced on Friday. Should he join Atlas, he would be the second MLS player to go there this season after Chicago sold Gaston Puerari to Atlas a couple of weeks ago.

Avila, 23, has played sparingly this season in FC Dallas' crowded midfield. His only goal this season was a game-winning goal against Vancouver on April 23 that sealed FCD's victory at Empire Field on the day that David Ferreira fractured his ankle.

Here are a few more items from around MLS:


D.C. United has hired former Ajax player and Dutch international Sonny Silooy as an assistant coach on Ben Olsen's staff.

Silooy, who most recently coached the Dayton Dutch Lions of the USL Premier Development League last season, will be responsible for scouting, video analysis and player development.

Following his playing career at Ajax, Silooy spent time as a coach in Ajax's De Toekomst academy.


The New England Revolution declined contract options on Marko Perovic and Ilija Stolica ahead of Friday's league deadline to do so.

Perovic, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, reportedly requested that the club not pick up his option.

Stolica had been loaned to USL Pro side FC New York in April.


Jamaica international midfielder Omar Daley is on trial with the San Jose Earthquakes. The 30-year-old Daley contributed to Jamaica's Gold Cup run by scoring in the Reggae Boyz' opener against Grenada.

Daley, a right winger, most recently played for England League Two side Bradford City and has previously played in the United States for the Charleston Battery.


What do you think about a potential loan to Atlas for Avila? Do you see Silooy having a positive effect on D.C.? What do you think the moves mean for the Revs? Hope to see Daley stick in San Jose?

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