MLS front-office personnel, get out your checkbooks. Silly season has arrived.
The MLS summer transfer window opens today, with teams able to bolster their rosters in hopes of making a postseason push in the coming months. The New York Red Bulls, for one, have already suggested that they are closing in on a major Designated Player signing to assist their attack, while the Columbus Crew are also reportedly on the DP hunt.
A number of players have already signed with teams over the past few weeks and months, and they are eligible to play for their new sides as early as tonight, assuming all of the necessary paperwork has been completed and obtained. Montreal Impact striker Marco Di Vaio is expected to make his debut tonight against Toronto FC in the lone mid-week game on the schedule.
Here are the newest additions to the league:
Chicago Fire – Alex, M
Columbus Crew – Jairo Arrieta, F
Houston Dynamo – Oscar Boniek Garcia, M (DP)
Montreal Impact – Marco Di Vaio, F (DP)
Philadelphia Union – Bakary Soumare, D
Vancouver Whitecaps – Barry Robson, M (DP)
Excited for the official start to the MLS summer transfer season? Which players do you want to see your team acquire? Who do you think will be the Red Bulls’ big signing? Which of the new acquisitions do you see immediately helping their new teams?
Share your thoughts below.