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MLS Ticker: Mancosu, Drogba, Kaka and more


The Montreal Impact brought in a reinforcement at striker on Thursday, while the team could be missing Didier Drogba for longer than expected.

The Impact announced the signing of Italian attacker Matteo Mancosu on loan from Serie A side Bologna. The 31-year-old spent the second half of last season with Carpi on loan. (REPORT)

Drogba could miss more time with the Impact, as the striker is reportedly set to travel to Qatar next week for a friendly¬†match with close friend Samuel Eto’o. The 36-year-old missed last Saturday’s win against the New England Revolution with a thigh injury. (REPORT)

Kaka will reportedly miss Orlando City’s next match against the Houston Dynamo. The Brazilian left the team’s 4-0 loss against FC Dallas with a calf injury. (REPORT)

Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv has reportedly placed a $700,000 bid for D.C. United centerback Steve Birnbaum. (REPORT)

The New York Red Bulls are reportedly shopping midfielder Lloyd Sam with the hopes of acquiring target allocation money for the veteran. Sam has been with the Red Bulls since 2012, after joining the club from English side Leeds United. (REPORT)

The Vancouver Whitecaps have sent striker Octavio Rivero to Chilean side Colo Colo. The 24-year-old netted 14 goals in 52 appearances for the Whitecaps. (REPORT)

  • johnnyrazor

    Pretty decent shot of playing at least in the CL qualifying rounds every year and at worst the Europa League qualifiers. Seems to be rated right around Scotland or the Scandinavian leagues. However, if Aaron Schoenfeld can be as effective as he was last year, not so sure the league is even that good.


    • Helium-3

      League is not that good. Krupnik guy who was with RBNY never made more than a few appearances and he was a veteran of the Israeli league.

      They will be playing in the EL qualifying round this season.


  • Brain Guy

    Montreal’s Italian pipeline remains functional, I see. The Drogba story, though, sounds bizarre — he’s missing time with his club so he can play a friendly with his buddy? And this after missing a club match with an injury?


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