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MLS Ticker: Diaz, Grabavoy, Sapong and more

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The bad news just got worse for FC Dallas.

FC Dallas star Mauro Diaz is reportedly facing up to 8 months out after surgery on Wednesday for his injury picked up over the weekend. (REPORT)

Portland Timbers midfielder Ned Grabavoy announced his retirement at the end of the season. Grabavoy made 301 appearances over 13 seasons and won two MLS cups and a U.S. Open Cup. (REPORT)

C.J. Sapong of the Philadelphia Union is reportedly suffering from a concussion but is progressing quickly through the protocol. (REPORT)

Marky Delgado signed a new multi-year contract to remain with Toronto FC. (REPORT)

MLS matches on ESPN struggled to draw viewership this weekend, with the Portland Timbers and the Colorado Rapids drawing 178,000 and the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC drawing 161,000. (REPORT)

Don Garber believes MLS still needs marquee European names in order to attract more fans and sponsors. (REPORT)

Italian team Bologna is reportedly eyeing a partnership with the Montreal Impact. (REPORT)

Changes to construction plans for Mercedez-Benz Stadium, future home of Atlanta United, reportedly total $209 million. (REPORT)

2 comments
  • Lost in Space

    Delgado has been a nice surprise this season. He’s a Competent young 2 way midfielder who’s got a good motor and passing range. He’s improved greatly this year with the increase in his minutes. Glad he was able to get a contract extension.

    Yes MLS still need marquee European names…but they need to be the right names at the right time, and for the right reasons. Players like Villa, Keane, Dempsey, & Bradley have been positives for the league by improving our level of play. While players like Marquez, Lampard, Gerrard, and others have been a distraction taking away from league due to consistent injury and/or poor play. We need more of the first type of player…..and none of the second type. It’s difficult to tell who will be successful in our league….but teams need to do a better job of evaluation.

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  • J.Thomas

    Seattle is a bunch of no-talent hacks completely responsible for injuring both Acosta and Diaz, two of the leagues top players. MLS needs to straighten that crap up. Seattle was hacking during the entire game and should have been punished for it.

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