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MLS Ticker: Crew, Zimmerman, RSL and more


News from the U.S. Men’s National Team’s January camp may be stealing the spotlight, but a couple reports from Scandinavia have revealed an MLS player to be and potential Viking FK signee.

The Columbus Crew are reportedly nearing a deal to acquire 24-year-old Odense Boldklub winger Emil Larsen. The Danish international has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with an option to extend. (REPORT)

An American defender may soon be heading to Norway, as 22-year-old centerback Walker Zimmerman reportedly started a trial with Viking FK. He has made 37 regular-season appearances for FC Dallas during the previous three seasons. (REPORT)

Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen wants to create a “world-class” training facility and academy in the Salt Lake Valley. A formal announcement of the plans could come as early as February. (REPORT)

LA Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard says he doesn’t think he’s cut out to be a manager just yet, and may possibly take a job with the English Football Association, if a position or role is available, when he retires. (REPORT)

Expect Larsen to contribute to the Crew? What do you think of Real Salt Lake’s potential soccer facility? Think Zimmerman will do well abroad?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. I hope we can hang on to Zimm unless we’re planning on making a big, possibly DP, CB signing in the next month…he’s a great young talent and I’d be sad to see him go, but if this is the best thing for him and his career then I’m happy for him.


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