While teams have started their preseason schedules, the contract dispute between Kei Kamara and the Columbus Crew has heated up.
Kamara, 31, is attempting to negotiate a new contract with the Crew after scoring 22 goals and providing eight assists in 2015. Talking about his latest proposal, he said, “I don’t think it’s ridiculous or out of hand. Columbus doesn’t have a lot of players making high figures, and for us to be a team to compete and continue going in the direction we want to go, I should be one of those players rewarded for what I am doing.” (REPORT)
Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong, 31, will reportedly sign a one-year deal with the Galaxy. The announcement of the signing is expected to come some time this week, and he will reportedly earn less than $1 million with the club using targeted allocation money. (REPORT)
Real Salt Lake defeated San Diego State, 1-0, after Javier Morales scored the game’s only goal. (REPORT)
The San Jose Earthquakes thumped San Francisco Stompers FC, 8-0, at Avaya Stadium. Tommy Thompson and Cordell Cato each found the back of the net, while Adam Jahn scored four times, Chad Barrett scored once and assisted four and rookie Patrick Hodan scored once and assisted once. (REPORT)
The LA Galaxy won their first preseason game, 2-1, against Armenian side FC Shirak at StubHub Center on Saturday. Jose Villarreal scored a brace for the Galaxy. (REPORT)
Rookie Tsubasa Endoh scored once and Jordan Hamilton netted from the penalty spot for Toronto FC in the club’s 2-2 tie against UC Irvine on Saturday. (REPORT)
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