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MLS Ticker: Pfeffer, RSL, Atlanta United and more

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Zach Pfeffer is moving to the Colorado Rapids to complete a trade, Yura Movsisyan is re-joining Real Salt Lake and more:

The Philadelphia Union are sending 21-year-old Pfeffer to the Colorado Rapids to complete the exchange for the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday’s MLS Draft. Pfeffer joined the Union as a Homegrown player, and scored three goals in 30 appearances over five years. (REPORT)

Real Salt Lake has acquired Movsisyan on a one-year loan, with an option to purchase, from Spartak Moscow. The forward previously spent three years with RSL before playing abroad. (REPORT)

Atlanta United officially announced a partnership with USL club Charleston Battery, with the potential to have the affiliation extended beyond one year. (REPORT)

The LA Galaxy have reportedly placed a bid for Aston Villa centerback Joleon Lescott. (REPORT)

Orlando City SC announced Bobby Murphy as the club’s new assistant coach under head coach Adrian Heath. He will also serve as the technical coordinator for the Lions’ academy. (REPORT)

Former New York City FC midfielder Sebastian Velasquez is joining USL expansion side Rayo OKC, ending his four-year stint in MLS. (REPORT)

Will Pfeffer do well with the Rapids? How successful will Movsisyan be with RSL?

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  1. Philadelphia sheesh. What are they thinking?? Pfeffer is a homegrown product with genuine quality and a bright future – only overlooked for the u20 WC because the U.S. was so deep at CM… I do not understand this move at all. Maybe someone who follows the Union more closely can comment, but from an outsider’s perspective this looks like another boneheaded move from a lousy front office.


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