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MLS Ticker: Van Damme, Figueroa, Ibeagha and more


Western Conference clubs have been busy making moves this Tuesday, even the five-time MLS Cup champions.

Belgian defender Jelle Van Damme has officially joined the LA Galaxy, confirming reports from earlier this month. The 32-year-old, who makes the move to MLS from Standard Liege in Belgium, was acquired by the Galaxy using Targeted Allocation Money. (REPORT)

FC Dallas acquired 32-year-old Maynor Figueroa in a trade with the Colorado Rapids, who received General Allocation Money in the deal. The Honduran international made 10 appearances for the Rapids in 2015. (REPORT)

The Houston Dynamo signed Sebastien Ibeagha, a product of the Dynamo Academy and former U.S. Under-20 defender, on Tuesday. The 24-year-old joined Danish club AC Horsens in 2014, but also played on loan at FC Fredericia, as well as Fram Reykjavik in Iceland. (REPORT)

New York City FC has claimed Mikey Lopez off of waivers, and the 22-year old midfielder will join the team’s preseason training camp in Fort Meyers, Florida. (REPORT)

The Colorado Rapids’ second-round selection in the 2016 MLS Draft will not be available for the upcoming season, as 6-foot-6 defender Joseph Greenspan is away on duty as a Naval officer. (REPORT)

Space Architecture + Design revealed its plans for a St. Louis MLS stadium near Union Station. (REPORT)

How will Van Damme fare in MLS? Will Figueroa play more minutes with FC Dallas? What do you think of the Dynamo’s addition of Ibeagha?

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  1. I for one will not be watching a single match this year played by the Galaxy.

    To sit by and accept this signing without criticizing it is the same as condoning that man’s past actions and I will have no part in such a shameless pursuit of silverware.

  2. Wow. so not only does MLS import a known racist in Van Damme…but it was an American who he racially abused! Shame.

    (shifting gears completely, as a former military brat, best of luck to Greenspan and I hope he still ends up continuing playing ball!)


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