In wake of the Chicago Fire’s most recent trade, a replacement for Harry Shipp may reportedly be coming from the top Dutch league.
The Fire are reportedly interested in acquiring 29-year-old midfielder Michael de Leeuw, who currently plays for FC Groningen, but allegedly had their bid rejected by the Dutch club. He has scored six goals so far during the 2015-16 Eredivisie season, but the Fire would reportedly need to negotiate with the Philadelphia Union over his Discover rights. (REPORT)
Orlando City SC midfielder Cristian Higuita was named to Colombia’s Under-23 team ahead of two friendlies against Honduras in at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Colombia’s U-23s are preparing for a Olympic qualification playoff series against the U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team. (REPORT)
The New York Red Bulls announced changes to its youth development system, with Red Bulls Academy Director Bob Montgomery taking the new role of director of coaching education and youth partnerships. (REPORT)
D.C. United has reportedly agreed to extend its partnership deal with Leidos through 2018. (REPORT)
Double Post Bar, personalized by the Timbers Army, will open at Providence Park against the Columbus Crew on March 6. The bar is named after Sporting Kansas City defender Saad Abdul-Salaam’s infamous penalty miss, which hit both posts in the ninth round of the playoff shootout vs. the Timbers last year. (REPORT)
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