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MLS Ticker: Sarvas, Aristeguieta, Atlanta United and more

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Photo by Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY Sports

While the winter transfer window for some leagues ended in Europe, there were a few MLS clubs involved in the action on a busy Monday.

D.C. United acquired 34-year-old midfielder Marcelo Sarvas from the Colorado Rapids, sending Targeted Allocation Money and a 2018 conditional draft pick to the Western Conference club. Sarvas made 25 appearances for the Rapids in 2015, scoring twice and providing one assist. (REPORT)

Venezuelan striker Fernando Aristeguieta will reportedly not play with the Philadelphia Union in 2016. The 23-year-old forward was a Designated Player for the Union last season, earning approximately $350,000 according to MLS Players Union data. (REPORT)

Atlanta United FC has signed midfielder Junior Burgos. The 27-year-old was directly sent out to NASL side Tampa Bay Rowdies on a season-long loan deal. (REPORT)

Ian Fuller, who was recently with Orlando City SC’s coaching staff, has joined Minnesota United FC as an assistant coach on the team’s technical staff. (REPORT)

Real Betis Balompié has loaned 23-year-old Egyptian defender Amro Tarek to the Columbus Crew on loan until June. The deal includes an option to extend the loan until December. (REPORT)

The Portland Timbers have transferred midfielder George Fochive to Danish club Viborg FF. The 23-year-old played in 11 games for the MLS Cup champions in 2015. (REPORT)

The Crew’s Rodrigo Saravia, who was selected 19th overall in the 2016 MLS Draft, has reportedly been called into the Guatemalan national team ahead of a friendly against Honduras on Feb. 10. (REPORT)

Toronto FC defeated California State Fullerton, 4-0, at Anteater Stadium on Monday. Sebastian Giovinco, Luca Uccello, Molham Babouli and Jay Chapman scored the goals for TFC. (REPORT)

How do you think Sarvas will do with D.C. United? What do you think of Aristeguieta leaving the Union? Think the Crew’s new reported addition will do well in MLS?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. What is wrong with my team DC United? They are doing well so its hard to argue but why go after aged players?
    Marcelo Sarvas 34
    Davy Arnaud 35
    Bobby Boswell 32
    Chris Rolfe 33
    Álvaro Saborío 33
    If you are bent on going after old players go after:
    John Terry 35
    Ronaldinho 35
    Xabi Alonso 34
    Michael Carrick 34
    Samuel Eto’o 34
    Phil Jagielka 33
    Michael Essien 33
    Daniel Alves da Silva 32
    Yaya Touré 32
    Robinho 32
    and put fans in the stands

    • hamid and rolfe were the only reason we weren’t a disaster (again) last year. with hamid out, i’m prepared for another historically bad season.

      (would love to have terry or alves here, but can’t see us paying the money.)

    • He showed very well in his limited minutes and was rated highly in Portland. He was never going to crack the Nagbe-Valeri-Chara trio on a regular basis so Portland could afford to cash in while his stock is high. I also suspect the potential of Nick Besler also made this move possible.

    • As a general observation, I think it is a good sign that MLS is now selling and loaning more and more players to Europe and Mexico. This is an indicator that the talent level is improving when Portland is able to sell a player to a team in Denmark because he wasn’t going to break into their lineup. Also, note that both Omar Gonzalez and Jorge Villafana have become regulars for their Mexican teams.


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