MLS Ticker: St. Louis expansion, Union, Cato and more

MLS Ticker: St. Louis expansion, Union, Cato and more


MLS Ticker: St. Louis expansion, Union, Cato and more


Photo by Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports

Photo by Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports

One city appears to already be the favorite for an MLS expansion spot.

MLS commissioner Don Garber insists that the league will begin searching for a stadium site in St. Louis immediately. He did not promise St. Louis an expansion spot, but he did say that now “is the right time” and a team could open as soon as 2020. (REPORT)

The Philadelphia Union announced the acquisition of 25-year-old Dutch midfielder Roland Alberg from Eredivisie club ADO Den Haag. The Union used Targeted Allocation Money, and inked him for two years. (REPORT)

The San Jose Earthquakes re-signed 23-year-old midfielder Cordell Cato to a multi-year deal. The Trinidad & Tobago international has been a member of the Earthquakes since 2013, appearing in 28 regular-season games in 2015. (REPORT)

The New York Red Bulls and broadcast partner MSG Networks have agreed to a multi-year rights extension. MSG Networks will televise at least 17 Red Bulls match in 2016. (REPORT)

FC Dallas defeated the New England Revolution, 2-1, in Casa Grande, Arizona. Rookie Timo Pitter scored both goals for FC Dallas, while Revolution rookie Michael Gamble assisted Steve Neumann’s score. (REPORT)

FC Dallas also made a move on Friday morning by agreeing to a new contract with defender Walker Zimmerman, who appeared in 20 games last year in the regular season. (REPORT)

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