MLS Ticker: Union sign Ilsinho, Earthquakes add Quintero, preseason and more

MLS Ticker: Union sign Ilsinho, Earthquakes add Quintero, preseason and more

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MLS Ticker: Union sign Ilsinho, Earthquakes add Quintero, preseason and more

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Wednesday was filled with MLS preseason action, but a couple teams made headlines with more signings.

The Union announced the signing of former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Ilsinho on Wednesday. The 30-year-old, who has made one appearance for the Brazilian national team, featured in 175 games and scored 22 goals while claiming five titles with the Ukrainian club. (REPORT)

Panamanian international midfielder Alberto Quintero has joined the San Jose Earthquakes on loan from Lobos BUAP for the 2016 season. The midfielder started all six of Panama’s matches at this past summer’s Gold Cup. (REPORT)

Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact played to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday in a preseason friendly. (REPORT)

FC Cincinnati slipped past New York City FC, 2-1, with all three goals coming after the 89th minute. NYCFC’s lone goal was scored by Tommy McNamara. (REPORT)

A goal and an assist from Teal Bunbury led the way as the New England Revolution topped the Houston Dynamo, 2-1, in Tucson. (REPORT)

Federico Higuain and Ethan Finlay provided goals as the Columbus Crew drew with Swope Park Rangers, 2-2, at the Desert Diamond Cup. (REPORT)

Led by a brace from rookie Homegrown midfielder Joey Calistri, the Chicago Fire thrashed Minnesota United, 4-0. Kingsley Bryce and Arturo Alvarez joined Calistri on the scoresheet. (REPORT)

A brace from Paulo Nagamura added to goals from Dom Dwyer and Seth Sinovic as Sporting Kansas City trampled the Colorado Rapids, 4-1, in the Desert Diamond Cup. Offseason signing Zach Pfeffer scored the Rapids’ lone goal. (REPORT)

Vancouver Whitecaps forwards Blas Perez and Octavio Rivero led the way in a 2-0 victory over the Portland Timbers. (REPORT)

The New York Red Bulls and the Philadelphia Union failed to muster a goal in a 0-0 draw in Clearwater, Florida. Union signing Ilsinho was sent off shortly before halftime with a second yellow card. (REPORT)

Colorado Rapids defender Joe Greenspan will spend the start of the 2016 season serving the U.S. Navy in San Diego. (REPORT)

What do you think of the new signings? Any surprises or concerns from Thursday’s results? Which team has impressed you most this preseason?

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