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MLS Ticker: Veron, Asprilla injuries, D.C. signs Horton and more

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Photo by Logan Bowles/USA Today Sports

While D.C. United has officially added a new goalkeeper, a few players suffered injuries the weekend before the start of the 21st MLS season.

New York Red Bulls forward Gonzalo Veron suffered a potential hamstring injury after scoring a hat trick in his club’s 5-1 win over Jacksonville Armada FC on Saturday. He will undergo an MRI on Monday. (REPORT)

D.C. United has reportedly signed U.S. Under-23 Men’s National Team goalkeeper Charlie Horton. The 21-year-old recently played for English club Leeds United. (REPORT)

The Fire, who recently shipped Harry Shipp to the Montreal Impact, announced the signing of 27-year-old John Goossens on Monday. The Dutch midfielder and forward has agreed to a two-year contract with a club option to extend for another year. (REPORT)

Portland Timbers winger Dairon Asprilla rolled his ankle in his club’s preseason match against the Chicago Fire on Saturday. (REPORT)

The LA Galaxy are reportedly interested in acquiring Daniele De Rossi, whose contract with AS Roma runs until the summer of 2017. The five-time MLS Cup champions are allegedly considering offering the 32-year-old $7.6 million (7 million) per year. (REPORT)

Is Goossens a good signing for the Fire? Think Veron will miss time with the Red Bulls?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. I don’t see how the Galaxy could get de Rossi unless they wait till next season after they jettison Gerrard. I read the report on the Fire acquisition, Goosens, and he has had quite a circuitous background. He played in the Dutch league, most recently Feynoord, a good club, then in 2014 he left for a team in India and is now in the Romanian first division. What would make someone go from a good club in Holland to India? Seeking spiritual enlightenment? Seems strange.

    • Journalists and agents are always linking big name players with the Galaxy. Sometimes it’s true, but mostly not. The Galaxy have a club policy of never discussing a player who is not signed with the club.
      Gerrard is leaving after this season, but his DP position will most likely go to De Jong and Dos Santos has 3-4 more years on his contract. That just leaves Keano, who will be 36 this year and will, if he doesn’t have it already, have a UEFA PRO license and will most likely be looking at retirement, maybe even after this season.
      It’s not unlike the Galaxy to start putting together a long list of potential DP’s, and that usually means contacting agents, etc, which starts of the rumor mill as they are never discreet. Also never believe the money offered, those are agent wishes. As for De Rossi, no club will make him an offer that big for more than a year, as he is 32 and his market value will plunge pretty quickly. He has also like Gerrard as he has spent his whole career at AS Roma and has never been subject to the real-life transfer market.


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