MLS Ticker: Lampard doubtful vs. Fire, Jack Harrison update and more

MLS Ticker: Lampard doubtful vs. Fire, Jack Harrison update and more

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MLS Ticker: Lampard doubtful vs. Fire, Jack Harrison update and more

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MLS: Montreal Impact at New York City FC

With the new MLS season just around the corner, one notable injury will be felt this weekend, while a few teams are acquiring final pieces for their rosters.

New York City FC midfielder Frank Lampard is expected to miss the team’s season opener on Sunday against the Chicago Fire due to a calf strain. The Englishman suffered a similar calf injury in 2015, after joining NYCFC. (REPORT)

Fellow NYCFC midfielder Jack Harrison is currently recovering from a pelvic injury, and he’ll likely return to training in two months. After a report on Thursday stated that the first-round selection would miss the entire season, head coach Patrick Vieira told media that wasn’t the case. (REPORT)

Sporting Kansas City has reportedly agreed to terms with Chilean striker Diego Rubio Köstner. The 22-year old will join the team as a young designated player. (REPORT)

FC Dallas has sent Je-Vaughn Watson to the New England Revolution in exchange for the team’s third-round selection in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. (REPORT)

The San Jose Earthquakes have signed 2016 third-round MLS Draft pick Kip Colvey. (REPORT)

The Vancouver Whitecaps have increased its home-crowd capacity for the upcoming season. Three matches against the LA Galaxy, Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers will house 25,000 supporters at BC Place. (REPORT)

NYCFC will continue its radio broadcasting partnership with WFAN 660 AM (101.9 FM) in 2016. Glenn Crooks and Tom Kolker will again serve as the English broadcast team, while John Rojas will join Roberto Abramowitz on the Spanish feed. (REPORT)

Will NYCFC miss Lampard in their match vs. the Fire? What do you expect from Harrison this season? Can Köstner provide solid depth behind Dom Dwyer?

Share your thoughts below.

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