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MLS Ticker: Zardes deal, Arnaud retires, Nagbe and Chara re-sign and more

Photo by Jennifer Buchanan/USA TODAY Sports
Photo by Jennifer Buchanan/USA TODAY Sports

One of the league’s bright stars has extended his future with his longtime team, while one of MLS’ longest serving players has called it a career.

Gyasi Zardes has reportedly signed a contract extension with the LA Galaxy. The U.S. Men’s National Team forward has reportedly signed for “multiple years” on a deal that utilizes Targeted Allocation Money. (REPORT)

Davy Arnaud has announced his retirement due to concussion-related issues. The 35-year-old, who played 14 years in MLS, will move into a full-time coaching position with D.C. United. (REPORT)

The Portland Timbers officially signed Darlington Nagbe and Diego Chara to multi-year deals on Thursday. The Timbers used Targeted Allocation Money to sign both. (REPORT)

The Chicago Fire have signed Arturo Alvarez to a one-year deal with a club option for 2017. The El Salvador international previously featured for the San Jose Earthquakes, FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake. (REPORT)

The New York Red Bulls have signed draft picks Justin Bilyeu and Zach Carroll to MLS contracts. (REPORT)

What do you think of the Zardes deal? What will you remember about Arnaud?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Davy – slow clap from Kansas City. What a player. What a career. End of an era – this guy has been so consistent for so long.


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