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MLS Ticker: Ronaldinho, Doyle, NYCFC and more


One of Brazil’s most exciting players of the past decade is considering a move to MLS, while the Colorado Rapids could be without one of their key attackers after a gruesome injury.

Former Barcelona star Ronaldinho is reportedly considering MLS or the Chinese Super League for his next move, according to his brother and agent Roberto Assis. The Brazilian left Fluminense in September, after a mutual agreement to terminate his contract. (REPORT)

Kevin Doyle was stretchered off the field during Friday’s international friendly between the Republic of Ireland and Switzerland. The Rapids forward is expected to miss two-to-four weeks with the injury. (REPORT)

New York City FC has purchased a large plot of land in Orangeburg, New York that the club will reportedly use to for its training facility. The club currently trains at SUNY Purchase, roughly 25 miles west of the new site. (REPORT)

The Seattle Sounders have created a free international roster spot after Tyrone Mears’ acquisition of his green card. The team now has seven international players on the roster. (REPORT)

Ahead of Saturday’s match against the Los Angeles Galaxy, the Vancouver Whitecaps have expanded BC Place capacity to 27,837. (REPORT)

D.C. United has signed 23-year old midfielder Andrea Mancini, after recently appearing for Hungarian side Szombathelyi Halidás. Mancini is the son of Roberto, head coach of Inter Milan. (REPORT)


What do you think of Ronaldinho’s reported interest in MLS? How will Doyle’s injury affect the Rapids?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Orlando’s always in the market for fat, washed up Brazilians – they just signed Baptista. maybe they’ll go after Ronaldinho, , the other Ronaldo and Romario next

  2. I’ve watched Ronaldinho for years. Including at his last club in July/Aug/Sept. If he comes to MLS I guarantee you he wins player of the yearly. He is head and shoulders above the current MLS talent pool. I guarantee it.

    • A lot of ifs there. An mls club must want him first. Than he has to actually last a year there. I dont see either of those happening

  3. Sounders seem to get green cards done pretty fast. Do other teams do them pretty fast/often as well? Seems like we have 1-2 a year and I don’t feel like I hear other teams as often, but I am not also looking for their news

  4. Uhh, orangeburg, home of the new site, is 25 miles WEST of where they currently are, not nice versa. They’re moving further away from yankee stadium

  5. One of Brazil’s most exciting players of the past decade is considering a move to MLS

    What he and his brother agent fail to acknowledge is an MLS club must also consider a move for Ronaldinho: I don’t believe that is the case.

    MLS even being linked with him, at this point in his current condition, is bad press. Then again, they only have themselves to blame for the retirement perception.

    • Yeah, a lot changes in a decade. I’d have done horrible unforgivable things to have had Ronaldinho in the MLS in 06. To be honest though, I’d still have to go see him play at least once. One of my favorites.


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