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MLS Ticker: Mullins, Kaka, friendlies and more

Photo by Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports
Photo by Vincent Carchietta/USA TODAY Sports

Following the reported trade of Fabian Espindola, D.C. United is reportedly set to acquire a new forward.

D.C. United is reportedly set to acquire forward Patrick Mullins from NYCFC in exchange for an international spot and allocation money. (REPORT)

Kaka participated in Orlando City training on Wednesday and could feature Saturday when the Lions take on the Columbus Crew. (REPORT)

Real Salt Lake fell, 2-1, to Inter Milan in Tuesday’s international friendly. Following Jordan Allen’s 18th minute opener, RSL conceded just moments before halftime as Danilo D’Ambrosio leveled the scoreline. Stefan Jovetic provided the winner in second half stoppage time. (REPORT)

The Vancouver Whitecaps earned a 2-2 draw with Premier League side Crystal Palace. David Edger opened the scoring moments into the second half before Fraser Campbell fired two back for Palace. Kendall Waston scored the Whitecaps’ second, as the two sides played to a draw. (REPORT)

The Columbus Crew are reportedly nearing a deal for Nicolai Naess, a 23-year-old defender that previously featured for Norway’s Stabaek. (REPORT)

Harrison Afful’s red card was rescinded by the MLS Disciplinary Committee, while Lloyd Sam and Fabinho earned fines for hands to the face and simulation, respectively. (REPORT)


  1. So DC should have had to play the whole second half a man down and instead got to play 20 minutes a man up. Yet no punishment for the referee who blew both of them? If your review committee makes three corrections for a weekends worth of matches and two are from the same official how is he not fined or suspended?

    • Maybe it just isn’t made public? Maybe he has been disciplined internally? Regardless, you shouldn’t be surprised, I can’t really think of many circumstances when an official was publicly suspended and publicly embarrassed by the league they work for.

      • You are right it doesn’t happen very often. I remember a few times in college football where crews were suspended for the following week, I think most recently Miami vs Duke last season when Miami scored on a multi lateral play at the end of the game, in which multiple penalties were not called. I believe the NFL has done it a time or two as well.

  2. Excellent pickup with Mullins. Hard-working youngster with very good technique for finishing and excellent tactical sense in the goal box. Like a young version of Wondo but actually has technique so he finishes off his chances.


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