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MLS Ticker: Kenwyne Jones retires, Rapids sign Swedish midfielder, and more

Kenwyne Jones is hanging up his boots.

The former Premier Leaguer spent one last season of play with Atlanta United before calling it quits. The 33-year-old forward didn’t produce much for The Five Stripes. He only appeared in 17 matches with five starts. He only had two goals on the entire season.

Jones was the captain of the Trinidad and Tobago squad from 2011 until his international retirement in 2016. He made 82 appearances for his country, scoring 23 goals.

Rapids sign swedish midifelder

They may not have a coach, but the Colorado Rapids have added a new midfielder.

The Rapids added Swedish midfielder Johan Blomberg from AIK Fotboll. The 30-year-old is the first offseason signing of the year for the Rapids.

The midfielder has spent his entire pro career in Sweden up to this point, where he’s scored 29 goals and provided 39 assists since making his debut in 2009 with Angelholms FF in 2009.

atlanta united announces offseason roster moves

Atlanta United also announced their first run of offseason roster moves.

First, the club exercised contract options on the following players: goalkeeper Alec Kann, defender Mikey Ambrose, midfielders Julian Gressel and Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu and forward Romario Williams.

Atlanta also declined contracts to goalkeeper Alex Tambakis; defenders Mark Bloom, Zach Loyd and Tyrone Mears; midfielder Harrison Heath; and forward Jeffrey Otoo. They also declined a contract option on the above mentioned Kenwyne Jones.

lafc signs egyptian midfielder

Defensive midfielder Omar Gaber is officially coming to Los Angeles FC.

Gaber comes over from Swiss champions FC Basel, who are playing in the UEFA Champions League. The midfielder/defender also has experience working with LACF coach Bob Bradley, who was in charge of the Egyptian national team from 2011 to 2013.

orlando city bid for uruguayan MIDFIELDER rejected

Orlando City were trying to bid for Uruguayan midfielder Giorgian De Arrascaeta, who currently plays for Brazilian Serie A club Cruzeiro, but the move was rejected.

The Lions reportedly bid €6 million (about $7 million) for the 23-year-old, but the player was advised to stay put until after the 2018 World Cup, in hopes he might be called into the Uruguay squad.


yordy reyna questioned by police

Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Yordy Reyna is expected to be interviewed by police in connection with the death of a 16-year-old Peruvian volleyball player.

Reyna was out with the girl on Saturday night before he drove her and her boyfriend home to an apartment, where she reportedly collapsed and died of a cerebral and pulmonary edema.

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