Tyler Boyd is the latest American player to make his move to MLS with hopes of getting his career back on track.
Boyd signed a one-year contract with the L.A. Galaxy on Monday, the club announced. The 28-year-old midfielder/winger makes the move to MLS from Turkish side Besiktas, where he totaled four goals and one assist in 35 career appearances for the club.
Boyd has totaled 275 matches during his professional career, which has also featured stops in New Zealand and Portugal. In addition to his time with Besiktas, Boyd also featured for Rizespor, Sivasspor, and Ankaragucu.
“We’d like to welcome Tyler to the LA Galaxy,” said LA Galaxy Head Coach and Sporting Director Greg Vanney. “Tyler is a highly motivated player with a wealth of experience, a high work rate and a capacity to finish attacks. We look forward to integrating him into the team this season.”
Boyd has earned 10 caps with the U.S. men’s national team to date, scoring two goals and adding one assist.
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Toronto FC adds Brandon Servania in trade with FC Dallas
Toronto FC added a promising midfield talent on Monday with Brandon Servania joining the club in an inter-conference trade.
Servania was acquired in a deal with FC Dallas, which saw Jesus Jimenez head to Texas in exchange. FC Dallas also acquired a 2023 international roster slot, while TFC will retain a portion of Jimenez’s salary budget charge.
“Brandon is a smart young footballer who will add to the quality of our group,” said Toronto FC Head Coach and Sporting Director Bob Bradley. “Brandon has an eye for combining in the midfield and playing forward quickly while providing hard running from box to box. I’d also like to thank Jesús for his contributions and wish him well with his new club.”
The 23-year-old Servania signed with FC Dallas as a Homegrown player in 2018 and proceeded to score five goals and add seven assists in 74 appearances for the club. He also was loaned to USL Championship side Tulsa Roughnecks FC (2018) and Austrian Bundesliga side SKN St. Pölten (2021).
Internationally, Servania earned his first called-up to the USMNT in 2020 and made his senior team debut in an international friendly against Costa Rica in Feb. 2020.
Jiménez, 29, recently completed his first season with Toronto FC, where he scored 10 goals in 37 appearances across all competitions. He originally signed with TFC in Feb. 2022 and now joins Nico Estevez’s squad in Frisco.
Whitecaps acquire striker Sergio Cordova
Venezuelan international striker Sergio Cordova received a first taste of MLS in 2022 with Real Salt Lake and now has a new opportunity in Canada this season.
The Vancouver Whitecaps announced Monday they’ve acquired the 25-year-old from German Bundesliga side FC Augsburg, signing him to a Designated Player deal. Cordova’s contract runs through the 2025 MLS season with an option for 2026.
Real Salt Lake received Vancouver’s first-round pick in the 2024 MLS SuperDraft as part of the move, in addition to up to $300,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM).
“Sergio is a player who impressed us during his first year in MLS with Real Salt Lake and arrives in Vancouver as he enters his prime,” Vancouver sporting director Axel Schuster said in a release. “He fits the profile of a striker we want to have amongst our group. He is a proven goalscorer in our league, brings size and strength, as well as tenacity in the final third. We’re excited to welcome Sergio to Vancouver and our club.”
Cordova tallied 11 goals and two assists across 35 all-competition games for RSL last season and gives Vanni Sartini a new attacking presence following Lucas Cavallini’s departure to Liga MX this offseason. He joins Brian White and Simon Becher in the Whitecaps attacking corps ahead of their Feb. 25 season opener against RSL.
Real Salt Lake adds Moses Nyeman on loan for 2023
Real Salt Lake bolstered its attacking options on Monday in the form of 19-year-old talent Moses Nyeman.
Nyeman signed with the Western Conference club on loan through the 2023 MLS season, RSL announced. RSL also has the option to purchase Nyeman outright from Belgian second-tier club Beveren.
“Moses has shown well during this preseason in Utah, and has assimilated well to the group dynamic the last several weeks,” said Real Salt Lake General Manager Elliot Fall. “We believe the glut of MLS experience gained at such a young age at D.C. United and his brief time with Beveran, as well as his life journey from Liberia to the U.S. youth national team system, have brought him to a point where he can contribute here.”
Nyeman, 19, joined Beveren last August, following four seasons with both Loudoun United and D.C. United from 2019-22. In October, 2019, Nyeman became D.C. United’s second-youngest signing ever, as a 15-year-old homegrown.
He registered three assists in 32 MLS appearances for D.C. United before transferring to Belgium.
- Roman Burki has been St Louis CITY SC’s first-ever MLS captain, the Western Conference club announced Monday. The former Borussia Dortmund shot-stopper joined STL last season, featuring in MLS NEXT Pro with St Louis CITY2. Veteran defender Tim Parker has been named vice-captain.