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LAFC confirms Kaye signing


Feb. 5: Los Angeles FC has announced the signing of Canada international Mark-Anthony Kaye.

Goal reported last week that the expansion side was on the verge of acquiring the 23-year-old midfielder from USL side Louisville City, with LAFC confirming the deal Monday.

“Mark-Anthony is an exciting player who has shown creativity and good football both at Louisville City and at the international level,” LAFC coach Bob Bradley said in a news release. “He gives our club another talented option as we build our roster for the season.”


Timbers sign Paredes on loan


Cristhian Paredes Sol de America

Feb. 2: The Portland Timbers have announced the signing of midfielder Cristhian Paredes on loan from Liga MX side Club America.

The deal for the 19-year-old central midfielder, who has one cap for the Paraguay national team, includes an option to buy.

Paredes moved from Paraguay Primera Division side Club Sol de America to Club America in 2017 but made just two Copa MX starts for the Liga MX giants.


Crew sign former U.S. international Clark


Ricardo Clark Houston Dynamo

Feb. 2: The Columbus Crew have signed free agent defensive midfielder Ricardo Clark.

Clark, 34, has played 10 of his 13 seasons in MLS with the Houston Dynamo.

Clark has received 33 caps for the U.S. national team but has not made an international appearance since 2012.


Red Bulls add Venezuela youth international


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Feb. 2: The New York Red Bulls have signed teenage midfielder Cristian Casseres Jr. from Venezuelan first division side Deportivo La Guaira.

Casseres, 18, played 13 games in the Venezuela top division in 2017, scoring one goal.

Casseres has featured for the Venezuela youth national teams but has yet to receive a senior cap.


Ruiz signs with Real Salt Lake


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Feb. 2: Real Salt Lake has announced the signing of midfielder Pablo Ruiz from San Luis of Chile’s top division.

The 19-year-old played in 10 games in 2017 for San Luis, starting seven.

The Argentina-born Ruiz represented his birth nation as a youth international but is set to play for Chile on the senior level.


Orlando City gets Tarek on loan


Jason Kreis Orlando City

Feb. 2: Orlando City has announced the signing of center back Amro Tarek on loan with an option to buy from Wadi Degla of the Egyptian Premier League.

Tarek, 25, was in his first year with Wadi Degla, making 11 appearances for the club. He spent the previous season with Egyptian side Enppi Club.


Toronto FC signs van der Wiel


Van der Wiel Cagliari

Feb 1: Toronto FC has confirmed the signing of right back Gregory van der Wiel from Italian club Cagliari.

The Dutch international has also played for Ajax, PSG and Fenerbahce, and started the 2010 World Cup final for his country.