Toronto FC aren’t the only ones making a significant splash lately.
As I’m sure you know by now, Major League Soccer has two teams joining the party this season. The most talked about of the two, Inter Miami, seemed to lack acquisitions. After finally naming a head coach, it seems like the ball is rolling for them now, as they are close to finishing a deal with Mexico international forward Rodolfo Pizarro to boost their starting lineup as opening day approaches.
Here’s what Inter Miami and the rest of our rivals have been up to.
Atlanta United: Atlanta United have hit the market. They added Matheus Rossetto to their roster only to face visa roadblocks that will have him sidelined for the start of the season. This week they brought winger Manual Castro to the states on loan from Estudiantes. The loan will have him in Atlanta until June with an option for the team to renew it through the rest of the season. The club is also the first MLS team to reach 1 million Twitter followers if that means anything to you.
Chicago Fire: Chicago Fire and Minnesota United did a nice little swap this week. The Fire sent Canadian Raheem Edwards, who made his debut with Toronto FC, to Minnesota. In exchange, defender Wyatt Omsberg will be joining the club. They added another asset to their backline. Veteran goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth is headed to Chicago after spending last season with Sacramento Republic FC.
FC Cincinnati: FC Cincinnati added an English Premier League player to their squad this week. Forward Jurgen Locadia from Brighton will be the team’s second Designated Player contract. The first was the transfer of Yuya Kubo back in January. They also picked up Adrien Regattin, a Moroccan midfielder, on an international roster spot.