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The Daily Dirt, December 15: LAFC Making Moves

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MLS stays busy during a silent day for Atlanta

MLS: LAFC Groundbreaking Ceremony Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Beckham sees daylight

David Beckham’s expansion project got some good news, three new additional owners have been added to Miami ownership group. Masayoshi Son, Jorge and Jose Mas will now be apart of the extensive Miami project that has now been dragged out for 3 years. Beckham, the former Manchester United, Real Madrid, and LA Galaxy star, will be looking to finally secure a spot in MLS within the next two years.

LAFC following the path of Atlanta?

Yesterday, LAFC confirmed the signing of striker Diego Rossi. Rossi, 19, comes in on a young DP contract, which will give LAFC extra flexibility as compared to a normal DP. He made his debut with his club, Penarol, two years ago and hasn’t looked back since, making 46 appearances to go along with 13 goals. On top of that, he has made 39 appearances with 10 goals for the Uruguayan national team.

This move adds to the list of big moves made by this expansion club. Before Rossi, they have already brought in Mexican international forward Carlos Vela and traded for two key MLS defenders (Laurent Ciman and Walker Zimmerman), along with a few expansion draftees Blessing, Miller, and Urena and loaned in Omar Gaber. LAFC’s aggressive approach is similar to that of Atlanta, whose aggressiveness in spending lead them to the playoffs in their inaugural season.


Domestic

Major League Soccer scoring goals on race and gender (ESPN)

Rumor: LAFC eyeing Portuguese midfielder Francisco Geraldes (AngelesOnParade)

LA Galaxy acquire 2019 MLS SuperDraft conditional fourth-round selection from Colorado Rapids (LAGalaxy)

Christian Pulisic wins 2017 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year (USSoccer)

International

Wayne Rooney strikes again as Everton add to Newcastle’s problems (TheGuardian)

Ligue 1 Follows La Liga lead by Adopting VAR from 2018-19 (Goal)