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MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

2019/2020 Season

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10 Seattle 0 0 0 0
11 Kansas City 0 0 0 0
12 Vancouver 0 0 0 0
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FC Cincinnati selects UCLA's Frankie Amaya with top pick in MLS SuperDraft

Frankie Amaya, left, poses for a picture with MLS commissioner Don Garber after FC Cincinnati picked him No. 1 in the SuperDraft.
Frankie Amaya is the youngest player in this year's draft.

Expansion side FC Cincinnati selected UCLA midfielder Frankie Amaya No. 1 overall in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft on Friday.

"This is what I worked my whole life for," Amaya told MLSSoccer.com at the draft in Chicago. "This is a crazy moment."

Amaya, 18, is the youngest player in the draft, but his upside is such that he's expected to adapt well to the professional game, even in a central playmaking role that is usually the domain of foreign players.

The Generation Adidas player spent just one season...

Sporting KC, Peter Vermes win MLS' newly created exec and academy awards

Ale Moreno looks at the highs and lows for Major League Soccer in 2018 ranging from die-hard fans, pitch invaders, Vikings and absolutely bonkers celebrations.

Major League Soccer has created two new end-of-season awards -- MLS Sporting Executive of the Year and MLS Academy of the Year -- and Sporting Kansas City took top honors in both.

The Sporting Executive of the Year -- recognized as the Chief Soccer Officer (CSO) in a team's technical organization that demonstrates exemplary leadership, dedication and strategic vision in guiding his or her club to success -- went to SKC's Peter Vermes with Kansas City also claiming the academy award.

"Traditionally,...

German second-tier club Paderborn sign Sporting KC's Shelton, UCLA's Kamara

Khiry Shelton celebrates after scoring a goal for Sporting Kansas City in MLS.
Sporting KC forward Khiry Shelton is joining 2.Bundesliga side Paderborn.

German side Paderborn have signed two forwards playing in the United States to help their bid for promotion back to the Bundesliga.

The second-division club say Khiry Shelton is joining from Major League Soccer side Sporting Kansas City and Mohamed Kamara is switching from UCLA. Both took part in training on Saturday.

The 25-year-old Shelton, who made his MLS debut in 2015 for New York City FC, is getting a contract through June 2021.

The 21-year-old Kamara, who was born in Monrovia, Liberia, scored...

Edgar Castillo traded to Revolution; Kelyn Rowe goes to Sporting KC; Diego Rubio to Rapids

Edgar Castillo will head to the New England Revolution, Kelyn Rowe will go to Sporting Kansas City, and Diego Rubio will play for Colorado Rapids following two trades on Tuesday involving the three clubs.

The Revolution acquired Castillo for Rowe from Colorado. The Rapids then sent Rowe, $200,000 in general allocation money, and $100,000 in target allocation money to Kansas City for Rubio.

Castillo made 28 starts for Colorado under Anthony Hudson in his debut MLS season following a long career in...

Sporting Kansas City signs free agent Rodney Wallace, trades for Erik Hurtado

Rodney Wallace looks on during New York City FC's MLS match against Orlando City.
Rodney Wallace has signed with Sporting Kansas City as a free agent after a two-year stint with New York City FC.

Sporting Kansas City has signed free-agent defender Rodney Wallace to a one-year contract, the club announced on Friday.

The 30-year-old joins the Western Conference regular-season champions after a two-year stint with New York City FC, where he registered five goals and eight assists in 46 appearances.

"Sporting KC is a passionate club that knows how to win," Wallace said in a statement. "There are a lot of key aspects here to winning, from the players and staff to the facilities and fans. The...