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Atlanta trades Julian Gressel to D.C. United for up to $1.1m in allocation money

Alejandro Moreno explains why MLS is hopeful expansion side Charlotte can follow Atlanta United's lead.

D.C. United have acquired midfielder Julian Gressel from Atlanta United in exchange for up to $1.1 million in allocation money, the club announced on Tuesday.

The Washington Post and Atlanta Journal-Constitution were the first to report the news.

Atlanta will receive $650,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) for 2020, another $100,000 in TAM for 2021, and a further $350,000 in allocation money if certain incentives are met.

Up to $250,000 of the incentive-based allocation money looks easily attainable,...

D.C. United signs Peru midfielder Edison Flores from Morelia to DP spot

Alejandro Moreno says D.C. United need to think about the big picture if they're going to pursue Luka Modric.

D.C. United continued its roster reshuffle Tuesday, acquiring midfielder Edison Flores from Mexico's Morelia.

The Major League Soccer side will pay a $5 million transfer fee for Flores, according to multiple reports.

The 25-year old from Peru had 12 goals and six assists for Morelia across all competitions over the past two seasons and will occupy a designated player spot for D.C. United. He reportedly agreed on a five-year, $10 million deal that will include incentives.

"We are excited to add...

David Beckham's Inter Miami selects Clemson's Robbie Robinson with top pick in MLS SuperDraft

David Beckham's expansion Inter Miami CF selected Clemson forward Robbie Robinson with the first overall pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft on Thursday.

Robinson, 21, won this year's MAC Hermann award as the top male collegiate player in the country. The Camden, South Carolina, native is a versatile, mobile forward who can play multiple positions.

"We're very excited for you to bring your skills to our city and it's an exciting time for us," Beckham told Robinson after making him the franchise's...

Real Madrid's Modric approached by D.C. United, Inter Miami, Atlanta - sources

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Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric has been approached by MLS clubs D.C. United, Inter Miami and Atlanta United in recent weeks, sources have told ESPN, but there is no prospect of a move in the short or medium term.

The 34-year-old has a contract at the Bernabeu until 2021 after his deal was extended by a year following his Ballon d'Or win in 2018.

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Sources close to the player have told ESPN that initial, exploratory talks were held with D.C. United, and there...

Former PSG target Acosta to join Atlas after D.C. United contract ends

Ale Moreno delves into how Seattle Sounders and Inter Miami will fare in their 2020 MLS openers.

Former Paris Saint-Germain target Luciano Acosta is set to join Liga MX club Atlas after parting ways with D.C. United at the end of the 2019 MLS season.

The 25-year-old Argentine spent four seasons at D.C. United and came close to leaving for PSG last January. But with his contract up, the attacking midfielder has chosen to continue his career in Guadalajara with Los Rojinegros.

Acosta rejected a new deal with D.C. United earlier this year and will officially join the Mexican team on Jan....