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...
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...
New England Revolution defender Chris Tierney, 32, announced his retirement on Thursday, bringing an end to his 11-year career with his hometown team.
Tierney, who grew up in nearby Wellesley, Massachusetts, was selected by the Revs in the 2008 Supplemental Draft. He made 246 appearances for New England, third most in club history, and scored 13 goals throughout his career.
"After 11 seasons, the time has come for me to step away from the game I love," said Tierney, the longest-tenured field player...