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...
The Philadelphia Union's all-time minutes leader will get to pad his record, as full-back Raymon Gaddis has re-signed for the 2019 season.
The club announced the transaction on Wednesday. No details were disclosed.
"We are looking forward to welcoming Ray back to the Union," team sporting director Ernst Tanner said in a press release. "He is a tireless worker with an incredible heart and attitude to match. A crucial part of our locker room, he provides an excellent veteran presence on and off the...