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Thursday Links: 2022 Draft Grades and preseason questions for FC Dallas

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We are beginning to round that final corner on the offseason here as players begin to report to Frisco this weekend ahead of the start of the preseason camp. Unlike the last couple of years, the offseason seemed to go very quickly despite the extra days in it this time around for not making the playoffs.

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Four questions facing FC Dallas as preseason camp opens up – Big D Soccer
Preseason camp is set to begin but there are still a lot of questions that need to be answered.

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MLS SuperDraft 2022 grades: Rating every team’s picks | MLSSoccer.com
A solid B for FC Dallas in this draft seems about right considering they had three first round picks. You gotta think most of those drafted will end up with North Texas though, which isn’t a bad thing.

One big question facing each Eastern Conference team as 2022 MLS preseason begins | MLSSoccer.com
As the preseason camps begin to start in the coming days, there are a lot of questions that need answers out there for each of the clubs across MLS.

Atlanta United juggle roster with no updates on Ezequiel Barco, Thiago Almada | MLSSoccer.com
Atlanta is one of those teams that has some big roster issues to sort out ahead of the new season.

LAFC sign veteran midfielder Ilie Sanchez – Angels on Parade
This is a nice pickup for LAFC as they figure out their roster build for 2022.

Reports: Austin FC set to announce signing of midfielder Jhojan Valencia | The Striker Texas
While he could be announced as early as this morning down in Austin, this kind of player is one that seemed like an FCD-type signing years ago.

Why Alex Ring is a DP, and what it means for Austin FC’s roster build | The Striker Texas
Austin FC is losing one of its DPs and replacing him with someone who was already there. There’s a method to the madness, but is it the right choice?

What is going on with Raúl Ruidíaz? – Sounder At Heart
Ruidíaz still hasn’t signed an extension as the Sounders prepare to open training camp.

Report: Timbers planning Diego Valeri testimonial match between Portland & Lanus – Stumptown Footy
This is good to see Portland do here for Valeri as he leaves for his childhood club.

Report: Kai Wagner attracting interest from clubs in England, Germany, Spain and Turkey – Brotherly Game
Seeing some actual clubs be named here is telling me the interest in Wagner is heating up.



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HIGHLIGHTS: The best of new LA Galaxy midfielder Mark Delgado – LA Galaxy

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  1. HIGHLIGHTS: The best of new LA Galaxy midfielder Mark Delgado  LA Galaxy
  2. LA Galaxy acquire midfielder Mark Delgado in trade with Toronto FC | MLSSoccer.com  MLSsoccer.com
  3. Toronto FC acquire $400000 in 2022 GAM for Mark Delgado  torontofc.ca
  4. acquire midfielder Mark Delgado from Toronto FC | LA Galaxy  LA Galaxy
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Heber brace leads NYCFC over Red Bulls in preseason opener

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Ryan, a 22-year-old New Jersey native, pulled one back for the Red Bulls in his first action since turning pro this week. Ryan played for RBNY’s academy from 2013-17, helping earn three straight Northeast Division championships from 2013-15 before heading to Pac-12 program Stanford.





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Union trade Kacper Przybylko to Chicago Fire – The Philly Soccer Page

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Philadelphia Union continued their offseason overhaul at striker on Saturday morning, trading stalwart striker Kacper Przybylko to Chicago Fire.

In exchange, the club received a massive haul of allocation money from Chicago: $1.15 million, split between $575,000 in 2022 GAM and $575,000 in 2023 GAM.

Przybylko, 28, led the club in scoring each of the past three seasons, with his 35 regular-season goals the third-most in club history (behind Sebastien Le Toux and C.J. Sapong).

“We want to thank Kacper for his efforts on and off the field with the Philadelphia Union,” Union sporting director Ernst Tanner said in a press release. “He has played a major role in some of the Union’s most memorable moments over the last few years and we wish him all the best as we continue to look to strengthen and add depth to our roster in the coming weeks.”

Przybylko was one of Tanner’s first signings, coming to the club as a trialist in 2018 after a series of foot injuries derailed his career in Europe. He entered the lineup in April 2019 and basically never left, starting 77 games and making six substitute appearances from 2019-21. Przybylko also finished as the highest scorer in the 2021 Concacaf Champions League.

(And, it should be noted, he earned the absurd nickname “Striker Muffin” from the writers of this website.)

But rumblings increased in recent weeks that Przybylko was on his way out in Philadelphia. From the player’s side, Przybylko wanted more stability than the Union were willing to give him. Rather than a long-term guaranteed contract, the Union held team options on him for both 2022 and 2023. Przybylko, who turns 29 in March, told a Polish outlet recently that he was looking for more guaranteed stability at this point in his career.

Meanwhile, the club is looking to remake the striking position, which might require a club-record outlay. Trading Przybylko adds to a war chest of allocation money already bulging after the sales of Mark McKenzie and Brenden Aaronson last offseason. In his press conference Thursday, Union manager Jim Curtin explained that “there are things that can happen which would benefit both sides” and that the club would remain active in the transfer market.

For now, though, the striker corps consists of Sergio Santos, Cory Burke, and offseason acquisition Julian Carranza, as preseason training shifts to Clearwater, Fla. next week.

With the start of the regular season five weeks away, Union fans will eagerly await news of Przybylko’s replacement.

Author: Peter Andrews
Peter Andrews is PSP’s managing editor. Since joining the site in 2014, he has reported on the Union and U.S. national teams from fifteen different venues in the U.S. and Canada. Follow him on Twitter @pfandrews.



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