Welcome to Hudson River Blue’s weekly roundup of all things New York City FC, MLS, and the world of soccer. Transfers on transfers on transfers and Miami (and David Beckham) is finally awarded an MLS expansion franchise this week.
- Mix Diskerud signed by Manchester City: In the most interesting turn of events, the ex-NYCFC midfielder is picked up by the parent club.
- Jack Harrison sold to Manchester City, loaned out to Middlesbrough: After a long winter of transfer rumors, Jack was acquired by “big brother” and will be loaned out to Middlesbrough as they pursue promotion from the Championship.
- REPORT: Ebenezer Ofori to join NYCFC on loan: The Ghanaian midfielder is reportedly heading to the Big Apple on a one-year loan from Stuttgart.
- Miami finally gets MLS expansion team led by David Beckham: Four years after talks started, Beckham’s team is now a reality.
- Cyle Larin-to-Besiktas Saga is Over: Orlando City has agreed with Besiktas on a price for the Canadian striker.
- Reports: Zlatan Ibrahimovic close to LA Galaxy move: Multiple sources claim the Manchester United striker is negotiating with Los Angeles.
Around the World
- Arsenal sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for club record fee: Arsenal are shelling out £55 million to sign Aubameyang, more than they’ve ever spent on a single player.
- Black History Month: Eddie Hawkins breaks the USMNT color barrier: A new daily series on the best in black soccer history.
- Chelsea get their target man in Olivier Giroud: After spending all month scrambling for a big striker, the Blues finally got their man on transfer deadline day.
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