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MLS 2022 offseason transactions: Latest news

MLS clubs prepare ahead for the upcoming season

Osvaldo Alonso/Darwin Quintero/Steve Clark
Osvaldo Alonso/Darwin Quintero/Steve Clark

MLS clubs are making the moves they need to face in a better way the upcoming season. Many players are in free agency after they did not renew with his former teams. A lot of movements are awaiting these days and the fans of each team are expecting good signings for their clubs.

Here are the latest transactions:

Atlanta United sign midfielder Ozzie Alonso

Atlanta United have signed free-agent midfielder Ozzie Alonso for the 2022 campaign with a club option for 2023, the Five Stripes announced Thursday.

Alonso, 36, arrives with 13 years of MLS experience split across the Seattle Sounders and Minnesota United FC. He's considered among the league's best-ever defensive midfielders.

A captain in Minnesota, he won an MLS Cup, Supporters' Shield, and four Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups during his run with the Sounders. He's also a four-time MLS All-Star and was a Best XI selection in 2012.

The Cuba native has amassed 338 regular-season appearances (317 starts), contributing 13 goals and 27 assists across that span.

Houston Dynamo FC sign goalkeeper Steve Clark 

Houston Dynamo FC have signed goalkeeper Steve Clark as a free agent through the 2023 season and with club options for 2024 and 2025, it was announced Wednesday.

Clark arrives in Houston with eight years of MLS experience, appearing in MLS Cup 2015 with the Columbus Crew and MLS Cup 2021 with the Portland Timbers. He’s also featured for D.C. United, posting 44 clean sheets across 184 regular-season appearances.

Darwin Quintero returns to Houston Dynamo FC for the 2022 season

Houston Dynamo FC have re-signed forward Darwin Quintero through the 2022 season with an option for 2023, the club announced Tuesday.

Quintero was signed via Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) after being a Designated Player for Houston in 2020 and 2021. While his role was diminished last year, he still has 10 goals and 12 assists across 42 regular-season games (29 starts) with the Dynamo.

The 34-year-old Colombian is entering his fifth MLS season, having first joined the league in 2018 with Minnesota United FC. Before then, he competed in Liga MX with Santos Laguna and Club America.

New England Revolution re-sign goalkeeper Brad Knighton

The New England Revolution have re-signed free-agent goalkeeper Brad Knighton through the 2022 MLS season, the club announced Thursday.

Knighton returns to New England for his 15th MLS campaign and his 12th with the Revolution, the most in club history.

The 36-year-old has made 81 regular-season appearances – including 52 for New England – with 78 starts and a 32W-26L-20D record. In addition, Knighton ranks second in club history in starts (13) and wins (6) in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Orlando City SC sign defender Ruan to a new deal

Orlando City SC have signed right back Ruan to a new two-year contract with a third-year option, the club announced Thursday.

Ruan made 24 appearances (21 starts) for a backline that preserved a club-record nine shutouts in the 2021 season, and also scored his first two MLS goals during his third season in the league.

The 26-year-old Brazilian joined the Lions on loan ahead of the 2019 MLS campaign following two seasons in Brazil’s Série B. He has made 80 appearances since his arrival, earning MLS Team of the Week honors four times and a spot on the 2020 MLS is Back Tournament Best XI.

More transactions 

Other transactions completed are Ben Sweat, former Austin FC who reached an agreement with Sporting Kansas City. New England Revolution signed Omar Gonzalez as a free agent, Julián Carranza left Inter Miami CF to join on loan Philadelphia Union and a big rumor around young goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina, Chicago Fire player, said that Juventus are interested in his services.

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