Oscar Pareja is Orlando City's new manager, the team announced on Wednesday.
The hire has been widely expected for some time after Pareja was recently dismissed by Liga MX side Tijuana. His previous association with Orlando EVP of Soccer Operations, Luiz Muzzi, played a key role as well. The two worked closely together at FC Dallas when Pareja was manager and Muzzi was the assistant technical director under Fernando Clavijo, and later the VP of soccer operations.
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Vancouver Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos has been fined for calling Major League Soccer "amateur."
The comments were made in an interview with The Athletic and were in reference to the length of offseason MLS has in comparison with other major divisions around the world.
"Players at the top level, they have three weeks, one month maximum, on break," Dos Santos said.
"I'm telling you, three months and a half of a break in a soccer season is ... It's amateur. It doesn't happen in the world."
Former U.S. international forward Juan Agudelo was one of two players chosen in Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry Draft, landing with Toronto FC.
The other player selected was Seattle Sounders defender Saad Abdul-Salaam, who was snapped up by FC Cincinnati.
The Re-Entry Draft is for those players whose contract has expired or whose option was not exercised by their previous club. Both Agudelo and Abdul-Salaam fell into the latter category, and will now enter into contract negotiations with their...