After a record-setting campaign in MLS, eyebrows were raised when Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco was omitted from Italy's Euro 2016 squad.
Take a look back at all of the best skills displayed in 2016 heading into the MLS All-Star break.
The Seattle Sounders have signed Uruguay international midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro to a designated player contract, the club announced on Wednesday.
Heading into the MLS All-Star Game and Homegrown Game, Doug McIntyre looks at the young players whose names should continue to resonate.
"After we finalized the trade, we were presented with an offer from Club Necaxa," the Whitecaps coach said.
Under new manager Jason Kreis, Orlando City captain Kaka believes that his side can make a playoff push with some subtle tweaks in 2016.