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Despite China, MLS looks to be adding four players from three different European first divisions.

Xavier Kuassi spent the last two years with Swiss league's FC Sion, captaining the club to the 2015 Swiss Cup and the UEFA Europa League Round of 32.
Xavier Kuassi spent the last two years with Swiss league's FC Sion, captaining the club to the 2015 Swiss Cup and the UEFA Europa League Round of 32.
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Seattle

Jordan Morris is raising money for type 1 diabetes, a disease he was diagnosed with at age 9, and will be speaking at JDRF's Annual Gala on February 27.

The Denver Post has the latest on Marco Pappa's stabbingdetails remain murky with both parties telling shifting stories.

MLS

The New England Revolution signed a new DP yesterday, acquiring midfielder Xavier Kouassi from FC Sion of the Swiss Super League. Suddenly it looks like Jermaine Jones might be out of options - time to reconsider those salary demands?

Finally, a piece of positive news from the Rapids: Colorado announced on Sunday the DP signing of Shkëlzen Gashi from FC Basel. The 27-year-old Albanian striker has scored 41 league goals the last two seasons, winning the Swiss Super League's Golden Boot twice with two different teams.

Columbus Crew have reportedly signed Egyptain-American left back Amro Tarek on loan from Real Betis.

Orlando City is reportedly in pursuit of AC Milan midfielder Antonio Nocerino, though DC United apparently own his discovery rights in MLS.

The Portland Timbers have sold midfielder George Fochive to Danish team Viborg FF for an undisclosed fee; Fochive was drafted by the Timbers in the third round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.

Sporting Kansas City has loaned 18-year-old HGP Erik Palmer-Brown to FC Porto for 2016, with an option to buy.

Former USL-Sounder and five-year MLS veteran Preston Burpo has joined the New York Red Bulls staff as a goalkeeper coach. After spending the 2013 and 2014 seasons as goalkeeper coach for DC United, Burpo is reunited with head coach Jesse Marsch from their 2012 together in Montreal.

For the first time in MLS history, every team in the league has a jersey sponsorship.

De Jong, Van Damme, Cole, Mike Magee, Dan Kennedy, and Jeff LarentowiczIves discusses the Galaxy's offseason rebuild.

SoccerAmerica examines the offseason departures of Matt Miazga, Jorge Villafana and Omar Gonzalez, and if MLS fans should be encouraged or discouraged.

Orlando City announced plans for a new training facility for their senior, reserve and USDA squads, a big upgrade from their current shared set-up.

USA

Swansea are rumored to be trying to line up a deal for Reading and USMNT midfielder Danny Williams. Given his form in the English Championship this season, a Premier League move could soon be in the cards for the 26-year-old.

With his debut for Dortmund's first team over the weekend, Christian Pulisic became the youngest American ever to appear in a major European league at just 17 years and 3 months of age, as well as the eighth youngest player ever to appear in the Bundesliga.

Even with the defensive breakdowns, Charles Boehm still saw positive signs of life from the USMNT's 3-2 win over Iceland on Saturday.

It was easy to miss, but 33-year-old former Brazilian international Adriano just agreed to join NPSL-side Miami United.

Dirty South Soccer thinks Atlanta United should be jumping at the opportunity to sign Freddy Adu.

US Soccer's new girls Development Academy will bar high school soccer participation, the same policy as the boys Development Academy has used since 2012.

World

The Guardian tries to explain China's role in this past transfer window and the types of players that the Chinese Super League and MLS both target.

It's been lined up for months, but now it's official: Pep Guardiola will be in charge at Manchester City next season.

Argentina's summer tournaments turned gruesome yesterday, with both Estudiantes and Gimnasia players guilty of kicking, punching, and all-around violent behavior.

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have the date for their appeals hearing; with both sides threatening to appeal the decision, it's doubtful we'll see a conclusion to this appeals saga anytime soon.