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Gio got replaced in MLS Cup 2016 and now they’ll need to replace him forever.
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MLS

Sebastian Giovinco leaving Toronto FC for Al-Hilal - Waking The Red
Arrivederci, Formica Atomica.

Report: Paris Saint-Germain bidding for D.C. United’s Luciano Acosta - Black And Red United
The Washington Post says PSG could be offering 8 figures for United’s Best XI playmaker

Breaking down Atlanta United’s financial windfall in Almiron sale - Dirty South Soccer
Following the money

Pro Prospects: Preseason chances | Club Soccer | Youth Soccer
With MLS preseasons in full swing, unsigned academy players are getting a big chance in the next few weeks. See which players earned a call-up.

Vancouver Whitecaps ink South Korean international midfielder Hwang In-beom
The Vancouver Whitecaps looked across the Pacific to make a big splash on Wednesday, announcing the signing of South Korean international midfielder Hwang In-beom as a Young Designated Player.

Jason Kreis joins Inter Miami’s technical staff
Jason Kreis is making a return to MLS, taking up a role in the technical department with 2020 expansion side Inter Miami CF, the club announced on Wednesday.

New England Revolution sign Spanish attacker Carles Gil
The New England Revolution have completed the signing of Spanish attacker Carles Gil from Deportivo de La Coruña, the club announced Wednesday. Gil has been added to the roster as a Designated Player.

DC United re-sign veteran defender Oniel Fisher
D.C. United announced on Wednesday they have re-signed defender Oniel Fisher to a contract extension.

USA

U-18 Men's National Team Starts 2019 with 20-Player Camp in Carson, Calif. - U.S. Soccer
The U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team will gather for its first training camp of the year at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. from Feb. 1-7. U-20 MNT head coach Tab Ramos will direct the camp and has called in 20 players, all born in 2001.

Women’s Soccer

Duffy: NWSL team in Canada would require roster rule changes | Equalizer Soccer
In order for an NWSL franchise to be successful in Canada, Whitecaps FC wanted a roster predominantly made up of Canadian players. The NWSL was not on the same page, and worries about a ‘national team’ competing in a professional league arose.