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AROUND THE LEAGUE: What's happening in MLS today?

Here is everything you need to know about MLS and North American soccer this morning:

Galaxy lasso in Kitchen

The LA Galaxy have completed the acquisition of US national team midfielder Perry Kitchen, who made the leap just six months into a stay with Denmark's Randers FC. During two years away from MLS, the former D.C. United man also suited up for Scottish side Hearts, where he wore the captain's armband for 20 of his 45 outings. READ MORE

 

More new internationals, including Juarez

The mystery MLS suitor for Mexico right back Efrain Juarez has been outed by ESPN writer John Sutcliffe as Vancouver. The Monterrey veteran, who has 39 Mexico caps, then revealed that the deal was nearly complete. READ MORE

 

Real Salt Lake plugged a back line hole by grabbing Tennessee-born Wales right back Adam Henley. Though he's been without a club since last July, the 23-year-old does have 80 games of experience in England's top two flights thanks to his time with Blackburn. READ MORE

 

Minnesota United made it four MLS clubs adding international pedigree with the signing of Union Douala striker Frantz Pangop. The 24-year-old scored on his Cameroon debut back in October. READ MORE

 

US strike force: What now?

Speaking of the international game, Charles Boehm attempts to take a strike stable inventory of the US national team heading into the annual January camp. READ MORE

 

Casting a glance above the border, Vancouver phenom Alphonso Davies is among six MLS players currently in camp with Canada's Under-23 side. READ MORE

 

Departure terminal: Bolanos, Barnes

Major League Soccer will say goodbye to Christian Bolanos, who jumped from Vancouver to Costa Rican giants Saprissa on a free transfer. The 33-year-old chalked up five goals and 15 assists during his two season with the Whitecaps. READ MORE

 

Likewise, veteran attacker Giles Barnes has ended an MLS stay of over five years by signing a deal to join Liga MX side Leon. In 146 total games with Orlando City, Vancouver and Houston, the Englishman notched 39 goals. READ MORE

 

Dynamo brings back DeLaGarza

Although A.J. DeLaGarza won't be ready to return from last fall's ACL injury until summer, the Houston Dynamo have resigned the veteran defender to a new contract. READ MORE

 

Signings signal Rapids change

New Colorado boss Anthony Hudson has declared his intention to install a 3-5-2 set can lend all the insight needed into their recent offseason moves. READ MORE

 

Napoli new to Tabla crowd?

Area Napoli claims that the local Serie A side are the latest admirer (in Italian) checking out Montreal youngster Ballou Tabla. READ MORE

 

Report: MLS clubs in for Rubin

Washington Post scribe Steven Goff says multiple MLS teams are in the picture to land out-of-contract US attacker Rubio Rubin, along with potential bidders from Europe and Mexico. READ MORE

 

Poll: Soccer popularity on the rise

A recent Gallup Poll demonstrates that soccer is approaching the level of fandom enjoyed by the big three of American pro sports, football, basketball and baseball. And if the age demographics are any indication, it's on the path to second place. READ MORE

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