MLS News Roundup – December 3rd

Here’s a roundup of today’s top stories from across the globe regarding Major League Soccer:

1. Bradley Wright-Phillips rewarded for great season with Designated Player contract.

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The New York Red Bulls have moved quickly to fill the void left by Thierry Henry by signing Bradley Wright-Phillips to a designated player contract in time for the 2015 season.

Read more: Bradley Wright-Phillips replaces Thierry Henry as designated player with Red Bulls

2. Bill Hamid named as MLS Goalkeeper of the Year.

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The DC United shot-stopper has been named as Major League Soccer’s Goalkeeper of the Year. Bill Hamid enjoyed a great season and was also named a 2014 MLS All-Star and MLS Best-XI goalkeeper.

3. Chicago Fire make second signing in as many days by bringing in Joevin Jones.

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Chicago Fire continued to restructure their squad ahead of the next campaign by announcing the signing of Trinidad and Tobago defender Joevin Jones, just one day after securing the services of Kennedy Igboananike.

4. Pedro Morales wins MLS Newcomer of the Year award.

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Vancouver Whitecaps playmaker Pedro Morales earned the MLS Newcomer of the Year award today, beating the likes of Jermaine Jones and Stefan Ishizaki. The Chilean led the team in both goals (10) and assists (12) in 2014.

5. Yannick Djalo linked with Orlando City switch as Benfica allow him to look for new club in January.

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Benfica are looking to offload Yannick Djalo in January and Orlando City are being linked with a move for the 28-year-old who spent 2014 on loan with the San Jose Earthquakes.


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