Around N. America
“I have seen some laughable things in the press, clearly we are never going to loan one of our players out and we are certainly not going to let them go for the 'chump change' that I have seen in some reports. If it's a proper, serious offer then it's something we would consider, but not for the laughable figures that I have seen mentioned in the press.” - Atlanta United president Darren Eales on highlyrated playmaker Miguel Almiron and where his future with the club lies.
“The more MLS has evolved and grown, not only can we bring a specific type of South American, now we bring a different diversity. From more experienced to young, different arrays of players that can contribute to the league. I think the eyes of South America have always been in this league, but I think there’s more credibility. Every year MLS earns more credibility in South America.” - Portland Timbers head coach Giovanni Savarese sees Major League Soccer as a priority league for South Americans as more and more join the league each year.
“Let’s raise a trophy. I believe in this club and I believe that we can be champions. This American journey has been very special for me and my family. I love being a part of the Chicago Fire and we appreciate how the city has embraced us with open arms. I will see you in Chicago next year.” - Bastian Schweinsteiger will return to Chicago Fire next season after re-signing with the club for another season. He will remain a designated player in 2019.