M.Monday is major league soccerClosing date for the primary transfer window for .
The 2023 season is just nine weeks old, but Monday was the last chance for the team to add rookies before the next window, which starts in July.
Biggest move for MLS transfer deadline
Perhaps the top transfer negotiated at Monday’s deadline was an MLS veteran Justin Melam move from real salt lake To Charlotte FC in exchange for a brazilian Andre ShinyashikiFormer MLS Rookie of the Year.
Melam, 34, Iraq International with over 300 MLS matches. The left midfielder has made six appearances in the RSL this season, registering one assist.
Elsewhere, columbus crew completed a transaction for New York City FC left back Marte Amundsen, former MLS Cup winner.of houston dynamo also get Nigeria Youth International Ibrahim Aliyu from a Croatian club NK Lokomotivahe scored six goals this season.
Finally, LA Galaxy have signed defender Mauricio Cuevas from Belgian club Brugge. The 20-year-old is a US youth international who originally broke out of the Academy of the Galaxy.
Playing in MLS
The top three teams in the Eastern Conference kept quiet on Closing Day, content with the start of their respective seasons.
new england, Cincinnatiand atlanta united It didn’t make a big move, but the fourth-seeded NYCFC only gave away Amundsen in a deal to Columbus.
to the west, St. Louis, Seattle Soundersand reigning MLS Cup champions Los Angeles FC They kept the team intact as they pursue premium playoff positioning.