MLS Deadline Day sees Saints winger move to RBNY
We’ve had loads of moves on Deadline Day in Major League Soccer involving teams like Southampton, Barcelona, and Stoke City amongst others.
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The Red Bulls have added Southampton’s Josh Sims on a short-term loan deal as a Young Designated Player.
It’s a little surprising we don’t see more of this from the Premier League to Major League Soccer, and Sims will hang out at Red Bull Arena before returning to Saints by New Year’s Day.
Sims, 22, plays right and left wing, and chipped in three assists in a half-season loan to Reading last season. He also played 208 Premier League minutes, picking up an assist, and has 27 first team appearances for Saints.
Montreal is turning to a familiar face in taking 20-year-old academy product Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla on loan from Barcelona.
The twice-capped Canadian international has three goals and two assists for Montreal before moving to the Camp Nou, where he’s been a fixture for Barcelona B, where Ballou has posted three goals and two assists as well.
Ballou may pair with Bojan, as the ex-Barcelona and Stoke City striker has also moved to Montreal.
The Houston Dynamo have acquired a seldom-used player with a good league track record in the form of Christian Ramirez.
It’s all about the GAM and TAM going back to LAFC, who have Adama Diomande and plenty of depth in attack. Then again, Houston’s got some spice, too.
DC United has added three players, the most prominent being former Galaxy and Crew striker Ola Kamara.
The Norwegian will buttress Wayne Rooney’s game before taking the starring wheel from him after the season (Mesut Ozil has also been linked with a move to DC).
DC also acquired Felipe Martins from Vancouver and Emmanuel Boateng from the Galaxy.