Stoke says it has reached an agreement to acquire midfielder Brek Shea from Major League Soccer's FC Dallas.
The Premier League club said on its website Tuesday that the 22-year-old was in England, underwent a medical exam necessary to finalize the deal and attended the 2-2 tie against Wigan. Shea also must obtain a British work permit.
``I think it is close now, and we are hoping that we can get that deal done in the next day or so,'' Stoke manager Tony Pulis was quoted as saying.
Shea has played for Dallas since 2008 and is recovering from November surgery on his right foot. He has no goals in 15 appearances for the U.S. national team. He would join American defender Geoff Cameron on Stoke.
Madden 19 won't be released to the public until August 10, but the player ratings for the top players on each NFL team have been released.
The video reaches the Redskins a little after four minutes in. The top nine players on the Redskins, according to their Madden 19 overall ratings are as follows:
LT Trent Williams, 91
RG Brandon Scherff, 88
FS D.J. Swearinger, 86
MLB Zach Brown, 85
CB Josh Norman, 84
RB Chris Thompson, 83
WR Paul Richardson, 83
QB Alex Smith, 81
WR Jamison Crowder, 81
The list has Washington's two best linemen up top followed by its best skill position players and Zach Brown. Beyond Williams and Sherff, there's some debate to be had. Both Richardson and Crowder can make a serious case to be the team's best receiver. Crowder had 22 more receptions and 86 more yards than Richardson in 2017, but Richardson had six touchdowns to Crowder's three.
Smith is coming off arguably the best season of his career with Kansas City. He put up over 4,000 passing yards for the first time in his career, posted career bests in quarterback rating, touchdown passes, interception percentage and completions. His rating as the fifth-best offensive player behind two other skill position players seems off.
These rankings will change throughout the season as more updates become available, but this is what there is to work with right now.