RAPID WINGBACK FOR THE RAPIDS
Colorado Rapids have acquired wingback Deklan Wynne from the Vancouver Whitecaps in exchange for $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money.
Vancouver, who signed Wynne to an MLS contract immediately prior to the trade, will also retain 20 percent of any future transfer fees for Wynne.
Deklan becomes the second New Zealand international to join the Rapids in quick succession, after Kip Colvey was selected by the club in the 2017 MLS Waiver Draft just last week. They’ll join their former international manager, Anthony Hudson, who was appointed as Rapids head coach late last month. Wynne has fifteen caps and two goals for New Zealand.
HOUSTON RE-SIGN REMICK
Dylan Remick will remain with Houston Dynamo for another season after signing a new deal. He was signed by the Dynamo in the 2016 Re-Entry Draft and appeared fourteen times for Houston in 2017. The 26-year-old helped Houston top the Portland Timbers in the Western Conference Semifinal, scoring the second leg goal that gave the Dynamo their series win at Providence Park.
“Dylan Remick is a player that has been growing and developing. He has gained the respect of his teammates and opponents, and he has worked hard to earn that respect. Since he arrived to the club, he has been competing to earn a starting role in the team,” said head coach Wilmer Cabrera. “He is a strong competitor and a very good professional, and he continues to grow. Every time he plays, he brings his character and his personality with a high level of competition to the game.”
MLS OVERRUN WITH COSTA RICANS
One year after holding midfielder David Guzman moved from Deportivo Saprissa to the Portland Timbers, it appears that another Costa Rican is headed to the Rose City.
According to multiple media reports in both countries, Saprissa centre back Julio Cascante is set to sign with Portland. The 24-year-old has been a regular for El Monstruo Morado, and the club confirmed his departure for MLS with a congratulatory tweet from its official account. That’s pretty much as final as it gets in the modern world.
SEE WHAT I MEAN?
D.C. United have signed Costa Rican international midfielder Ulises Segura from Saprissa. D.C. paid NYCFC $50,000 in General Allocation Money in exchange for the right to sign Segura.
Segura, 24, joins D.C. after spending the last three years with Saprissa. He was a regular throughout his time with the club, appearing in 115 league matches and scoring 14 goals for the San José-based side. He appeared in 26 matches in the club’s recently-completed Apertura campaign, scoring three goals and registering two assists.
Capable of playing as a central midfielder or on the right wing, Segura has six international caps for the Costa Rican national team. He was on the country’s roster for the 2017 Gold Cup, making two appearances in the tournament and made the bench for a pair of World Cup qualifiers in March.
Any Other Business…
Currently mired in a contract dispute with Chivas in Liga MX, Mexican defender Oswaldo Alanis could end up joining fellow international Carlos Vela at LAFC in order to get game time prior to Mexico’s World Cup 2018… Toronto FC midfielder Benoit Cheyrou has announced his retirement after 19 professional seasons, he will join the coaching staff at the Toronto FC Academy… Montreal Impact are in talks to acquire French midfielder Thibault Moulin from Legia Warsaw, according to reports in Poland.