News in Brief: Swiss Defender Joins Minnesota, Wayne Shaw Steals our Hearts, and More

by on 21 February 2017

Jérôme Thiesson to join Minnesota United

Swiss right back Jérôme Thiesson is set to join Minnesota United from Swiss club FC Luzern according to Minnesota will reportedly send $50,000 of General Allocation Money to Toronto FC because Thiesson was on Toronto’s double secret probation discovery list. Transfrmrkt has Thiesson’s value listed at €900,000. The 29-year-old Swiss defender should slot into the starting lineup at right back.

Lance Laing could move to the Cosmos

Former Loon Lance Laing might be close to signing with the New York Cosmos. The Jamaican winger did not have the best of times with Minnesota, but earned a spot on the NASL 2015 Best XI in his last season with Edmonton FC. He showed flashes of his ability during the 2016 season including a moonshot goal against the Miami FC. Laing trained with the Loons during their preseason trip to Arizona but left before the team headed to Portland.

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The magic of the FA Cup

English giant Arsenal faced off against minnow Sutton United in the FA Cup today. Arsenal won 2-0, but that is beside the point. The real winner was Sutton United’s backup goalkeeper, Wayne Shaw.

Backup goalkeepers will have to step up their game.

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Today in awesome

Roma midfielder Leandro Paredes scored his fifth goal for the club in spectacular fashion. Paredes scored from about 25 yards out with the outside(!!!) of his foot. Poor Joe Hart never had a chance.

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