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On New Years' Eve, DC United officially announced that the club signed Lucas Rodriguez. The Argentine joins DC United on a one-year-loan from Argentine side Club Estudiantes de La Plata. There is an option to make the deal permanent at the end of the season. In addition, the 21-year-old plays mainly as an attacking midfielder but play on both wings if needed to. Rodriguez made 90 appearances for Estudiantes scoring 8 goals and 5 assists. Rodriguez represented Argentina at 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea and 2017 South American Championship in Ecuador.
Signs for Orlando City as a Homegrown Player
On Monday, Orlando City announced that the club signed Benji Michel on a Homegrown contract. The 21-year-old forward made an impression at the University of Portland. Michel scored 31 goals in 53 games for the Pilots across 3 seasons.
Linked with a move to NYCFC and Minnesota
Kevin Quevedo, 21-year-old winger could be playing for Minnesota United or New York City FC in the upcoming season. The young Peruvian posted on social media that he is travelling to the States. However, there is no confirmation about which of the clubs he will join. According to Athletic Soccer, Quevedo is not in Minnesota and could be on the verge to join other MLS clubs including New York City FC.
Real Betis shows interests in Atlanta United attacker
Almiron has been on the radar of many European clubs and one could make a move this window. Real Betis, joins Newcastle, West Ham, and Borussia Dortmund in the race to sign the Paraguayan. So far, Newcastle seems to be leading the race but Real Betis could take over. Real Betis manager, Quique Setien admires Almiron playing style and is interested in bringing him to Spain in January.