Major League Soccer Signings in January 2020

The Los Angeles Football Club confirmed that they’d acquired Kenneth Vermeer. The LAFC announced this information on January 15th, 2020. The Dutch Goalkeeper stands at 34 years of age, with most of his career being spent domestically in the Netherlands for the Eredivisie Football League. Kenneth Vermeer has spent the last several seasons with Feyenoord FC, where he left under the targeted allocation money offered by LAFC.

Kenneth Vermeer previously spent ten professional years playing with Ajax FC, where he was a substantial component in them acquiring four championship titles. Throughout his professional career, thirteen championship matches have been performed by Vermeer. This included five international appearances, where he became a noticeable entity for Los Angeles.

This announcement follows after the Los Angeles Football Club began their training camp without a starting goalkeeper. It marks the third season in LAFC history that this has happened, with Tyler Miller’s contract running out in December 2019. Analysts haven’t figured out why LAFC terminated Miller, with his previous season including 34 games won with 19 shutouts. It’s estimated that personal disputes resulted in him not being invited back, even after he assisted Los Angeles in winning the 2019 Supporter’s Shield. However, Miller was a significant component as to why the LAFC lost the MLS Western Conference Final.

Joel Waterman to Montreal Impact

Montreal Impact FC announced that they’d acquired Joel Waterman for the defender position. This marks the first time that an athlete from the Canadian Premier League has been selected for Major League Soccer. This permanent transfer was made for an undisclosed amount, which follows after Joel Waterman became the number one draft pick in the CPL. Throughout his professional career in the Canadian Premier League, Joel played more than 1900 minutes and acquired one goal, with three assists. His defender position will most likely be on the second lineup.

Aidan Morris to Columbus Crew FC

The final MLS signing that was confirmed this week came from Columbus Crew SC. They announced that Aidan Morris, a Midfielder for Indiana University, will be joining their organization for the 2020 season. This player being eighteen years of age will maintain a professional tutor going forward, allowing for his education to continue onwards in the MLS. Throughout his university season, Morris obtained two goals and eight assists throughout twenty-two matches. It should be noted that Aidan Morris previously trained with the Columbus Crew SC for their U-19 Development Academy.