Monday was a slow news day. So slow, in fact, that the lead story was Miami FC owner Riccardo Silva "leaking" his $4 billion offer to MLS in exchange for their for their media rights and a promotion/relegation system as a publicity stunt. It was a move designed to draw attention to himself in the eyes of the pro/rel army, and it worked.
The move as never going to pay off. MLS is contractually obligated to refrain from negotiating media rights with anyone other than the ESPN, Fox, and Univision, the current domestic rightsholders, until 2021. Silva knew this. He knew MLS couldn't so much as consider their offer, regardless of the terms, without breaking their deal. He wanted to get a rise out of the Ted Westervelts of the world, and it worked.
In today's news, a big MLS transaction went down. Dom Dwyer was sent to Orlando City for a giant pile of MLS funny money. All the acronyms were involved. Sporting Kansas City receives the largest combined some of GAM, TAM, and future allocation money ever use in an intra-MLS trade. A total of $900,000 was sent over now, but the sum could rise to as much as $1.6 million thanks to future considerations.
On the other coast, LA Galaxy have signed Jonathan Dos Santos, Giovani's brother, from Villarreal in Spain. The transfer wee was reportedly in excess of $5 million. The Mexican international is on a two week break from his club following the Confederations Cup. He will likely become their third designated player, which means he will make more than his big brother in LA.
The transactions in England were much less interesting. Former Manchester United defender Phil Bardsley is headed to Burnley. He spent last season with Stoke and arrives for an undisclosed fee.
Chelsea have loaned forward Izzy Brown to Brighton for next season. It will be the 20-year-old's fourth loan spell overall and second in the Premier League. He spent last season with Huddersfield Town, where he scored five goals and helped lead them to the promotion playoff title.
CONCACAF Gold Cup- Final
United States v. Jamaica- 9:30pm- FS1
Philadelphia Union v. Columbus Crew- 7:30pm
Charlotte Independence v. Richmond Kickers- 7pm- YouTube
Pittsburgh Riverhounds v. Charleston Battery- 7pm- YouTube
Rochester Rhinos v. Toronto FC II- 7:05pm- YouTube
Rio Grande Valley v. Real Monarchs- 8pm- ESPN3