Patrick Vieira and Claudio Reyna - New York City FC - 2016 adidas MLS Player Combine

Here are the top soccer stories everyone’s talking about this morning:


WHODAT?


Preseason always brings trialists to MLS camps. We've identified some of the players auditioning around the league.


GO WESTERMANN


Veteran Real Betis defender Heiko Westermann is the latest European player with an itch to play in MLS.


SAY NEYMAR


Speaking of players envisioning a soccer future in America, Barcelona superstar Neymar can see MLS in his future.


WALLACE TO VANCOUVER?


According to Costa Rican reporter Keish Gomez, erstwhile Portland winger Rodney Wallace is weighing interest from both Saprissa and Timbers arch-rival Vancouver.


BRAVO TANGO


An Argentine report says New York City FC have closed a loan-plus-purchase option deal for Boca Juniors defensive midfielder Federico Bravo.


COLE'S LAW


New LA Galaxy signing Ashley Cole says he's come to raise silverware and silence the doubters.


CHARLOTTE'S WEB


The city and county government are reportedly joining USL's Charlotte Independence in their goal to earn a spot in MLS by providing assistance in their new stadium search.


BACK IN THE GROOVE


Seattle Sounders stalwart Ozzie Alonso says he's back to full fitness and raring to go.


LIST-ERING


You know we love lists; on Thursday, ESPNFC published their annual ranking of the top 25 American players. Ten of them are MLS players, including fresh Seattle catch Jordan Morris.


LIONS DEN


Orlando City have rewarded key midfielder Darwin Ceren with an improved long-term deal. Meanwhile, Lions left back Brek Shea aims to come back strong after an injury-filled 2015 season.


ON THE ROAD AGAIN


With BMO Field renovations giving them another long swing away from home to start a season, Toronto FC are hoping to be early road warriors in 2016.


CAMP PROGRESSION


With 19 US national team caps now under his belt, Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes is taking a leadership role at this youth-filled January camp.


JONESING FOR A JOB


Out-of-contract midfielder Jermaine Jones says the six-game suspension he picked up during last year's MLS Cup Playoffs is making it difficult for him to find a new club.


ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?


Orlando City has kicked off a "Soccer Smart" section on their website, which includes game tutorials ranging from beginner-level to advanced and a quiz to test your knowledge.


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