🇺🇸 State of the Union: Lingard listens, juggling act, summer star | OneFootball

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Seamus Leonard·7 July 2022

🇺🇸 State of the Union: Lingard listens, juggling act, summer star

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The transfer window continues apace, with rumour and confirmation playing their respective roles in the drama.

Let’s see what’s been happening on that front, and keep abreast of other developments as well…

Ex-Man Utd attacker Lingard linked with MLS move

Could Jesse Lingard follow in the footsteps of former Manchester United players such as David Beckham and Wayne Rooney by trying his luck in Major League Soccer?

ESPN’s Rob Dawson has reported that the 29-year-old attacker is keeping his “options open”, and will talk to two clubs this side of the Atlantic.

While his career at Old Trafford petered out, Lingard certainly showed enough during his six-month loan spell at West Ham in 2021 that he still has plenty to offer.

Journeyman Brugman agrees deal with LA Galaxy

While LAFC have been signing superstars, their city rivals are enjoying a more subdued summer transfer window.

The Galaxy continued in that vein by announcing the acquisition of Gastón Brugman from Serie B side Parma.

The 29-year-old Uruguayan, who has spent most of his career toiling in Italy’s second tier, will hope to finally make a name for himself with Greg Vanney’s side.

Austin add winger Corozo to their ranks

Flying high in the Western Conference, Austin are not resting on their laurels as evidenced by their signing of Ecuador international Washington Corozo on loan.

The winger, who helped parent club Sporting Cristal to win Peru’s Liga 1 in 2020, has experience of Liga MX after spending two terms on loan at Pumas in 2021/22.

Though right-footed, Corozo prefers to operate on the left flank. His eight goals in 44 games in Mexico proved the 23-year-old knows how to find the net.

Toronto confirm delay to Insigne’s debut

After all the fanfare, it seems Toronto supporters will have to bide their time before they see new arrival Lorenzo Insigne in action.

The former Napoli man is experiencing “discomfort” in his calf, with the Reds now aiming to have him ready for the home game against Charlotte on 23 July.

Crew star Artur caught on candid camera

He might not have the safest pair of hands, but Columbus Crew midfielder Artur is not lacking when it comes to juggling skills.

It just comes so naturally to Brazilians!

Player of the Month

Having finished bottom of the Eastern Conference standings in each of their first three seasons in MLS, the 2022 campaign is proving far more successful for the Orange and Blue.

Much of their upturn in fortunes (currently fifth in the East) can be attributed to diminutive playmaker Luciano Acosta.

As such, the Argentinian has been named MLS Player of the Month for June.

Throwback rack 👕

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Artur may not have been in Columbus back in 2015 (he didn’t get to Ohio until two years later), but this classic yellow shirt was en vogue.

As tidy as you like, the only disappointment was that it didn’t bring them glory in the MLS Cup final as the Massive fell 2-1 to Portland Timbers.

Coming up…

The USA Women’s National Team are in action on Thursday, as they continue their 2023 World Cup qualifying campaign against Jamaica. Kick-off in Guadalupe, Mexico is at 7pm EST.