February 12 US Paper Talk: FC Cincinnati’s star midfielder demands trade

The Orange and Blue vow to hold on to Frankie Amaya, while MLS clubs look set to miss out on Radamel Falcao.

SOCCER: Frankie Amaya has demanded a trade away from FC Cincinnati after the club declined multiple offers for the midfielder.

In a statement, Amaya said: "I don't feel my goals can be achieved in Cincinnati."

Cincinnati, whose ambitious signing of Brenner was expected to be the catalyst for a move into the upper reaches of the league, say they "are not looking to trade him". (The Athletic)

SOCCER: Club de Foot Montreal's supporters clubs have come together to produce a joint letter protesting the name change and calling for the restoration of the Impact name. The supporters are also unhappy with the new logo which they say attracts ridicule. (SB Nation)

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SOCCER: Galatasaray striker Radamel Falcao is set to join River Plate in the summer according to ESPN. The Colombian has previously been linked with moves to Inter Miami and Portland Timbers.

SOCCER: Cristian Pavon's switch from Boca Juniors to LA Galaxy is in doubt after the lawyer acting for a woman accusing him of sexual abuse applied for an order to prevent him leaving Argentina. (TyC Sports)

SOCCER: Tottenham Hotspur have hired former Miami Dolphins executive Todd Kline as chief commercial officer. Kline is the man who landed Dolphins a mega 18-year, £180million stadium naming-rights deal. (Daily Mail)

SOCCER: Matthew Hoppe has admitted he is finding it harder to score goals in the Bundesliga with Schalke as he is no longer an unknown quantity. (Washington Post)

Matthew Hoppe, seen here signing his contract with Schalke, admits he is no longer an unknown quantity in Bundesliga
Matthew Hoppe, seen here signing his contract with Schalke, admits he is no longer an unknown quantity in Bundesliga

SOCCER: Columbus Crew head coach Caleb Porter says retaining the MLS Cup will take priority over the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League. The Crew are aiming to become the first MLS team to win the Champions League, which kicks off just over a week before the MLS campaign. (Columbus Dispatch)

SOCCER: Orlando Pride's Alex Morgan has admitted the support of team-mate and fellow mum Sydney Leroux has been invaluable as she juggles a return to the pitch with caring for young daughter Charlie. (Orlando Sentinel)

Orlando Pride's Alex Morgan
Orlando Pride's Alex Morgan

FOOTBALL: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has had successful surgery to repair a turf toe injury he suffered in the play-offs. (Kansas City Star)

BASEBALL: A GoFundMe appeal to help with the medical bills of Arizona's 'Lemonade Guy' has raised almost $75,000. Derrick Moore has been hawking lemonade at Phoenix-area arenas for more than 30 years.

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