February 23 US Paper Talk: Brighton striker makes unexpected return to FC Cincinnati

Jurgen Locadia back with the Orange and Blue for pre-season; Scottish defender turns down MLS move

SOCCER: Jurgen Locadia has returned to FC Cincinnati for pre-season, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

The on-loan Brighton striker had been expected to move away during the off-season following Brenner's arrival and his disappointing return of only two goals in 2020.

However, despite being heavily linked with Maccabi Tel Aviv FC and multiple teams having made enquiries, the on-loan Dutchman will be back with the Orange and Blue for 2021.

SOCCER: Newcastle United are trying to negotiate a large sell-on clause in midfielder Kyle Scott's move to FC Cincinnati. (queencitypress.net)

SOCCER: Declan Gallagher has turned down a move to MLS. The Scotland defender is out of contract with Motherwell in the summer and was being pursued by Portland Timbers and New York Red Bulls. (Daily Record)

SOCCER: Botafogo midfielder Caio Alexandre is the subject of a $3.5million bid from an unnamed MLS club. (fogaonet.com)

SOCCER: MLS has appointed Sola Winley as its first ever executive vice-president and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer. (Various)

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BASKETBALL: Chicago Bulls guard Coby White says wearing custom hoodies sporting different messages stemmed from his disappointment at not getting involved in a wave of racial protests last year. Before each home game White has worn hoodies bearing messages such as 'Honor Black Women' or 'Mental Health Matters'. (Chicago Tribune)

FOOTBALL: The Georgia police department has closed the unsolved shooting case which named Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard as a person of interest. (Miami Herald)

FOOTBALL: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is to guest host 10 episodes of Jeopardy!, with the run starting on April 5. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

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