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Shaun Maloney    F    Chicago Fire
Maloney left Wigan to join Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

Maloney's contract with Wigan was due to expire this summer, and moved for an undisclosed transfer fee. He has made 37 appearances for Scotland, and played for Wigan since August of 2011.
Jozy Altidore    F    Toronto FC
Altidore signed with Toronto FC on Friday as a designated player after transferring from EPL side Sunderland. Jermain Defoe was sent to Sunderland as part of the transaction.

Fantasy Analysis

Altidore returns to MLS after playing for Villarreal, Xerez (on loan), Hull City (on loan), Bursaspor (on loan), AZ Alkmaar and Sunderland, an impressive haul of stops for a player who is only 25 years old. After scoring 39 times in 67 appearances for AZ, Altidore scored just once in 42 Premier League appearances for the Black Cats, most of the bench of late due to his scoring struggles. He'll try to get back in form for the Reds, who have an intriguing combination of Altidore and Michael Bradley.
Jermain Defoe    F    Sunderland
Defoe is expected to be sent to Sunderland in a swap for American striker Jozy Altidore, TSN reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Defoe started off his MLS career exceptionally well, but he eventually suffered a groin injury and then made it quite known that he had no interest in sticking around the American league. He has been training with Tottenham of late, but with Toronto FC wanting to acquire Altidore, Defoe will have to move to Sunderland for the time being.
Mix Diskerud    M    New York City FC

Fantasy Analysis

Diskerud arrives on a free transfer after his contract with Rosenborg in Norway ended. He is best known as a member of the US Men's National Team, though he never made an appearance during last summer's World Cup. Diskerud has made it known for quite some time that he wants to play in the States, and NYC FC selected him with their top allocation pick. It is believed that he was not signed as a designated player, like David Villa and Frank Lampard, which means the club could have another big signing before the season begins.
DeAndre Yedlin    D    Tottenham Hotspur
Yedlin has received a work permit in the UK and will join Spurs in January, MLSSoccer.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Yedlin was applying for a Latvian passport, but the approval of his work visa makes that unnecessary. The 21-year-old rightback will likely take a while to get consistent playing time, but he is clearly looked at as Kyle Walker's replacement, though the latter just returned from injury.
Brek Shea    M/D    Orlando City SC

Fantasy Analysis

Shea has bounced around the Championship in England of late, but he figures to get plenty of playing time back in MLS.
Thierry Henry    F    New York Red Bulls
Henry announced his retirement from football on Tuesday, and will join Sky Sports as an expert and ambassador in 2015.

Fantasy Analysis

Henry competed in the World Cup, European Championships, La Liga, Premier League, Ligue 1, as well as Major League Soccer in his career. He won the European Golden Boot twice, and was a five-time French Player of the Year among numerous other accolades. Speculation had grown as to where he would play after leaving the New York Red Bulls, but he is hanging up his boots.
Juninho    M    Los Angeles Galaxy
Juninho buried a shot from the top of the box into the corner of the Seattle goal to give the Galaxy the decisive away goal in their Western Conference final Sunday night. However, he left late with an apparent leg injury, MLS.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

The goal was Juninho's first since September 2013, though he's been fantastic in midfield otherwise. The Galaxy host New England for the MLS Cup.
Thierry Henry    F    New York Red Bulls
Henry announced on his Facebook page Monday that he will not return to the Red Bulls next season.

Fantasy Analysis

This was widely believed to be Henry's last season in MLS, as his contract with the Red Bulls is expiring, though he hadn't made any declarations until Monday. It's unclear where he goes next, though there have been rampant rumors linking him with a return to Arsenal.
Robbie Keane    F    Los Angeles Galaxy
Keane, who was left out of the starting line up for Ireland's mammoth Euro qualifying match with Scotland, lashed out at manager Martin O'Neill, the Daily Mail reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Ireland's all-time leading goal scorer sat for the first 78 minutes. A change in tactics led to a punchless Ireland attack headed by Shane Long.