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Frank Lampard    M    New York City FC
After being introduced by New York City FC yesterday Lampard may undertake a temporary loan to Melbourne City as he waits for the next Major League Soccer season to begin, reports Sky Sports.

Fantasy Analysis

While the current MLS season is underway, New York City FC doesn't enter the league until next year. Lampard said there haven't been specific loan discussions yet, but that a short-term loan is a possibility.
Jay DeMerit    D   
DeMerit announced Thursday that he is retiring from professional soccer.

Fantasy Analysis

DeMerit spent the last four seasons with Vancouver and started the first 11 games this season until he suffered a ruptured tendon in his ankle in June. He played 11 seasons of professional soccer, earning 25 caps for the US Men's National Team.
Frank Lampard    M    New York City FC
Lampard officially joined New York City FC of Major League Soccer on Thursday after signing a designated player contract.

Fantasy Analysis

Lampard moves on a free transfer from Chelsea, who decided after last season to let their all-time leading goal scorer leave. Lampard's best days are behind him, but he's still a capable scorer from the midfield and he'll be a vital piece of the NYC FC attack along with former Barcelona striker David Villa, who was the club's first signing earlier this year.
DaMarcus Beasley    F    Houston Dynamo
Beasley signed as a designated player with the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer, the club announced Wednesday.

Fantasy Analysis

The Dynamo acquired Beasley with the No. 1 MLS allocation ranking, although terms of the deal were not disclosed. Beasley was most recently with Puebla in Mexico and just played in his fourth World Cup for the US Men's National Team. He has a full resume of accomplishments, including an appearance in the UEFA Champions League with PSV Eindhoven in 2005, while also making Champions League appearances with Rangers, where he won the Scottish Premier League in 2009 and 2010.
Omar Gonzalez    D    Los Angeles Galaxy
Gonzalez is an unlikely candidate to transfer to a European side during the current summer transfer window, the Galaxy Insider reports. "I still want to ply my trade in Europe, but right now I'm committed to the Galaxy," said Gonzalez.

Fantasy Analysis

Interest in Gonzalez from abroad has likely been tempered by his assorted injuries this spring, including an ankle injury that he suffered during the World Cup.
Matt Besler    D    Sporting Kansas City
Besler signed a long-term designated player contract with Sporting KC on Saturday, the club's official web site reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Besler had been heavily linked to a number of European clubs this summer, but has instead opted to remain with his hometown club. A lot of the talk about a potential move to Sunderland or Fulham seemed to be about his salary, which had him as the 32nd-highest paid defender in Major League Soccer. Thanks to a solid World Cup for the US Men's National Team, Besler will get the raise he deserves while being able to stay at home.
Graham Zusi    M    Sporting Kansas City
Zusi signed a long-term designated player contract with Sporting KC on Sautrday, the club's official web site reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Zusi is set to appear in his third consecutive All-Star game this season after a solid showing in Brazil during the World Cup for the United States. He has 18 goals and 40 assists in 144 MLS matches, including the postseason, and he has been named to the MLS Best XI in both of the last two seasons. There was some light talk about a potential move to Europe, but Zusi will instead opt to likely finish out his career in Major League Soccer.
Matt Besler    D    Sporting Kansas City
Besler, who has drawn interest from Fulham and Sunderland this summer, prefers to sign a long-term deal with Sporting KC, the Kansas City Star reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Besler always seemed a little hesitant about a move to Europe, constantly saying how much he enjoys playing for his hometown club. A move overseas would likely give him a significant raise over the $200,000 he currently makes, which puts him as the 32nd-highest paid defender in MLS.
Matt Besler    D    Sporting Kansas City
Besler said on WHB 810 AM that Fulham have submitted a bid to Sporting KC for him, and Sunderland is preparing to submit one, the Kansas City Star reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Besler said recently that he would be willing to consider a move to Europe after a solid World Cup, and it appears that he's gotten multiple offers, with a Bundesliga side also expected to inquire about his availability. It will take a transfer fee to move him from his hometown club, but there's plenty of money on the east side of the Atlantic to bring him over.
Josh Saunders    G    New York City FC
Saunders has signed with New York City FC, the club announced Thursday.

Fantasy Analysis

Saunders becomes the third signing for the expansion franchise that will start play in 2015, following David Vill and Jeb Brovsky. Saunders is most known for starting for the LA Galaxy during their 2011 MLS Cup run, but he was out of contract before signing with New York.