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Jermaine Jones    M    New England Revolution
Jones underwent surgery Tuesday to address a sports hernia, and he is expected to be sidelined for a number of weeks, MLSSoccer.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Jones will surely miss the Revs' season-opener March 8 against Seattle, and could miss a number of fixtures depending on how quickly he can return to fitness. He played the full 90 minutes for US Men's National Team on Sunday against Panama and didn't appear to be bothered by any kind of issue, making the surgery news quite surprising.
Osvaldo Alonso    M    Seattle Sounders FC
Alonso underwent groin surgery Friday, MLSSoccer.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Alonso was bothered by the injury in the playoffs, missing one of the two games against the Galaxy and being severely limited in the other. The Sounders obviously hoped that rest and rehab would do the trick, but that's not the case. It'll be a surprise if he's ready for the start of the 2015 MLS season.
David Villa    F    New York City FC
Villa was named captain of NYC FC on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis

Villa was the first big signing for the expansion club and will be starting the season with the team right away, unlike fellow designated player Frank Lampard, who will join in July. Villa still has an elite goal-scoring ability and could be a solid fantasy option this season.
Sebastian Giovinco    F    Toronto FC
Juventus confirmed Monday that Giovinco has left the club early to join Toronto FC.

Fantasy Analysis

Giovinco was expected to join the MLS side in the summer, following the conclusion of the Serie A season, but he will join up with the club now in order to be ready for the start of the season.
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.