MLS transfer roundup: Colorado Rapids loan Miguel Navarro, CF Montreal sign Dominik Yankov

Clubs around Major League Soccer continue to make moves with the 2024 campaign set to kick-off in less than a month’s time.

One Bulgaria international departs the league after just 12 appearances, while another joins on a permanent basis for a Canadian club. A former Chicago Fire full-back leaves his new club without playing a single match following the team’s acquisition of another player in the same position.

Here’s all the latest MLS transfer news you may have missed.

Navarro departs Colorado on loanNavarro departs Colorado on loan

Navarro departs Colorado on loan / Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rapids have loaned left-back Miguel Navarro to Argentinian outfit Talleres for the 2024 MLS season.

Talleres have a buy option to make Navarro’s loan move permanent following the end of the campaign.

Navarro was recently acquired in a trade with Chicago Fire, but the arrival of US men’s national team left-back Sam Vines meant the Venezuela international more than likely wouldn’t get much game time this upcoming season.

“Miguel is a talented, starting-caliber player in MLS. We hope this loan will allow him to maintain his place in the Venezuelan national team, given increased competition at the position in our squad,” Colorado sporting director Fran Taylor said in a release.

“This loan will allow him to continue to build his profile in both North and South America by exposing him to the Copa Libertadores competition, as well as being involved in one of the most progressive clubs in Argentina.”

Dominik YankovDominik Yankov

Yankov joins CF Montreal / Matthew Ashton – AMA/GettyImages

CF Montreal have signed midfielder Dominik Yankov from Bulgarian First Professional Football League club Ludogorets.

The 23-year-old joins the Canadian club on a contract through the 2026 season with an option for 2027. Yankov, who’s made 17 appearances for the Bulgaria national team, is set to form a formidable partnership in the Montreal midfield alongside Mathieu Choiniere and Victor Wanyama.

Yankov managed 15 goals and 14 assists in 128 appearances for Ludogorets that includes experience in the UEFA Europa and Conference Leagues.

Yankov has also lifted six trophies with Ludogorets and brings a winning mentality to Montreal as they aim to return to the postseason after missing out last season.

Krastev's loan spell at LAFC is overKrastev's loan spell at LAFC is over

Krastev’s loan spell at LAFC is over / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Bulgaria international Filip Krastev’s time at LAFC has come to a close, as the Western Conference team and his parent club Lommel SK have agreed to terminate his loan with six months remaining on the deal.

Krastev made just 12 appearances as a defensive midfielder but managed two goals. The 22-year-old won’t return to Lommel in the Jupiler Pro League in Belgium but instead heads out on loan to Dutch side PEC Zwolle for the remainder of the 2023/24 season.

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