MLS transfer roundup: NYCFC sign Agustin Ojeda, Real Salt Lake add Alexandros Katranis

  • NYCFC sign teenage Argentinian talent
  • A Finland international joins DC United's midfield
  • Real Salt Lake bolster their backline with full-back addition
Ojeda joins New York City FC
Ojeda joins New York City FC / Marcelo Endelli/GettyImages

Major League Soccer sides are busy at work in the transfer market with the 2024 season kicking-off later this month.

DC United have added a midfielder with European experience, while NYCFC acquired an up-and-coming winger to help propel them back to the postseason.

Here are all the latest MLS transfers with the new season beginning later this month.

1. New York City FC sign forward Agustin Ojeda from Racing Club

Agustin Ojeda
Ojeda is the newest NYCFC recruit / Marcelo Endelli/GettyImages

New York City FC have signed Agustin Ojeda from Liga Profesional side Racing Club to a five-year deal through the 2028 campaign with an option for 2029.

The 19-year-old departs his native Argentina after managing three goals in 223 appearances last term for Racing, lifting the 2023 Super Copa International and the 2022 Trofeo de Campeones.

"We are delighted to welcome Agustin to New York," sporting director David Lee said in a release.

"Agustin is an exciting, dynamic winger with a lot of pace and attributes that we believe will translate to MLS.

"He's a very talented player with high potential and he’ll add more variety and competition to our front line, being able to play on either the right or left side."

2. Real Salt Lake add full-back Alexandros Katranis

Alexandros Katranis
Katranis signs for RSL / PressFocus/MB Media/GettyImages

Real Salt Lake have added left-back Alexandros Katranis to their defense, securing his signature through the 2025 season with options for 2026 and 2027.

Katranis brings plenty of experience after his playing time in Europe, as he registered 207 appearances for the likes of Atromitos Athens, Piast Gliwice, and Hatayspor.

"Alex will provide guile, speed and skill on our left side, also giving us depth as we look to compete in 45-50 games this year across all competitions," RSL interim chief soccer officer/sporting director Kurt Schmid said in a release.

"Katranis will compete immediately, bringing with him experience at various levels in Europe. We are excited to see how quickly he can integrate with our club and succeed in a new chapter of his career."

3. Matti Peltola joins DC United from HJK Helsinki

Ansgar Knauff, Matti Peltola
Matti Peltola (left) joins the DC midfield / Christian Kaspar-Bartke/GettyImages

DC United have signed midfielder Matti Peltola from HJK Helsinki through the 2027 campaign with an option for 2028.

The 21-year-old joins Troy Lesesne's side after spending his entire young career in Finland, where he suited up 96 times for Helsinki that included time in the UEFA Europa and Conference League.

"Matti is a bright young talent who had significant interest around Europe," DC general manager and chief soccer officer Ally Mackay said in a release.

"He has an exceptional passing range and vision in the midfield combined with a defensive intuition on the other side of the ball. He's mature beyond his years on the field and will be a great addition to bolster our roster going into 2024. We're looking forward to integrating him with the team and welcoming him to the District."