Club vice president Carlos Bocanegra said in late November they hoped to sign the versatile player to a longer contract. Bocanegra also said that the ongoing CBA negotiations were making it difficult to know how much money the team would have to spend on players. It has since traded for Brooks Lennon, and acquired Emerson Hyndman, Anton Walkes and Fernando Meza. The team declined to release any financial details of those signings.
When asked last week if there was an update to Gressel’s contract situation, Bocanegra said the club was having internal discussions.