Saint Louis FC announced today that they have signed former Republic and Orange County Blues midfielder, Ivan Mirković. The move, which should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, is undoubtedly influenced by the fact that Preki, who coached Mirković with the Republic in 2014 and (half of) 2015, recently took the reigns at Saint Louis. Mirković was a hugely important player in Preki's Republic teams and will likely play a key role for Saint Louis FC next season. He is the first former Republic player to join Saint Louis after Preki took over. Whether or not he will be the last remains to be seen.