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Union hire new color commentator, NYCFC makes a shocking trade and more in today’s links



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Philadelphia Union Announce Danny Higginbotham as Primary Broadcast Color Analyst
Higginbotham brings an impressive resume of international experience with Sky Sports, NBC, CBS, and ESPN broadcasting during Premier and Champions League games as well as an extensive playing career to Union game broadcasts. As a former player, Danny has a decorated career featuring for Manchester United, Derby County, Southampton, Stoke City, and Sunderland to name a few. 

Celtic: Mark McKenzie open to January move from Philadelphia Union
Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports News, McKenzie revealed he would consider a switch to Parkhead and would love to follow in the footsteps of Virgil van Dijk, as he targets a move to the big time in Europe.

MLS News

Alex Ring traded to Austin FC in exchange for $1.25 million in General Allocation Money
After arriving to the club in 2017 from FC Kaiserslautern in Germany, Ring amassed 113 appearances with NYCFC. During that time, he scored 10 goals and logged 13 assists as well.

Three players selected in Stage One of 2020 MLS Re-Entry Draft
Clubs must exercise the option for, or extend a Bona Fide Offer to, all players selected in Stage One and may not select their own draft-eligible players. 

Report: FC Dallas receives offer from AS Roma for Bryan Reynolds
The 19-year old had a standout season with FC Dallas after taking over the starting right back spot from Reggie Cannon, who departed for Portugal back in the summer. Reynolds was recently named the club’s top defender, breakout player and team MVP for the 2020 season.

Portland Timbers announce signing of Claudio Bravo
The 23-year-old defender has played for Banfield his entire professional career, starting as a part of the youth academy before making his team debut in 2017. Bravo made 56 appearances (54 starts) for Banfield during his time there and has also made appearances for Argentina’s U-23 Men’s National Team.

Colorado Rapids winger Jonathan Lewis signs new multi-year contract
Lewis has earned six caps with the US Men’s National Team, and has attracted European interest, most notably from Barnsley of the English Championship, who reportedly offered £400,000 for the young winger last year.

Report: Dynamo Acquire Fafa Picault from FC Dallas
Picault scored 3 goals in 18 appearances for Dallas in 2020, his only season in north Texas. Prior to last season he spent 3 years with the Philadelphia Union, tallying 21 goals in 89 appearances for the club.

Hello Union fans! My name is Alex and I've been doing the daily links post for Brotherly Game since the 2016 season. You'll find me on here with all the biggest news stories in MLS and around the world. I also live tweet many of the Union games, and I'm a season ticket hold in section 102. Stop by and say hi!

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