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Vote on Union assist of the year, Messi breaks Pele record and more in today’s links



Philadelphia Union News

Which pass is the Union Assist of the Year?
Entering first is the combination play from defender Olivier Mbaizo and Kacper Przybylko that came against D.C. United in late August. On the other side is homegrown Matt Real’s breakout performance against the Montreal Impact. The first of his two assists on the night came just before the halftime whistle as he delivered a pinpoint pass with his trusty left boot.

MLS News

Tigres storm back to beat LAFC in CONCACAF Champions League final
LAFC had a chance to win the 2020 Concacaf Champions League final, but a late winner from Andre-Pierre Gignac gave Tigres UANL the continental prize with a 2-1 win Tuesday at Exploria Stadium in Orlando.

Joe Corona headlines three selected in Stage Two of the MLS Re-Entry Draft
Corona was eligible for selection because he was an option-declined player and had not yet signed with Austin prior to the Re-Entry Draft. He could have opted out of the Re-Entry Draft but didn’t, so was eligible for selection. 

Sporting Kansas City adds French midfielder Rémi Walter
Walter joins Sporting KC as a central midfielder who can also play defensive midfielder. He has spent the majority of his career in France’s Ligue 1 and Ligue 2, first for Nancy starting in 2013, and then for Nice starting in 2016. While at Nice, he was loaned out to Nice II and Troyes. He made seven appearances for Nice in the UEFA Europa League.

FC Dallas acquires Jader Obrian from Rionegro Aguilas
The 25-year old joins FC Dallas after spending two seasons with Colombian first-division side Rionegro Aguilas where he has scored 27 goals in 68 appearances across all competitions. He is currently second in Categoría Primera A with 13 goals scored this season.

Mikey Ambrose re-joins Atlanta United as free agent
Ambrose, 27, was a part of the club’s roster for its first three seasons of existence, including being a member of the team’s MLS Cup-winning roster in 2018. The predominately left-sided defender left the club in 2019 to join expansion side Inter Miami.

Austin FC Acquires Colombian Defender Jhohan Romaña via Transfer from Club Guaraní
Romaña joins Austin FC after making 19 appearances (19 starts) with Paraguay Primera División side Club Guaraní. Romaña played 12 matches (11 starts) in the 2020 CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores, scoring one goal in group stage play during a 3-1 away win against Club Atlético Tigre from Argentina in October 2020.

U.S. Soccer News

Gio Reyna named U.S. Soccer’s Young Male Player of the Year
U.S. Soccer announced that Reyna was named the 2020 Young Male Player of Year for the first time in his career. Reyna beat out Yunus Musah, Mark McKenzie, and two other finalists after racking up 79 percent of the overall vote for the award.

Rest of the World News

Barcelona’s Messi stands above Pele, Ronaldo, Eusebio, Muller as all-time top goal scorer for one club
When it comes to Lionel Messi, you could be excused for thinking that there are no more records left to break, but the Barcelona great has just set a big one — and it was one he almost missed altogether.

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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