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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union Internationals prepare for busy 2021

Chicago dumping new crest, Charlotte not signing Mexican legend and more in today’s links



Philadelphia Union News

From Philadelphia to Europe, Brenden Aaronson’s Journey Is a Model for U.S. Soccer
The 20-year-old midfielder, a product of the Philadelphia Union’s youth academy, recently joined Red Bull Salzburg in a multimillion-dollar deal. His trajectory is an example of how investing in youth development can spur MLS growth and benefit the U.S. men’s national team.

Thinking through Union absences for 2021 international play
Pandemic postponements of FIFA’s 2020 international windows and Tokyo’s Olympics have compressed the schedules for four premier 2021 national-team tournaments, expanding and overlapping them. 

MLS News

MLS 2021 offseason snapshots: Transfer news, latest moves and projected lineups for every club
Incomings and outgoings. Silly season never stops, nor does building for 2021. Teams have been hard at work curating their squads, but there’s still plenty of time for clubs to make big changes so keep in mind it’s a work in progress.

Chicago Fire officially dumping “crown” logo, new design project underway
The club will remain “Chicago Fire Football Club,” but basically everything else is on the table, including a return to red jerseys. The old “Florian Cross” logo isn’t coming back, the club said, but the club is open to the idea of elements of that crest appearing in the new one. 

Andrew Putna re-ups with RSL for 2021
Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Andrew Putna is set to return in 2021, meaning all three players in the his position will return from 2020, joining David Ochoa and Zac MacMath in being on the roster for the upcoming season.

MLS newcomers Charlotte FC not planning Guardado deal amid links to Mexican star
The team, which will begin playing in 2022, will not sign the midfielder despite recent reports stating that contact had been made by the two parties.

MLS Cautious of Long-Term Finances Amid CBA Talks but Won’t Turn to Expansion As Quick Fix
MLS remains focused on a March kickoff for its 26th season but accepts the fact that it’s unlikely fans will be back in the stands anytime soon. 

Miguel Nazarit joins Independiente on loan
Nazarit, 23, made 39 appearances for Once Caldas in Colombia before joining Nashville. He has also been involved with the Colombian U-23 national team.

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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