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Brotherly Game Daily Links: The Tradition continues, Union trade all 2021 SuperDraft picks

When will the Union make their next move, Houston trades for Tim Parker and more in today’s links



Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union fetching $50k for three draft picks with potential for more from Nashville SC
The Union traded two picks in this week’s draft and next year’s first round pick for up to $225k in allocation.

Will the Union announce a signing anytime soon?
It’s been 12 days since Ernst Tanner announced there would be a new signing soon. He spoke about this signing after Mark McKenzie signed for Genk. 

MLS News

Armchair Analyst: Cheat sheet for team needs in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft
Ernst Tanner explicitly has zero interest in the draft. He has said as much. He traded this year’s first-rounder, No. 19 overall, to Orlando City for the Homegrown rights to right back Nathan Harriel.

Dynamo strengthen defense with acquisition of Tim Parker
Houston has traded $300K in General Allocation Money in 2021 and $150K General Allocation Money in 2022 to the New York Red Bulls in exchange for defender Tim Parker. There are also additional performance-based incentives that could make the fee higher.

Atlanta United to sign Lisandro Lopez from Racing Club
At 37-years of age, it might be a stretch to call him “cover” for Josef Martinez if the Venezuelan were to miss a large number of consecutive games. But otherwise, Lopez’s steady production into his twilight years indicates he’ll be a viable option off the bench.

Revolution Re-Sign Goalkeeper Matt Turner
Turner was named the Revolution Team MVP in 2020 after helping set a club record for lowest goals-against average in a season at 1.09. The 26-year-old was second in the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year voting after going 8-7-7 with six shutouts during the campaign.

Timbers complete transfer of Felipe Mora from Pumas UNAM
Bringing Mora permanently to Portland was one of the club’s main goals for the offseason, as the Chilean forward was a key part of their attack in 2020. Mora came over on a one-year loan last season and had seven goals and two assists in 19 regular season appearances (13 starts).

U.S. Soccer News

USMNT to play Trinidad & Tobago to conclude January Camp
The United States Men’s National Team will welcome in a familiar foe to conclude January Camp. Today, U.S. Soccer announced that the USMNT will play Trinidad and Tobago on Sunday, January 31st at Exploria Stadium in Orlando. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00pm ET and will be shown on FS1, UniMás, and TUDN.

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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