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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Hope Solo headlines National Soccer Hall of Fame Finalists

Winners of the MLS offseason so far, Hall of Fame Finalists announced, and more in today’s links



MLS News

Three big winners of the 2021 MLS offseason so far
Here are the offseason winners so far for a transfer window that doesn’t end for a good while yet.

Newell’s Old Boys confirm winger Joaquin Torres set for CF Montreal move
Torres, 24, has been with Newell’s since 2015, registering 42 first-team appearances with two goals and two assists. The winger also spent time on loan in 2019-20 with Greek side Volos, where he netted five goals and two assists in 27 appearances.

Colorado Rapids sign goalkeeper William Yarbrough to 3-year contract
The 31-year-old was on a one-year loan for the 2020 season from Liga MX’s Club León. After Clint Irwin went out of the MLS is Back Tournament due to concussion protocol, Yarbrough earned the starting spot and went 6-4-4 with four clean sheets.

FC Dallas to loan Justin Che to Bayern Munich
The Texas native made his professional debut on July 25, 2020 with North Texas Soccer Club in the 2-1 season-opening win against Forward Madison FC. He started in all 16 matches for North Texas SC in 2020 playing 1,427 minutes. He recorded his first professional assist in the home-opener, assisting Ronaldo Damus in the 59th minute. Che named to the USL League One Team of the Year for 2020.

Al-Taawoun announces Kaku deal, forcing Red Bulls hand with season approaching
Long-simmering transfer disagreement finally boils over with power play in Saudi Arabia.

U.S. Soccer News

Hope Solo, Steve Cherundolo headline finalists for National Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame board released the names of the finalists for election to the Class of 2021, which included 20 on the Player ballot and 10 apiece on the Veteran and Builder ballots. The Selection Committees will vote from February 5-10 to select a class of two to four members.

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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