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New jerseys rule, Eastern conference roster builds and more in today’s links



Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union unveil new secondary jersey
Dubbed the BYIU kit (the I is a lightning bolt), the new Union jersey is a stark departure from previous away kits for the club with a move toward a color scheme and design referencing the city of Philadelphia, the state of Delaware, the state of New Jersey and the Sons of Ben supporters group, complete with lightning bolts.

New Philadelphia Union jersey moving the brand in an exciting new direction
Doopy Brothers co-host Luke McClung, a graphic designer by trade, reflects on his experience with the Union Creators’ Collective and shares some thoughts on the new jersey.

MLS News

MLS Eastern Conference roster build status
Some teams have much more work to do than others. Some have already been busy, though most have moved slowly given these pandemic-shrouded, unprecedented times. All will eventually do at least a little something. That is the nature of the business.

Nashville SC completes signing for winger Rodrigo Pineiro; contract guaranteed through 2023
Piñeiro can play on either wing, or as a second striker. With Danubio, he scored three goals and assisted on another three in 17 matches in Uruguay’s first-tier, Primera División.

Could Jürgen Locadia be on the move from FC Cincinnati?
A source with knowledge of Locadia’s situation indicated to The Enquirer that multiple clubs had inquired with FC Cincinnati about Locadia’s availability and FCC continued to evaluate all options. 

CF Montreal sign Norway international forward Bjorn Johnsen from Ulsan Hyundai
Johnsen, 29, had made 16 appearances with Norway. He was born in America before moving to Norway during his youth. He has spent his career globetrotting, appearing for eight clubs in eight countries prior to Montreal.

Atlanta United re-signs striker Erick “Cubo” Torres
The Mexican international forward is back with Atlanta after his initial contract option was declined.

Sporting KC Sign French CB Nicolas Isimat-Mirin Formerly of PSV
Isimat-Mirin joins with quite the pedigree in Europe. The 29-year-old has over 250 professional appearances, including 93 appearances in the Dutch Eredivisie as well as another 93 with clubs in France’s top flight, Ligue 1. He won three league titles with PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

Orlando City Acquires Left Back Jonathan Suárez on Loan from Querétaro FC
Suárez, 23, was on loan with Pumas UNAM during the first half of the 2020-2021 Liga MX season. He featured regularly for the Pumas B team in Liga de Expansión MX. He started his pro career with Cimarrones de Sonora — the same club Orlando loaned Santiago Patino to last season. He moved to Quarétaro ahead of the 2018-2019 season.

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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