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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Jordan Morris tears ACL with Swansea

Why are MLS teams so keen on rebrands, Atlanta signs a young midfielder and more in today’s links



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Swansea City confirms torn ACL injury for Jordan Morris
He entered the match at halftime, replacing Jamal Lowe, and was stretchered off the pitch about 20 minutes later. Morris did not collide with any players, but awkwardly landed on his left leg.

Nashville SC continues youth movement in 2021 MLS roster build, signs defender Nick Hinds
Hinds joined Seattle’s academy during the 2015 season and would go on to play two years collegiately the University of Akron (2016-18) before joining the Sounders’ USL side, Tacoma Defiance, in January 2018. Through 2020, the fullback made 68 appearances, adding six assists and scoring one goal.

Newcastle United midfielder who was wanted by Swansea City in January close to MLS move
Kyle Scott is in talks over a move to the MLS to work with Jaap Stam at FC Cincinnati – the manager who tried to sign the midfielder while he was at Chelsea. The 23-year-old was close to joining Stam while the Dutchman was in charge at Reading but the deal didn’t go through.

Atlanta United signs Franco Ibarra from Argentinos Juniors
Still very green in his professional career, Ibarra has logged just under 1,000 total minutes in the Argentine top flight. But the teenager impressed in his most recent season last year, starting all 10 of the matches in which he played.

A team by any other name: why are MLS clubs so keen on rebrands?
Montreal Impact are now Club de Foot Montréal. They are far from the first North American team to change their identity.

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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