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Additional Union signings may have to wait, USMNT confirm World Cup Qualifying game dates and more in today’s links



Philadelphia Union News

Additional signings to Philadelphia Union roster may have to wait
Sporting Director Ernst Tanner said Friday that there will be 1-2 more players brought in but timing of transfer window makes the timetable unclear.

New Union centerback Stuart Findlay likes how the team’s playing style resembles some of Europe’s trendiest teams
“It’s what fans want to see when they come into the stadiums,” Findlay said. “To come here and know that I’m going to be playing that sort of football, it’s real exciting.”

MLS News

Josef Martinez on track to return for Atlanta United’s season opener
The Five Stripes’ season went down in flames as soon as Josef tore up his knee in the first MLS match of the season in 2020. The team could just never recover both talent-wise and from an emotional standpoint. Having him back and fit will likely be just as important as the team learning a new manager’s style of play.

New York signs goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel from Salzburg
New York Red Bulls confirmed the previously reported loan signing of goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel from Austrian sister club Red Bull Salzburg. The loan will run through the entire 2021 season and features an option for New York to purchase his contract permanently if they choose.

Salzburg midfielder Youba Diarra close to New York loan move
The 22-year-old Malian midfielder is currently on the books at Red Bull Salzburg. His current deal with the Austrian club lasts through May of 2024, following a contract extension in August of 2019. At the time, he was considered “an important player for the future” by sporting director Christoph Freund.

U.S. Soccer News

U.S. Soccer confirms USMNT World Cup qualifying dates
During the open session of today’s U.S. Soccer meeting of its board of directors, USMNT general manager Brian McBride provided the team’s calendar for 2021 and 2022. Within that, he confirmed the dates of the 14 matchdays for the USMNT for World Cup qualifying, which begins for the team this fall.

Rest of the World News

Europa League draw: Man United vs. AC Milan, Olympiakos vs. Arsenal
Between them, United and Milan have won a total of 10 European Cup/Champions League titles. They last faced each other in the Champions League round of 16 in 2010, when United won 7-2 on aggregate.

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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