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Brotherly Game Daily Links: MLS to investigate Miami signing of Matuidi

Union re-sign Bednik, Toronto FC to start season in Florida and more in today’s links



Philadelphia Union News

Veteran goalkeeper Joe Bendik re-signed to one-year contract with Philadelphia Union
This season will be the Georgia native’s 10th in MLS and with the possibility of Andre Blake and Matt Freese both being away for international duty, there’s a good chance he’ll be called upon more than in his first two seasons with the club.

MLS News

Inter Miami under MLS investigation for Matuidi signing
Miami signed Matuidi using Targeted Allocation Money instead of registering him as a Designated Player, which would have seen him earn a higher salary. But it has been claimed that Matuidi has been paid more money than is stipulated in his contract – meaning he should have been listed as a Designated Player.

Fredy Montero rejoins Sounders
Since last playing for the Sounders, Montero has traveled all over the globe. After a brief stint in Colombia with Millonarios, he went to Portugal and spent three years with Sporting CP before moving to China. Montero then returned to MLS, where he played one year with the Whitecaps in 2017 before going back to Sporting CP for two seasons and then returning to the Whitecaps again.

Toronto FC to start 2021 MLS season in Florida
Toronto will use the facilities at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando for training and depending on the MLS schedule dates, could play their home matches in both Orlando and Tampa.

In one week, Colorado Rapids announce 2 assistant coaches, 4 new signings, and 2 contract extensions
It’s been a busy week for the Colorado Rapids — and a lot to keep track of. 

Toronto FC outbid Palmeiras for Borré; River Plate stiker wants move to Europe
According to Bruno Andrade, Brazilian side Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras have offered a deal worth approximately $18 million CAD over a four years for the Colombian, while TFC have apparently offered approximately $20 million over a three-year deal.

Flavio Augusto da Silva in Discussions to Sell Orlando City SC to Wilf Family
Buying into MLS is not unusual for the Wilf family. The owners of the Minnesota Vikings attempted to start an expansion franchise in Minneapolis, eventually given to Dr. Bill McGuire and Minnesota United of the NASL. In 2017, the Wilf family later bought a minority stake in Nashville SC, an expansion franchise that started play in 2020.

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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