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Brotherly Game Daily Links: USA advances to Gold Cup Final

The Union adds a new midfielder, Austin completes signing of a new DP and more in today’s links

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Union announce signing of 21-year-old Venezuelan midfielder Jesús Bueno
Bueno, just 21, was the captain of his Venezuelan side, who he’s played for since he was 18. With Deportivo Lara, Bueno played 76 matches and accumulated over 5,600 minutes.

Philadelphia Union receive $50,000 in general allocation money for Santiago Moreno
The Philadelphia Union picked up $50,000 in general allocation money from the Portland Timbers for the discover rights to sign new Colombian midfielder Santiago Moreno.

MLS News

Austin FC adds a goal scoring threat in Argentinian midfielder Sebastián Driussi
The 25-year-old Driussi’s last club was Zenit Saint Petersburg in the Russian Premier League, where he had scored 21 goals in 95 appearances since arriving in 2017. He made his professional debut in 2013 for River Plate in the Argentine Primera Division.

Rapids acquire Dominique Badji from Nashville SC
Badji re-joins Colorado after leaving in the Kellyn Acosta trade with FC Dallas midway through 2018. He joined the Rapids from Boston University via the MLS Superdraft, and has put up 33 goals and 18 assists 146 appearances in MLS, 24 of those goals coming with the Rapids.

Inter Miami signs former U.S. national team center back Ventura Alvarado
Alvarado is a 28-year-old Mexican-American who has spent the past 10 years playing in Mexico’s Liga MX, where he won two Clausura titles, one Apertura title and a Copa MX title. He also played on two CONCACAF Champions League-winning teams.

U.S. Soccer News

2021 Gold Cup Semi-Final: USA 1-0 Qatar
Gyasi Zardes scored a late goal to lead the United States men’s team into the Gold Cup final with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Qatar in Austin, Texas, on Thursday night.

Herrera the hero as Mexico top Canada in final seconds
With the win, Mexico are through to the Final for the second consecutive time and will be aiming for their ninth Gold Cup title on Sunday in the Final against the United States.

Sergino Dest rejects Bayern Munich, Arsenal for Barcelona stay
Monaco also sounded out a move for Dest, but all four clubs were knocked back by both the player and Barca. Therefore, an official offer never arrived and numbers were never even discussed.

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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