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MLS moves, Dwyer for USMNT?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/21/17

MLS moves, Dwyer for USMNT?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/21/17

Are the links sweeter on the weekend? Philadelphia Union News Five storylines to follow as the Philadelphia Union begin training camp Here are five things I'm keeping an eye on. MLS News Tyrone Mears reveals trade to Atlanta United Another move. Report: RSL adding MLS vets Chad Barrett, David Horst, says DNewsJames Edward of the Deseret News broke open some RSL roster news this afternoon. Dom Dwyer getting everything in order to pave his way to play for USAThe Sporting Kansas City star is edging closer to becoming eligible for the U.S. national team, which the England-born striker is...
Brotherly Game Jan 20, 2017
Bedoya on ESPNFC, Chicharito to LAFC?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/20/17

Bedoya on ESPNFC, Chicharito to LAFC?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/20/17

You feel that? That's the links telling you the weekend is almost here. Philadelphia Union News Alejandro Bedoya Chats With ESPNFCBedoya joined ESPNFC’s Max Bertos, Alejandro Moreno and Shaka Hislop to discuss a variety of topics. Smallwood: USA call-up caps great year for Union's Keegan RosenberryIt's been an amazing year for Keegan Rosenberry. MLS News Report: Landon Donovan to RSL deal done?The veteran MLS player’s immediate future may finally be set. Portuguese midfielder João Pedro joins LA GalaxyAcquired with TAM, will occupy an international slot. Gianfranco Zola confirms...
Brotherly Game Jan 19, 2017
Union Academy forward commits to Duke

Union Academy forward commits to Duke

Issa Rayyan commits to ACC program for 2018 One of the more high profile members of the Philadelphia Union Academy - thanks in part to his recent appearance in the first episode of the “Earn Your Place” documentary - recently announced his future college plans. Issa Rayyan verbally committed on social media last week to Duke University for 2018, where he will join teammate Seth Kuhn competing in college soccer’s toughest conference. The 16-year-old Michigan native joined the Union Academy from Vardar Academy last season and was second in goals on the U16 team with 11 in 23...
Brotherly Game Jan 19, 2017
Union Academy midfielder commits to Cal Poly

Union Academy midfielder commits to Cal Poly

Manny Perez will be joining teammate Freeman Dwamena on the West Coast this fall Former USMNT head coach Steve Sampson has another Philadelphia Union Academy player to look forward to coaching this fall with the recent verbal commitment from midfielder Emmanuel Perez. Perez announced his decision on social media over the weekend about a month after defender Freeman Dwamena announced his own commitment to the Division 1 program. The Florida native joined the Academy last season from FC Dallas and has scored 10 goals in 20 appearances. Most memorable was the second half hat trick he scored...
Brotherly Game Jan 19, 2017
Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/19/17

Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/19/17

Enjoy today's links. Philadelphia Union News Union mailbag: Matt Polster, pro/rel and meatball sandwichesWe're five days out from training camp, so the offseason monotony is almost behind us. Keegan on his time in January USMNT Camp Keegan Rosenberry discusses his first time being called into the US Mens National Team training camp. MLS News Jermaine Jones officially signs with LA GalaxyU.S. National Team and World Cup star pens TAM deal. Kaka planning to stay in Orlando after contract expires Kaká is going nowhere. At least, that's his plan. Sebastian Lletget signs extension with LA...
Brotherly Game Jan 18, 2017
Union Academy alum Connor Maloney drafted by Columbus Crew

Union Academy alum Connor Maloney drafted by Columbus Crew

Maloney was the fifth pick in the third round and the 49th overall Philadelphia Union Academy alum Connor Maloney was drafted on Tuesday by the Columbus Crew SC with the fifth pick in the third round and the 49th overall selection in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. Maloney, who will turn 22 in May, was on the Union team that won the 2012 Generation adidas Cup but did not qualify to sign a homegrown contract despite spending time at Reading United and training with the first team as recently as last summer. The Harrisburg native scored 26 goals and had 17 assists over four seasons with the Nittany...
Brotherly Game Jan 18, 2017
Philadelphia Union releases preseason dates

Philadelphia Union releases preseason dates

The Union will head back to Florida’s west coast to participate in the Suncoast Invitational Preseaon Tournament Mark your calendars. The Philadelphia Union released some preseason dates yesterday, confirming that they would be returning to Clearwater, Florida and participating in the Suncoast Invitational Preseason Tournament. The tournament, which is hosted by the Tampa Bay Rowdies, will see the Union match up against the Rowdies, Montreal Impact, and D.C. United. The first announced match will be at 7:30 PM on Saturday, February 18th in Al Lang Stadium in downtown St. Petersburg when...
Brotherly Game Jan 18, 2017
Union draft Nanco, Elliott and Moar in final rounds of SuperDraft

Union draft Nanco, Elliott and Moar in final rounds of SuperDraft

Third-round pick Chris Nanco and fourth rounders Jack Elliott and Santi Moar completed the Philadelphia Union’s 2017 SuperDraft class on Tuesday With the 55th, 77th and 82nd overall picks in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, the Philadelphia Union selected a trio of internationals from the college ranks on Tuesday, two of whom are forwards and a third who was a central defender for a Division 2 power. Syracuse forward Chris Nanco was the 11th pick of the third round. The Brampton, Ontario native scored 21 goals and collected seven assists in 84 career games with the Orange. Under new league...
Brotherly Game Jan 18, 2017
Union release preseason schedule, SuperDraft wraps up: Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/18/17

Union release preseason schedule, SuperDraft wraps up: Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/18/17

Hump Day Links. Philadelphia Union News Union notes: Schedule news, more draft picks and Temple soccer historyAt long last, we've got a few exhibition games on the Philadelphia Union calendar. Union To Play In Rowdies Suncoast Invitational Preseason TournamentPhiladelphia Union today announced that it is set to participate in the 2017 Rowdies Suncoast Invitational, a preseason tournament that takes place in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida area from February 18-25. MLS News 37 players selected in Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2017 MLS SuperDraftThe 2017 MLS SuperDraft reached its conclusion...
Brotherly Game Jan 17, 2017
Matthew Real signs pro contract with Bethlehem Steel FC

Matthew Real signs pro contract with Bethlehem Steel FC

Union Academy defender previously committed to Wake Forest Philadelphia Union Academy defender Matthew Real has signed a professional contract with Bethlehem Steel FC. The 17-year-old left back from Drexel Hill, Pa. previously committed to attend Wake Forest University this fall and is highly regarded by TopDrawerSoccer.com, which has him ranked 19th in the class of 2017 in its most recent Boys Academy IMG 150. “Matthew proved last year that he can play at this level and is a guy that Jim Curtin and I have worked with since he was nine so it’s really cool seeing him showcase the...
Brotherly Game Jan 17, 2017
Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/17/17

Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/17/17

You want links? Here, have some. Philadlephia Union News The biggest takeaway from the MLS SuperDraft has nothing to do with playersKevin Kinkead takes a look at the biggest thing to come out of last week's draft. MLS News MLS unveils ambitious 2017 US national broadcast scheduleMajor League Soccer last week unveiled its 2017 season schedule, revealing an ambitious national TV slate coming off of a 2016 season that featured record numbers. Report: New York Red Bulls trade Dax McCarty to Chicago FireFor $400,000 in allocation money to be paid over two seasons. Sources: FC Dallas complete...
Brotherly Game Jan 16, 2017
Auston Trusty in camp with U.S. U20s

Auston Trusty in camp with U.S. U20s

Philadelphia Union homegrown one of 24 players on Tab Ramos’ camp roster Philadelphia Union defender Auston Trusty is in California for the first U.S. U20 training camp of the new year. The 18-year-old from Media, Pa. is one of 24 players called up for the camp in Carson, California by head coach Tab Ramos. The camp runs through January 23 and is one of two camps that will be held ahead of U20 World Cup qualifying in Costa Rica in February. The Philadelphia Union open their training camp on January 23. Trusty is the lone representative from the Union at the camp. Fellow homegrown Derrick...
Brotherly Game Jan 16, 2017
US U20s named, Manchester United vs. Liverpool recap: Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/16/17

US U20s named, Manchester United vs. Liverpool recap: Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/16/17

Happy Martin Luther King Day from everyone at Brotherly Game. Philadelphia Union News Philadelphia Union: Overcrowding on the WingsLooking at the Philadelphia Union roster, it's pretty clear that they won't be able to carry all the wingers that they have on the first team roster. MLS News Debut is 14 months away, but LAFC already working on being 'the best'Bigger, better and more posh. That’s the blueprint LAFC has also been following since a deep-pocketed ownership group of entertainment, sports and business celebrities paid a then-record $110 million fee to join the league 2½ years...
Brotherly Game Jan 15, 2017
La Liga recap, MLS expansion to San Diego?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/15/16

La Liga recap, MLS expansion to San Diego?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/15/16

The links are easy like Sunday Morning. Philadelphia Union News Earnie Stewart and Jim Curtin react to SuperDraft picks Hear some thought on the Union's two draft picks from the men who selected them and will coach them. Analyzing the 2017 Philadelphia Union scheduleThis schedule looks more manageable than the one the Philadelphia Union had to go through last year. MLS News Parchman: Dishing out the grades after Rounds 1 and 2 of 2017 SuperDraft Grades for all teams from the MLS Draft. Allocation Money figures publicly revealed for 1st time at 2017 SuperDraftAs part of continued efforts...
Brotherly Game Jan 14, 2017
Two former Union youth players selected in first round

Two former Union youth players selected in first round

Colton Storm drafted by SKC and Brian Nana-Sinkham taken by Seattle Sounders Two former Philadelphia Union Academy defenders were taken in the first round of Friday’s MLS SuperDraft. North Carolina senior Colton Storm (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) was selected 14th overall by Sporting Kansas City and Stanford senior Brian Nana-Sinkham (Lititz, Pa.) went 22nd overall to reigning MLS Cup champs Seattle Sounders. Both were part of the Union Academy setup in its part-time “club and country” days where the Union would call in players from area youth clubs for training and competitions like the...
Brotherly Game Jan 14, 2017
MLS SuperDraft coverage, LA's DeLaGarza traded to Houston: Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/14/17

MLS SuperDraft coverage, LA's DeLaGarza traded to Houston: Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/14/17

Weekend links are here. Philadelphia Union News Philadelphia Union trades up to #25, selects Marcus EppsUnion send the 42nd pick and $50k of 2018 Allocation Money. Philadelphia Union selects Aaron Jones #33English right back played at Clemson and Georgia State. MLS News 2017 MLS SuperDraft ResultsSee how Rounds 1 and 2 shook out today. LA Galaxy trade AJ DeLaGarza to Houston DynamoA dark day for Galaxy fans. Sources: Minnesota United making big push for Kevin MolinoAdrian Heath knows Kevin Molino very well, and knows just how dynamic the Trinidad and Tobago midfielder can be, so it should...
Brotherly Game Jan 13, 2017
SuperDraft Round 2 Results

SuperDraft Round 2 Results

They kept the second round under 6 hours! Second round results here. Union picks will be in bold with articles on our prospects to follow today! 1.) Minnesota United FC: Alec Ferrell (Goalkeeper, Wake Forest) 2.) Colorado Rapids: Liam Callahan (Defender, Syracuse) 3.) Philadelphia Union (via Minnesota United FC): Marcus Epps (Forward, South Florida) 4.) Chicago Fire (via Toronto FC): Stefan Cleveland (Goalkeeper, Louisville) 5.) Chicago Fire (via Toronto FC): Guillermo Delgado (Forward, Delaware) 6.) San Jose Earthquakes: Lindo Mfeka (Midfielder, South Florida) 7.) Vancouver Whitecaps:...
Brotherly Game Jan 13, 2017
Philadelphia Union selects Aaron Jones #33

Philadelphia Union selects Aaron Jones #33

English right back played at Clemson and Georgia State The Philadelphia Union went for defensive depth with the 33rd pick of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, selecting English right back Aaron Jones. The Great Yarmouth native, who turns 23 in March, made 39 appearances for Clemson over the last two seasons after transferring from Georgia State, where he made 36 appearances. He had seven goals and 14 assists over his college career. He was a key part of the Tigers back line in their 2015 College Cup run, which conceded only 18 goals in 23 games before losing 4-0 to Jordan Morris and the Stanford...
Brotherly Game Jan 13, 2017
Philadelphia Union trades up to #25, selects Marcus Epps

Philadelphia Union trades up to #25, selects Marcus Epps

Union send the 42nd pick and $50k of 2018 Allocation Money In one of the most MLS things to ever MLS, the Philadelphia Union called a timeout during the SuperDraft, traded picks with Minnesota United FC, and selected University of South Florida midfielder Marcus Epps. Confused? It’s cool - we are too. The Union were able to call a timeout during Minnesota’s pick in the second round, during which they swapped out the 42nd pick and $50,000 of Allocation Money in 2018 for the 25th pick. They then used that pick on Epps. Epps, who turns 22 next week, played four seasons at the University of...
Brotherly Game Jan 13, 2017
2017 MLS SuperDraft Round 1 Results

2017 MLS SuperDraft Round 1 Results

The Union didn’t pick but here are the results for the first round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft if you’re curious The MLS SuperDraft is upon us! The bad news is the Union traded away their first round spot (11th) to Chicago on August 3rd so we can pretend that pick from the Fire would be ours I guess? Anyway, below are the selections from the first round with separate articles for rounds two through four. Notable picks this round are the first two picks which belong to expansion sides Minnesota and Atlanta. 1.) Minnesota United: Abu Danladi (Forward, UCLA) 2.) Atlanta United: Miles...

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