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Philadelphia Union and MLS News and notes 1-18-16:l

Happy Monday Union fans! Check out today's latest news below.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Top three picks of MLS draft feature two Georgetown Hoyas | The Washington Post:
The Philadelphia Union selected Josh Yaro second overall and fellow Hoyas defender Keegan Rosenberry third. It's always nice to have a familiar face when you embark on a new adventure and that's exactly what these two will have.

Did Sporting Kansas City just usher in a new era of Homegrown player signings? |
Just in case you needed a little more grey area on what actually constitutes a homegrown player.

Charleston Battery signs affiliation deal with MLS’ Atlanta United FC | Post and Courier:
The Charleston Battery will be signing an affiliation deal with their third MLS side as Atlanta United FC prepares to enter the MLS for the 2017 season.

If Cashman Field becomes a soccer field, MLS is interested | Las Vegas Sun News:
A Major League Soccer exhibition next month at Cashman Field won’t get Las Vegas closer to landing an expansion franchise. But if it Jason Ader’s vision comes true, that could change. An update on Vegas' quest for an MLS franchise.

Press Box: St. Louis should replace Rams with MLS franchise | News Tribune:
St. Louis, hoping to fine solace in the MLS after losing their NFL franchise.

MLS chief gives update on Didier Drogba’s ‘ongoing talks’ as Chelsea eye deal  Chelsea | London 24:
In case you were wondering where things stood with the Drogba Saga.