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Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/19/18

The Union are making moves, real moves!

Matt Ralph

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union sign Bethlehem Steel left back Matt Real to homegrown contract
The Drexel Hill native became the seventh homegrown player to sign with the club on Thursday.

Mark McKenzie leaves Wake Forest to sign first team deal with the Union
The 18-year-old from Bear, Delaware also signed on Thursday, becoming the eighth homegrown player and second from the First State to join the club.

MLS News

Fresh Meat 2.0: Michael Petrasso - Mount Royal Soccer
Remi Garde and the Montreal Impact have been making quite some noise with signing rumours this offseason and one that could be interesting is that of former Toronto FC product, Michael Petrasso.

Whitecaps FC acquire versatile Mexican midfielder Efraín Juárez from Club de Futbol Monterrey
A Mexican Liga MX veteran who started in the 2010 FIFA World Cup and spent two years in the FC Barcelona academy is headed to Vancouver.

Sporting KC signs defender Emiliano Amor on loan from Argentina
Peter Vermes brings in the 22-year-old Argentinian for some much needed defensive reinforcements.

Houston Dynamo Re-Sign Defender DaMarcus Beasley
DaMarcus Beasley and the Houston Dynamo have agreed to a new deal to bring back the veteran defender for 2018.

Bastian Schweinsteiger Signs New Deal With The Chicago Fire
The former Germany international will be back for the 2018 campaign.

U.S. Soccer News

Sunil Gulati: Perceptions of U.S. affecting 2026 World Cup bid
Sunil Gulati says winning the 2026 World Cup hosting rights "will be a tough battle," and he's concerned external political forces will affect the bid.

Rest of the World News

Alexis Sanchez transfer to Manchester United likely
Arsene Wenger has confirmed that a swap deal with Manchester United for Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan is likely to happen.