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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Fabian Herbers traded

Union make a move on a busy MLS trade day, Zlatan staying in LA and River Plate win the Copa Libertador

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Philadelphia Union News

Union trade Fabian Herbers to the Chicago Fire
The 25-year-old German’s sophomore season was plagued by injury. After ending his rookie campaign strong, he struggled to crack the starting lineup in 2017 before undergoing a sports hernia surgery in May of that year.

MLS News

Atlanta United: MLS Cup champion raises bar in soccer-mad city
Atlanta United’s MLS Cup triumph was a crowning achievement on a still-nascent project that has shown the potential of what MLS can be.

Pity Marinez to leave River Plate in January
Martinez is widely expected to sign with Atlanta United this winter. Multiple reports have linked him to the move, where he will be the heir apparent to the departing Miguel Almiron.

Dallas trade Maxi Urruti to Montreal
This now gives FC Dallas two top ten picks as they also acquired Colorado’s first round pick (#4) earlier in the year in a trade for Kellyn Acosta. Adding more TAM to the coffers helps the roster build out this offseason as they club continues to re-tool the offense.

Orlando City acquires Tesho Akindele from Dallas
Akindele, 26, is a Canadian international who has appeared in 133 games (67 starts) in five seasons in MLS.

Vancouver acquires a trio of new players
It was a busy day for the Vancouver Whitecaps, who announced four transactions made during Sunday’s half-day trade window.

AC Milan says Zlatan will be not be returning to Italy
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will remain at the Los Angeles Galaxy after the Major League Soccer club agreed with his requests, according to AC Milan sporting director Leonardo.

Rest of the world News

Boca Juniors rue missed opportunities in Copa Libertadores final
Just like the first leg of the Copa Libertadores final, the controversial return match in Madrid was full of ebbs and flows and ended with four goals being scored. Unlike the first leg, however, the four goals in Madrid were not evenly distributed.