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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union make first signing of the offseason

Columbus close to hiring Porter, MLS Re-Entry Draft, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Union complete the signing of Sergio Santos
The signing of Brazilian forward Sergio Santos, who was on the radar of Liga MX club Necaxa, was announced on Friday morning.

How will Santos fit with the Union?
Santos is 24 years old and has worked his way into the Audax first team over the past few seasons, rising to become their top scorer last year.

MLS News

Columbus on verge of hiring Caleb Porter as their new manager
Caleb Porter is close to being named the next head coach of Columbus Crew SC. Paul Tenorio of The Athletic was the first to report the news that a deal between the Black & Gold’s potential new ownership group and Porter was nearly done.

Three selected in stage one of the MLS Re-Entry Draft
All three players will need to have their options exercised by their new clubs after having them denied by their previous clubs at the end of the season.

Sporting KC acquires Erik Hurtado from Vancouver
In exchange for the 28-year-old forward SKC sent their 2021 first round pick from the MLS SuperDraft along with their 2020 second round pick.

Sporting KC signs Free Agent Rodney Wallace
He is a nine-year MLS veteran who most recently played for NYCFC before having his option declined.

Toronto trades Clint Irwin to Colorado
He was a key part of the Reds’ 2016 playoff run to the MLS Cup Final, as well as the past three Canadian Championship titles.