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Brotherly Game Daily Links: MLS Salary Dump

Rooney to DC seems certain, Torres to Montreal seems off, and more in today’s links

MLS: Montreal Impact at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Team player salaries 2018: Philadelphia Union increase by 24 percent
Bulk of increase is going to high-profile signings Bořek Dočkal and David Accam.

Piatti Revs It Up as Impact Hits Four
The Union face Montreal on Saturday, here's a review of their last game.

MLS News

MLS player salaries: The league has a new highest-paid player
Major League Soccer has a new highest-paid player: Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco.

MLS player salaries: From 'Pay the man!' to 'He makes how much?'
It's that time of year when the MLS Players Union releases its player salaries and fans get to debate who's overpaid and who's underpaid.

Reports: Wayne Rooney has agreed in principle to a D.C. United move
This has gone from 0-60 very quickly.

Garde on Fernando Torres to Impact rumors: "You need to forget about him"
Fernando Torres appears to be a hot property to a number of MLS teams, and with speculation mounting over which team could sign the Spanish striker, one team put cold water on ties linking them to the Atletico Madrid man.

The five most improved MLS teams in 2018
The gulf between conferences that was discussed so often last season only seems to be getting wider, as all but one of these most improved teams can be found near the top of the East.

Rest of the World News

Man United secure second, but little else, with 0-0 draw at West Ham
It might feel like a job well done for Jose Mourinho and Man United, with Thursday's 0-0 draw at West Ham securing second, but that's about it.

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero eyed by Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid are considering a move for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero this summer, sources have told ESPN FC.