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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Bring on Zlatan!

Young center backs excel for Union, Zach Steffen could be off to Europe soon, and Liverpool break the bank for a ‘keeper

MLS: D.C. United at Los Angeles Galaxy Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin: Auston Trusty, Mark McKenzie "playing well beyond their years"
The last time Orlando City SC came to Talen Energy Stadium, back in April, teenage center back Mark McKenzie tentatively entered the game in the second half, making his MLS debut when he replaced an injured Jack Elliott.

Know Your Enemy: LA Galaxy
Los Angeles Galaxy is the definition of an old school Major League Soccer club, all the way down to bringing back a head coach that led the team in the 1990s and splurging on high-priced, end-of-their-career stars.

Soccer superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic coming to Philly as Union host L.A. Galaxy
Not since David Beckham came to town in the Union's inaugural season has one player filled the Talen Energy Stadium stands in the way that Ibrahimovic will Saturday.

MLS News

Who are the top 5 most valuable players on the summer trade market?
The Secondary Transfer Window is open, and with it, the trade market.

US Open Cup Semifinal Draw delayed by Portland Timbers’ formal protest
The Timbers claim LAFC used too many foreign players.

Columbus Crew SC, Zack Steffen in discussions about the future
Gregg Berhalter and the goalkeeper have engaged in talks about the offers the keeper has recently received.

D.C. United has new stadium in Audi Field, but did it sell its soul in the process?
At Audi Field, D.C. United threatens to abandon its core fanbase in pursuit of a richer one.

Rest of the World News

Liverpool seal deal for Alisson in world-record goalkeeper transfer
The fee is a world-record amount for a goalkeeper, surpassing the €40m (£34.7m) Manchester City paid Benfica for Ederson in 2017.

The special relationship between Fulham and American players
With over 750 appearances for the club in the last two decades, American players like McBride and Dempsey have made a lasting impression at Fulham.