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Brotherly Game Daily Links: MLS SuperDraft roundup

Curtin speaks, why Sacramento makes sense for the MLS and Sigi Schmid is honored by the MLS

The Philadelphia Union’s Jim Curtin holding a press conference

Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin: Union make ‘a strong statement’ in draft trade
We’ve heard from Ernst Tanner, but what does Jim Curtin think about the Union’s draft strategy?

MLS News

All the draft picks from the 2019 First and Second Round
Here are all the picks from Friday, which the Union did not participate in.

Marlon Hairston traded from Houston to Colorado
After struggling to see the pitch in 2018, midfielder Marlon Hairston has been traded to Houston Dynamo for $175,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) payable $125,000 in 2019 and $50,000 in 2020.

Colorado signs Benny Feilhaber
Today, the club confirmed that the free agent has been signed to a one-year contract with an option for the 2020 season.

Why Sacramento Republic makes sense for MLS
When the Sacramento City Council approved funding for the construction of a new soccer stadium in November 2016 as part of the broader historic Railyards project just outside downtown, this gave Sactown a leg up in vying for one of the precious few MLS expansion spots.

MLS Coach of the Year award renamed in honor of Sigi Schmid
The late Sigi Schmid is synonymous with coaching greatness and fittingly the MLS Coach of the Year award will now be named after the league’s all-time winningest coach.