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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Martinez signs five-year deal with Atlanta

Union bid farewell to BJ Callahan, Bale’s future in doubt at Real Madrid and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Union Assistant Coach BJ Callahan officially heading to the USMNT a coach
BJ Callaghan has joined Gregg Berhalter’s coaching staff, and the Union organization will miss the long-time assistant coach, even as it watches his ascent to US Soccer with pride.

MLS News

Josef Martinez signs new 5 contract with Atlanta United
The reigning MLS MVP and Golden Boot winner has made no secret about his love for the city of Atlanta. He stated last season that he would stay “for as long as they want me”.

Galaxy interested in River Plate midfielder Ignacio Fernandez
29-year old attacking central midfielder, Fernandez would certainly be a welcome addition to a Galaxy attack that lacks a pure creative option in the middle of the park.

Orlando City signs Brazilian Right Back Ruan Teixeira
The 5-foot-7 Ruan, whose transfer rights belonged to Rio de Janeiro side Barra da Tijuca FC, has been a journeyman in his professional career, having played for as many as four different clubs in Brazil since 2016, always on loan contracts.

U.S. Soccer News

Gregg Berhalter announces additions to coach staff
U.S. Soccer announced key appointments to the national team on Wednesday, with former U.S. international Josh Wolff among those joining Gregg Berhalter’s set-up. Wolff has been appointed an assistant coach, B.J. Callaghan as strategy analyst and assistant coach, Steve Tashjian as head performance expert and Darcy Norman as movement and conditioning coach.

Gareth Bale’s uncertain future at Real Madrid due to Brexit
Gareth Bale’s Real Madrid future would be plunged into doubt in the event of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union in a “no deal” Brexit, ESPN FC has been told.