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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union preseason takes shape

Union’s May schedule, Vela to Barcelona, and MLS season ticket prices

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Philadelphia Union News

Union schedule analysis: May
This will be a huge month for Philadelphia’s 2019 season. Five home matches -- and six matches total -- mean the Union can start in one place and end up in quite another by the time June arrives.

Union preseason games announced
The first camp runs from January 28 to February 7 and includes scrimmages at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex against the New York Red Bulls (Wednesday, January 30 / 3 p.m.), the University of South Florida (Saturday, February 2 / 7 p.m.) and Birmingham Legion FC (Wednesday, February 6 / 7 ET).

MLS News

Carlos Vela reportedly on Barcelona’s radar
With Munir El-Haddadi moving on, Barcelona are interested in LAFC’s Vela to replace him, according to Mundo Deportivo. Other options the club are reportedly considering include Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata, West Ham’s Javier Hernandez and others.

Portland Timbers targeting 27 year old Argentine right back
A report out of Argentina suggests the Timbers are among the suitors for 27-year-old right back Leonardo Jara.

Comparing MLS Season Ticket prices
Who has the best prices for season tickets in MLS?