Philadelphia Union News
Union Schedule Analysis: August
An August run put the Union in prime position to beat Montreal and New England to a playoff spot in 2018, and Philly has four very winnable matches before a showdown with the defending champs this year.
Veteran defender Aurelien Collin reportedly joining the Union
Collin has a green card so he won’t take up an international spot and could be seen as a mentor to the team’s young center back core. He earned $450,000 last season with the Red Bulls, which declined his option at the end of the season.
Club America reportedly interested in Red Bull’s Kaku
One of the biggest, richest clubs in Mexico has turned its gaze to prized New York Red Bulls playmaker Alejandro Romero Gamarra, better known as Kaku, according to a new report from ESPN Mexico.
Whitecaps on verge of signing Lass Bangoura
The 26-year-old national team player has struggled to break into Rayo’s first team this season, playing just one game for the Spanish La Liga side’s first team.
Ashley Cole returns to England with Derby County
Cole, who left LA Galaxy in November and has been a free agent since, has returned to English football after a four-and-a-half year absence.
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Barcelona loan Kevin-Prince Boateng from Italian team Sassuolo
Sources have told ESPN FC that Boateng’s deal includes a fee of €1 million and has an €8m option to make the move permanent in the summer.