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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Miguel Almiron reportedly close to Newcastle move

Ike Opara traded, Manchester City lose, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Matt Freese looks to help push goalkeepers group
After spending the last two seasons at Harvard, Freese made the leap to go pro this offseason and now is looking to grow both on and off the field to improve not only himself but the Union.

MLS News

Atlanta United agrees to sell Miguel Almiron to Newcastle United
Financial terms aren’t yet known, but several outlets have reported a figure of $27 million. Atlanta United President Darren Eales has said that he values the Paraguayan at $30 million.

Kansas City trade Ike Opara to Minnesota United
Minnesota United are to give Kansas City $900,000 of Targeted Allocation Money and $100,000 of “future TAM considerations,” according to the release.

Rest of the World News

Premier League Review: Manchester City loses, Manchester United salvages tie
Matt Ritchie fired Newcastle to a first Premier League victory over Manchester City in 23 attempts as the champions’ hopes of retaining their title suffered a major blow.