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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Complete list of eligible players for MLS Expansion Draft

Expansion Mock Draft, new masterplan for the Chester Waterfront and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Medunjanin, Fabian, Ngalina and Mbaizo among players left unprotected for expansion draft
Cory Burke and Jamiro Monteiro both on the protected list for the Philadelphia Union.

Firm unveils new masterplan for Chester waterfront
Riverfront Alliance of Delaware County, city government and Philadelphia Union parent company Keystone Sports and Entertainment LLC announced in October that the Boston-firm received the contract to design a redevelopment plan for the area surrounding Talen Energy Stadium and the Wharf at Rivertown office complex.

MLS News

2019 MLS Expansion Draft: Official list of players eligible for selection
Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC may select up to five players from the eligible MLS player pool below. Only a single player can be drafted from any one club. Once one player has been claimed from a club’s unprotected roster, Inter Miami and Nashville SC may not select any other players from that club’s list.

An expansion mock draft for Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC
There isn’t much in the way of goal-scorers to be found in the pool of available players this time around, whereas somewhat pricey veteran defenders are practically a dime a dozen. And seeing how both expansion teams are already building up strength in defensive midfield, that position has essentially been ignored.

Southampton offered chance to sign USA defender Aaron Long
West Ham wanted to sign Long last summer but he could not get a work permit in order for the defender to complete the switch to the Premier League.

Major League Soccer will miss Zlatan Ibrahimovic, even if he won’t miss MLS
His former club will miss his 30 goals. They’ll miss the tickets he sold and the way he helped make the Galaxy and the sport relevant in as fickle a sports town as there is on the planet. As for the baggage that came with him, not so much.