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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Garber says MLS expansion stops at 32

Tanner isn’t messing around, MLS free agency announced, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union under Tanner isn’t messing around
What Wednesday’s Union roster moves means for the club and its future.

MLS News

MLS announces players available through free agency, waivers and re-entry process
The re-entry pool consists of players who are at least 23 years old, have played at least three years in MLS and whose contract options were not exercised by their clubs. These players will be available at their option salaries for 2019.

Top five most noteworthy moves from MLS contract deadline day
While there are still plenty of balls up in the air as contract negotiations continue – and trades, transfers and other moves are surely discussed around the league and beyond – we’re starting to get a clearer picture of what rosters will look like in 2020.

Garber says MLS will stick at 32 teams as he headlines Soccerex USA opening day
MLS commissioner Don Garber, speaking at the Soccerex convention in Miami, said that the league’s “30th team will be announced before the end of the year” and that while there will be further expansion, the MLS is in no hurry to make it happen.

Nashville SC sign four players from USL Championship side
The players who signed are: former Union player Ken Tribbett, defender Taylor Washington, midfielder Matt LaGrassa, and forward Alan Winn.

D.C. United in negotiations to re-sign goalkeeper Bill Hamid
United is working to negotiate new contracts for two key defensive pieces in defender Frédéric Brillant and goalkeeper Bill Hamid. The team is also negotiating with starting midfielder Lucas Rodriguez.

U.S. Soccer News

How the USMNT found and kept Sergino Dest
Dest wasn’t part of the U.S. U-17s run to the CONCACAF Under-17 final in 2017, but he earned a spot on the 2017 FIFA Under-17 World Cup roster, and it’s where he became a breakout star for American soccer fans.