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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Medunjanin potentially heading to Cincy

Three others chosen in MLS Waiver Draft, free agent signings from around the league and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Medunjanin selected by FC Cincinnati in End-of-Year Waiver Draft
The out-of-contract Philadelphia Union midfielder’s MLS rights now belong to Cincinnati, which can initiate contract negotiations with the 34-year-old.

MLS News

Armchair Analyst: Nine silly-season moves I want to see before the window opens
The biggest moves of any offseason come once the transfer and trade window re-opens in January. You start getting hints about what those moves will be, or even sometimes outright confirmations, but they don’t become official until the new year.

FC Cincinnati picks Haris Medunjanin; 3 others chosen in MLS waiver draft
Jeff Caldwell, Greg Ranjitsingh and Danilo Acosta were also selected.

REPORT: NYCFC “determined” to sign Giorgi Papunashvili
A left-footed player, Papu could very easily be deployed as an inverted winger on the right side of the pitch.

New York City FC signs versatile Tony Rocha to new contract
Rocha played in 17 matches with nine starting assignments playing both midfield and at the back. He figured in nine of the last 11 regular matches with five starts and an assist on Heber’s goal to open the scoring in a 3-1 win at Vancouver.

Colorado Rapids to sign Drew Moor as free agent
The 35-year-old spent the last four seasons with Toronto FC, after signing a free agent deal there ahead of the 2016 season. A key figure during TFC’s treble-winning season in 2017, Moor has served a reserve role the last two seasons for the Reds.

Rapids sign Nicolás Mezquida and Andre Rawls to new contracts
In his first season with the Rapids, the 27-year-old Mezquida made 32 appearances, earning four goals and six assists. Rawls, 27, joined the Rapids after being selected in the 2018 MLS Re-Entry Draft. He spent the 2019 season on-loan with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, getting 15 starts and earning six clean sheets.

Report: Sporting CP eye Ezequiel Barco as possible Bruno Fernandes replacement
The report states that the Liga NOS stalwarts would use the massive profit from a sale of Fernandes to fund a move for the younger Barco who they see as an exciting prospect. Fernandes has been linked to many of the top clubs around Europe, specifically some of the top clubs in the Premier League.

Orlando City Re-Signs Midfielder Uri Rosell
Rosell, 27, made 20 appearances with the Lions in 2019 (16 starts), playing 1,465 minutes without scoring a goal but he did have one assist.