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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Farewell Fafa

Fafa dances his way to Dallas, MLS Re-Entry Draft and Champions League scores. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Brotherly Game!

MLS: New York City FC at Philadelphia Union James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union get up to $375k in allocation money from FC Dallas for Fafa Picault
The Union will get $300,000 in general allocation money in 2020 and up to $75,000 in additional general allocation money in 2021 if the 28-year-old meets certain undisclosed performance metrics.

MLS News

Report: Earthquakes making $10 million swoop for Chivas, Mexico striker Alan Pulido
Pulido and Almeyda worked together during the charismatic Argentine manager’s successful stint in charge of Chivas, highlighted by their run to the 2018 Concacaf Champions League title and a Liga MX-Copa MX double the previous year.

D.C. United close to deal to retain goalkeeper Bill Hamid
Hamid, who turned 29 on Monday, spent the past 1½ seasons on loan from Midtjylland, a Danish club that, should the deal go through, would receive a transfer fee from United of an estimated $750,000.

Four players selected in Stage 1 of 2019 MLS Re-Entry draft
Clubs must exercise the option for, or extend a Bona Fide Offer to, all players selected in Stage One and may not select their own draft-eligible players. Players with option years left on their contract will automatically be added to the drafting club’s roster.

Five possible MLS destinations for Mario Balotelli
Some are overtly plausible, while one or two may seem rather far-fetched. What they all have in common is the need for a killer hit man, the open Designated Player spot any suitor will presumably need to lure Balotelli and a surrounding cast that could get the best out of him.

Matt Hedges signs contract extension with FC Dallas
FC Dallas has signed defender Matt Hedges to a new, three-year contract, with a club options for the 2023 and 2024 seasons, using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM), the club announced today.

Rest of the Worlds News

Champions League scores: Robert Lewandowski makes history; Tottenham rallies to clinch knockout spot
Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski stole the show with his four-goal performance against Red Star Belgrade, while Juventus’ Paulo Dybala was the hero in Turin against Atletico Madrid.