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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Jay Sugarman proud of Union’s 2019

Sugarman interview, Sporting KC makes records signing and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union owner Jay Sugarman: ‘I couldn’t be more proud’ of 2019
Philadelphia Union owner Jay Sugarman knew he was getting a winner when he hired sporting director Ernst Tanner.

Philadelphia Union owner Jay Sugarman outlines Bethlehem Steel priorities
Sugarman explained the club is still trying to figure out the perfect revenue model for the USL Championship club and that Union sporting director Ernst Tanner has a clear vision of what the squad should look like.

Fafa Picault ready to start new chapter of career with FC Dallas
Picault is eager to get to work with his new team. He’s currently training and preparing for the new season not only physically, but mentally as well. Gonzalez and Picault have spoken about his role with the team and he’s ready for the start of training camp so he can begin the next stage of his career.

MLS News

Sporting KC Sign Designated Player Striker Alan Pulido for Record Fee
Sporting Kansas City have officially signed 2019 Liga MX Apertura Golden Boot winner Alan Pulido from Chivas Guadalajara on a club record transfer fee. Pending receipt of his ITC and P-1 Visa, Pulido will arrive on a four-year contract through 2023.

Rumor: Sporting KC Linked to Argentina Center Back
Agustin Sileo, a reporter in the Velez Sarsfield district of Argentina, is reporting that Velez’s captain, Lautaro Giannetti could be coming to Sporting KC.

LA Galaxy sign attacking midfielder Sacha Kljestan
The U.S. international has enjoyed a successful career home and abroad, originally making a name for himself with Chivas USA before heading to Belgium and plying his trade at Anderlecht.

San Jose Earthquakes get their man in Cristian Espinoza on multi-year deal
The Quakes have signed the dynamic winger to a multi-year Designated Player contract, the team announced.

What the Cristian Espinoza, Sacha Kljestan deals mean for Earthquakes, LA Galaxy
A pair of big transactions came through MLS on Wednesday, as the San Jose Earthquakes broke their club transfer record to permanently acquire Cristian Espinoza while the LA Galaxy signed free agent Sacha Kljestan. What does it mean?

Toronto FC have reportedly re-signed captain Michael Bradley to TAM contract
Bradley, 32, has made 200 appearances for the Reds since joining the club in 2014 from AS Roma. Over that span, he’s provided 16 assists while finding the back of the net 13 times himself.

Rest of the World News

Champions League draw: Real Madrid, Chelsea among teams facing tough tests
Monday’s Champions League round-of-16 draw could see some stellar ties with the seedings confirmed following the completion of the group stage.