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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Trusty unhappy with Union exit

Union make first signing of offseason, DC United hunting pair of South American attackers and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union sign Venezuelan defensive midfielder José Andrés Martínez
The Union paid an undisclosed transfer fee to Venezuelan club Zulia FC for the 25-year-old holding midfielder who will likely fill the role as the No. 6 in the midfield that Haris Medunjanin had locked down over the past three seasons.

Auston Trusty opens up on trade from Philly to Colorado: “It doesn’t sit right”
From first choice to fourth, seemingly in the blink of an eye. He’d soon drop off the depth chart entirely. July 27 would be Trusty’s last competitive appearance with his boyhood club, which he joined at age 8.

MLS News

Striker Juan Agudelo reportedly to sign with Inter Miami CF
The 27-year-old earned $605,000 last season with the New England Revolution. The Revs declined an option on his contract last month. TFC acquired his rights but couldn’t work out a deal.

Orlando City Signs Argentinian Center Back Rodrigo Schlegel on Loan
Schlegel joins the Lions from Racing Club of Argentina’s Primera División, the top division in the country. He was elevated from the club’s U-20 team to its second team, Racing Club II in 2017. In July of 2018, he made his senior team debut.

Reports: Portland Timbers to Sign Yimmi Chara
The move, which has been rumored in previous years as well, was reported last week by Brazilian-Canadian journalist Alexandre Ernst, saying that Chara would be negotiating with Major League Soccer rather than several other options.

Report: D.C. United pursuing Venezuelan striker Gelmin Rivas
Word come that D.C. United has made an offer to Rivas, and that the offer may be the most attractive in terms of salary, with Colombian teams Millonarios, America de Cali and Tolima all also trying to woo the striker after his most recent tour at Uruguayan club Boston River came to an end.

Revolution sign French center back Samba Camara
Camara has amassed 140 appearances (136 starts) during his eight-year playing career in France’s second, third, fourth divisions. Camara featured for AM Neiges Le Havre (2012-13), before joining Le Havre AC ahead of the 2013-14 campaign.

Report: D.C. United interested in Ecuadoran midfielder Cristian Aleman
Aleman had 7 goals and 3 assists in the 2019 Liga Pro season where Los Torreros finished second in the Ecuadorian Serie A, only to lose in the quarterfinals of the Liguilla. Aleman has experience at the Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana levels.