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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union to face San Jose in home opener

MLS announces home openers for every team, Charlotte looks to be 30th MLS franchise, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union to open season in Frisco, host San Jose Earthquakes for home opener
This will be the first time the Union start the season on the road since 2017 when they opened their campaign in Vancouver. They started their 2016 season in Frisco, began the 2014 and 2012 seasons in Portland, the 2011 in Houston and their inaugural season in Seattle.

Philadelphia Union Lukewarm Stove Talk: 17 Random Offseason Thoughts
Here are 17 thoughts from Kevin Kinkead on personnel moves, positions of need, and how the Union might look in 2020.

MLS News

MLS announces 2020 home openers for all 26 clubs; season kicks off Feb. 29
Major League Soccer on Thursday announced the opening home games for all 26 clubs in 2020, with the new season set to kick off on February 29. In Week 1 alone there are some blockbuster matchups to whet the appetite.

FC Cincinnati signs midfielder Haris Medunjanin
A week after FC Cincinnati selected Haris Medunjanin in the waiver draft, the second-year side inked the midfielder to a deal for the 2020 Major League Soccer season.

Charlotte remains on track to be 30th Major League Soccer franchise
Charlotte, North Carolina will be the city chosen for the 30th team in Major League Soccer, according to reports from several outlets.

FC Dallas acquires midfielder Thiago Santos
Santos is 30 and has spent the last five season in the Brazilian first division.

Jeff Larentowicz returns to Atlanta United for fourth season
Contract details for the 36-year-old were not disclosed in the announcement. Larentowicz is a member of the inaugural Atlanta United roster and the team’s third most capped player in their history.