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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union’s 2019 Top XI

Who faces the biggest off season in MLS, is Manchester City’s dominance over? And more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union: Best-rated starting XI of 2019 season
With the 2019 MLS season in the books, MLS Multiplex is taking a look at the best 11 that each team was able to put out during the 2019 campaign. This time, they take a look at the Philadelphia Union.

Which five MLS clubs are facing the biggest offseason this winter?
This winter is sneakily a huge one in Philly, despite coming off a club-record 2019 campaign. The Union moved on from Haris Medunjanin, Marco Fabian, Auston Trusty and Fafa Picault thus far, opening cap space and allocation money.

Union U17s, U19s both top groups in inaugural Winter DA Cup
Jack Jasinski’s late goal lifted Philadelphia Union’s U17 squad to the top of their group in the DA Winter Cup. The Union, along with Montreal Impact, are one of only two clubs that finished atop their group in both the U17 and U19 age groups. That means both Union teams will compete for the overall DA Cup crown in the spring.

MLS News

Five top players now free agents after MLS Re-Entry process
With Juan Agudelo and Saad Abdul-Salaam the only two players selected in Stage 2 of the MLS Re-Entry draft on Tuesday, a list of nearly 50 players are now available to any MLS club on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vancouver Whitecaps close in on Canadian striker Lucas Cavallini
Whitecaps want to sign the Canadian but can he fix the club’s attacking problems?

Rest of the World News

Man City’s derby defeat to United suggests their period of dominance may be coming to an end
Old and slow: They are two adjectives you do not usually associate with Manchester City, but as Manchester United inflicted the champions’ fourth Premier League defeat of the season with a 2-1 victory at the Etihad, Pep Guardiola’s players suddenly looked like precisely that.