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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union Stock Watch

Union stock watch, MLS gaining on Liga MX and Chealsea banned from transfers

MLS: Rowdies Suncoast Invitational-DC United at Philadelphia Union Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Stock rising stock falling Union victory over DC
The opening match of the season is looming with just a week left, but Philadelphia Union’s penultimate preseason match was enough to show that the heavy changes implemented over the offseason have a chance of working out. Looking lackluster in the first half, the Union were able to bounce back and win a modest, but promising, victory.

MLS News

Tide turning in MLS vs. Liga MX matches?
In the longtime rivalry between MLS and Liga MX, MLS clubs may be gaining gaining ground.

Houston signs Mauro Manotas to new long term deal
The forward has scored 46 goals in all competitions for the club since joining on a full transfer from Uniautónoma F.C in Colombia’s First Division on May 13, 2015.

Orlando signs veteran goalkeeper Brian Rowe
The veteran, who is entering his eighth season as a pro, has 69 MLS appearances to his name and comes in to a positional group that is both comparatively young and inexperienced at this level.

Rest of the World News

Chelsea handed two-window transfer ban
It means Chelsea, who signed Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund in January and loaned him back until the summer, cannot bring in players until summer 2020, but it does not affect their ability to release players or bring back loan players.