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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Another Union season preview

MLS season preview, top five in MLS and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News previews the Union’s 2019 season
Hope you’re ready for another Union season preview, because we’re now five days away from the start of the season.

MLS News

2019 season preview for every MLS team
In this season preview, you’ll be able to find a recap of every team’s offseason including key acquisitions and departures, projected starting XI, strengths and weaknesses, as well as their predicted finish by a panel of experts.

Top five players at every position in MLS
It’s important to note the “performers” part, as it denotes who had the best season, not necessarily who are the best players. Sometimes top players have down seasons, or good players have great years.

LAFC loan Niko Hamalainen on loan from QPR
Hamalainen, 21, is a Finnish-American who plays as a wide defender. He’ll likely be depth at left back behind Jordan Harvey and Mohamed El-Munir.

Colorado signs CB Kofi Opare
The 28-year-old had 65 appearances in five seasons with D.C. United, and most recently had two surgeries at the end of 2018.

Toronto adds GK Quentin Westberg
The 32-year-old goalie has spent much of his career in France (where he was born), playing long spells at Luzenac and Troyes. Westberg also represented the United States internationally at several youth levels, although he never won a senior cap.