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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union wheeling and dealing

Union make moves, MLS Transfer Window closes and another crazy English comeback

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Philadelphia Union News

David Accam traded to Columbus Crew for $500,000 and international roster spot
The 28-year-old attacker has been traded to the Columbus Crew in exchange for $400,000 in general allocation money, $100,000 of targeted allocation money and an international roster spot.

Michee Ngalina signs first team contract with Philadelphia Union
Ngalina has scored 10 goals over the past two seasons for the Steel and will likely continue to get minutes in the USL Championship, but the first team contract makes him eligible to play in MLS games.

Jim Curtin’s condensed press conference ahead of Toronto
Coach Curtin’ weekly conference can be viewed here.

MLS News

MLS Deadline Day: Latest moves ahead of 2019 Primary Transfer Window close
Check out all the moves that were made before the first transfer window of the season closed.

Fire To Break Their Lease With Bridgeview, Move Back To Soldier Field
he deal reportedly involves a $60.5 million buyout, with the Fire paying $10 million upfront and the balance being paid over the next 15 years. The team will also reportedly pay an additional $5 million per year to continue using the practice facilities outside the stadium.

A first look at the new-and-improved Providence Park for Portland Timbers and Thorns
The Portland Timbers were finally about to unveil to outsiders what has been happening behind the walls of Providence Park: a 4,000-seat expansion and slew of upgrades are nearly complete after 20 months of construction. The club isn’t merely calling it a renovation – they see it as a rebirth.

Angry at club response to abuse allegations, Vancouver Whitecaps fans plan third walkout
The walkouts have been a sign of support for members of two women’s teams, the 2008 Whitecaps and U-20 Canadian national team, who have lodged serious allegations of abuse toward a former coach.

US Soccer News

US Open Cup First Round results and Second Round pairings
The excitement of the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup continued on the second night of the First Round as nine winning teams advanced to the next round in pursuit of U.S. Soccer’s national championship.

Rest of the World News

Spurs’ dramatic comeback at Ajax fitting amid season of Champions League close calls
Another miracle comeback in the Premier League. Good, but not as dramatic as Liverpool’s.