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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union sign Cole Turner

Union sign another homegrown, MLS has a playoff problem, and more in today’s links

MLS: Orlando City SC at Philadelphia Union Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Cole Turner signs pro deal with Steel FC, will join first team as a homegrown in 2020
The 18-year-old midfielder from Churchville, Md. will be under contract for remainder of the USL Championship season and will join the first team roster in January 2020.

MLS News

Wednesday Recap: Breaking down the midweek action
Four Wednesday night games this week, let’s get right to it.

Meet Paxton Pomykal, the next USA soccer star who is catching the eyes of Serie A and Bundesliga clubs
After making his MLS debut in 2017, the rising star has shined bright, especially in the 2019 season. This year, he’s made 14 appearances and has been so good that he made the All-Star team as a commissioner pick to take on Atletico Madrid on July 31 in the MLS All-Star Game.

The New MLS Playoff Problem
Judging good and bad in MLS has long been an issue. The playoffs haven’t always helped.

Rest of the World News

Atletico sign Trippier from Tottenham for €25m
The England international had been expected to leave North London this summer and was initially linked to a move to Serie A with Napoli and Juventus mooted as potential suitors.

Iran vs. Iraq, S Korea vs. N Korea in WC draw
Saudi Arabia and Yemen were also paired in Wednesday’s draw that involved 40 national teams and some political sensitivities.