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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union gear for home stretch

Galaxy submit another bid for Pavon, MLS expansion update, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

For the first-place Union and the rest of MLS, the playoff race kicks into high gear
As the calendar turns to August it’s time for home stretch in the MLS.

MLS News

Sources: LA Galaxy submit strongest offer for Cristian Pavón
’Equipe are one of several French outlets reporting Bordeaux are close to signing Pavón on a 24 month loan deal with a purchase option.

MLS give update on expansion situation
MLS Commissioner Don Garber revealed that the league is in “advanced talks” with both St. Louis and Sacramento who many see as the favorites to be awarded teams 28 and 29. Garber also revealed those two teams hope to begin play in MLS in 2022.

Sporting signs 27-year-old Portuguese left back Luis Martins
Martins has signed a contract through 2021 with an option for 2022.

Whitecaps FC transfer goalkeeper Chituru Odunze to Leicester City FC
The agreement includes performance bonuses and Whitecaps FC will retain a percentage of any future transfer fees. Odunze has joined the Leicester City FC Academy for their preseason camp in Poland.

Rest of the World News

Sources: Utd, Leicester £15m apart for Maguire
United have offered £70m plus £10m in add-ons for the England centre-half but Leicester are holding out for £85m with an extra £10m in performance related bonuses.