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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Weekend Preview

Union travel to DC, MLS Week 22 preview, and Manchester United set record transfer fee

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Philadelphia Union News

Union head to DC in battle of one versus three in the East
The Union face /dc /united in one of the biggest games of the year.

MLS News

MLS Week 22: Galaxy face Atlanta without Zlatan, Revs-LAFC face off at Gillette
There will be an intensified focus to Week 22, and every week of play that follows, and there are some key clashes on Saturday and Sunday that could give us some clarity, while others are East-versus-West matchups that could serve as litmus tests for certain clubs.

Roman Torres suspended for PED violation
He is also banned from team activities, which means he can’t train with the team until the second to last week of the regular season. Torres is also banned for playing for the Tacoma Defiance and can’t even train with them until 14 days before the suspension is due to be lifted. It is unclear what drug Torres took to trigger a failed drug test.

Report: D.C. United close to signing Ola Kamara
Steve Goff of The Washington Post broke the news, saying that the deal will apparently involve a $2.5 million transfer fee going to Shenzhen FC, Kamara’s current club in the Chinese Super League as well as $250,000 in some kind of allocation money to acquire the top spot in MLS’s allocation order from the Colorado Rapids.

Rapids cancel fireworks show due to plague
After inclement weather caused cancellation of fireworks the first time, this time it’s something no one saw coming - plague-infested fleas have been confirmed in the prairie dog colonies around DSGP.

Rest of the World News

Sources: Man Utd agree record £80m Maguire fee
The 26-year-old is set to undergo a medical on Saturday before signing a five-year contract in the next few days. He will be eligible to make his United debut against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Aug. 11.