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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Monteiro makes impactful return

MLS Power Rankings, DC United’s transfer sagas take a wild new turn and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Jamiro Monteiro finally returns to the Union, and makes an immediate impact
It wasn’t easy for Jamiro Monteiro to watch from the sidelines while his teammates played without him over the last month.

MLS News

MLS Power Rankings: Philadelphia Union, DC United going in opposite directions
The Union climb to a season best two in the weekly MLS Power Rankings

Wayne Rooney signs for Derby County
Rooney, 33, has signed an initial 18-month contract with the English second-tier team in a player-coach role, as he will play out the rest of the Major League Soccer season and arrive at Derby on January 1.

Reports: D.C. United pursuing Arsenal’s Mesut Özil
In the aftermath of Wayne Rooney announcing his winter move to Derby County, The Washington Post’s Steve Goff tweeted that United was interested in landing the German international (or Mario Balotelli, a former DCU target) as his replacement.

Vancouver Whitecaps sign Michaell Chirinos, ship Felipe to DC United
The Vancouver Whitecaps signed Honduran national team winger Michaell Chirinos on loan from CD Olimpia through the end of the season. The club has an option to acquire him at the end of the loan.

Southampton attacker in advanced talks to join MLS side for 19/20
Major League Soccer side New York Red Bulls have lined up a surprise move for Sims on a year-long loan and Southampton are happy to sanction the loan move.

Making sense of Tuesday’s transfer moves around MLS
On the penultimate day of MLS’s Summer Transfer Window, all sorts of news careened off the rails. From big to small and everything in between, it’s been a crazy day.

U.S. Soccer News

Atlanta United Beats Orlando Again, Advances to USOC Final
Atlanta United waded through a cluttered mess of a game in Orlando and came out on the other side with a 2-0 win and a trip to the U.S. Open Cup Final thanks to goals from Eric Remedi and Emerson Hyndman.

Rest of the World News

Paulo Dybala: Tottenham agree £64.4m fee for Juventus forward
Personal terms are yet to be agreed between Spurs and Dybala’s camp.