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Union have a guest in training, MLS transfer roundup and more in today’s links

MLS: Philadelphia Union at D.C. United Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

German veteran Alex Meier training with the Philadelphia Union
Meier has several connections to the Union so it’s very possible he’s simply a guest player joining the team for a training stint. At 6-5, he is similar in build to Przybylko, who paired with Wooten in the German-American’s first start since arriving from the 2. Bundesliga in late June.

Alejandro Bedoya Isn’t Afraid to Speak His Mind—On and Off the Pitch
Bedoya got public support from the Philadelphia Union, his coach Jim Curtin, the MLS Players Union and the public and media.

Three U.S. youth internationals among new additions to Philadelphia Union Academy
Aaron Heard, Jack McGlynn and Mitch Budler highlight a crop of 15 players joining the Union’s academy teams for the upcoming season.

MLS News

MLS Deadline Day: Latest moves ahead of 2019 Summer Transfer Window close
The MLS summer transfer window closed on Wednesday, August 7 at 11:59 pm CT, here are all the moves that have been made this summer.

Former Barca wonderkid Bojan signs with Montreal Impact
The Spanish star makes the move to MLS after several seasons with Stoke in the Premier League.

D.C. United signs forward Ola Kamara
After days of rumors, D.C. United has confirmed the signing of Ola Kamara ahead of the close of the MLS transfer window. Acquiring Kamara from Shenzhen FC cost United $2.5M in Targeted Allocation Money, making it the second-most expensive deals in club history.

Earthquakes Trade Anibal Godoy to Nashville SC
Godoy will join Nashville at the beginning of the 2020 season. He will remain with San Jose for the rest of this season. In exchange for Godoy, Nashville is sending $650,000 in general allocation money to San Jose.

D.C. United acquires Emmanuel Boateng from LA Galaxy
United has sent $250,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) to LA — who they face on Sunday at Audi Field — in exchange for the 26-year-old Ghanaian.

Ballou Tabla heads back to Montreal Impact on loan from Barcelona B
abla, 20, came through the Impact academy before signing a Homegrown deal ahead of the 2017 season, where he excelled in his lone MLS campaign. With two goals and two assists in 21 appearances (11 starts), Tabla was signed by Barcelona B in January 2018.

Gaston Sauro transfers from Crew to Deportivo Toluca FC
Sauro signed with the Crew from Switzerland’s FC Basel in August of 2015. In his first year with the club, the center back made just four regular season appearances, all starts, as he got acclimated to life in Columbus.

U.S. Soccer News

Loons Win 2-1 Over Portland, Will Face Atlanta in Final
The Portland Timbers equalled their deepest ever run the in the U.S. Open Cup, reaching the semifinals, but could go no further after being knocked out in a 2-1 loss to Minnesota United.