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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union all over Team of the Week

Union earn superlatives, a pair of rumored big money MLS moves and the European transfer window closes

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Philadelphia Union News

Curtin named Coach of the Week for fifth time in 2019
You don’t want to face a Jim Curtin team in August. Twelve points in 2018 and another 12 in 2019, including Saturday’s epic 3-1 comeback victory over Atlanta United.

Przybylko and Medunjanin earn Team of the Week honors
Alongside Przybylko, Haris Medunjanin finally receives long-overdue recognition in the MLS Team of the Week. Medunjanin has reached double-digits for the season in assists (10) while quietly controlling the midfield for the top team in the Eastern Conference.

Not on Top Yet: LAFC 0, Minnesota United 2
Union face LAFC next in a battle of the top two teams in MLS, let’s see how their last game went.

MLS News

Armchair Analyst: All 24 MLS teams in review: Week 26
One last look at the weekend that was in MLS.

MLS Team of the Week: Ibrahimovic conjures magic in Week 26
Week 26 was full of goals, stout defensive performances and everything in between, something reflected in the Team of the Week.

River Plate’s Exequiel Palacios Turned Down Beckham’s Inter Miami
Exequiel Palacios reportedly turned down a $20m move to MLS, with the River Plate star preferring to wait for a European move.

Houston Dynamo receive hefty transfer offer for Mauro Manotas from Europe
The new proposal from Europe is more than the reported $8.5 million offer the Dynamo received from Liga MX side Cruz Azul earlier this season, the source added.

Rest of the World News

PSG sign Navas from Real Madrid in Areola swap
The Costa Rica international established himself as the Spanish giants’ first-choice goalkeeper after his arrival in 2014 from Levante and helped Real to three consecutive Champions League titles between 2016 and 2018.

Inter Milan’s Icardi completes loan move to PSG
The Argentina international signed a contract extension with the Italian club before penning a season-long loan deal with PSG that includes the option of a permanent transfer for around €70 million.

Mkhitaryan moves to Roma on season-long loan
The deal includes a fixed fee of €3 million for the 30-year-old Armenia international.

Barcelona’s Rafinha joins Celta on one-year loan
Barcelona also confirmed Rafinha’s move and added that the Brazil international has signed a one-year contract extension with the Blaugrana, with his previous deal ending next summer.