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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union announce promotion of goalkeeper coach

DC United breaks their transfer record, update on CBA and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Phil Wheddon joins Philadelphia Union’s first team as the goalkeeper coach
Phil Wheddon is the only goalkeeper coach to have coached for both the US Men’s and Women’s National Teams. After spending last season with the Union’s USL team his promotion to the first team was announced on Tuesday.

MLS News

D.C. United breaks club transfer fee record, signs Morelia midfielder Edison Flores
he transfer fee to acquire Flores was not officially confirmed by United, but the Washington Post’s Steve Goff has reported a figure over $5 million, obliterating United’s previous record (believed to be around $3 million for Paul Arriola).

MLS CBA update: ‘Positive movement’ between players, owners
With Major League Soccer’s collective bargaining agreement set to expire at the end of this month, the MLS Players Association and league brass are well into negotiations on a new deal between the sides.

Montreal Impact acquire center back Joel Waterman
The Montreal Impact announced the signing of center back Joel Waterman on Tuesday. It represents the first ever transfer from the Canadian Premier League to MLS.