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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Ilsinho ReDoops with the Union for another year

Montreal reacquires their 2019 MVP, what Chicharito’s move to MLS means and more in today’s links

MLS: Houston Dynamo at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Skilsinho returning to Philadelphia Union after finalizing one-year contract
Ilsinho had his best season in a Union uniform last year despite being used almost exclusively as a second-half sub. He made an MLS career high 28 appearances and chipped in five goals and eight assists.

MLS News

Montreal Impact bring back Nigerian midfielder Orji Okwonkwo
Okwonkwo, 22, returns for his second spell with the Impact after scoring eight goals and adding two assists in 2019 when he was named the club’s MVP.

Dynamo Sign Goalkeeper Cody Cropper
Cropper, who turns 27 next month spent the last 4 seasons with the Revolution, making 102 saves in 36 matches for the club.

San Jose Earthquakes seek continuity in second season under Matias Almeyda
With an almost intact roster from last season, the Quakes hope to take next step to the MLS Cup playoffs.

What Chicharito’s Galaxy move means to the future of MLS and Mexican soccer
But for Mexican soccer in general, Hernandez’s move away from Europe is part of a trend of players returning to North America. There’s been a drop from 17 Mexican players in the Old Continent only a couple of years ago to just 10 today.

On same day as Chicharito megadeal, Gressel trade highlights MLS salary flaw
It remains to be seen how MLS will remedy situations like Gressel’s. The league has taken great strides when it comes to bringing in talented European and South American stars in recent years. MLS has also gotten much better at locating and developing academy products. But those in the middle, those in-their-prime stars, have often found themselves in cases like Gressel and Lawrence.