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MLS Mock Draft, Portland close to signing a new striker and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Union Academy teams headed to Brazil for prestigious tournaments
While the Philadelphia Union Academy is only days into the new year, coaches and players already have their eyes on a big tournament in South America. Both the U-17 and U-12 squads were invited to play in a total of four tournaments in Brazil this month.

MLS News

2020 Mock SuperDraft v2.0: The final prediction before Thursday
With Daryl Dike on board, things are shuffled up a bit in the final version of the MLSsoccer.com Mock Draft. It seems like either Dike or Robbie Robinson will go first overall, as Miami’s roster build continues with the likely addition of the first and third overall picks (barring a trade).

Three big questions ahead of MLS SuperDraft 2020
The new boys own the first three picks. The top available talent goes through Miami (Pick No. 1 and 3) and Nashville (No. 2), whether by selection or trade. They’ll set the tone for the entire day.

Reports: Timbers close to Polish striker Jaroslaw Niezgoda acquisition
According to reports out of Poland, while the contract has been agreed to, it will be tricky—or at least relatively expensive—to convince Legia Warsaw to let their striker go.

Jesse Gonzalez signs new long-term contract with FC Dallas
The Homegrown keeper will remain in Dallas until the 2023 season.

Montreal Impact unveil Thierry Henry’s coaching staff for 2020 season
Kwame Ampadu joins the clubs as an assistant coach. The Irishman served as an assistant under Henry at AS Monaco in 2018-19. Ampadu also worked alongside Henry at Arsenal’s academy.