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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Aaronson makes historic move to Austria

Aaronson going to Austria, Orlando City about to be sold and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union announces Brenden Aaronson transfer to RB Salzburg
The 19-year-old Philadelphia Union homegrown will be transferred to the Austrian Bundesliga club at the end of the season on a deal that sets a transfer fee record not only for the team but for an American homegrown player in MLS. He’ll be eligible to play when the international transfer window opens in January.

For Aaronson the person and the player, Salzburg was the perfect fit
While the sale was rumored for many weeks, the journey to a final agreement started far earlier than fans might have known. As both the Union and Aaronson continued to develop and the talent shined on the pitch, there was always a perfect European fit for the homegrown.

Brenden Aaronson desperate to lead Philadelphia Union to first-ever trophy
With his impending move to RB Salzburg now official, Brenden Aaronson’s future is sorted. But for the present, he is still focused on the Philadelphia Union.

MLS News

Orlando City SC Close To Being Sold For About $400 Million
If the sale goes through, it would represent a windfall for owner Flávio Augusto da Silva, who paid a $70 million expansion fee for the team. Last year, Forbes valued Orlando City SC at $295 million, 12th among the league’s 24 teams.

Rest of the World News

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Pulisic, Adams, and more
Tyler Adams and RB Leipzig face Augsburg in Bundesliga play while Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson will both look to start for Fulham at Sheffield United. Timothy Weah and Lille take on Lens in a tough test in Ligue 1. Matt Miazga aims to make his debut for Anderlecht after arriving on loan from Chelsea.

Manchester United sign Paul Pogba to contract extension
United have triggered a one-year option in the Frenchman’s contract that will keep him at the club until 2022.