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Brotherly Game Daily Links: What will the Union do in 2021?

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Philadelphia Union News

As a successful season ends; Union’s new culture has them wanting more
A new system, a new style of play, and — perhaps most important — a new culture. That is what Ernst Tanner, Jim Curtin, and the Union have created. Curtin has been building that culture of accountability, trust, and Philly pride for years, and now it includes an expectation of success.

Brenden Aaronson’s emotional Union farewell will be remembered far longer than the playoff loss
Aaronson nearly broke down in tears reflecting on playing his final game for the team that has held his heart for a decade.

After MLS playoffs elimination, now what for the Philadelphia Union?
Aaronson, Wagner and McKenzie are three essential players to the Union’s ethos, not just in their talent but fit in the XI. If all three go as is quite possible, their immediate decisions will chart the course of the club for a few years to come. Atlanta United are a key example of what a few less-than-ideal decisions can do to a trophy-winning team in a flash.

MLS News

MLS Cup hosting scenarios: Where the 2020 final could take place
The path starts with Sporting Kansas City, the Western Conference’s No. 1 seed, since the Union were the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Report: Juventus leading chase for FC Dallas’ Bryan Reynolds
Reynolds, 19, originally signed his homegrown contract in 2017 and made his MLS debut in 2019. Since the transfer of Reggie Cannon to Boavista earlier this fall, Reynolds has become the unquestioned first choice at right back, starting all but one of the club’s final 14 games this year.

FC Dallas Completes Transfer of Pablo Aránguiz to Universidad de Chile
Per team policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed. It is most likely that FC Dallas got a deal that helped them break even on the original signing with Aranguiz. For those who may not remember, he was brought in on a TAM deal in 2018 before becoming a Designated Player in 2019.

Rest of the World News

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona dies at 60
Argentine legend Diego Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60 at his home on the outskirts of Buenos Aires following a heart attack.

Wednesday UCL Rewind: Atalanta shocks Liverpool, Real Madrid downs Inter Milan, and more
Atalanta used a pair of second-half goals to defeat Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield and stay alive in D. Josip Ilicic and Robin Gosens scored four minutes apart to hand the Italian side a deserved win on the road.