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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union announce end of the season roster moves

Burke signs new deal, Ben Olsen in the mix for Toronto vacancy and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union Exercise 2021 Options On Seven Players
Philadelphia Union today announced that they have exercised the contract options on seven players from their 2020 roster, while 18 contracts were already guaranteed for next season, giving the club a roster that currently features 25 players under contract for the 2021 campaign.

Curtin on the departures of three Union players
With 2020 coming to a close comes inevitable roster changes entering the 2021 season. The Philadelphia Union announced on Wednesday that they have declined contract options for Warren Creavalle, Andrew Wooten, and Michee Ngalina. Coach Curtin spoke on each player’s departure.

Cory Burke signed to new contract through 2022
He has 14 goals in 41 appearances since signing a first team deal in 2017.

MLS News

Alan Pulido, Emanuel Reynoso to take center stage in Sporting KC vs. Minnesota United playoff clash
The Midwestern sides have plenty of talent throughout their roster, but these two names will top the marquee when they face off this week. And Thursday’s winner will very likely be determined by which of the two stars shine brightest.

Report: Ben Olsen in the mix for Toronto FC head coach job
The Athletic’s Pablo Maurer and Joshua Kloke reported Wednesday that Olsen is on Toronto’s list of candidates to succeed Vanney. Olsen has been without a job since October, when D.C. announced his departure from the job after 10 years as the head coach and 11 years before that as a player for the team.

Rest of the World News

Wednesday UCL Rewind: PSG downs Man United, Giroud scores four goals, and more
Neymar led the way with a brace while Marquinhos scored the winning goal as PSG downed Manchester United 3-1 on Wednesday night. The victory now sees the Ligue 1 side tied with Man United and RB Leipzig with nine points apiece.