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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union drop preseason game to FC Cincinnati

Union II announce new coaches, Inter Miami close to signing Pizarro and more in today’s links

SOCCER: MAY 01 MLS - FC Cincinnati at Philadelphia Union Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Philadelphia Union News

FC Cincinnati top Philadelphia Union 1-0 in closed-door game
Though the closed-door nature of the match meant that a good deal of information on both teams was not publicly available, Philadelphia shared their starting XI — looking close to a full-strength unit to start the game.

Philadelphia Union announce new head coach for USL Championship squad
Sven Gartung was announced as the new Union II head coach on Wednesday. He’ll be the second head coach in franchise history after Brendan Burke, who has been transitioned to a head of recruitment operations role. Stephen Hogan will remain as assistant coach and Gavin McInerney will be the goalkeeper coach, the team announced.

MLS News

Mexico star Rodolfo Pizarro set to join Beckham’s Inter Miami
ESPN sources put the transfer fee at close to $12 million USD, almost two million more than Inter Miami — co-owned by David Beckham — was originally quoted by the player’s representatives.

Atlanta United acquire winger Manuel Castro on loan from Estudiantes
The loan will extend through June, with Atlanta United having the chance to extend it through the rest of the season. It’s safe to say Castro will be an Atlanta United player for the forseeable future.

CBA Talk: Players Miss Opportunity to Take a Fair Share of League Revenues
According to Forbes the average value of a team grew from $157 million in 2014 to $313 million in 2018. That’s 99% growth, significantly more than the revenues or player wages grew. The big winners are the owners, and this new CBA doesn’t require them to invest in the quality of their product at anywhere near the rate of their peers in other sports.

Your team’s top rivalry matchup for the 2020 MLS season
To get you ready for the grudge matches to come, picked out each team’s public enemy No. 1 for 2020 (some choices were easier than others) and identified a fixture for what should be some of the most cracking contests of the forthcoming season.

MNUFC Strengthen Forward position by Signing Aaron Schoenfeld
The 29-year-old has three years of MLS experience with the Columbus Crew before playing the last three years in Israel. At Columbus, he had five goals and three assists in 51 appearances (14 starts) with the team from 2012-15. In 71 appearances with Maccabi Tel Aviv he had nine goals and 11 assists.