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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Could the Union do more this offseason?

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Philadelphia Union News

Gamers’ Union: How Philly’s MLS team is using esports to attract new fans
The eMLS league gives the Union a way to interact with fans outside of home games, said Doug Vosik, the team’s chief marketing officer, and the Union now host esports tournaments that fans can attend in person or play online.

Have the Philadelphia Union done enough this offseason?
At this point, I think it’s just as likely the Union wins the MLS Cup as it is that they are to be the worst team in the league.

MLS News

Report: Toronto FC linked with RCD Espanyol winger Pablo Piatti
While he has struggled to find playing time in 2019/20 due to injury (appearing in just seven matches), Piatti has performed well in Spain over the course of his career. In 294 La Liga games, Piatti has scored 48 times and added 42 assists.

Montreal Impact sign Haitian international Steeven Saba
Saba played the last two seasons with Violette Athletic Club in the Haitian first division. At 26 years-old, Saba signed his first professional contract outside of his home country.

Crew officially add Derrick Etienne to roster
During his three-plus seasons with New York, Etienne appeared 60 times, making 22 starts, while scoring six goals and providing four assists. In 2018, Etienne helped the Red Bulls win the MLS Supporters’ Shield while playing 30 times, starting nine games, with five goals and one assist.

MLS 2020: The themes that could define Major League Soccer’s 25th season
Every MLS season invariably has a central theme that winds up defining it. With 25 days remaining until the 25th season, here are three that appear to be in the ascendancy as we count down to kickoff on Feb. 29.