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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union debut new home blues

Union defeat Montreal, NYCFC to play CCL games at Red Bulls Arena, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union top Montreal Impact in preseason scrimmage
Kacper Przybylko scored for the second time in as many games in a 1-0 win.

Philadelphia Union and Next Level Soccer Academy Announce Youth Partnership
Philadelphia Union and Next Level Soccer Academy announced today a youth partnership aimed at improving the growth and development of young soccer players as both athletes and community members. This partnership makes NLSA the first Union affiliate in central New Jersey.

Philadelphia Union II Announce Preseason Friendlies
Philadelphia Union II today announced the club’s preseason schedule, with three closed-door matches highlighting the club’s training ahead of the USL Championship season.

How Adidas designed the Union’s and other MLS teams’ jerseys for 2020
In the days before the big event, The Inquirer got behind-the-scenes access to some of the people involved in the creative process, to answer questions about how this year’s jerseys were designed.

Jim Curtin lauds Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie after Union duo’s USMNT debuts
Both players are expected to be on the roster for next month’s Concacaf Olympic qualifying tournament, and they’re candidates to go to Tokyo if the Americans make it. The step after that will be to continue developing, and continue earning opportunities with the senior team.

MLS News

Reports: NYCFC to play CONCACAF CL game at Red Bull Arena
The revelation is an incredibly embarrassing one for NYCFC, having to turn to its bitter league rival for venue assistance, still without its own soccer-specific stadium in its seventh season of existence.

2020 MLS Jerseys: All 26 new kits for the league’s 25th season
The full collection of new 2020 MLS kits was officially presented at a star-studded jersey celebration event in New York City, part of the lead-up to Major League Soccer’s 25th season which kicks off on February 29.

Sounders sign much-needed centerback
Yeimar, 27, comes to the Sounders after spending most of his professional career in Argentina. He was mostly recently with Union de Santa Fe, where he was statistically one of the top centerbacks in the Superliga.