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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Burke loan made official

Burke on loan till June, MLS and MLSPA agree on new CBA, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Official: Philadelphia Union Loan Forward Cory Burke To Austrian Club SKN St. Poelten
In 2019, Burke made seven appearances for the Union, scoring two goals in that time. In September, he was loaned to Jamaican side Portmore United FC for the remainder of the 2019 season where he scored 11 goals in 20 appearances

MLS News

MLS, MLSPA agree on new CBA to run through 2024 season
MLS will increase investment in the (a) salary budget, (b) General Allocation Money and (c) performance bonuses for players, raising the spending power per club every year, from $8,490,000 in 2019 to $11,643,000 in 2024.

Armchair Analyst: Each team’s most important player for the 2020 season
There have been deep dives on roster builds, and there will be deep dive tactical previews to come. There will be lots, and lots and lots of analysis. But sometimes it just comes down to “Who’s the guy who means the most to your team?”

Portland Timbers officially acquire Cristhian Paredes from Club America
In 2019, Paredes made a career-high 22 appearances and with four goals and two assists during the regular season.

Report: RSL, Justin Meram in talks
Meram, 31, has played in MLS since 2011, joining Columbus Crew out of the MLS Draft. While his career hasn’t quite returned to the heights he experienced in 2016 and 2017 — a two-year span in which he scored 18 goals and had 20 assists — he could prove a valuable player at RSL, where he would likely contend for minutes from the outset.

LAFC forward Adama Diomande suffers foot fracture
Los Angeles FC still boast a variety of attacking threats and have a forward corps comprised of reigning MLS MVP and Golden Boot winner Carlos Vela and fellow designated players Diego Rossi and Brian Rodriguez.

FC Cincinnati signs Moroccan midfielder Adrien Regattin
In 10 professional seasons in France and Turkey, the midfielder has made 279 career appearances, including 163 starts, scoring 25 goals and adding 27 assists.