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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Center back battle reopens for Union

MLS is Back mega preview, Barcelona and Juventus make a player exchange and more in today's links

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Philadelphia Union News

Clean slate as CB battle continues
While McKenzie and Glesnes earned the first two starts of the season, Curtin said that Elliott’s form has returned to his 2019 standards that have him near the top of the league.

MLS News

MLS is Back Tournament mega preview: How all 26 clubs are shaping up
The editorial team took stock of all 26 participating clubs as they reset and prepare to return to action following the long layoff. Here’s a handy guide as to what you can expect from every MLS team.

Armchair Analyst: Where every MLS team stands with their No. 9
Let’s take a look at every team’s starting striker, grouping them into buckets (not tiers!) with an eye on 2020 expectations, the team’s commitment to said No. 9 as a starter and internal competition.

Tunisian U-23 international signs with unnamed MLS club, per player Instagram page
If true, Chtioui could become the second Tunisian to play in MLS following Jasser Khimri, another 22-year-old who made his debut for the Vancouver Whitecaps last fall.

Charlotte’s MLS team will soon have a name. And it’s still on track to start its inaugural season next spring, despite pandemic setbacks
It’s been an eventful six months since Major League Soccer officials announced Charlotte will get an expansion team. But Charlotte is still on track to see its new MLS team start playing next spring.

Rest of the World News

Arthur joins Juventus from Barcelona for €82m, Pjanic moves in other direction
Pjanic, a Bosnia and Herzegovina midfielder, will join ‪Barca for €60m plus €5m in possible add-ons and has agreed a four-year deal with a €400m release clause. ‬Juve will pay Barca €72m for Arthur with a further €10m in potential add-ons.