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Brotherly Game Daily Links: MLS pushes back debut season for three expansion teams

Union sign new homegrown, Leeds United are finally back in the Premier League and more in today’s links

MLS: Press Conference with commissioner Don Garber Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Nathan Harriel signed to Philadelphia Union homegrown deal for 2021
Though he never played for Orlando City’s academy, Oldsmar is inside their homegrown territory so they had a claim for his MLS rights. The Union are sending Orlando City their first round pick in the 2021 SuperDraft for Harriel’s rights.

MLS News

MLS Expansion: New timeline released for inaugural season of newest clubs
Austin FC, which was announced back in January 2019 and made significant progress before the onset of the pandemic, will remain on schedule for a 2021 launch. The other three clubs, all announced in the second half of 2019, will each have their expansion seasons rescheduled by one year.

D.C. United snags 1-1 draw with New England Revolution
Federico Higuain did it again, subbing on to give DCU a second-half equalizer for the second straight game.

Sporting Kansas City beats the Colorado Rapids 3-2 in a wild one
The Rapids battled but lost 3-2 in a game of missteps by players and referees alike.

RSL earns 0-0 draw against Minnesota United
RSL couldn’t find a breakthrough goal and finished in a scoreless draw against Minnesota in the second game of the group stage.

Sporting Kansas City teen Gianluca Busio being watched by three top Serie A clubs
ESPN’s Taylor Twellman tweeted on Friday that the 18-year-old is being closely watched by three big Serie A clubs at the MLS is Back Tournament. Additionally, one Dutch team is also said to be keeping a close eye on the US U-17 talent.

Minnesota United pursuing French center back Bakaye Dibassy
Dibassy, 30, has played for Amiens in France’s Ligue 1 since 2016 and the Paris-born player has four appearances for the Mali national team.

Rest of the World News

Leeds end 16-year wait for promotion to the Premier league
Leeds’ promotion means West Brom and Brentford are left battling for the final automatic promotion spot.