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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Wagner in line to return to Union lineup

FC Dallas sent home from MLS is Back tournament, Carlos Vela and Robbie Robinson not participating and Austin FC signs their first player

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Philadelphia Union News

With Wagner healthy, starting XI spot is his
As the days count down to the start of sports returning to Philadelphia with the Union’s contest Thursday in the MLS is Back, Head Coach Jim Curtin was quick to comment on the status of the competition for the starting XI spot at left back.

MLS News

FC Dallas withdraws from MLS is Back Tournament
The league has announced the withdrawal but not how the tournament format will be changed.

LAFC star Carlos Vela to sit out MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando
The news came down Monday morning, with the Los Angeles Football Club player reportedly opting out for family reasons. Vela’s wife is pregnant and the couple have a 3-year-old son, the news first reported by Kevin Baxter in the Los Angeles Times, citing an anonymous source.

Inter Miami CF’s Robbie Robinson leaves MLS ‘bubble,’ out for MLS is Back tournament
Robinson, the No. 1 pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft, did not test positive for COVID-19 and left Lake Buena Vista over the weekend for personal reasons.

Austin FC signs Paraguayan Rodney Redes as franchise’s first player
Redes, 20, is on the books of Paraguayan side Guarani, and will remain with them before joining up with Austin ahead of its debut season in 2021.

FC Cincinnati’s Jürgen Locadia injured, could miss ‘a couple of weeks’
FC Cincinnati head coach Jaap Stam described a cautious, day-to-day approach to striker Jürgen Locadia, who could miss several weeks with a thigh injury.