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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union to return to Subaru Park in August

Union release regular season schedule, Juventus hires Andrea Pirlo and more

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union Announce Schedule For Continuation of Play in Home Markets
Currently tied for third place in the Eastern Conference, the Union will play their first match of the 2020 season in Subaru Park on August 25 against rival New York Red Bulls.

MLS News

MLS announces plans for season restart, with first match set for August 12
FC Dallas and Nashville SC, the two teams forced to miss the MLS is Back Tournament due to large COVID-19 outbreaks, will play an additional three matches against each other to make up for the matches they missed by skipping the tournament.

The MLS bubble has been a success. So why is the league about to veer sharply from it?
There is no evidence the league can point to that suggests that players, even if they follow all the protocols, won’t get infected during the course of their daily lives. They go to groceries, and if they don’t their partners do. They and their families are out in public, where testing is rare.

Austin FC linked to another offensive signing in Cecilio Dominguez
After signing Rodney Reyes in July they are being linked to another offensive playmaker. As reported by Roberto Rojas of beIN Sports USA via Twitter, Austin FC have expressed interest in signing Cecilio Dominguez of Independiente.

Report: D.C. United linked with loan move for Kelman
Kelman is also being linked with EFL Championship Playoff finalist Swansea City, who has a connection with the MLS club. Should he not join the Swans, it is believed D.C. United will acquire him on loan, according to the Southend Echo.

Hwang In-beom to join Rubin Kazan - Only medical left according to sources
For the Whitecaps selling In-beom would be opportune. The 23-year-old will turn 24 in September, which means he no longer is a Young Designated Player this season but rather a Designated Player, which means his budget charge has jumped from $200,000 to $612,500—a significant factor in a salary cap league.

Rest of the World News

Andrea Pirlo replaces Maurizio Sarri as Juventus manager
Pirlo, 41, was a legendary player for the club — as well as AC Milan and Italy — over his storied career, winning numerous league titles, the Champions League and a World Cup in 2006. He was appointed manager of Juventus’ Under-23 side just last month but has now signed a two-year contract to coach the first team.