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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union make another homegrown signing

Tons of moves in MLS, Barcelona makes a coaching move and more in today’s links

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Union II midfielder Jack McGlynn signed to a homegrown contract for 2021
The 17-year-old McGlynn joined the academy a year ago from BW Gottschee Academy and signed his first pro contract with Union II in early March.

Through it all, McKenzie just gets better
After a meteoric rise from freshman starter at Wake Forest University to the youngest defense in Major League Soccer to a place in the starting XI in a do-or-die 2018 playoff game, Mark McKenzie had only played 12 minutes of soccer in 2019 before getting his name back onto the top half of the lineup card in late August.

MLS News

Major League Soccer Signs Content Deal With Bleacher Report; Streaming Deal Could Be Next
Major League Soccer announced today that it had signed a deal with sports media company Bleacher Report to create content and share match highlights through 2022.

Revolution Announce Trades for Manneh and McNamara
The Revs officially announced today the acquisition of Kekuta Manneh from FC Cincinnati as well as a trade for midfielder Tommy McNamara from the Houston Dynamo. Manneh’s trade as first reported yesterday by Laurel Pfahler is indeed for a 2020 international roster spot, which is the roster slot of Luis Caicedo currently on the season ending injury list.

Crew complete trade with FC Cincinnati for Fatai Alashe
The Crew will send a second-round pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft back to Cincinnati. FC Cincy will also receive $50,000 in General Allocation Money for the 2021 MLS season from Columbus if Alashe meets certain performance conditions.

Nashville SC signs former US Youth National Team goalkeeper Brady Scott
Nashville signed the 21-year-old from Petaluma, California, who has spent that past three seasons in the reserve system of FC Köln in Germany.

Dynamo sign Costa Rican striker Ariel Lassiter
Before signing with Alajuelense in 2018, Lassiter spent time in Major League Soccer with the LA Galaxy. After scoring 30 goals for the Galaxy’s USL side LA Galaxy II, Lassiter joined the MLS club and made 26 appearances from 2015 to 2018.

Rest of the World News

Inter Milan breeze past Shakhtar Donetsk to set up Europa League final vs. Sevilla
Lautaro Martinez opened the scoring after 19 minutes, with the 22-year-old forward heading a Nicolo Barella cross past a helpless Andriy Pyatov to give Inter a 1-0 advantage.

Barcelona sack Setien; Koeman in talks to replace him - sources
Barca want their next appointment to be a name that garners immediate respect among the players. Mauricio Pochettino and Xavi Hernandez were among the initial candidates, but negotiations with Koeman are progressing well and the Netherlands coach could be announced in the coming days.