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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union finally play a home game in 2020

Union home opener, Austin FC signs their first DP and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

309 days later, Union finally back in Chester to face New York Red Bulls
There won’t be any fans in the stands, though a group from the Sons of Ben supporters’ club is going to try to mimic Citizens Bank Park’s Phanatic Crew by setting up a television and socially-distanced chairs outside one of the gates.

How do Philadelphia Union Homegrown midfielders Brenden, Paxten Aaronson compare? We asked their dad
“They’re a little different,” said Rusty. “Earlier, Brenden would run and run and run and run and just run, where Paxten is a little more slippery and if you lose sight of him he’s going to punish you. And he’s done that at an earlier age. Brenden finds pockets too, obviously, but I think Paxten at this age is a little stronger; he’s built a little different.

MLS News

Crew fall for first time in 2020 at New York City FC
Columbus Crew SC lost the team’s first game of the season at New York City FC 1-0 on Monday night. Looking flat after a quick turnaround from Thursday’s game and the unusual travel situation to minimize time out of Columbus, the Black & Gold struggled to their first goalless result on the year.

Austin FC announces Cecilio Domínguez as second player signed
Austin FC acquired the 26-year-old Paraguayan national team forward via transfer from Club Atlético Independiente in the Argentina Primera División.

Rumor: Sporting KC Linked to Argentine Left Back
Juan Sanchez Mino primarily lines up at left back but has played wide midfielder (on the left), central midfield, left winger and even as a second striker. He has 16 goals and 23 assists over 260 appearances in his career. He’ll be 31 in January.

Reports: FC Cincinnati targeting Argentine striker Alvaro Barreal
According to multiple reports from South American media outlets and reporters, FC Cincinnati is targeting the 20-year-old winger Álvaro Barreal of Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield of the Argentine first division.