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Philadelphia Union News

Aaronson, McKenzie featured on list of top young MLS players
On Matt Doyle’s list of homegrown players destined for big things, Brenden Aaronson took the top spot, ahead of other top MLS prospects such as Dallas’ Ricardo Pepi and NYCFC’s James Sands.

MLS News

MLS Rewind: Inter Miami downs Atlanta United, RSL trounces LAFC, and more
Miami topped Atlanta United for its second win of the season, sending the Five Stripes to a fourth match without a win in one of Wednesday’s marquee results.

Armchair Analyst: 7 Homegrowns who could follow the trail blazed by Alphonso Davies & Tyler Adams
The academy initiative in MLS has been less of a revolution and more of an evolution. As MLS clubs acquired enough institutional knowledge and hands-on knowhow, the ability to take raw materials (local youth players) and turn them into finished items (MLS first-teamers) has become more of a repeatable, streamlined process.

Jhonder Cádiz joins Nashville SC on loan deal through 2021 from Portugal’s SL Benfica
Although Cádiz joins Nashville from Benfica, which he signed with in 2019, the striker from Caracas played last season in France’s Ligue 1 on loan with Dijon FCO, scoring three goals and assisting on three more in 22 appearances.

Why are MLS clubs getting paid for U.S. talent going to Europe, but not the youth teams that played a part in their development?
In April of 2019, MLS announced that it would begin adhering to RSTP. In practical terms, the announcement meant that MLS teams would be compensated for player-development costs when an academy product signed their first pro contract with a foreign club (which would trigger what is called in FIFA parlance a payment of training compensation).

Sebastian Blanco has torn ACL, will miss remainder of season
Blanco underwent an MRI upon return to Portland, and tit revealed one of the worst case scenarios. He will undergo surgery on September 14, with a recovery timetable to be set at a later date.