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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Aaronson’s Unionversary

Aaronson’s Unionversary, Bundesliga returns and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

OTD 2018: Brenden Aaronson signs with the Union
Just six weeks after scoring his first USL goal, Aaronson was joined by Technical Director Chris Albright and many others to mark the occasion of the latest Union homegrown talent to progress through the Path to the Pros.

MLS News

Armchair Analyst: My progress report for every new MLS coach in 2020
Something that MLS is remarkable for in the world of soccer is its relative stability around head coaches. Many other leagues – especially in the Americas (with rare exceptions like Tuca Ferretti at Tigres and Marcelo Gallardo at River Plate) – are filled with teams that love to chop and change at the first sign of trouble.

Brad Smith officially rejoins Sounders
When Smith’s loan with the Sounders ran out at the end of last year — and even as recently as August — a reunion did not seem particularly likely. In addition to have another six months remaining on his contract that paid him more than $1 million a year, it seemed a reasonable bet that he’d find interested longterm buyers in England who could more easily offer that kind of money.

Report: Atlanta United completes transfer of Marcelino Moreno from Lanús
Lanus will receive 10% of any future fee Atlanta receives for selling the player. The only thing that awaits is confirmation from the club.

Rest of the World News

Bundesliga 2020-21 season preview: Bayern tipped to win again, players to watch, explaining 50+1 rule
Are you ready for some fussball? The 2020-21 German Bundesliga season kicks off on Friday with serial champions (and winners of the last eight titles) Bayern Munich hosting Schalke