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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Getting ready for the 2021 MLS SuperDraft

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SOCCER: JAN 11 MLS SuperDraft Photo by Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Philadelphia Union News

What you need to know about next week’s MLS SuperDraft 2021
The Union currently owns the No. 19 picks in the second (No. 46 overall) and third (No. 73 overall) rounds. The Union traded its first round selection to Orlando City on July 17 for the homegrown rights to defender Nathan Harriel.

MLS News

Three most interesting MLS winter transfer window moves so far
We’re still in the beginnings of the process this January, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t memorable notes to reflect upon.

Ibrahim Sunusi: Nigerian striker joins Montreal Impact
Sunusi - who was linked with a move to English Championship Watford - shot into the limelight with Nigeria Professional Football League side Nasarawa United. There, he finished as the joint-top scorer of the abridged Nigerian top-flight season having scored 10 times in 22 league outings in the 2018-19 campaign.

LAFC sign defender Kim Moon-hwan
Kim, 25, arrives from South Korean club Busan IPark, the only club he’s played for in his career to date, after debuting in 2017.

Timbers trade Jorge Villafana to LA Galaxy for first-round pick
Villafana appeared in 127 matches (121 starts) across all competitions for the Timbers, playing for the club from 2014 to 2015 and again from 2018 to 2020. He was a part of the team that won the 2015 MLS Cup and the 2020 MLS is Back Tournament.

Sources: Chris Henderson set to take front office role with Inter Miami
Having spent the last 13 years in Seattle, Henderson is very familiar with the inner workings of MLS. He helped build the Sounders into a winner while working under general manager Garth Lagerwey, with the team claiming seven significant trophies, including two MLS Cups, since Henderson’s front office appointment in 2008.

U.S. Soccer News

FIFA approves Andrés Perea’s switch to represent the USMNT
Perea previously expressed his interest in joining the USMNT and he was invited to camp in December, although he was still unable to play in the friendly against El Salvador. But he was given the good news from Gregg Berhalter himself before joining the January training camp with the U-23s.