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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Faryd Mondragón’s Unionversary

Bobby Wood close to signing with Real Salt Lake, Arriola could join Morris in Wales and more in today’s links

Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon is the Union's highest paid player. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon is the Union’s highest paid player. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia Union News

OTD 2011: Union sign Faryd Mondragón
While he only played just one season with the Boys in Blue, it was a truly remarkable one as the veteran started the 2011 MLS All-Stars squad that faced Manchester United and finished runner-up for the Goalkeeper of the Year Award.

MLS News

Armchair Analyst: 2021 MLS SuperDraft positional big board
The 2021 MLS Draft kicks off on Thursday, and it shaping up to be a busy one with plenty of trades and maneuvering.

2021 MLS SuperDraft: 5 players ready to make an immediate impact
Looking back over the past few seasons, a handful of players have contributed right away to their respective teams. Andre Shinyashiki, the No. 6 overall pick in 2019, earned Rookie of the Year honors while playing north of 1,600 minutes for the Colorado Rapids. Meanwhile, left back Chase Gasper worked his way into a starting role for Minnesota United FC.

Report: Bobby Wood, RSL agree deal, says Athletic report
That deal, according to the report, will see him join RSL from Hamburg following the expiration of Wood’s contract in June.

Revolution, Buttner Agree to Terminate Contract
The 31 year old Netherlands native with Ajax youth and Manchester United experience made 17 appearances for the Revs in 2020, with 15 starts and 3 assists.

Report: DC United’s Arriola could join Morris at Swansea
The D.C. United winger, 25, previously played for Club Tijuana in Mexico before arriving in Major League Soccer with DCU in 2017. Aside from a few serious injuries, Arriola has been a regular for the USMNT in recent years as he’s scored six goals in 34 outings and provides balance, work rate and cohesion to the attacking midfield positions.

U.S. Soccer News

Biden and the Beautiful Game
Joe Biden has helped inaugurate an MLS club, been to three World Cups, had a say on equal pay and, as the new POTUS, will play a part in 2026 World Cup preparations. Here are the tales from his time around the highest levels of soccer.