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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Gaddis sees progress in MLS diversity effort

Union complete signing of Stuart Findlay, Henry resigns from Montreal and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union announce signing of Scottish international center back Stuart Findlay
The Union paid an undisclosed transfer fee to Scottish club Kilmarnock FC for Findlay and signed him to a two-year contract with a club option for a third year. His signing gives the Union three center backs 6-foot-2 or taller. Findlay is 6-foot-2, Jakob Glesnes is 6-foot-2 and Jack Elliott, who also has Scottish heritage, is 6-foot-6.

Union’s Ray Gaddis sees progress in MLS front office diversity efforts, but knows a lot more is needed
“You’re starting to see representation of people who look like me, both men and women, in Major League Soccer,” Gaddis said Thursday on Inquirer LIVE: Sports and Social Justice, a roundtable conversation with Rodney McLeod of the Eagles and Dawn Staley, the Philadelphia-born basketball legend who now coaches the University of South Carolina’s women’s team.

MLS News

Henry steps down as CF Montreal manager for personal reasons
The 43-year-old is returning to London, after coronavirus restrictions had kept him separated from his family at home.

FC Cincinnati unveil the Dynamic Kit as primary jersey for 2021 MLS season
The jersey is mainly navy blue and has orange and blue pinstripes, a nod to the exterior LED Fins on the West End Stadium exterior. There’s also the iconic adidas three-stripe design in orange on both shoulders, as well as thin orange bands on the sleeve cuffs.

Check out photos of the new 2021 Chicago Fire jerseys
The white away shirt is a massive upgrade from last year’s plain white jersey. It features wavy blue pinstripes, and large Chicago stars run from top to bottom. They’re subtle, and don’t show up in every photo, but they’re a nice touch.

Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty: Teenage Man Utd target breaking Davies’ Canada records
The 16-year-old winger is being monitored by a number of top European clubs after making his MLS debut for Toronto FC late last season.

U.S. Soccer News

Paramount’s new streaming service just became a must-buy for U.S. Soccer fans
The most important thing you need to know is that both the USWNT and USMNT will have World Cup qualifying matches streamed on this new platform in some fashion.

Did the new U.S. Soccer jersey just leak?
With a dazzle camouflage design in red and navy, it’s expected that this would also carry the same white namesets that are on the 2020 away jersey. The shorts remain navy blue, and the socks are navy blue with a red streak, keeping with the theme of the jersey.

Rest of the World News

Arsenal, United and Rangers reach last 16 in the Europa League, as Slavia oust Leicester
Round of 16 line-up: AC Milan, Ajax, Arsenal, Dinamo Zagreb, Dynamo Kyiv, Granada, Manchester United, Molde, Olympiacos, Rangers, Roma, Shakhtar Donetsk, Slavia Praha, Tottenham Hotspur, Villarreal, Young Boys

West Ham forward Michail Antonio approached by Jamaican Football Federation
The 30-year-old is said to be passionate about playing for Jamaica and wants to help them reach the World Cup for only the second time.