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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Sacramento’s MLS dream takes heavy blow

Burkle withdraws from Sacramento expansion group, NYCFC interested in an Ecuadorian winger and more in today’s links

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MLS News

Sacramento MLS team on indefinite hold after investor pulls out of deal
Doubts began to emerge earlier this year about whether Burkle would move forward with the project after The Athletic reported that his group had not signed the long-form agreement with MLS.

Source: NYCFC showing interest in Ecuadorean winger
Joao Rojas, currently with Emelec in Ecuador, has drawn the interest of NYCFC a source close to the situation tells FanSided’s MLS Multiplex. The 23-year old is an exciting attacking midfielder with three caps with Ecuador.

Five questions that will define the 2021 MLS season
Let’s zoom out a bit and take a look at five big questions that will (probably) define the MLS season.

5 thoughts on Atlanta United’s 2021 kit reveal
The new ATL UTD primary kit just launched with very few surprises to most.

Orlando City Terminates Jonathan Suarez’s Contract
The move comes after the news last week that Suarez and his brother had been arrested on rape charges, which resulted in Suarez’s suspension by Major League Soccer pending the results of police and independent investigations.

Rest of the World News

Chinese football in disarray as champions Jiangsu FC cease operations
The squad that clinched the title and a place in this year’s AFC Champions League featured Brazilian winger Alex Teixeira, who chose to make a €50 million switch to Jiangsu in 2016 over interest from Premier League side Liverpool.