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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Frankie Amaya traded to Red Bulls

2021 MLS storylines, the number 10s dominating around the league and more in today’s links

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Chicharito, the Crew, and Austin FC’s debut: MLS storylines to watch for
With fresh faces, returning stars and a new team in Austin, there will plenty of talking points throughout the season.

FC Cincinnati trades Amaya to New York Red Bulls
The #1 overall pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft was a fan favorite over the past two seasons. Amaya featured in 43 matches for the Orange & Blue and was one of few bright spot in the organization. Earlier this offseason the club was committed to growing around Frankie, adding attractive pieces including DPs Brenner and Lucho Acosta.

2021 offseason transfer grades for all 27 MLS clubs
We’ll see how they all look when games get underway April 16, but there’s a healthy amount of optimism in this story. Benefit of the doubt, as they say.

Inter Miami Notes: Mas talks DP dilemma, new stadium project progress, and more
Inter Miami currently has four DPs on its roster ahead of the 2021 MLS campaign, and needs to find a way to get down to three before the season opener on April 18.

MLS maestros: The No. 10s lighting up MLS and bucking the global trend
MLS has become a prominent outlier on this front, even as a good chunk of its member clubs embrace pressing and counter-pressing principles. That genre of “genius” playmaker Klopp referred to is alive and well in this league. Thriving, in fact.