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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Jozy Altidore to have MRI on Monday

Nicolas Lodeiro injured, Nashville and Miami make a trade and NYCFC signing a U20 DP

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Jozy Altidore to undergo MRI after leaving CCL match vs. León with an injury
Altidore, who appeared to be holding his thigh or hamstring, signalled to the bench in the 71st minute of Wednesday’s match. Four minutes later, he was taken off—without attempting another sprint.

Nicolas Lodeiro deemed ‘day-to-day’ after suffering injury
Sounder at Heart has independently confirmed a report by Niko Moreno that Lodeiro suffered an injury sometime between last week’s intrasquad scrimmage and the previous preseason match against the Portland Timbers, and could miss as much as the first 3-4 weeks of the MLS season

Inter Miami trading Dylan Nealis to Nashville SC
The move gives important backline depth for Nashville, who are looking to build on their solid and somewhat surprising showing in the playoffs last year. Nealis can play either outside back position but most likely is a right back.

The 5 most unpredictable MLS teams in 2021
These confounding clubs are the ones we’re here to focus on, the kind of outfits that could shock everyone with an impressively high table finish in one timeline (hello, 2020 Orlando City SC!) and flop hard in another.

NYCFC to buy Thiago Andrade from Bahia
At only 20 years old, Thiago possesses pace, technical ability, and a high work rate. He primarily plays as an inverted winger on the left side, and is also able to play at the right wing and even striker according to some scouting reports.

Sebastian Lletget, USMNT and Galaxy player, used a gay slur then posted it on Instagram
Major League Soccer has spent years trying to stop fans from chanting the “puto” gay slur during matches, including those hosted by both Los Angeles-based teams, LAFC and the Galaxy. In 2018, fans chanted the slur during the Galaxy’s Pride Night. MLS has said it has a zero-tolerance policy for this slur.