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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union to host Club America in September, visit in August

Monteiro offers Union flexibility, the Galaxy sign another French player and a new USMNT has been called

SOCCER: MAY 15 MLS - New York Red Bulls at Philadelphia Union Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Philadelphia Union News

Jamiro Monteiro’s presence offers Union unprecedented flexibility
When Jim Curtin crafts his lineup every week, he’s long since stopped asking if Jamiro Monteiro will play. The more important question is how Curtin will deploy his highest-paid player, and how the dynamic Monteiro will impose his will on opponents.

Union to face Club America Aug 12, host on Sept 15 at 9pm
The Union earned their spot in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Semifinals by taking down Deportivo Saprissa by a 5-0 margin over the two legs of the Round of 16. The Union then followed up the performance with a 4-1 aggregate result in the Quarterfinals against Atlanta United FC.

Two Union matches rescheduled due to SCCL
The Union’s road contest at FC Cincinnati has been moved from Saturday, August 14 to Saturday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. In addition, the Union’s home match against the New England Revolution has been moved from Wednesday, September 15 to Friday, September 3.

MLS News

LA Galaxy sign midfielder Rayan Raveloson
The LA Galaxy announced a new signing on Thursday, of midfielder Rayan Raveloson from French outfit ES Troyes AC, on a three-year contract with an option for an additional year. The 24-year-old helped Troyes win Ligue 2 this season and thus promotion to Ligue 1 next campaign

Dynamo and Dash being sold to new ownership for nearly $400 million
Ted Segal has reached an agreement to buy the Houston Dynamo FC and Houston Dash from controlling owner Gabriel Brener. Segal is the founder and president of New York City-based EJS Group, a real estate development and finance company.

U.S. Soccer News

Gregg Berhalter calls in 27 for USMNT friendly against Switzerland
Christian Pulisic and Zack Steffen, who will both be in Porto as their teams square off in the Champions League final, will join the team in St. Gallen after the Champions League final, but will not be available for Gregg Berhalter against the Swiss.

Rest of the World News

Barcelona finalising deal to sign Sergio Aguero from Manchester City
The Spanish giants have offered Aguero a two-year contract and sources have told ESPN that the Argentina international could arrive to the Camp Nou after the Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea on May 29.