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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Elliott and Santos make MLS Team of the Week

Union have reportedly had talks for Brazilian Youth International Striker, MLS Team of the Week and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Union submitted $2.5 million bid for 19-year-old Brazilian striker
Silva’s age as a target shows interest in the possibility of signing a striker who can then be resold for a profit, something they have yet to accomplish under Sporting Director Ernst Tanner despite offseason rumors of interest for left back Kai Wagner and forward Sergio Santos.

Jack Elliott picks up third MLS Team of the Week honor
Elliott and club took down rival D.C. United on Saturday night with the center back completing 83% of his passes and winning 90% of his duels. Elliott had a team-high two blocks in the 2-1 win that propelled the Union into second place in the Eastern Conference.

MLS News

27 Takeaways: One observation on every MLS team after Week 13
It was another eventful week in MLS, as Gabriel Heinze is out in Atlanta, Hany Mukhtar set a new record for the fastest hat trick to start a match in MLS history and the Seattle Sounders finally fell from the ranks of the unbeaten.

LAFC set to sign Colombian forward Cristian Arango
Arango, 26, is coming off a good short season with Millonarios, in which he was second in the league in scoring and helped his club reach the playoff final, where they lost to Deportes Tolima.

Crew set to host Cruz Azul in Campeones Cup in September
The last Campeones Cup was two years ago in the Peach State where Atlanta United held on to an exciting 3-2 victory against Club America at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Current Black & Gold midfielder Darlington Nagbe played the full match for the Five Stripes, giving the 2021 Crew roster two champions of this competition.

MLS Team of the Week: CF Montréal pack a punch in Week 13
Sergio Santos joins Jack Elliott in the MLS Team of the Week, earning a spot on the bench.

Liga MX Reveals Squad for MLS All-Star Game in Los Angeles
The Liga MX team is primarily made up of the league’s Balón de Oro winners from each position, in addition to 11 players selected by Cruz Azul coach Juan Reynoso. The final addition to the roster will be selected in a process led by Liga MX president Mikel Arriola.

Concacaf News

Concacaf announces roster replacement rule change for Gold Cup knockout rounds
Concacaf has announced that teams will be allowed to make medical changes to their rosters for the knockout rounds, a change that comes after Concacaf initially did away with its long-standing rule allowing roster changes after the group stage.