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Brotherly Game Daily Links: USA Women’s Olympic Team advances to Knockout Rounds

Colorado and LAFC complete blockbuster trade, MLS Power Rankings and more in today’s links

United States v Australia: Women’s Football - Olympics: Day 4 Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images

MLS News

Rapids acquire midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye in million-dollar trade with LAFC
The Colorado Rapids announced on Tuesday that the club has acquired 26-year-old midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye and a 2022 first-round SuperDraft pick in exchange for $1 million of General Allocation Money and an international roster slot. LAFC also will potentially get more money through performance-based incentives.

Timbers to acquire Santiago Moreno from America de Cali
He is currently in the midst of his third season with America de Cali, a Colombian club. He’s notched six total goals during his time with the club as well as six assists.

FC Dallas Homegrown Ricardo Pepi Signs New Contract
Pepi has scored 11 goals and recorded two assists across all competitions for FC Dallas, including his first MLS career hat trick over the weekend. He is the youngest player in MLS and FC Dallas history to score a hat trick at 18 years and 196 days old, surpassing the MLS record previously set in 2013 by Kekutah Manneh at 18 years and 283 days.

Power Rankings: New England seize top spot, Nashville SC climb after Weeks 14 and 15
Union drop two spots from last week’s MLS Power Rankings, coming in at number six in the latest edition.

Rest of the World News

USWNT advances to Olympic quarterfinals in scoreless draw with Australia
Each team came into the game guaranteed to advance to the tournament’s quarterfinal with a draw and appeared to put safety first, leaving few memorable moments to speak of.

Man United agree deal to sign Raphael Varane from Real Madrid
United are set to pay an initial €41 million for the defender with another €8.2m in add-ons. Madrid have agreed to cover a solidarity payment due to Varane’s previous club Lens.