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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union take out frustrations on Toronto, win 3-0

Wagner named to MLS All Star Team, new Homegrown signing for the Union and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Union attack finally comes alive with three-goal first half in 3-0 win over Toronto FC
Sergio Santos and company got the Union back in the win column with a convincing 3-0 victory.

Kai Wagner Named To 2021 MLS All-Star Game
He is in his third season with the Philadelphia Union where he has started 60 of his 61 appearances for the club and has tallied two goals and added 13 assists in that time. In his first season, Wagner tallied eight assists in 30 games played, ranking him first amongst MLS defenders. His eight assists as a defender also tied Sheanon Williams’ all-time single-season club record for the Union.

Union sign Anton Sorenson to homegrown deal
A Michigan native, Sorenson joined the Union academy in 2019, having previously played in the youth ranks with the Michigan Wolves. Sorenson is a former U.S. Under-16 national team player, and spent last season playing in USL with Union II, where he made 12 appearances and scored one goal.

MLS News

MLS Scoreboard: Sporting KC routs LAFC, Union trounce TFC, and more
Just three days after suffering an uncharacteristic loss at home, Sporting Kansas City regrouped, hit the road and delivered a big win in another venue where visiting teams don’t normally find success.

2021 MLS All-Star Team Roster
Major League Soccer has unveiled the 28 players selected to take on the best of LIGA MX in the 2021 MLS All-Star Game.

Sebastian Lletget being sought by Liga MX and Middle Eastern clubs
Two Liga MX clubs and two clubs from the Middle East have expressed interest in acquiring Lletget, sources with knowledge of the interest confirmed to SBI on Wednesday.

Revolution fullback DeJuan Jones drawing interest from Bundesliga
Jones has scored a goal and added three assists in 14 matches with the Revs this season, his third with the team since being selected 11th overall in the 2019 MLS Draft.

Chicago Fire in advanced negotiations with RC Lens over Przemyslaw Frankowski
Frankowski, 26, has 10 goals and 13 assists in 63 appearances with the Fire, including two goals and three assists in 13 matches this year. He spent his entire career in Poland prior to joining Chicago, first with Lechia Gdansk and then Jagiellonia.

Atlanta United linked to Gremio forward Ferreira
Ferreira, a native of Dourados, Brazil, signed with Grêmio’s academy as a 17-year-old, debuting with the senior team 2 years later. He has been loaned to various clubs during his tenure, including São Luiz, Toledo, Cianorte, and Aimoré.

Rest of the World News

Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd score braces as USWNT wins bronze at Olympics vs. Australia
It was a record-breaking evening for Lloyd, who became the USWNT’s top scorer in Olympics history with 10 goals and its second-most-capped player of all time, after Kristine Lilly, with 312 appearances.

Manchester City close in on £100m Jack Grealish deal before Community Shield clash
Although the 25-year-old signed a five-year contract at Villa Park in 2020, City and Villa have both been made aware of the England player’s desire to move to the Etihad Stadium during this transfer window.

FIFA wants Uruguay to remove two of four ‘World Cup’ stars on shirt
Two of the stars correspond to the Olympic gold medals won by Uruguay in Paris in 1924 and in Amsterdam four years later that were considered world championships at the time.