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Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/14/2016

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Here are yous links for Thursday April 14, 2016.

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union's Carroll poised to quietly join MLS's elite "350 Club"

Big milestone for Brian Carroll's next game, as he will join an exclusive list of just five other players to have played in 350 career MLS games.  Congrats Brian. Lets hope it comes in a win.

Twellman: Union striker CJ Sapong deserves US national team consideration

ESPN analysts Taylor Twellmen believes the Union's CJ Sapong has earned a call up from the national team.  Hard to argue with his start.  I know I was praising CJ in yesterday's post, but it really goes to show the improvement he has made since last year.

The High Press: Is Philadelphia's Rebuild Ahead of Schedule?

Good look at the tactical side of the Union's fast start to the season.  The article credits much of the success to the defense and their newly installed press.  Good article with plenty of videos citing examples mentioned in the article.

MLS News

Re-live first KC-Colorado MLS match from 1996 ahead of Wednesday clash

Twenty years ago today two original MLS teams debuted as the Kansas City Wiz hosted the Colorado Rapids, and MLS has posted the entire game on their website.  NFL stadium and colorful jerseys, how far we have come in twenty years.

PRO - Professional Referee Organization Interfering with an Opponent

Our own Eugene Rupinski already commented on this in a post from yesterday but in case you missed it was in response from this article from PRO, the governing body for the referees of MLS.  The whole team could've been offside, I love that goal.

Arena: De Jong to be suspended 'at least one game'

Still no official word on how long Nigel De Jong will officially be out for, but LA coach Bruce Arena  won't have him in the lineup this Friday against Houston.

The most impressive newcomers in MLS

Several new faces have enjoyed strong starts to their tenures in Major League Soccer, and Goal USA's Ives Galarcep takes a look at the best so far.


Former USWNT star Abby Wambach pleads guilty in DUI case

Abby hasn't really gotten retirement off to good start since her career ended late last year.  Between this and her comments on foreign born players on the men's team she's been in hot water recently.  Hopefully she'll learn from her mistakes and it will be smooth sailing for Abby.

Rest of the World News

Bayern Munich draw with Benfica advance to UCL semifinals

Barcelona crash out to Atletico Madrid in Champions League

Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid round out the final four in the UEFA Champions League, joining Manchester City and Real Madrid.  A bit of a bore final four.  Don't get me wrong all of those teams are deserving and filled with talented players, I guess I'm just disappointed with Wolfsburg going out.  Such a great name.

That's all from me folks.  Hope you enjoyed the read and have a great rest of your day.