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Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/15/16

Happy Tax Day everyone, like Irwin R. Schyster says, "Always pay your taxes." We're one day away from the Union facing the Seattle Sounders so let's get ready for the weekend with some links.

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Philadelphia Union News

Three questions with Sounder at Heart

In case you missed it, we spoke with Dave Clark of Sounder at Heart, SB Nation's Seattle Sounders blog, about the upcoming match between the Sounders and Union.

Sounders vs Philadelphia Union: Three Questions

And here are the questions Sounder at Heart posed to us.

Union wary of struggling Sounders, focused on consistency, depth in cross-country match

Some insight ahead of the game against Seattle from Jim Curtin.  Looks like he expects Clint Dempsey and Jordan Morris to have a good game so look to the defense to try and shut those two down.

Bethlehem Steel News

Bethlehem Steel FC: Present History Made and Past History Revisited

The Steel are gearing up for their second ever home game this weekend.  The article gives a nice history of soccer in Bethlehem before the Steel were founded.  Speaking of the original Steel the third jerseys  the Union used to wear that were inspired by them were amazing, they need to bring those back.

MLS News

Don Garber 'hopes' Sacramento Republic join MLS expansion

Looks like Sacramento will be joining MLS in the near future if Commissioner Don Garber is to be believed.  In that article he also states MLS would expand to 28 teams.  28 seems like too many if you ask me, 24 would be optimal in my opinion.

MLS Talking Points: Which club has been biggest surprise 2016

The Union make an appearance on this list of biggest surprises to start the MLS season.


U.S. Women's Soccer Team Drawn Into Group G For Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The Women will play Columbia, France, and New Zealand.  All three teams the USA will face made the 2015 World Cup, so they should expect a challenge to advance from the group stage.

Rest of the World News

Liverpool 4, Dortmund 3 (5-4 agg): Reds Complete Stunning Comeback

So I've been a Liverpool fan about as long as I've been a Union fan, and let me tell you this was an amazing game. I was lucky enough to watch about the last 15 minutes of the game and I was able to see the game winning goal. Good stuff.  Jurgen Klopp has them play great soccer.  He's no Jim Curtin, but he's still pretty good.

That's all from me today.  Have a good Friday and before you know it the weekend will be here.