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Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/4/16

It's Wednesday everyone, the Union take the field again in exactly one week, so let's get to the daily links to get us one step closer to the game.

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union to host D.C. United in Heineken Rivalry Week
The Union's upcoming match with DC United has been chosen by MLS to kick off the first edition of this year's Heineken Rivalry Week.

Real, Fontana and Pellegrino wrap up International duty
The Union welcomed back three academy players who recently finished duty with the U.S. Under 18 and 16 National Teams.

MLS News

MLS Power Rankings, Week 9: Real Salt Lake re-take No. 1 spot
MLS released their weekly power rankings, the Union remain in the top 5, with their upcoming opponents the LA Galaxy one spot above them.

United States international Joe Corona would consider serious MLS offer
A move to MLS could be in the works from Joe Benny Corona.

Game Recaps--Montreal Impact 2:2 Colorado Rapids--We Are Top of the League
While it's easy to get caught up and excited by the way the Union have played so far this year, what Colorado Rapids have done this year has been equally has impressive. Their tie from this past weekend boosted them up to not only first in the Western Conference, but also to the top of the league. Time to keep an eye on Colorado.


Same as it ever was: Left back always a problem for U.S. men
FourFourTwo takes a look at the ever present problem for the Senior National Team which is finding a consistent performer at left back

Rest of the World News

Gignac: Liga MX fans more passionate than Ligue 1
The France international believes Mexico and its professional league is every bit on par with the top French competition and is the premier competition in the Americas, including Brazil, Argentina, and the United States.

Atletico Madrid hold on to oust Bayern Munich and advance to Champions League final
Atletico Madrid have made it to the finals of the Champions League, they await the winner of local rival Real Madrid and Manchester City.