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Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/2/16

Great win yesterday for the Union, read all about that and other news in today's links.

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Philadelphia Union News

Andre Blake is up for MLS Save of the Week after his penalty kick save on Kaka
I'm gonna miss not posting Andre Blake is up for Save of the Week next week since he's with Jamaica and missed the Columbus game. Also he lost last week in the vote 51 percent to 49 percent. Maybe this is the week he takes home the crown.

Undefeated in Eight: Union 3-2 Crew - Brotherly Game
Here's our review of the game by John Rossi.

Fabian Herbers scores his first MLS goal
Fabian Herbers scored his first career MLS goal of his career last night and it turned out to be important as it was the winning goal against Columbus. Congratulations to Fabian.

MLS News

Kaka replaced by Ganso in Brazil's Copa America squad
Kaka will be out of the Copa America, perhaps too embarrassed from having his penalty kicked saved by Andre Blake on Saturday (which is nominated for MLS Save of the Week).

Sounders at D.C. United 2016, recap: Seattle enters break on a win
Seattle was able to dispatch DC 2-0 for their first away win of the year.

Portland Timbers Go Down a Man, Up a Goal to Beat San Jose Earthquakes 1-0
And the late game of last night saw Portland down San Jose 1-0.

US Soccer News

Christian Pulisic, his rise, and the truth it speaks about American soccer in 2016
Here's a nice write up on Christian Pulisic and what his raise means for the status of US Soccer in 2016.

Copa America Group A preview: USA, Colombia headline balanced group
Here's a preview of the USA's Group A which also feature Columbia, Costa Rica and Paraguay.

Copa America regulations confirm yellow cards, extra time procedures
In case you're unaware of certain rules in the Copa America here's a good page to check out. For instance, there is no extra time in quarter and semi finals, those games go straight to penalty kicks. There is extra time in the final.

When the US shocked the world – and Argentina – at the 1995 Copa America
Remember 1995 when the US beat Argentina in the Copa America? I don't, I was 6. But this article gives great insight into that fateful game.

Rest of the World News

Mexican football player's relative ordered kidnapping
Alan Pulido's kidnapping story continues to get weirder and weirder as it turns out that a relative was behind the kidnapping.