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Philadelphia Union's first preseason match, European roundup: Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/5/17

Super Bowl Sunday begins with some super soccer links.

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Philadelphia Union News

D.C. United, Philadelphia Union finish tied in preseason match
All square for the Union's first preseason game, with CJ Sapong netting the Union's lone goal.

Reports: Goalkeeper Keith Cardona on trial with Philadelphia Union
The Union is eyeing another goalkeeper, and this time it's one of RBNY's former prospects.

MLS News

Soccer deal: Tentative agreement reached on Sacramento's MLS bid
The ownership dispute that threatened to derail Sacramento’s bid for a Major League Soccer team has been settled.

2017 MNUFC Academy Launches
Minnesota United FC today announced the launch of its MLS Development Academy and a partnership with the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association.

MLS begins testing Video Assistant Referee system in select preseason games
MLS and the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) announced on Friday that live, in-game testing of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) initiative has begun in select MLS preseason games.

Rest of the World News

Chelsea sweep aside Arsenal Liverpool beaten by Hull Sunderland rout Palace
Chelsea swept aside Arsenal to move 12 points clear at the top of the table, while Liverpool were beaten by Hull and Sunderland routed Crystal Palace.

Barcelona cruise past Athletic Bilbao as Fernando Torres brace lifts Atletico
Barcelona moved within a point of Real Madrid with a straightforward 3-0 win at home over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.

Bayern Munich frustrated by Schalke in draw as Dortmund hold on to beat Leipzig
Bayern Munich were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Schalke as the Bundesliga leaders laboured to another unconvincing display on Saturday.