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Philadelphia Union home opener, Mix Diskerud on loan in Sweden: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/11/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Toronto FC
Redemption is spelled U-N-I-O-N. At the very least, that’s what the Union will hope as they square off with the team that eliminated them in 2016.

Three questions with Waking the Red
We spoke with James Grossi of Waking the Red, SB Nation's Toronto FC blog, about the upcoming season opener between the Union and TFC.

Is Union captain Alejandro Bedoya overrated? Or are his peers 'jealous' and 'gutless?'
In a recent survey of anonymous MLS players, Union captain Alejandro Bedoya was named the third-most overrated footballer in the league.

MLS News

MLS Week 2 preview and fixtures: What if the Chicago Fire is an actual good team?
Juninho’s arrival is an exciting development for a fan base that hasn’t had much to be happy about lately. Plus what games to watch, how to watch them, and what you should keep an eye out for.

Toronto FC cries foul at CONCACAF Champions League qualifying change
Toronto has to win this year’s Canadian Championship, or beat the team that does, to secure the tournament invite it thought it already had.

Juventus Defender Paolo De Ceglie Keen for MLS Move
Juventus left back Paolo De Ceglie is keen to move to MLS and Minnesota United FC is on his shortlist of destinations.

USA Soccer News

USMNT news: Bruce Arena eyes Fabian Johnson in the midfield
Bruce Arena gives a status update on a number of key players ahead of the USA's World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama.

Mix Diskerud joins Swedish side IFK Goteborg on loan
After having his contract bought out by NYCFC, Major League Soccer has sent the Norwegian-American out on loan until Aug. 27, 2017.