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Curtin press conference, Champions League recap: Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/13/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Takeaways from Head Coach Jim Curtin's Press Conference
Thoughts from Coach Curtin.

What's wrong with the Union? Dissecting their five-game winless streak to open the MLS season
The season has just started, and the Union are at the bottom of the standings and searching for answers.

Union 2016 playoff appearance looks like an aberration after barren stretch
The Philadelphia Union made the postseason in 2016, but having not won since August, a return to the MLS Cup playoffs in 2017 is looking unlikely.

US Soccer News

USL Television Network Debuts in 17 Markets
The USL Television Network will reach more than 10 million households, transmitting more than 300 games during the 2017 USL season.

2017 Golden Boy full nominee list: USMNT Pulisic, Carter-Vickers in
Young U.S. duo named among the top young talents in Europe and up for prestigious award.

A Long Strange Trip: 103 Years of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
A historical look back at the 103 year history of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

Which venues should host the 2026 World Cup?
Now that the joint bid is official, which stadiums in the USA, Mexico and Canada should host matches?

Rest of the World News

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Real Madrid past Manuel Neuer-inspired Bayern
Ten-man Bayern Munich had goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to thank for keeping the scoreline down as Real Madrid beat them 2-1 in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg as Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 100th European goal.

Kylian Mbappe double downs Dortmund in rearranged UCL clash
Monaco beat Dortmund 3-2 with a double from Kylian Mbappe in their rearranged Champions League quarterfinal, to take the advantage into the second leg next week.

Antoine Griezmann penalty helps Atletico Madrid beat Leicester
Antoine Griezmann's controversial first-half penalty handed Atletico Madrid a tight 1-0 win over gutsy Leicester in their Champions League quarterfinal first leg.