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Union lose to DC, Schweinsteiger debut, European recap: Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/2/17

Tough loss for the Union, read all about it in today's links.

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Philadelphia Union News

D.C. United 2, Philadelphia Union 1: Instant recap and player ratings survey
CJ Sapong was able to breathe some life into the Union’s attack, but in the end it was not enough.

Derrick Jones named IBX Live Fearless Player of the Month for March
In the Union's season opener against Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Jones was named to the starting XI. In doing so, he became the first Union player to start an Academy game, a Bethlehem Steel FC game, and Union game.

Rayshaun McGann named top Union prospect by MLSsoccer.com
In gearing up for the final round of the Generation adidas Cup, MLSsoccer.com took a look at every team's best prospect in the pipeline. For the Philadelphia Union, Rayshaun McGann was named as the best Academy prospect.

MLS News

Bastian Schweinsteiger scores in MLS debut as Chicago Fire draw
Bastian Schweinsteiger scored in his MLS debut before the Chicago Fire and Montreal Impact traded late goals in a 2-2 draw on Saturday.

The best and worst of Major League Soccer's opening month of March
With the opening month of the Major League Soccer season in the books, ESPN FC's Jason Davis takes a look back at the highs and lows from March.

Rest of the World News

Chelsea stunned by Crystal Palace as Tottenham close gap at Burnley
Rejuvenated Crystal Palace struck twice in two minutes to win 2-1 at Chelsea, while Manchester United drew with West Brom.

Atletico Madrid win to return to top three; Villarreal's hopes hit with loss to Eibar
Atletico Madrid defeated Malaga 2-0 to secure their fourth consecutive win and regain third place in La Liga on Saturday.

PSG control Monaco to win trophy in Coupe de la Ligue for fourth year

Paris Saint-Germain chalked up a fourth successive Coupe de la Ligue title with a 4-1 victory in the final at the expense of their championship rivals Monaco in Lyon.