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MLS and European recaps, US U20 call ups: Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/3/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Takeaways from Union's 2-1 loss at D.C. United
Thoughts from the Union's last game.

MLS News

What we know about Sounders’ interest in Derlis Gonzalez
Paraguay international appears to be available, but also very expensive.

Brooks Lennon’s Liverpool contract wasn’t cancelled, despite UK tabloid report
No, Brooks Lennon hasn’t joined Real Salt Lake on a permanent transfer, in spite of what a Daily Star report is saying.

Toronto goalkeeper Irwin out 4-5 weeks with hamstring strain
Irwin suffered the injury in the first half of Friday's scoreless draw with Sporting KC.

McNamara's winner, Pirlo's stinker, raises questions about NYCFC lineup
NYCFC midfielder Tommy McNamara replaced an ineffective Andrea Pirlo and scored the winning goal, raising questions about whether a change is needed.

US Soccer News

Colorado awarded next World Cup qualifying match for Tim Howard and USMNT
When goalie Tim Howard and the American men need to kick their soccer into high gear, they know exactly where to go: Denver.

Ramos Calls 25 Players to England for Pre-World Cup Training Camp
U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team head coach Tab Ramos has named a 25-player roster for the team’s first international training camp of the year, taking place from April 3-10 in London, England.

Rest of the World News

Real Madrid remain atop La Liga table Barcelona keep pace Sevilla held by Sporting
Real Madrid moved five points clear at the top of the Primera Division table with a 3-0 victory over Alaves at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Juventus held in Gonzalo Higuain's Napoli return AC Milan draw vs Pescara as Crotone keep survival hopes alive
Gonzalo Higuain failed to score on his long-awaited return to Napoli, while Pescara were denied a famous win by a Mario Pasalic strike.

Wenger: Draw with Manchester City will help Arsenal rebuild confidence
Arsenal twice levelled, through Theo Walcott and Shkodran Mustafi, in a result that did little for their hopes of a top-four finish.

Mario Balotelli scores as Nice keep pressure on while Rennes snatch late draw vs Lyon and Lorient keep survival hopes alive
Mario Balotelli struck from the penalty spot as Nice came from behind to beat Bordeaux 2-1 and maintain the pressure on the Ligue 1 pace-setters.