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Portland preview, MLS Week 6 preview, USMNT news: Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/8/17

Preview tonight's Union game with these links!

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Philadelphia Union News

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Portland Timbers
The Timbers have cooled off a bit since their winning streak that started the season as they visit a Philadelphia side that's seen better days.

Three questions with Stumptown Footy
We spoke with Will Conwell of Stumptown Footy, SB Nation's Portland Timbers blog, about the upcoming match against the visiting Timbers.

Jack Elliott: From London to Appalachia to a professional debut with the Philadelphia Union
A fourth-round selection in January, Jack Elliott was the last member of the 2017 draft class to sign with the Union, but the first to actually play for the senior team.

MLS News

MLS Talking Points: Time for Galaxy to wake up, Petke makes RSL debut, and more previewing Week 6
A 1-3 start has the LA Galaxy off to a poor start, but with several starters back from injuries, Curt Onalfo's squad has no excuse to keep struggling.

Mercedes-Benz Stadium construction update pushed back
Falcons officials, who said March 29 they would update the construction schedule for Mercedes-Benz Stadium within seven to 10 days, now say it will take a while longer to assess the timeline.

New CCL rules keep the Sounders spot in 2018
We have a little more clarity on the 2018 CONCACAF tournament. The 2019 version is much more complicated.

US Soccer News

USMNT will reportedly play friendlies vs. Ghana and Venezuela in the summer
Two interesting match-ups to look forward to.

Rest of the World News

CONCACAF aims to replace friendlies with new nations league format
CONCACAF is finalizing plans for a new competition among national teams to replace international friendlies, according to president Victor Montagliani.