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Union vs. NYRB film breakdown, Arsenal downs Southampton: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/11/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Union notes: Bone bruises, dieting through illness and the Dave Matthews Band
Two players were limited at Wednesday's Union training session while a third was absent entirely.

FROM THE FILM ROOM: Breaking down Union vs. NYRB
Time to break down some film with the Union.

MLS News

Why Tata Martino went from coaching big stars to becoming big MLS coaching star
Why the former Barcelona and Argentina manager really chose to sign with the MLS expansion club.

Fear of losing the deal makes for dull MLS transfer deadline days
MLS transfer deadlines are boring, with risk-averse thinking depriving the league of a valuable point of interest.

The unassuming superstar: Federico Higuain has built a legacy in Columbus
On a road trip to Kansas City in 2012, Ethan Finlay and his Columbus Crew SC teammates heard the news that the team had signed a potent attacker named Higuain.

US Soccer News

U.S. Soccer accuses Lyon of tampering with NWSL's Allie Long
U.S. Soccer filed a player tampering complaint with FIFA this week against Lyon owner Jean-Michel Aulas

Rest of the World News

Real beat Atleti 4-2 on aggregate, face Juventus in UCL final
The brilliance of Karim Benzema and Isco booked Real Madrid a place back in the UEFA Champions League final after the holders survived an early scare in a 2-1 second-leg loss to city rivals Atletico at the Vicente Calderon.

Arsenal beat Southampton to stay in hunt for Champions League
Alexis Sanchez hit his 20th Premier League goal of the season as Arsenal saw off Southampton to keep their Premier League top-four hopes alive.