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Chris Pontius gets Gold Cup call-up, worst week in LA Galaxy history?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/6/17

The Union travel to Kansas City for tonight's game - read all about it and more in today's links.

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Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union
In the last match before the Gold Cup break, the Union head to Kansas City to take on an old nemesis.

Chris Pontius added to United States Gold Cup roster
Pontius will join Alejandro Bedoya and the rest of the squad after Thursday’s game in Kansas City.

Blake's fingertip save against DC United named Save of the Month
Andre Blake's ridiculous fingertip save against DC United was named the Save of the Month for June.

Union's Onyewu shutting the door on both MLS attackers and father time
Ninety minutes after taking a soccer ball to the neck from a flailing, point-blank scissor kick, Oguchi Onyewu was joking in the Union locker room, enjoying another clean sheet.

MLS News

NYCFC's David Villa voted Alcatel MLS Player of the Month for June
Villa scored three times in June as NYCFC matched their best month in club history, running his season total to 11 goals and six assists in league play.

The 7 rising stars to watch in the 2017 Gold Cup
Here are seven players who could take advantage of the stage in 2017:

Injury Report: Liam Ridgewell suffers setback, out 6-8 weeks.
When it rains it pours...

Is this the worst week in LA Galaxy history?
On paper, probably

Rest of the World News

Arsenal sign Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for club-record fee
Arsenal have signed Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a club-record fee, reported to be around €53m.

Media Microscope: Did Fox prove it's ready to cover the 2018 World Cup?
The network gave viewers a preview of what its first World Cup might look like next summer. What went right, and what aspects could use work?