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Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/5/18

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ACF Fiorentina v Genoa CFC - Serie A Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

Philadelphia Union News

Three Things we learned from the Philadelphia Union's win over New England
David Accam's influence on the wing, the importance of Homegrown players and Jim Curtin's substitution policy stood out in the Union's win over the Revolution.

Columbus Crew SC used Toronto FC’s championship emotions in its favor
The Union's next game is against the Columbus Crew. Let's see how their last game went.

MLS News

MLS Review: Toronto stunned by Crew in opener
Toronto's MLS title defence started with a surprise loss, while Houston Dynamo opened the season with a resounding win on Saturday.

International attention doesn't faze Davies
The Whitecaps know that they have a budding star on their hands in Canadian Alphonso Davies, and it looks like some of the top clubs in England have taken notice.

On MLS opening weekend, a look at some recent top draft picks who walked away young In another American pro sport, career switches by top recent draftees would be stunning. In MLS, they’re tradition.

Rest of the World

Fiorentina captain Davide Astori dies aged 31 Serie A postponed
Fiorentina captain and Italy international Davide Astori has died at the age of 31. All of Sunday's Serie A games were postponed.

Manchester City wrap up surprisingly easy win over Chelsea
Manchester City didn't need to work too hard to beat Chelsea on Sunday, with Bernardo Silva's goal sufficient as Eden Hazard & Co. toiled in defeat.

Brighton push Arsene Wenger closer to Arsenal exit with 2-1 win
Arsene Wenger's tenure at Arsenal seems less secure than ever as Brighton condemned the Gunners to their fourth straight defeat in all competitions.