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Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/14/18

Union lose again, a preview for this weekend’s MLS action, and South America back North America for the 2026 World Cup

MLS: Orlando City SC at Philadelphia Union Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union squander chances, lose 2-0 to Orlando City
The Lions got revenge and a clean sheet Friday night in Chester.

Union's game vs. Orlando City a national stage for Auston Trusty and Matthew Real
Trusty and Real will be watched not just to see if the Union can snap a three-game winless skid. They will also be watched as potential U.S. national team players at the 2022 World Cup.

MLS News

Back in the win column: Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0, LAFC 2
Expansion side ends losing streak with solid road win.

MLS Talking Points: Zlatan and Bastian reunited, Atlanta United hosts NYCFC, and more
A year ago they were teammates at Manchester United and on Saturday Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Bastian Schweinsteiger will be opponents in America as they headline one of the juicier matches of a stacked MLS schedule.

Fernando Torres on Chicago's discovery list, team has interest
Torres, 34, will leave Atletico, his boyhood club, in the summer transfer window and is reportedly eyeing a move to MLS or China. The Fire are a likely destination in MLS.

A look behind murky MLS disciplinary system that took 25 days to further punish Sounders forward Clint Dempsey for red card
Sounders forward Clint Dempsey has been suspended an additional game for a red card taken 25 days earlier: a delayed decision that's caused much head-scratching amongst MLS fans ever-frustrated by the league's murky disciplinary system.

Rest of the World News

South American nations to vote for 2026 North America World Cup
The North American bid for the 2026 World Cup has gained the support of the 10 South American soccer nations.

FIFA wants to charge hosts of planned 24-team Club World Cup
In a briefing document seen by The Associated Press, FIFA says host markets “must have a propensity to pay a hosting fee” — a business model similar to Formula One auto racing.