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Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/3/18

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MLS: Philadelphia Union at Colorado Rapids Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Union's loss at Rapids set record for youngest defense in MLS history, for better and worse - Philly
Matt Real, Auston Trusty, Jack Elliott and Keegan Rosenberry combined for an average age of 21 years, 115 days.

MLS News

The Zlatan effect: Ibrahimović draws worldwide attention to MLS, resurrects Galaxy
Zlatan Ibrahimović arrived in Los Angeles Thursday night. By midday Friday he was publicly and — true to himself — not so humbly vowing to score goals, make a difference and help the L.A. Galaxy win.

MLS' top academies and the players who make them
Much like prioritizing the near term over the long with personal finances, not every club has invested or prioritized academies.

Toronto FC close to full strength as Club América visits Canada
Toronto FC is expected to have Victor Vázquez, Chris Mavinga and Justin Morrow available when Club América comes to BMO Field for the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League semifinal Tuesday.

Whitecaps FC sign goalkeeper Sean Melvin to MLS Homegrown contract
Melvin is the second Vancouver Island native to sign with Whitecaps FC in MLS, following in the footsteps of fellow Residency graduate goalkeeper Simon Thomas.

Rest of the World News

Manchester United announce two games for 2018 summer tour in U.S.
Manchester United have announced details of their summer tour in the United States, with games against the San Jose Earthquakes and Mexico's America.