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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union reportedly interested in Honduras international

Honduras center forward Rubilio Castillo is reportedly on the Philadelphia Union’s radar

Trey Madara

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union interested in Rubilio Castillo (Google Translate)
The Union are reportedly interested in the Honduras international center forward. But then again this could also just be a “what MLS team is struggling to score goals, it must be them” report.

Dočkal goal nominated for MLS Goal of the Week
Bořek Dočkal’s screamer that beat Steve Clark and eventually held up as the game-winner against D.C. United on Saturday has been nominated. But should it have been saved?

Bethlehem Steel FC fall in Derby City
Three goals in a nine-minute span were too much to overcome, but first team winger Marcus Epps had a nice goal.

Engaged 18
Tim Lovenguth over at Philly Sports Network got engaged on the Talen Energy Stadium pitch over the weekend. Congrats to you both!

Philadelphia Union Academy News

United States U16s fall in semifinal in Italy
Philadelphia Union U15 duo Selmir Miscic, Patrick Bohui and the United States U16s came up short on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Slovenia in the semifinals of the Torneo delle Nazioni in Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy. The U.S. won the competition last year.

New Union U19 head coach deserves homegrown tag
Kevin Coleman has been coaching in the youth ranks with the Union since before the first team kicked off but his involvement in Philly soccer dates even further back to his days fetching balls at La Salle practices when he was a kid.

MLS News

LAFC experience dream debut in new stadium
Los Angeles FC and their swam of (used to be Chivas USA fans?) celebrated a “dream” debut at their new stadium yesterday. Well, almost.

Former Union (something or other) scores two for Atlanta United
As minor of a footnote as he is in this town, when Kevin Kratz does something good the jokes follow.

No more excuses for the Reds’ results
There especially won’t be any Friday against the Union. Champions League hangover or not, the Union if they aren’t careful could be the first step in Toronto FC’s return to league dominance.

Elsewhere

Canadian Premier League unveils new logo, manifesto
The first official club announcement is coming tomorrow.

A week inside a soccer club when the money runs out
The New York Times tells the story of the financial struggles of Lyngby BK in Denmark.

Ronaldinho opens academy in Israel
The Brazilian legend has launched a soccer school in Israel geared toward native-born and immigrant children.

We Came to Win
Gimlet Media recently launched its first sports podcast, which is focusing on the World Cup.