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Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/5/18

Fafa ready to return, MLS Rumors, and the USMNT will compete in the Copa America 2019

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Montreal Impact Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

As Union's offense stalls, Borek Dockal sees 'a lot of room to improve'
The Union have gone two straight games without scoring a goal, and haven't been generating many chances to score either. Midfield playmaker Borek Dockal knows he's partly responsible.

Union's Fafa Picault 'ready to get to it' as three-game suspension finally ends - Philly
Picault spoke publicly for the first time since the suspension was handed down for discriminatory language in a preseason scrimmage.

MLS News

Presenting the All-Underrated Best XI, aka the Dom Badji All-Stars
If you score your first professional hat trick and it isn’t plastered all over the front page of, it’s fair to say you’re living your soccer life under the radar.

Rumor: Orlando City linked to free transfer for Werder Bremen midfielder
Orlando City SC is one of two MLS clubs in the running to sign Werder Bremen midfielder Zlatko Junuzovic on a free transfer this summer, according to a rumor coming out of Germany.

Club America manager Miguel Herrera claims Toronto Police hit his players during tunnel incident
Greg Vanney disagreed, however. He alleged a Club America coach elbowed Jonathan Osorio in the face.

Ben Arfa would be welcome at the Montreal Impact
The Montreal Impact would welcome Hatem Ben Arfa to the club with open arms if the attacking midfielder were to move to MLS, head coach Remi Garde has said.

US Soccer News

First Round Pairings for 2018 U.S. Open Cup Announced
The pairings for the First Round of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup are set. The round will commence on May 9 after a three-game Play-In Round scheduled for May 5-6.

USA invited to 2019 Copa America
There's plenty going on in different areas of U.S. Soccer, while a Liverpool star appears destined to join Italy's powerhouse this summer for free.

Rest of the World News

Salah the star as Liverpool stun Man City on memorable Anfield night
Mohamed Salah was Liverpool's driving force in Wednesday's 3-0 Champions League quarterfinal first-leg win, but will he be fit for the return game?

Barcelona ride second-half surge, fortune to commanding first-leg lead vs. Roma
Barcelona were not quite their best but didn't need to be as a second-half surge and a bit of fortune gave them a commanding 4-1 lead to take to Rome.