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Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/9/18

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A look back and a look ahead for the Union and an MLS and European review all in today’s links

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Philadelphia Union Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union: 3 thoughts from draw against San Jose
Chances squandered in the first half proved costly as the Philadelphia Union earned a point against the Earthquakes. Here are three thoughts from the draw.

Jim Curtin's Union vs. San Jose Earthquakes Post-Game Press Conference
Union Head Coach Jim Curtin spoke to the media Saturday night, following a 1-1 draw with San Jose Earthquakes.

Orlando City rallies for 3-2 win over Portland Timbers
The Union face Orlando on Friday, so let's see how their last game went.

MLS News

MLS Review: Atlanta thrashes LAFC, Whitecaps lose at Salt Lake
A week on from their dramatic derby defeat, LAFC's defensive woes continued against Atlanta United.

How a difficult childhood helped create Zlatan Ibrahimovic the soccer god
There’s a story from Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s childhood that goes a long way toward explaining how a skinny, awkward boy would go on to become one of the best soccer players of his generation.

Orlando City's Justin Meram says some markets are 'holding back MLS'
Orlando City's Justin Meram says some markets are "holding back MLS," while in central Florida the soccer team is more popular than the NBA's Magic.

Rest of the World News

Antonio Conte - West Ham draw sums up Chelsea's season 'very clearly'
Chelsea's manager was frustrated following Sunday's draw at Stamford Bridge.

Griezmann responds to Ronaldo as Atletico stay on course for second
Real Madrid took the lead on derby day but Atleti's equaliser, as well as Zinedine Zidane's priorities, means nothing changed in the race for second.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Danny Welbeck spare Arsenal defence's blushes
Danny Welbeck showcased his best and his worst as Arsenal, distracted by the Europa League, made hard work of beating Southampton, who look doomed.