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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Who steps up for Sapong and Burke?

Jim Curtin presser, another delay in the Miami MLS stadium, and Atletico Madrid win the Europa Cup

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Philadelphia Union News

Fafa Picault or Jay Simpson could start for Union at striker vs. Real Salt Lake
With C.J. Sapong injured and Cory Burke suspended, someone else will probably have to step up Saturday night at Talen Energy Stadium.

Head Coach Jim Curtin's Weekly Press Conference
Coach Curtin had his weekly press conference.

Jay Simpson’s contract is an anchor on the Union’s salary cap
The Union’s fourth-highest paid player has only played 39 minutes this season.

Bethlehem Steel FC shuts out New York Red Bulls II
On-loan first team players Fabian Herbers and Adam Najem both scored and Cory Burke had a pair of assists.

U.S. Open Cup

Heartbreak in Reading
Reading United fell on PKs after a 1-1 draw against Richmond Kickers at Alvernia University Wednesday night. Four Philadelphia Union Academy grads started the match.

Penn FC downs FC Motown, will face Richmond
Penn FC will travel to Richmond next week after a 3-1 win over FC Motown.

Ocean City Nor’easters notch another win over a pro team in Open Cup
Nor’easters defeated a pro team for the sixth time in U.S. Open Cup play.

MLS News

Rooney, Torres & 12 potential high-profile MLS summer transfers
A host of famous names have been linked to moves stateside in the upcoming transfer window.

Russell Canouse, Brooks Lennon left Europe for MLS' promise of playing time
A generation of U.S. talent came back to MLS from Europe and regressed, but the likes of Russell Canouse and Brooks Lennon could chart a new course.

Miguel Almiron enjoying time in Atlanta, still has European aspirations
The MVP candidate is staying focused amid transfer speculation.

Miami vote on Beckham soccer stadium could be delayed
David Beckham and the Mas brothers have not submitted a proposal to redevelop the city-owned Melreese golf course into a sprawling soccer complex that would include a stadium for Miami's Major League Soccer team.

Rest of the World News

England name World Cup squad: Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere out and Trent Alexander-Arnold in
Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere were left out of England's World Cup squad on Wednesday by manager Gareth Southgate, who included Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Antoine Griezmann, Atletico Madrid deliver trademark performance to seal Europa League glory
Atletico Madrid stuck to script, riding another clean sheet and what could prove a farewell brace from Antoine Griezmann to the Europa League crown.

Arsenal's Cristiano Ronaldo bid failed over £12m price tag
Arsene Wenger says Arsenal failed to sign Cristiano Ronaldo as a teenager because they wouldn't match Manchester United's £12 million bid.