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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union primed for Open Cup run

MLS review, Russia open the World Cup with a bang, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union embracing another U.S. Open Cup clash with New York Red Bulls
Despite playing the New York Red Bulls for the fourth year in a row in the U.S. Open Cup, the Philadelphia Union are embracing the special moment ahead of them on Saturday night at Talen Energy Stadium.

MLS News

Thrilling draw in Toronto highlights entertaining mid-week action in MLS
After jumping out to a three-goal lead and then collapsing in the second half, D.C. United looked to have found a winner only to be denied.

San Jose Earthquakes sign Georgian defender Guram Kashia
Georgian national team defender Guram Kashia has signed with the San Jose Earthquakes.

Transfer rumor: Atlanta United agrees to terms with Banfield for midfielder Eric Remedi
A $2 million deal has supposedly been agreed to.

Galaxy sign Sheanon Williams, waive Emrah Klimenta
The LA Galaxy have signed MLS veteran defender Sheanon Williams, and have released midfielder Emrah Klimenta, per a press release from the club.

World Cup News

Russia up and running as super-subs Cheryshev, Dzyuba seize chance after Dzagoev blow
Russia are up and running. A rousing 5-0 victory against Saudi Arabia kicked off the World Cup with a bang, but Alan Dzagoev's injury is a concern.

World Cup schedule for June 15: Salah vs. Suarez, Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Spain
Friday's tripleheader in Russia includes Cristiano Ronaldo's debut and a potential showdown between superstar strikers Mohamed Salah and Luis Suárez.

Rest of the World News

Antoine Griezmann chooses Atletico Madrid stay over Barcelona transfer
Antoine Griezmann said he intends to sign a new contract with Atletico Madrid in a televised documentary on Thursday, ending a Barcelona courtship.