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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union return to MLS action

Corey Burke key to the Union’s second half, Caleb Porter to Orlando? And the World Cup rolls on

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Philadelphia Union News

Cory Burke's rise leaves Union at a crossroads as race to MLS playoffs begins
As MLS' unofficial World Cup break ends, the Union are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, but just one point out of the playoff places that go to the top six.

Philadelphia Union to pay tribute to Walter Bahr on Saturday
The Union will wear "WB" armbands to pay tribute to the late USMNT and college coaching legend.

MLS News

Your complete guide to the Week 17 MLS slate
Since the past weekend was dark in MLS, this is a good time to reboot our understanding of the teams that are on the docket this weekend.

Caleb Porter among candidates to become next Orlando City coach
With speculation mounting over the identity of the next Orlando City SC head coach, comes a new report with a candidate familiar to most MLS watchers.

Rest of the World News

World Cup schedule, TV and streaming info: Belgium-Tunisia, South Korea-Mexico, Germany-Sweden
Mexico's Carlos Vela was hailed by manager Juan Carlos Osorio as "one of our best players" in the big win over Germany, then learned afterward that his grandfather had died. Expect another big performance against South Korea.

Brazil's win over Costa Rica features brilliant use of VAR (sorry, Neymar)
Brazil will get the headlines for leaving it late, but the biggest triumph was having Neymar's penalty overturned by VAR review.

Switzerland's late winner over Serbia throws World Cup's Group E wide open
Xherdan Shaqiri's 90th-minute winner for Switzerland against Serbia leaves the former just a point off Brazil atop a now wide-open Group E.

Ahmed Musa double inspires Nigeria and gives Lionel Messi, Argentina hope
Ahmed Musa's majestic double saw Nigeria past Iceland and, in the process, threw Lionel Messi and Argentina a World Cup lifeline in Group D.

World Cup Ratings Are a Complete Nightmare for Fox and Comcast
Through the first round of games in the 2018 World Cup, TV viewership from the U.S. has dropped about 44% compared with the Cup in 2014.