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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Eyeing up LAFC

Coach Curtin’s conference, Miami FC details coming soon, and Germany eliminated from the World Cup

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Philadelphia Union News

Takeaways from Coach Curtin's midweek press conference
Before he faces off against Los Angeles Football Club and the coach that drafted him as a player, Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin spoke to the media in a midweek press conference. Here are some key takeaways.

Cruise Control: LAFC 2, Columbus Crew 0
Union face LAFC for the first time ever this Saturday, let's see how their last game went.

MLS News

Wayne Rooney set to complete D.C. United move over weekend
D.C. United is in need of help, with the team currently in last place in the Eastern Conference on an MLS-low 10 points after 12 matches.

Beckham's Miami MLS team name, GM, colors to be announced soon
David Beckham's Miami Major League Soccer team is close to announcing its name, colors, shield and general manager, according to partner Jorge Mas. Potential coaches are also being interviewed.

New signings likely to be made before transfer window opens
The secondary transfer window doesn’t open until July 10, but Seattle Sounders President of Soccer and General Manager Garth Lagerwey doesn’t think that fans will need to wait until then to learn about their new player, or players.

FC Dallas in talks to transfer Mauro Diaz to the Middle East
Could FCD be moving on from Diaz?

World Cup News

Germany pay the price for casual World Cup prep with humiliating exit
Germany's World Cup build-up was too casual and too unfocused. In the end, Joachim Low & Co. got what they deserved with a humiliating group exit.

Mexico need to reboot quickly to overcome high-flying Brazil in round of 16
Mexico stumbled to a 3-0 loss to Sweden in their group finale, but results elsewhere have them through for a round-of-16 showdown with Brazil.

Brazil attack begins to click as Selecao breeze past Serbia, into round of 16
Wednesday's 2-0 win over Serbia was as impressive as Brazil have looked in this World Cup, and their timing is perfect with the round of 16 looming.

Switzerland limp into World Cup knockouts as Sommer shows his worth
Switzerland made it to the last 16 but won't scare many on this showing while Costa Rica made it 32 out of 32 teams to score a World Cup goal.