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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Fontana has an Impressive Week

Bedoya loses appeal, Stewart’s legacy, and World Cup warmups

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Philadelphia Union News

Union's Alejandro Bedoya loses red card appeal; he's out vs. Toronto FC
The Union learned Friday morning that their appeal of Alejandro Bedoya's red card in Saturday's loss at Atlanta was successful.

Union to host Red Bulls in Open Cup round of 16
The Open Cup rivalry is coming back to Talen Energy Stadium.

As he departs for USMNT job, Earnie Stewart's Philadelphia Union legacy is to be determined
When Earnie Stewart was hired as the Philadelphia Union’s sporting director after the 2015 season, he gave a glimmer of hope to a franchise mired in bad front office decisions and poor on-field performances.

Anthony Fontana: Role model, Union standout & soon to be graduate
Fontana was the Union’s sixth homegrown signing when he put pen to paper last year on a contract that came into effect on January 1, 2018.

MLS News

Five young players who impressed in the Open Cup this week
Here are five young players from the 20 MLS teams in action this week who performed well.

Sounders negotiating with Peru’s Raul Ruidiaz
Agent for top Liga MX scorer confirms ongoing discussions with Sounders.

NYCFC lose on loan Manchester City midfielder Yangel Herrera for season
New York City FC midfielder Yangel Herrera will miss the remainder of the Major League Soccer season after undergoing surgery on his ankle, the team announced Thursday.

Rest of the World News

World Cup warm-ups: England and Portugal win; Iceland and South Korea held
England picked up a 2-0 friendly win over Costa Rica on Thursday, while Portugal ran out 3-0 winners over Algeria.

Liverpool closing in on Nabil Fekir deal with Lyon
Liverpool's confidence in securing a transfer for Nabil Fekir is growing, source has told ESPN FC.