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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union represented well in Homegrown Game

Curtin hopes win provides boost, Homegrown Game roster announced, and Conte out at Chelsea

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Philadelphia Union News

Four Union Players Named To 2018 MLS Homegrown Game Roster
Anthony Fontana, Mark McKenzie, Matt Real and Auston Trusty are all headed to Atlanta to represent the Union and MLS in the annual showcase.

Jim Curtin hopes Union's wild 4-3 win at Chicago Fire is a turning point for season
"I think I felt every emotion you can feel in a soccer game in the last three minutes," Jim Curtin said of the Union's wild 4-3 win at Chicago.

MLS News

Roster announced for 2018 MLS Homegrown Game
The team, to be coached by Atlanta United Academy Director Tony Annan, features some of the league’s most accomplished young stars who will take on Tigres UANL’s Under-20 Team.

Second-half goal explosion leads NYCFC over Montreal Impact, 3-0
Jesus Medina, Ronald Matarrita and Jonathan Lewis struck for second-half goals to help lift New York City FC to a 3-0 win over the Montreal Impact in front of an announced crowd of 18,706 Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

LAFC transfer Omar Gaber to Pyramids FC
Team says "family matter" contributed to the transfer.

Rapids Transfer Window News: Joe Mason waived; Giles Barnes close to signing
According to MLS Soccer, Joe Mason has been waived; in pursuit of Giles Barnes.

Fire Sign Defender Nicolas Del Grecco
The 24-year-old Argentine most recently played in the Honduran top flight.

World Cup News

Argentina's Nestor Pitana to referee World Cup final between France and Croatia
FIFA has selected Nestor Pitana to referee the World Cup final between France and Croatia on Sunday.

Rest of the World News

Chelsea sack coach Antonio Conte as Maurizio Sarri appointment looms
Antonio Conte has been sacked as Chelsea manager, paving the way for Maurizio Sarri to take over, sources have told ESPN FC.