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Brotherly Game Daily Links: The quest for the Cup continues

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MLS: U.S. Open Cup Final-New York Red Bulls at Sporting KC Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Cann's Corner: How the U can advance in Open Cup
Orlando, like LA Galaxy, who arrive in Philly this Saturday, are a top-heavy team that spent big to be that way; they are the evidence that spending money like Atlanta is less important than spending money intelligently like Atlanta.

Takeaways from Coach Curtin's Press Scrum ahead of Orlando City
Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin spoke to the media on Tuesday about his team’s upcoming US Open Cup quarterfinal match against Orlando City SC, building on David Accam’s gamewinning goal, and the growth of his young players.

MLS News

MLS Power Rankings: DC United make big climb after opening Audi Field
The Union improve to 13 in the Power Rankings.

MLS owners agree on name for Beckham Miami team
Major League Soccer owners have agreed on a name for David Beckham’s Miami team, and it will be revealed soon, according to Beckham’s partner Jorge Mas. A Croatian star has expressed interest in playing for the team.

Fire Sign Raheem Edwards From Montreal
The 23-year-old Canadian international could shore up some critical weaknesses.

Portland Timbers acquire Tomas Conechny from San Lorenzo
The Timbers scoop up more young attacking talent.

Despite Mas claim, no plan to build soccer stadium in Boston
Representatives from the City of Boston poured cold water on reports that the New England Revolution had a proposal in place for a downtown stadium.

US Soccer News

World Cup: Could soccer surpass baseball in popularity by 2026?
Soccer has become the sport of the young and urbane, perhaps sparking a generational realignment of American tastes