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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Adam Najem gets the call

Union becoming stylish, MLS Power Rankings, and Champions League results

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Philadelphia Union News

Union’s Adam Najem gets dream call to represent Afghanistan
Since he was a kid, Adam Najem has played in tournaments and pick-up games under the flag of his Afghan heritage.

Philadelphia Union Academy adds U.S. U17 midfielder Danny Luis Flores
Danny Luis Flores joins the residency program from Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Minnesota.

Warshaw: Philadelphia Union becoming one of MLS' more stylish sides
The Union have managed to blend fun soccer with long-term planning with results.

MLS News

MLS Power Rankings: New York teams challenge Atlanta United's dominance
Union back up to twelfth in the MLS Power Rankings.

MLS downplays Mark Wahlberg's comments on Columbus Crew ownership
An MLS spokesperson says there is "nothing substantive" to comments from actor Mark Wahlberg about buying the Columbus Crew.

David Villa has sights on Supporters Shield and MLS Cup title
In a typical Villa installment, the captain angled left on the dribble with a burst in the box and slotted a 15 yard shot past Alex Bono just 15 minutes into his reappearance as City recorded a 3-2 win at BMO Field.

Rest of the World News

Celtic bounced from Champions League by AEK Athens Benfica reach playoffs
AEK Athens and PAOK Thessaloniki gave Greek football fans plenty to cheer about as both clubs reached the Champions League playoff round and joined three former winners of Europe's elite club competition on Tuesday.

Roma complete Steven N'Zonzi signing from Sevilla
Roma have made France international Steven N'Zonzi their 12th new signing this summer.