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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union face NYCFC

Curtin hopes to stick around, MLS weekend preview, and more in today’s

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Philadelphia Union News

Tactical Preview: Union vs. NYCFC
“Here’s what you don’t want to do against New York City FC. First, don’t let them get behind your defensive line up the middle or through the channels.”

Union can prove how good they are by beating David Villa's New York City FC
"Three weeks ago, everybody was saying we're crap and we're a trash team, and we don't deserve this or we don't deserve that," winger Fafa Picault says. "Now we're in fifth place and everybody is saying we're a good team."

Stejskal: As Philadelphia clicks, Jim Curtin’s future hangs in the balance
“Jim Curtin has survived two different regimes in Philadelphia. Now the Union head coach is hoping to work with a third.”

MLS News

Wiebe: Your complete guide to MLS Week 25

Rumour: Interest from Italy and France for Jozy Altidore
Apparently the big man has turned some heads overseas.

Rumors around David Villa and Jesus Medina spells opportunity for NYCFC
“Whispers regarding Villa’s retirement and Medina’s transfer aren’t as bad as one would think.”

Vancouver Whitecaps Release Marco Bustos and Add Roberto Dominguez
“The Vancouver Whitecaps made two roster moves in the last few days, releasing Marco Bustos and signing Roberto Dominguez. We review the two moves and discuss what they mean.”

Steve Clark to Portland
“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”

US Soccer News

Report: Former Mexico head Juan Carlos Osorio negotiating with USMNT and Colombia
“Colombia and the United States actively engaged in negotiations with the former El Tri coach.”

Rest of the World News

Brazil include Neymar Philippe Coutinho and Andreas Pereira in squad to face U.S.
“Neymar's in, though among the regulars left out are Real Madrid's Marcelo, Miranda of Inter and Manchester City's Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus.”