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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Curtin’s weekly presser

The US Open Cup’s importance to Philly, Tata claims he’s not spoken to Argentina, and more.

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Philadelphia Union News

Curtin's Presser Takeaways: "A lot is on the line"
Ahead of a big matchup against sixth place Montreal Impact, Union head coach Jim Curtin spoke about facing a team in good form, Borek Dockal’s recovery from an ankle knock, and the development of Cory Burke this season.

Why Philly is a soccer town and the US Open Cup is proof
Over the past five seasons, Philadelphia Union has made it to three US Open Cup finals. Despite falling — after, in both cases, playing to a draw in regulation time — in their first two, this remains an exceptional record in the oldest American soccer tournament for such a young club.

MLS News

Atlanta United coach Tata Martino: Argentina have not contacted me
Gerardo Martino, in his second season with Atlanta, said he kept in touch with AFA president Chiqui Tapia.

MLS Relieved by Nashville MLS Stadium Approval
Now that the vote is in the books, MLS commissioner Don Garber is expressing relief that the Nashville MLS stadium approval process moved forward.

US Soccer News

Armchair Analyst: What we learned from USMNT camp & what comes next
Let's go down the list of what we've learned, via these friendlies, the ones before the World Cup, and via club form, and what has to come next in order for the US to become something closer to a complete, multidimensional team.

The U.S.-Mexico soccer rivalry is getting ugly, and I love it.
The kind of cross-border dispute we can all get behind.

Rest of the World News

Champions League final in New York City 'not being discussed at all'
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has denied reports in Spain of ongoing talks to play the 2021 Champions League final in New York.