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Brotherly Game Daily Links: How Cory Burke became Scory Burke

Union sign a new academy player, top-five most important games left in the MLS season, and more in today’s links

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Orlando City SC Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

The hard work behind the rise of Union's "fearless" late bloomer Cory Burke
During his first season with Bethlehem Steel FC in 2016, Cory Burke was yanked out of a game after 19 minutes because his coach didn’t think he was playing hard enough or fast enough.

Union sign playmaker Brenden Aaronson, 17-year-old Medford native, to contract for 2019 season
Aaronson is one of the best creators in the current crop of academy players. He turned down a college scholarship at Indiana to become a pro.

MLS News

Top 5 regular season games left in the 2018 MLS season
We are down to the nitty-gritty of the season, making it easier to identify which remaining matches could hold the greatest table finish implications.

MLS Officially Announces 2019 All-Star Game Will Be Held at Orlando City Stadium
The mid-season classic is the latest in a string of major events at the club’s new stadium.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber: League 'probably done expanding in the southeast for a little while' | Pro Soccer USA
With success in Orlando and Atlanta, and with Nashville and Miami set to join soon, MLS Commissioner Don Garber is happy with soccer in the South.

Former QPR, Man City CB Nedum Onuoha confirms RSL move in interview
Real Salt Lake looks to be landing themselves their center back signing.

Report: Claude Dielna looking to sign with La Liga team
Claude Dielna is eyeing a move to Real Betis, according to Foot Mercato.

US Soccer News

Christian Pulisic: USA absences the source of growing frustration
Ever since the USA's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, it's been a rarity to see Christian Pulisic in a U.S. shirt, and while each of his absences is explainable during a down period, does the USMNT need more from its top talent as it looks to build for the future?