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Brotherly Game Daily Links: How does Sapong fit in Chicago?

Six days to the regular season, U-20 World Cup draw and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

How CJ Sapong will fit with Chicago
Sapong’s role with remain a question until the season gets underway. However, given the investment in him (both in allocation money and salary) it would be mildly surprising to see him not given more of a chance than the backups behind Nikolic have had in the past two years.

Farewell, CJ: A look back at some of Sapong’s best moments with the Union
Phil Moore took a look at CJ’s time with the Union and the legacy he leaves on his way to Chicago.

MLS News

Season Countdown: Six new coaches in MLS
Last season saw a record amount of turnover in head coaches in Major League Soccer, with nine clubs parting ways with managers in 2018. Three took over during the season, leaving six fresh faces for this season.

US Soccer News

Groups drawn for 2019 U-20 World Cup
This year’s tournament will be held in Poland and take place from May 23 through June 15.

Rest of the World News

How can Sarri regain confidence after Kepa defiance?
Maurizio Sarri was laughing as he left the Wembley press room after Chelsea’s Carabao Cup final defeat against Manchester City. All’s well that ends well, by all accounts, despite the Italian being incandescent with rage just an hour earlier after seeing goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga refuse to leave the pitch for a late substitution in favour of understudy Willy Caballero.

Liverpool squander chance with 0-0 draw at Manchester United
For the second time in a week, Liverpool drew a massive game 0-0, and they probably don’t know how to feel about it.