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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union generating, but blowing chances

Five takeaways from Sunday, MLS Team of the Week and Zidane is back at Real Madrid

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Sporting Kansas City Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Five takeaways from the Union/Kansas City game
Sporting a new formation and a new number 10 for the 2019 season, the Philadelphia Union have only scored one goal through two games, with the lone goal coming via a Marco Fabián penalty in the home opener against Toronto FC.

MLS News

Week 2 Review: Taking stock of all 24 teams
From the Union section: Same old problems in front of net, though. Philly scored 50 goals on an xG of 57.9 in 2018 – a disappointing, but not necessarily disastrous season-long finishing performance. This year, following Sunday’s 2-0 loss at Sporting, they have one goal on a league-best 4.62 xG. They’re generating chances, but not finishing them. Union fans know the drill.

MLS Team of the Week: Week 2
Week 2 of the 2019 MLS regular season is in the books, and it was another week of drama and games that offered something for everyone, which is reflected in the Team of the Week.

Sporting KC officially signs Gedion Zelalem
The 22-year-old midfielder will play with SKC for the 2019 season with the club holding options to renew the deal in 2020 and 2021.

Our old friend CJ Sapong off to a great start with Chicago
Sapong has scored in each of his first two games with the Fire. On Saturday, he salvaged a point for the hosts against Orlando with a 95th-minute equalizer.

Rest of the World News

Zinedine Zidane returns to Real Madrid
Zidane, 46, has signed a three-year contract that will keep the former Los Blancos star at the Bernabeu until June 30, 2022.

Nike unveils 2019 Women’s World Cup jerseys for fourteen teams
On hand for the unveiling were more than 25 Nike soccer athletes, including American stars Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, both of whom were members of the 2015 USA squad that was crowned World Cup champion.