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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union lose opening game

Union lose, three types of DPs and more in today’s links

MLS: Toronto FC at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Bradley scores two, Union lose, 3-1
The Union conceded goals in stoppage time of each half, had a potential headed goal hit the post in the first half and were inches away from a potential game-tying goal on a net-mouth scramble in the second half.

Jim Curtin’s post-game conference
Hear Coach Curin’s thoughts on the Toronto game.

MLS News

Ibrahimovic and Bradley star on first Saturday of the MLS season
The big Swede got his side off to a strong start with a late winner, while the USMNT midfielder netted twice for TFC.

The three types of Designated Players in MLS
It is believed there are three different DP strategies teams employ: Hype DP (bringing buzz to the team), Field DP (being top-10-percent player in the league) or Asset DP (ability to produce revenue and allocation by selling later on).

Rest of the World News

Tottenham and Arsenal show shortcomings in draw
Neither side was capable of going full-throttle: Spurs did not press with any intensity and moved the ball slowly through midfield, while Arsenal dropped back and did not offer a consistent counter-attacking threat.

Barcelona passes Real Madrid on all time El Clasico wins with 1-0 victory
La Liga leaders Barcelona won a tight and tense Clasico 1-0 at Real Madrid on Saturday, beating their great rivals at their Bernabeu home for the second time in four days and moving a staggering 12 points clear of them in the standings.