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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Weekend Preview

Union/Cincy preview, why Asia is an untapped market for MLS, and more in today’s links

MLS: Columbus Crew SC at Philadelphia Union Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Match Preview: Fabian returns as Union travel to Cincinnati
What’s better than getting your first win of the season? How about nabbing three points right before you get your Designated Player back from suspension.

Jamiro Monteiro cleared to play against Cincinnati
The 25-year-old has been ineligible to play in the last three games awaiting his visa and international transfer certificate to be finalized.

MLS News

MLS Week 5 Preview: Zlatan’s one year anniversary
A year ago Sunday, Zlatan Ibrahimovic stepped on a Major League Soccer field for the first time as a member of the LA Galaxy.

Why Asia remains an untapped market for MLS
It’s not exactly a major milestone, but the Hwang vs. Kim matchup is illustrative. Despite becoming increasingly international over the years, MLS hasn’t signed a significant number of players who developed in the East Asian countries of South Korea, Japan, China and Vietnam.

Toronto linked to Real Zaragoza’s Igbekempe
Igbekeme is a 23-year-old winger from Nigeria, with the unbelievably cool nickname of “Black Panther,” according to his Wikipedia entry. His profile would certainly fit the bill for what TFC are after.