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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union/KC preview

MLS week 2 preview, Zlatan to miss Dallas game and more in today’s links

MLS: Sporting KC at Philadelphia Union Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Match Preview: Sporting KC vs. Philadelphia Union
Incredibly, Philadelphia Union have gone undefeated versus Western Conference bulwark Sporting Kansas City ever since their defeat in the 2015 U.S. Open Cup final. It’s a surprising fact versus one of MLS’ most consistent franchises.

MLS News

What to watch for is Week 2 of MLS
The 2019 MLS season is off and running, with another weekend full of action.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic stays in LA, will not travel to Dallas
Ibrahimovic, who scored the deciding goal in last week’s 2-1 win over Chicago, said his Achilles began to bother him 10 minutes into the game on a rainy field. He changed cleats midway through the first half, but that didn’t seem to help and he did not train with the team this week.

Vancouver Whitecaps to acquire Iraqi International Ali Adnan
Adnan, a Baghdad native, is one of Iraqi soccer’s biggest stars. Getting his start with his hometown club in 2010, he moved first to Turkey to play for Rizespor in 2013, and then to Italy to join Udinese in 2015. A left back or left wingback, he is adept at set piece delivery.

US Soccer News

USWNT files gender discrimination against US Soccer
The team has been in a years-long conflict with USSF over their treatment, ranging from wages to playing conditions to training standards to medical treatment.

USWNT home jerseys for 2019 World Cup leaked
It looks like the defending champs will be in a basic white jersey with blue and red stripes on the sleeve cuffs and a red detail in the collar notch.