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Brotherly Game Daily Links: MLS Weekend Review

Union homegrowns making big impact, MLS Weekend review and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Union homegrowns continue to make impact with U.S. Youth National Teams
During the most recent international window, midfielder Derrick Jones joined the newly-formed under-23 squad under coach Jason Kreis, and defender Matthew Real continued his preparations for the FIFA U-20 World Cup with coach Tab Ramos.

FC Dallas defeats Real Salt Lake 4-2
Union return home to face FC Dallas on Saturday, let’s see how their last game went.

MLS News

Saturday action in the MLS
Carlos Vela and Krisztian Nemeth both hit hat tricks as their respective clubs rolled to massive wins in MLS on Saturday night.

Wayne Rooney powers DC United to a 2-1 win over Orlando
Wayne Rooney’s free kicks made the difference, as he set up Steve Birnbaum’s opener before scoring the eventual winner direct from a free kick out on the flank. Dom Dwyer’s second half goal ruined D.C’s 333-minute shutout streak to begin the 2019 season, but the Black-and-Red held on to take the full three points.

LA Galaxy top Portland 2-1 thanks to Zlatan
On the one-year anniversary of El Trafico Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a brace yet again, drawing a pair of penalties and finishing the second in impeccable style to lift the LA Galaxy over the Portland Timbers Sunday night at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Rest of the World News

Liverpool’s pace and emotion lift them to dramatic 2-1 victory over Spurs
Thanks to Toby Alderweireld’s 89th-minute own goal in front of the Kop, after Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris had made an almighty mess of handling Mohamed Salah’s simple header, Liverpool moved back to the top of the table, two points clear of City, after a dramatic 2-1 victory against Spurs.