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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Weekend Preview

MLS Week 7, Minnesota United open up their home field and Ilsinho is the King of Subs

MLS: FC Dallas at Philadelphia Union Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Game Day Preview: Union/Galaxy
Los Angeles Galaxy are officially more than one player this season. Uriel Antuna and Romain Alessandrini are legitimate threats off the wings, Joe Corona can unlock a defense and put in a shift in front of his own back line, and Jonathan Dos Santos isn’t trying to play Superman in the midfield now.

Super sub Ilsinho adapting to new tactics
There are few teams in Major League Soccer who can bring a quality super sub off the bench like the Philadelphia Union have in Ilsinho.

Will Zlatan put on another show against the Union?
When Jim Curtin was asked this week about facing Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the second time, the Union manager had a wisecrack ready.

MLS News

MLS Week 7 Preivew: Home opener, Rivalries renewed and more
The latest American soccer cathedral will make its Major League Soccer debut Saturday night.

DC United rejected bid from German team for Chris Durkin
According to Pablo Maurer of The Athletic, D.C. rejected a loan bid from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen this past winter. The deal reportedly would have came with option to buy.

How Wonderwall became the anthem of Minnesota United
At the turn of the decade, nobody in the Twin Cities was serenading this club with Britpop anthems. Indeed, not many were singing about the club in any genre. In those days, it was more common to wonder if there would continue to be a club at all.