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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Know Your Enemy

Listen to the Doopy Brothers Podcast, the UEFA Champions League Semifinals are set and more in today’s links

MLS: Philadelphia Union at LA Galaxy Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union

Doopy Brothers Podcast: A Late Night Loss in LA
Listen to the Doopy Brothers first podcast in affiliation with Brotherly Game.

Know Your Enemy: Montreal Impact
Last season, Ignacio Piatti carried the attacking burden for Montreal Impact. Saphir Taider and Alejandro Silva helped out a bit, but it was the Piatti show and everybody knew it.

Mark McKenzie ready for first start of the season as U-20 World Cup looms
After waiting patiently for six weeks to make his season debut, Union centerback Mark McKenzie probably didn’t expect to take the field in quite a way he did Saturday night.


Five MLS teenagers leading the #PlayYourKids movement
Years ago, this article would have written itself. Just finding five teenagers getting real minutes for MLS first teams would have been a challenge.

MLS Spring meeting unlikely to decide newest expansion team
Owners from across North America, meeting in this swanky Los Angeles city, are scheduled for a 60- to 90-minute session on Thursday to discuss league expansion and the hot race for the last team spot this year.

U.S. Soccer

2019 US Open Cup Second Round pairings announced
The Second Round pairings and host scenarios have been set for the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer’s National Championship. The winner of Reading United and Philadelphia Lone Star will travel to Louisville for the third round and West Chester United’s reward for a first round win in Baltimore would be a midweek trip to Alabama.

Rest of the World

Spurs end Manchester City’s dream of quadruple with win in Champions League
The Etihad Stadium went from raucous noise to mournful silence as Raheem Sterling’s 93rd-minute hat-trick goal, Manchester City’s fifth on the night, was ruled out -- correctly -- following a VAR review that ruled that Sergio Aguero had been offside at the beginning of the move for the goal.

Liverpool show again they can win ugly when needed
A 4-1 win at Porto might sound like the sort of freewheeling performance they specialised in a season ago, but it was nothing of the sort, especially in the first half. Porto were aggressive and relentless in the first 30 minutes, knowing the best chance to overturn the 2-0 deficit from the first leg was to get one back early.