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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union pummel Montreal

Union win, Curtin still strives for greatness, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Union break home streak against Montreal with 3-0 win
Montreal has had the Union’s number over the last few seasons, so it was already hard enough to prepare for their visit without the added difficulties of injuries, suspensions, and emergency surgery. But the Union persevered through these issues to secure a solid 3-0 victory.

Vancouver falls to Orlando City 1-0
Union travel to British Columbia on Saturday to face Vancouver, let’s see how their last game went.

Armchair Analysts: Philly’s boldness un-parks Montreal’s bus
The style change, the personnel change, the formation change... all of it seems to have made the Union better so far. It’s certainly made them more flexible, which is probably why they’re 1) off to a much better start than in recent seasons, and 2) have survived multiple injuries to key players. That’s very un-Union-like.

Union, Curtin still looking to go from average to great
While Curtin saw plenty of positives from Saturday’s game, there were also some glaring issues that came about that the team will work on fixing ahead of the Week 9 trip to BC Place to face the Vancouver Whitecaps.

MLS News

Saturday MLS Review: Atlanta’s woes continue
The Five Stripes were upstaged by FC Dallas on Saturday – leaving the defending champs without a home victory in the league this season.

Zlatan closes in on MLS record with penalty kick
That total leaves Ibrahimovic just three goals shy of Mamadou Diallo​, who holds the record for the best full-season start in MLS history with 32 goals in his first 34 matches back in 2000 and 2001.

Rest of the World News

Juventus wins eighth straight Serie A title
Last weekend, they had the opportunity to wrap up the title but suffered a shock loss at SPAL and it appeared the were ready to blow a second opportunity to clinch the title as they fell behind early on at the Allianz Stadium.

Manchester City avenge ousting from Champions League
Manchester City moved back to the top of the table with a 1-0 victory over Tottenham thanks to Phil Foden’s first Premier League goal.