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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Curtin’s Conference

Union news, MLS Midweek reivew and Manchester City wins a big one

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Philadelphia Union News

Coach Curtin’s press conference takeaways
After a three goal win over Montreal last weekend, Jim Curtin spoke about players that are injured, fighting injuries, and pushing for spots in the first eleven against Vancouver Whitecaps this Saturday.

MLS News

What does expected goals for/against tell us about the MLS season?
The sample size is starting to give credence to some of the underlying numbers to kick off the season. What does the league look by way of expected goals for and against?

MLS Streaming Blackouts is bad for everyone
Essentially, if you lived in an “MLS Blackout Area,” defined as the corresponding area within the MLS team region that is determined by the type of broadcaster carrying the game locally, you would only have access to every other MLS club’s games except for your local team.

Rest of the World News

Manchester City win at United to take big step toward Premier League title
Manchester City went back to the top of the Premier League and inflicted yet another defeat on Manchester United with a 2-0 derby win at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Arsenal’s top-four hopes take another hit in lopsided loss to Wolverhampton
Arsenal missed out on their chance to get back into the Premier League’s top four after three first-half goals from Wolverhampton put them on the losing end of a 3-1 match at Molineux on Wednesday night.