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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Three Questions with Vancouver

Real could make first start of the season, Wednesday’s MLS action review and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Big Play Breakdown: Monteiro a 10 with 6 instincts
Jamiro Monteiro has the skill to play as a No. 10, and that’s why Jim Curtin slotted him into what became a 4-2-3-1 shape last week. Monteiro had a lot of space to work with and provided excellent defensive help on the wings while shadowing Samuel Piette, one of Montreal’s key ball movers.

Vancouver asks Brotherly Game Three Questions
To prepare for Saturday’s match, Vancouver spoke with Phil Moore. Here are the answers to the three questions they asked him.

Union’s Matthew Real has chance to start for first time in a year
For the last year and a half, Matthew Real has been the Union’s left back of a future that was supposed to be here by now.

Philadelphia Union: The club trying to connect to community
The Philadelphia Union have started an initiative to involve fans in the design process of their 2021 second-strip kit. They are a club trying to connect to the community.

MLS News

Armchair Analyst: Around the league on a busy Wednesday night
We’re almost a quarter of the way through the 2019 season – we’ll round the quarter pole this weekend. Time flies when you’re having fun. Let’s dive into the five-game Wednesday slate.

MLS is a TV ratings disaster in New York City
Despite the two MLS teams being accessible in more than 7.3 million homes in the New York area, TV ratings for nationally-televised games featuring New York City FC and New York Red Bulls have not “moved the needle” for the top-flight soccer league in the United States.

U.S. Soccer News

USMNT kicks off preparations for 2019 Gold Cup at Audi Field
After a few weeks of preparation in the D.C. area, the USMNT host the Reggae Boyz for the first time in Audi Field’s young history. Fox Sports 1 and UniMas will broadcast the friendly.