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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union rise in the Power Rankings

Blake bounces back with a shutout, should the Union revert to 4-2-3-1 and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Andre Blake rebounds from bad showing with Jamaica with shutout
Union goalkeeper Andre Blake has plenty of experience with going viral when he makes big plays. But last month, he went viral for the wrong reason.

Help the Union design their 2021 kit
For the first time in MLS history, the Philadelphia Union will welcome members of the local community into the 2021 Kit Design Process.

Three reasons why the Union should stick with the 4-3-2-1
While the Union have most recently found success playing a possession-based 4-2-3-1, in 2019, the Union have steered towards a trendier, high-pressing system, implementing a 4-4-2 diamond formation.

MLS News

MLS Power Rankings: Week 5
Union are the big winners again this week, as they rise five spots in this week’s power rankings.

Inter Miami and Inter Milan in dispute over the Inter name
In a notice of opposition filed on March 25 to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, MLS says: “No one soccer team can claim exclusive rights to the term INTER, therefore Milan has no exclusive rights to the term INTER.”

Women’s Soccer

SB Nation launches Women’s Soccer blog
All for XI debuted yesterday.

LUNA bar making up difference in World Cup bonus pay gap for USWNT
The nutrition bar company has pledged to pay $31,250 to each of the players who make the 23-woman World Cup roster.

NWSL Preview
One of All for XI’s first posts is a preview of the upcoming NWSL season, which kicks off on April 13.