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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union head north to face Toronto

Two members of the Union called up the U20 World Cup team, MLS Week 11 preview and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Preview: TFC rests seven midweek with streaking Union at the gates
Toronto FC’s midweek loss means they can’t catch Philadelphia Union with a home win this Saturday, but Philly is still trying to hold off DC United and Montreal Impact when they take the field at BMO Field.

Philadelphia Union’s Mark McKenzie, Matt Real hope to inspire next generation at U-20 World Cup
Philadelphia Union defenders Mark McKenzie and Matt Real had plenty of motivation to push to make the United States U-20 national team roster for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

MLS News

MLS Week 11 Preview: Rivalry games, new beginnings and more
The Week 11 slate in Major League Soccer provides a chance to examine certain teams in different lights.

Report: LAFC’s Carlos Vela doesn’t want to be on Mexico’s Gold Cup roster
Could Carlos Vela be walking away from the Mexican national team again?

San Jose Earthquakes eyeing Mexican defender Oswaldo Alanis
Alanis played under Almeyda at Chivas Guadalajara, where they won the 2018 Concacaf Champions League, the 2017 Liga MX Clausura title and two Copa MX trophies together.

US Soccer News

USA U-20 World Cup roster announced
Tab Ramos, about to coach in his fourth U-20 World Cup, has named his final roster for the upcoming tournament in Poland, which includes Philadelphia native Carlos dos Santos and Union teammates Matt Real and Mark McKenzie.

Rest of the World News

Championship playoffs: Predictions, key battles, stars to watch
Despite missing out on an automatic promotion spot, a place in the Premier League remains tantalisingly close for four Championship clubs via the playoffs.